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B Declan O'Scanlon (R - NJ) MEDICAL USE

Senator Declan O'Scanlon supports legal, medical marijuana and has put forth efforts to make it more accessible to those who need it.

Holds office State Senate District 13


"Digital authorization will enable qualified medical cannabis patients who are medically fragile and homebound to mitigate their suffering. Those who are terminally ill, in hospice care, confined to long-term care facilities, developmentally disabled, or certified homebound could benefit from easier access to prescriptions.

Telemedicine is the healthcare of the future, and the pandemic demonstrated its value. Technology that has significantly changed the medical industry can help improve the everyday health and wellness of New Jersey residents who rely on medical cannabis to alleviate pain and treat medical conditions." (June 25, 2021).

"We failed our patient community by not immediately eliminating the tax on medical cannabis as retail facilities get certified to sell to the public. It is a gross injustice not to even provide a pilot medical cannabis home-grow program." (December 21, 2020).

"Based on the experience we have gleaned from the careful rollout of our Medicinal Marijuana program and the protocols put in place by the Christie administration, we now know a number of things. First, it is indeed possible to implement a medically precise marijuana program. Second, marijuana is an extremely effective drug that can supplant other, much more highly addictive, opioid medications. Lastly, it is the right time to expand our program,” O’Scanlon stated. “My staff and I have toured cannabis facilities in both Colorado and Nevada. We’ve seen what an expanded medicinal program looks like and it’s not something to fear.” 3/23/18


Contact Declan O'Scanlon

Email: senoscanlon@njleg.org

Web: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/legislative-roster/394/senator-o'scanlon

Phone: 609-847-3400


New Jersey General Assembly Post Office Box 098

Trenton, NJ 08625-0098

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