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NJ’s Top Doctor is Great Medical Cannabis Advocate

NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) Commissioner Shereed Elnahal, M.D. once again came out strong this week against the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic. As an NJ cannabis advocate, he has emphasized the struggle that this creates in the medical marijuana industry and most importantly, for patients.

Commissioner Of Health blasts roadblocks to medical cannabis.

The state’s top doc also implied that due to the barriers and misunderstanding of cannabis, medical patients themselves are often more informed than the medical community.

As an NJ Cannabis Advocate

Appointed by Governor Phil Murphy when he first took office, Shereed Elnahal has worked diligently to expand New Jersey’s medical marijuana (or medical cannabis) program. The program has grown a lot under his tenure.

Dr. Shereed Elnahal was appointed a White House Fellow by President Barack Obama in 2015. He currently resides in Princeton.

New Jersey is on the verge of voting on cannabis legalization and medical expansion, on October 29. Leading Democrats and cannabis advocates believe they have the votes to carry the measures to pass.

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