Shereed Elnahal, M.D., Commissioner Of Health, (NJDOH) blasts roadblocks to medical cannabis.
Shereed Elnahal, M.D. once again came out strong this week against the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 narcotic. He emphasized the struggle that this creates in the medical marijuana industry and most importantly, for patients.
Medical marijuana research faces barriers because of antiquated federal schedule 1 classification, @ShereefElnahal says. The therapeutic benefits certainly exist! #MedMarijuanaTalk @VirtuaHealth pic.twitter.com/Jg3vEFnxES
— NJDOH (@NJDeptofHealth) October 11, 2018
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.
— Shereef Elnahal, MD (@ShereefElnahal) October 11, 2018
New Jersey is on the verge of voting on cannabis legalization and medical expansion, on October 29. Leading democrats believe they have the votes to carry the measures to pass.
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