SUNDAY: Gillibrand & Booker to Meet with NY, NJ Families About New Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill to Allow Patients to Access Necessary Care without Fear of Federal Prosecution

Press Release March 12, 2015
Media Contact

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<p>Lauren Passalacqua (Gillibrand): 202-774-4409<br />
Silvia Alvarez (Booker) 646-285-1819</p>

New York City – On Sunday, March 15, at 2:00 PM, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) will join five New York and New Jersey families who would benefit from the new bipartisan bill to allow patients in states that have legalized medical marijuana to access the treatment without fear of federal prosecution. Both New York and New Jersey have legalized use of medical marijuana.

Earlier this week, Senators Gillibrand and Booker with Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would respect the states that set their own medical marijuana programs and prevent federal law enforcement from prosecuting patients, doctors and caregivers in those states. The families who will meet with Gillibrand and Booker would be able to access treatment for conditions medical marijuana has been shown to help control, like epilepsy and seizures. The Drug Policy Alliance and Epilepsy Foundation will also join the families and Senators.

Date:  Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time:  2:00 PM
Drug Policy Alliance
131 West 33rd Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
15th Floor
New York City

A young woman holds a sign that says "End the Drug War."

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