2017 Petition’s Provided To The NM Medical Cannabis Program


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LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico
Jason Barker - Organizer & Medical Cannabis Patient
LECUAPatientsCoalitionNM@gmail.com



The LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico has provided the New Mexico Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program 20 Petitions for the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to review and address at the MCAB Hearing 10am - Friday - April 7th - 2017.  Petitions Authored & Organized By Jason Barker
- Medical Cannabis Patient & Organizer with the
LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico

All Petitions Can Be Viewed Online Below At
:
LECUA NM MCP MCAB Petitions
http://lecuanmmcpmcabpetitions.blogspot.com/


Petitions provided to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (MCAB)

  1. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply: Limit of 230 Units per 3 months changed/increased

   II. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply:
            Potency Cap of THC for  Concentrates Removed

   III. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply:
            Personal Production License Plant Increase & PPL Collectives  
   IV. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply: LNPP Plant Count Increase

   V. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Adequate Supply:
            Remove CBD from Plant Count

   VI. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Anxiety Disorder

   VII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Autism Spectrum Disorder

    VIII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Concussion, CTE, & TBI

    IX. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Depression (clinical)

    X. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Diabetes Mellitus

    XI. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Dystonia
    XII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Migraine
    XIII. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Rheumatoid Arthritis

    XIV. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Substance Abuse Disorder
    XV. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Exception To Qualifying Conditions To Add:
            A Person’s Status as a Veteran

    XVI. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Increase MCAB membership
            (Medical cannabis advisory board responsibilities and duties)

   XVII. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; ADA language for Section 8 of LECUA
            (Medical cannabis registry identification cards)    

  XVIII. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Medical Cannabis 3 yr registry
            identification cards
Presumptive eligibility and once a patient is accepted into the program,  registry and PPL identification cards should be set at a 3 renewal basis. The Department can then do yearly address verification by mail all while maintaining safe access to medical cannabis.

  XIX. Petition Pertaining to the Medical Treatment; Medical Cannabis Program Research
            & Education Established

  XX. Petition Pertaining to the Condition to Add: Insomnia / Sleep Disorders

The LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico would like to take this time to introduce our new grassroots movement  for all those in our medical cannabis community. While many different issues bring people to the issue of medical cannabis, the following are the beliefs and values that guide our work at LECUA Patients Coalition of New Mexico
· Cannabis is medicine and the truth is becoming more widely known and recognized
· Government should guide policy on compassion, care and scientific research
· The current federal policy on medical cannabis is hypocritical, immoral and a violation of basic  human rights
· Government must be accountable to the people
· Everyone should have the right to produce, acquire and use their own medicine

The LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico is being organized to provide the latest scientific and medical based research for medical cannabis for the: patients, prospective patients, community education & information, physicians / medical professionals,  and for local & state organizations. We are looking forward to working together to find common ground with the State Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to ensure the scope of the Lynn & Erin Compassionate Use Act, 2007, is in the best interest and application for the patients. And promoting the LECUA Compassionate Medical Cannabis Program in the State of New Mexico through educational initiatives and through Local, State & Regional Lobbying.

New Mexico has been providing Medical Cannabis to patients in the State since 1978; It’s our goal for New Mexico to return as the leader of safe and accessible medical cannabis for all patients in the State and be a leader for this in the Southwest,  amongst the Top 3 Programs Nationally, and then be a Top 10 Medical Program World Wide.

Thank You for taking time to review our letter and our members look forward to meeting and working with you in the future to better the lives of many New Mexicans.


About The Author:
I am proactively involved with New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Community through my advocacy and activism for all, by launching a positive inclusive grassroots movement for all in our medical cannabis community - LECUA Patients Coalition of New Mexico. In addition to promoting awareness for the benefits of cannabis for the public at large. During the current session I have been in touch with and affect medical cannabis policy with legislators.

The LECUA Patients Coalition of New Mexico is the only patient led group in the State with a primary focus on medical cannabis, providing patient community advocacy, and the only group that has no outside financial influences from program producers or ancillary businesses in the medical cannabis program.

I am also an accomplished, well- organized, person with 10+ years of customer service experience. I am also a Patient in the medical cannabis program, with C-PTSD, Poland’s Syndrome and Asperger’s; which provides me with great understanding for what other patients are going through.  Medical Cannabis has been part of my life and treatment for over 20 years. Throughout my career I consistently established integrity, quality and professionalism to provide organizations/clients with broad array of services, skills and vast knowledge I have. My strong background from my First Responder/EMT/Beach Patrol experience, Exercise Science, Nutrition & Psychology studies at Ohio State, and a strong mechanical/ problem solving ability from my years in the cycling industry as a mechanic. I have also worked 4 years at a garden center/ greenhouse along with a year managing on a organic farm in Asheville.

I also use my very strong health & wellness background from my exercise science studies, and I am writing some articles and submitting them to medical cannabis publications, as Duke City Fitness & Wellness (all services are provided at no cost and hope to turn into a nonprofit) with a central theme of most all my articles pertaining to the fitness, health, diet and wellness of the patient in relation to use of medical cannabis and how individuals can improve health with the benefits of cannabis & other positive lifestyle adaptations. My goals when I write are to always provide something that will Unite, Network, Grow, Inform and Educate the reader with hopes each one is able to take one good thing from the article to improve their own life.

About Jason:


EDUCATION
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH— School of Physical Activity & Educational Services, Exercise Science Major—2010-2011
Columbus State, Columbus, OH — Exercise Specialist Certificate — Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society —2009-2010
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC — Political Science —1996
Dublin Coffman High School, Dublin, OH — 1990-1994


Establishing the LECUA Patients Coalition Of New Mexico is a great way to formally bring together like-minded activists in OUR medical cannabis community to work together toward ensuring safe access to medical cannabis. LECUA Patients Coalition Of New Mexico will provide a state network of activists and goals to provide a national coalition network and staff; who work together on a regular basis to achieve shared goals. A great grassroots movement brings together vibrant activists in an environment of mutual respect, shared responsibility, and constructive political activism and creates a space for new advocates to plug into the movement. The ideal grassroots movement is networked into the larger community and is a constructive voice for patients, future patients and providers of medical cannabis in the state of New Mexico.

The best grassroots movements combine the art of conversation with skilled activism. They are considered by elected officials to be a principled voice and smart resource for community leaders who are interested in addressing the question of medical cannabis. The primary focus is on Medical Cannabis, LECUA Patients Coalition Of New Mexico is solely focused on expanding safe access to medical cannabis in New Mexico.



This means that LECUA Patients Coalition Of New Mexico position does support legalization of cannabis for nonmedical therapeutic purposes or on related issues, such as incarceration or sentencing standards for recreational drug use; this support will be to provide advocacy for policy writing that first & foremost protects and improves the spirit and intent of the LECUA, 2007, protects and improves the Medical Cannabis Program in said legislation, and  improves the State Department of Health Medical Cannabis Rules & Regulations.
Respectfully Yours,

LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico
Jason Barker

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