Gov. Murphy signs medical marijuana law named for Howell youngster

For years to come, when residents of New Jersey dealing with crippling pain are able to purchase and use medical marijuana, they will be able to thank Jake Honig for helping to make that access possible.

Jake, 7, of Howell, died on Jan. 21, 2018 after a five-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his father, Mike, his mother, Janet, and his sister, Gianna. In the late stages of their son’s disease, the Honigs used medical cannabis to ease the pain Jake faced.

After Jake died, the Honigs committed themselves to lobbying for an expansion of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program and on July 2 in Freehold Township, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act into law.

The law is expected to reform New Jersey’s medical marijuana program and expand patient access to medical marijuana.

Murphy signed the bill into law at the new Tommy’s Tavern + Tap,

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