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About Ken Wolski

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Born in Trenton, Ken Wolski obtained a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Rutgers University. In 1973 Ken began his career in healthcare as an Institutional Attendant at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. While working full time, he enrolled in the nursing program at Mercer County Community College, becoming an RN in 1976. He worked as a registered nurse in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the past 37 years. His clinical experiences include professional employment in psychiatric hospitals, Intensive Care Units, and Coronary Care Units, public health nursing, and 22 years with the NJ Department of Corrections. Ken won the Governor's Certificate of Appreciation for “improving government in New Jersey” in July 2005.Now retired from the State of New Jersey after 25 years of service, he volunteers full time as executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana - New Jersey (CMMNJ), a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization he co-founded in 2003. CMMNJ was instrumental in passing the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act into law in 2010.Ken is a founding Board member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, a national organization dedicated to integrating the science of the Endocannabinoid System with nursing practice.BIO PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine

Posts by Ken Wolski:

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind

A Marine Corps veteran called me up just before the Memorial Day weekend.  He told me he was from South Jersey and he asked how he could get into New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP).  He said he had chronic pain from a broken back as a result of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. I […]

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/SativaCross The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey urges the state to adopt a program of legalized, taxed and regulated marijuana distribution for adults, similar to the program in Colorado. This is the most efficient way to meet the needs of the numerous patients in this state who can be helped by medical marijuana. […]

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

PHOTO: Andrew Jackson . . SCENE: A small prison cell, with just a bunk bed, a toilet and a sink.  A prisoner, dressed in ill-fitting khaki shirt and pants, sits on the bed. He speaks: PRISONER:  Damn, here I am, locked up. And it’s all for using my medicine: marijuana. I flunked out of Drug Court and […]