Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CMMNJ August 12, 2014 Public Meeting Agenda



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM 

Approve July 2014 minutes. Discuss:

CMMNJ TV--tapings at Princeton TV Studio continue; next taping will be 8/21/14.

NY is the nation’s 23rd medical marijuana state.  Gov. Cuomo signed the bill into law on 7/7/14.

NY Times endorses legalization of marijuana with 5-part series.

Jennie Stormes, RN demonstrates about MMP’s shortcomings each Thursday at the Statehouse 11am–1pm.  Jennie & CMMNJ to meet with DOH and
Christie administration 8/7/14.

CMMNJ now selling hand-rolled hemp bracelets/necklaces from Romania @ $3 each or 2/$5.

Upcoming Events: Medical Marijuana patient Chris Donahue trial, 9/8/14, Doylestown, PA.
Central NORML NJ meeting, 8/11/14 at 7pm at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, NJ.

Recent events: Slightly Stoopid, 8/3/14, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ.
Central NORML NJ meeting, 7/14/14 at 7pm at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, NJ.
Hemp Heals, 8/2/14, Philadelphia, PA.
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Treasury report: Checking: $3808; PayPal: $3596.

CMMNJ's meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246.  All are welcome.  (Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County’s endorsement of our issue.)

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.


Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
July 8, 2014

June 2014 minutes approved.

Report on U. of PA marijuana legalization forum with elected officials, LEO’s, and advocates.

Legalized marijuana sales start in Washington State today, 7/8/14!

New York’s limited medical marijuana bill (no smoking!) signed into law on 7/7/14.

Media support for legalization of marijuana in NJ. Marijuana legalization legislation in NJ is S1896, with Assembly companion bill, A3094.

Gov. Christie insists, “This (Medicinal Marijuana) program and all these other programs, in my mind, are a front for legalization.” Asw. Linda Stender’s bill, A3525, proposes comprehensive changes to the state’s inadequate program.

CMMNJ volunteer Daniel Price has his medical marijuana seized in D.C.  LEAP response.  A.C. update.

Ed to propose formal medical marijuana regulatory changes (Petition for Rulemaking) to DOH.

Upcoming Events: Decarceration Rally, Newark City Hall, 7/30/14 at 5:30 pm.
Slightly Stoopid, 8/3/14, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ.
Central NORML NJ meeting, 7/14/14 at 7pm at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, NJ.
Hemp Heals, 8/2/14, Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA.

Recent events: CMMNJ TV taping, 6/24/14, all morning, Princeton TV Studio, Princeton, NJ
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Treasury report: Checking: $3938; PayPal: $3551. Amazon to donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to CMMNJ:
https://smile.amazon.com/

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.


Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Inconsistent medical marijuana laws are ultimately tragic: Letter
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/inconsistent_medical_marijuana_laws_are_ultimately_tragic_letter.html

Medical marijuana advocates hoping to light up barred from Christie town hall
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/post_59.html

Lawmaker proposes medical marijuana program overhaul despite Christie's criticism
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/lawmaker_proposes_medical_marijuana_program_overhaul_despite_christies_criticism.html

New Jersey Lawmaker Files Bill to Fix Medical Marijuana Program
http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/34122/new-jersey-lawmaker-files-bill-to-fix-medical-marijuana-program/

Editorial: A brighter future for medical marijuana in New Jersey?
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/07/a_brighter_future_for_medical_marijuana_in_nj_editorial.html

Medical Marijuana Coming to New York
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/medical-marijuana-coming-to-new-york/?emc=edit_tnt_20140708&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y

Sales of Recreational Marijuana Begin in Washington State
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/us/washington-to-begin-sales-of-recreational-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140708&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y

N.J.'s Booker, Rand Paul unite to reform drug policies
http://www.northjersey.com/news/nation/political-adversaries-united-on-drug-penalties-booker-paul-want-to-spare-offenders-lasting-punishment-1.1047740#sthash.vmbCpRNM.dpuf

Parents, activists begin weekly Statehouse protest over
medical marijuana program failures
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/parents_begin_weekly_statehouse_protest_over_medical_marijuana_program_failures.html

NJ Medical Marijuana Gets Assist in Washington
http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/nation/nj-medical-marijuana-gets-assist-in-washington

Hope Township medical marijuana advocate to rally in Trenton
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2014/07/hope_township_marijuana_advoca.html

Editorial: As with most things, moderation needed as legalized pot use advances
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/07/editorial_as_with_most_things.html

Pot Luck – Best Practices for NY & NJ Employers Addressing Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/client-check-pot-luck-best-practices-ny-nj-employers-addressing-medical-marijuana-us

Booker's bipartisanship on medical marijuana brings peace of mind: Letter
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/07/bookers_bipartisanship_on_medical_marijuana_brings_peace_of_mind_letter.html

Cannabis chewing gum - the latest development of medical marijuana
http://www.examiner.com/review/cannabis-chewing-gum-the-latest-development-of-the-medical-marijuana

Let States Decide on Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/high-time-let-states-decide-on-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140730&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y&_r=0

Medical pot advocates push Christie for adult edibles
http://nj1015.com/medical-pot-advocates-push-christie-for-adult-edibles/?trackback=tsmclip

Colorado Family Says Cannabis Oil Helps Child Suffering From Epilepsy
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/26157283/colorado-family

Leafly Places Nation’s First Consumer Cannabis Advertisement in The New York Times
http://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/leafly-places-nations-first-consumer-cannabis-advertisement-in-th

Repeal Prohibition, Again
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/27/opinion/sunday/high-time-marijuana-legalization.html

What Science Says About Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/opinion/what-science-says-about-marijuana.html?opinion-series

The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/opinion/high-time-the-injustice-of-marijuana-arrests.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=OP_TIO_20140728&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=2

What would federal marijuana legalization look like?
http://mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=%2Fphilly%2Fnews&id=269101151

The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/opinion/high-time-federal-marijuana-ban-is-rooted-in-myth.html?opinion-series

The Great Colorado Weed Experiment
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/opinion/sunday/high-time-the-great-colorado-weed-experiment.html?opinion-series

Rules for the Marijuana Market
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/opinion/high-time-rules-for-the-marijuana-market.html?_r=1

The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal
http://www.thenation.com/article/180493/anti-pot-lobbys-big-bankroll#

New Research Shows How Marijuana Compound Can Reduce Tumor Growth In Cancer Patients
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/marijuana-tumors_n_5588639.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

Washington D.C. Now Punishes Littering Harsher Than Marijuana Possession
http://marijuana.com/news/2014/07/washington-d-c-now-punishes-littering-harsher-than-marijuana-possession/

Inquirer Editorial: Drug warriors
http://articles.philly.com/2014-07-08/news/51141066_1_marijuana-program-medical-use-dravet-syndrome

Community "decarceration" activists call on State Sen. Rice to introduce legislation supporting large-scale New Jersey prison release
http://www.politickernj.com/76596/community-decarceration-activists-call-state-sen-rice-introduce-legislation-supporting-large-s#ixzz39XrlISgo

Here's the Lawless Hellscape Colorado Has Become Six Months After Legalizing Weed
http://mic.com/articles/92449/six-months-after-legalizing-marijuana-two-big-things-have-happened-in-colorado

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CMMNJ July 8, 2014 Meeting Agenda



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM 

Approve June 2014 minutes.  Discuss:

CMMNJ TV--first taping at Princeton TV Studio was on 6/24; next taping will be 7/15/14.

PA Senate Law & Justice committee unanimously approves medical marijuana bill.

NY medical marijuana bill approved by Assembly and Senate; Gov. Cuomo’s signature will make NY the nation’s 23rd medical marijuana state.

Gov. Christie: "This program and all these other programs, in my mind, are a front for legalization.”

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to CMMNJ: https://smile.amazon.com/

Upcoming Events:
Central NORML NJ meeting, 7/14/14 at 7pm at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, NJ.
Slightly Stoopid, 8/3/14, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ.

Recent events: Lancaster Cannabis Reform Rally, 6/7/14, Penn's Square, Lancaster, PA.
PA Medical Marijuana Bill, SB 1182, Hearing & Press Conference, 6/10/14, Harrisburg, PA
PA Legislative Forum 6/14/14, U. of PA School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Treasury report: Checking: $3938; PayPal: $3551.

CMMNJ's meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246.  All are welcome.  (Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County’s endorsement of our issue.)

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.


Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
June 10, 2014

May 2014 minutes approved.

Discussion re: Voter guide from ACLU NJ for NJ’s primary election in the 12th Congressional District: https://www.aclu-nj.org/files/8614/0146/9042/CD12_Chart.pdf

House of Representatives votes 219-189 to defund federal war on medical marijuana, 5/30/14.
NEW JERSEY 8 Yes votes; 3 No Votes: Dems – Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Sires, Y. Reps – Frelinghuysen, N; Garrett, Y; Lance, N; LoBiondo, Y; Runyan, Y; Smith, N.

Jim Price and Jennie Stormes (and son Jax) travel to D.C. to discuss medical marijuana.

Growing support for Sen. Nick Scutari’s marijuana legalization legislation, S1896, and Assembly companion bill, A3094, sponsored by Asw. Linda Stender and Asm. Reed Gusciora.

Why isn’t the NJ Hospice & Palliative Care Assn. taking a stronger medical marijuana position?

Ed to propose formal medical marijuana regulatory changes (Petition for Rulemaking) to DOH.

Discussion re: CMMNJ TV taping on 6/24/14, all morning, Princeton TV Studio, Princeton, NJ

Upcoming Events: Lancaster Cannabis Reform Rally, 6/7/14, Penn's Square, Lancaster, PA.
PA Medical Marijuana Bill, SB 1182, Hearing & Press Conference, 6/10/14, Harrisburg, PA
PA Legislative Forum 6/14/14, U. of PA School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
Central NORML NJ meeting, 6/9/14 at 7pm at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, NJ

Recent events: Peter Lamont’s blogtalkradio Episode 52 with Ken Wolski, 5/22/14.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon with certification course given by American Cannabis Nurses Assn.
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Treasury report: Checking: $4014; PayPal: $3616.

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.



Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Medical marijuana dispensary CEO in Egg Harbor Township quits
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/medical_marijuana_dispensary_owner_in_egg_harbor_twp_quits.html

NJ's strict medical marijuana laws cost my daughter her life: Opinion
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/njs_strict_medical_marijuana_laws_cost_my_daughter_her_life_opinion.html

Christie says medical marijuana programs are 'a front for legalization'
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/christie_says_medical_marijuana_programs_are_a_front_for_legalization.html

Poll: Should NJ retool its medical marijuana program?
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/poll_should_nj_retool_its_medical_marijuana_program.html

Why N.J.'s medical marijuana program has gone to pot
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/philly420/Why_NJs_medical_marijuana_program_has_gone_to_pot.html#EsmuTtABCFFY1876.99

NJ medical marijuana program struggling, with worries growing over few doctors, patients enrolled
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/06/medical_marijuana_programs_slow_enrollment_worries.html

Christie stance on medical marijuana a front for indifference: Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/christie_stance_on_medical_pot_a_front_for_reefer_madness_editorial.html

Rules, cost hamper N.J. medical marijuana
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/eht/rules-cost-hamper-n-j-medical-marijuana/article_eafc42ca-fa5d-11e3-afcd-0019bb2963f4.html

Medical marijuana in N.J. / Changes needed
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/opinion/editorials/medical-marijuana-in-n-j-changes-needed/article_4af4f3ab-27dc-553f-a71a-
e3f0c45687ab.html

Concerned father, kicked out of Christie town hall meeting, calls on governor to change medical marijuana law
http://www.politickernj.com/75546/concerned-father-kicked-out-christie-town-hall-meeting-calls-governor-change-medical-marijuana

Editorial: N.J. medical marijuana program dysfunction is product of Christie's Stonewalling
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/editorial_nj_medical_marijuana_program_dysfunction_is_product_of_christies_stonewalling.html

Marijuana edibles smothered by red tape
http://articles.philly.com/2014-06-09/news/50423447_1_dispensary-operators-edibles-health-department

Senator Whelan asks DOH to stop publishing the names of the doctors in NJ's MMP.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/230967087/New-Jersey-s-Medical-Marijuana-Program

Inconsistent medical marijuana laws are ultimately tragic: Letter
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/inconsistent_medical_marijuana_laws_are_ultimately_tragic_letter.html

Critic blasts NJ’s medical marijuana program [AUDIO]
http://nj1015.com/critic-blasts-njs-medical-marijuana-program-audio/?trackback=tsmclip

The governor's outward hostility towards medical marijuana and the sick people who need it has always been curious. What's the motivation? Medical marijuana isn't a hot button issue anymore. Medical marijuana won't cost him the White House, there's a long list of other things that are jockeying for that distinction. Just let the sick people have their medicine.
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/06/sheneman_cartoon_bridging_the_gap.html

JEFF EDELSTEIN: Me and Rand Paul, a couple of marijuana freaks
http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20140629/jeff-edelstein-me-and-rand-paul-a-couple-of-marijuana-freaks

DEA obstructs research into medical marijuana: report
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/11/dea-medical-marijuana.html

Special Needs Parents Group Wants Feds to Reschedule Cannabis
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1144795?fb_action_ids=10152177426383657&fb_action_types=cnn-social%3Acomment&fb_ref=og_ireport&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

A Vote on Medical Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/02/opinion/a-vote-on-medical-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140601&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y&_r=0

New York Senate Passes Bill on Medical Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/nyregion/new-york-senate-passes-bill-on-medical-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140620&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y

(PA) Senate panel advances medical marijuana bill
http://www.njherald.com/story/25889658/medical-marijuana-bill-advances-in-pa-senate

Medical Cannabis Bill SB1182 Amended, Clears Law and Justice Committee
http://www.phillynorml.org/2014/06/29/medical-cannabis-bill-sb1182-amended-clears-law-justice-committee/

House votes to end war on medical marijuana
http://cmmnj.blogspot.com/2014/06/house-votes-to-end-war-on-medical.html

H.Amdt. 748 (Rohrabacher) to H.R. 4660: Amendment prohibits the use of funds to prevent certain States from implementing their medical marijuana laws
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h258

The only thing Congress can agree on these days is ending the War on Drugs
http://www.politickernj.com/jrlassiter/73681/only-thing-congress-can-agree-these-days-ending-war-drugs

Pazoo Launches "CANNABIS AUTHORITY", Its First Issue of a Medical Marijuana Online Magazine
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pazoo-launches-cannabis-authority-its-first-issue-of-a-medical-marijuana-online-magazine-2014-06-12?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Lock ’Em Up Nation: Mandatory Sentencing for Medical Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/27/opinion/mandatory-sentencing-for-medical-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140626&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y






Wednesday, June 4, 2014

House votes to end war on medical marijuana



June 4, 2014 at 3:36pm
WHO:     U.S. House of Representatives
WHAT:   Voted to stop funding the war on states with medical marijuana programs
WHEN:   May 30, 2014
WHERE: U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.
WHY:      To respect the traditional right of states to determine the practice of medicine 

In the U.S. Congress last week the House of Representatives voted to stop funding the federal war on medical marijuana programs.  Jay Lassiter, a participant in New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program said, “I’m happy to see this vote play out in Congress. It's a long-overdue discussion.”

Since 1996, twenty one states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws.  The federal government, however, considers marijuana a Schedule I substance with no accepted medical uses.  The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled that the federal government is within its powers to enforce its laws against marijuana even in states that have medical marijuana programs.  At the same time, the SCOTUS has not invalidated any of the medical marijuana laws, and has said that physicians cannot be penalized for recommending marijuana for their patients.

On Friday, May 30 the House voted 219-189 in favor of the Rorhabacher-Farr Amendment to the government’s appropriations bill.  This amendment prohibits the use of funds to the Justice Department, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), if those funds “prevent certain States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”  The vote saw more support from Democrats than from Republicans as 170 Democrats and 49 Republicans voted yes, while 17 Democrats and 172 Republicans voted no on the amendment.  New Jersey’s representatives voted as follows:
Democrats – Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Sires, Y.
Republicans – Frelinghuysen, N; Garrett, Y; Lance, N; LoBiondo, Y; Runyan, Y; Smith, N.

Now the measure must go to the U.S. Senate.  While the Senate is controlled by Democrats, no measure to protect medical marijuana patients or programs has yet been introduced in the Senate.  If and when the measure passes in the Senate, it will have to be signed into law by President Obama.

For more information, see: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h258

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ  08618 www.cmmnj.org   ohamkrw@aol.com 609.394.2137

Jay Lassiter, Lassiter Consulting, http://www.jlassiter.com/  Cell - 856.236.7199

Monday, June 2, 2014

CMMNJ Monthly Public Meeting Agenda for 6/10/14



Lawrence Twp. Library, Rm. #3
Tues., June 10, 2014, 7PM - 9PM 

Approve May 2014 minutes. Discuss:

Voter guide from ACLU NJ for NJ’s primary election in the 12th Congressional District:
https://www.aclu-nj.org/files/8614/0146/9042/CD12_Chart.pdf

House of Representatives votes to defund federal war on medical marijuana. NEW JERSEY 8 Yes votes; 3 No Votes: Dems – Holt, Y; Pallone, Y; Pascrell, Y; Payne, Y; Sires, Y. Reps – Frelinghuysen, N; Garrett, Y; Lance, N; LoBiondo, Y; Runyan, Y; Smith, N.

Growing support for Sen. Nick Scutari’s marijuana legalization legislation, S1896, and Assembly companion bill, A3094, sponsored by Asw. Linda Stender and Asm. Reed Gusciora.

Upcoming Events: Lancaster Cannabis Reform Rally, 6/7/14, Penn's Square, Lancaster, PA.
PA Medical Marijuana Bill, SB 1182, Hearing & Press Conference, 6/10/14, Harrisburg, PA
Central NORML NJ meeting, 6/9/14 at 7pm at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, NJ
Taping of the CMMNJ TV Show, 6/24/14, all morning, Princeton TV Studio, Princeton, NJ

Recent events: Peter Lamont’s blogtalkradio Episode 52 with Ken Wolski, 5/22/14.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon with certification course given by American Cannabis Nurses Assn.
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.
Decarceration panel and demonstration, 5/2/14, New Brunswick, NJ.

Treasury report: Checking: $4014; PayPal: $3616.

CMMNJ's meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246.  All are welcome.  (Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County’s endorsement of our issue.)
More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com
http://www.cmmnj.org
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.


Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
May 13, 2014

Growing support for Sen. Nick Scutari’s marijuana legalization legislation, S1896, and Assembly companion bill, A3094, sponsored by Asw. Linda Stender and Asm. Reed Gusciora: NJ State Prosecutor’s Assn. (150 state prosecutors) endorse legalization of marijuana!
ACLU NJ calls for legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana as a top priority.
Gallup Poll from 10/13 show 58% of Americans support marijuana legalization.

Nick proposes using Princeton TV Station’s new studio on Nassau St. for a CMMNJ TV show. Nick to see about using Princeton TV station for medical marijuana info.

Poll on change.org to allow NJ adults to have access to edibles has almost 500 signatures:
http://www.ladybud.com/2014/04/22/new-jersey-change-org-petition-to-allow-edible-marijuana/

Daniel Price asks A.C. casinos where patients can use medical marijuana.

Proposal to have regional CMMNJ meetings—Board to discuss.

Cannabis Chronicles at:
http://funatfun.com/category/cannabis-chronicles/

“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour of NJ police departments with Lefty and Chuck document their attempt to find areas to safely medicate in NJ and
distribute the A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Upcoming Events: Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon with certification course given by American Cannabis Nurses Assn.
Sparta, NJ protest in support of Scott Waselik, 5/16/14 at 8 am.

Recent events: 
Radio interview with Peter Lamont: Marijuana in the Garden State with Ken Wolski, 3/31/14.
Sentencing of Chris Goldstein & Don DeZarn 3/26 in federal court for marijuana possession--2 years supervised probation, $3000 fine, and both banned from Independence Hall National Park.

Treasury report: Checking: $3959; PayPal: $3882.

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com
http://www.cmmnj.org

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.



Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

US House Bans Feds From Policing Medical Marijuana States
http://www.hightimes.com/read/us-house-bans-feds-policing-medical-marijuana-states

State By State Breakdown of How the US House of Representatives Voted for Medical Marijuana
http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/32840/state-by-state-breakdown-of-how-the-us-house-of-representatives-voted-for-medical-marijuana/

House votes to restrict DEA marijuana raids
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/house-votes-restrict-dea-marijuana-raids

Ingle: Legal pot has Christie fired up
http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/05/29/ingle-legal-pot-christie-fired/9738631/

Parents of Epileptic Children Nationwide Ask AG Holder to Reschedule Marijuana
http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/32718/parents-of-epileptic-children-nationwide-ask-ag-holder-to-reschedule-marijuana/

Peter Lamont’s blogtalkradio Episode 52 with Ken Wolski, 5/22/14.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/understandingthelaw/2014/05/22/episode-52-special-guest-ken-wolski

Where do the 12th Congressional District Candidates Stand on Civil Rights and Liberties Issues?   https://www.aclu-nj.org/files/8614/0146/9042/CD12_Chart.pdf

Keystone Cannabis Reform
http://www.gofundme.com/2atmdg

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program: Don’t Leave Wounded Vets Behind
http://www.ladybud.com/2014/05/26/new-jersey-medical-marijuana-program-dont-leave-wounded-vets-behind/

Mike Whiter, Veteran Talks PTSD w/ NA Poe [Scrapple Interviews]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyvAM4OOCo&list=UUnCSxNqqMBCtQsniANr_xeg

Relief of medical marijuana off-limits at N.J. hospitals
http://www.northjersey.com/news/relief-of-medical-marijuana-off-limits-at-n-j-hospitals-1.1022114?fb_action_ids=10152128661213657&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582#sthash.bvyUuNO7.dpuf

Battle Over Medical Marijuana Pits State-vs-Federal Government
http://www.my9nj.com/story/25598235/battle-over-medical-marijuana-pits-state-vs-federal-government?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10194334

The Record: Medical pot haze
http://www.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-editorials/medical-pot-haze-1.1022836

Medical Marijuana Not Permitted in Hospitals
http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/medical-marijuana-not-permitted-in-hospitals/

New TV Ad Urges New York Gov. Cuomo to Support Medical Marijuana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHq9XwpSbNo&feature=youtu.be

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana
http://www.ladybud.com/2014/05/28/kevin-sabet-pushes-back-against-marijuana-legalization/

Memorial to Reform Activists
http://www.equalrights4all.org/memoriam.htm

NJ medical marijuana patients light up to support Sparta man
http://www.nj.com/sussex-county/index.ssf/2014/05/nj_medical_marijuana_patients_light_up_to_support_sparta_man.html#incart_river

Medical Marijuana Supporters to Gather at Sparta Municipal Building
http://thealternativepress.com/articles/medical-marijuana-supporters-to-gather-at-sparta

Atlantic City resident has cannabis conundrum for casinos
http://www.nbc40.net/story/25495251/atlantic-city-resident-has-cannabis-conundrum-for-casinos?fb_action_ids=10152108910618657&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Patron wants Revel to clarify when, where he can use medical marijuana
http://m.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlantic-city_pleasantville_brigantine/patron-wants-revel-to-clarify-when-where-he-can-use/article_c2db56f6-da31-11e3-95a5-001a4bcf887a.html?mode=jqm

Few patients so far for marijuana dispensary
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2014/05/10/nj--member-exchange-medical-marijuana-dispensary.html

We call for the passage of a NJ Decarceration Act to deliver large scale reductions in NJ’s state adult and youth prison populations.
https://www.change.org/petitions/nj-state-senate-and-assembly-we-call-for-the-passage-of-a-nj-decarceration-act-to-deliver-large-scale-reductions-in-nj-s-state-adult-and-youth-prison-populations

Patients Out of Time Conference, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hdLwFwWgY

Mathre: The ECS System Part 1, Education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2CJlUoh-bw&list=PL0CsY39bcm1RyOZeWktI20NllsH1yB8pg

Medical cannabis: Be informed and challenge the myths
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/06/medical-cannabis-informed-challenge-myths.html

How Colorado has gone to pot
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-colorado-has-gone-to-pot/

Poll on change.org to allow NJ adults to have access to edibles
http://www.change.org/petitions/chris-christie-allow-edibles-for-patients-of-all-ages

NJ's medical marijuana program lacks compassion: Letter
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/05/njs_medical_marijuana_program_lacks_compassion_letter.html

Demonizing marijuana doesn’t serve public
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/05/16/pot-reform/9180181/

Medical marijuana seen to have dramatic effect on symptom relief
http://articles.philly.com/2014-05-05/news/49611703_1_dispensary-patients-compassionate-care-foundation

Marijuana provides the only seizure relief for my daughter: Opinion
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/05/marijuana_provides_the_only_seizure_relief_for_my_daughter_opinion.html

Sunday, May 4, 2014

CMMNJ Meeting Agenda for May 13, 2014


Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve April 2014 minutes.  Discuss:

Growing support for Sen. Nick Scutari’s marijuana legalization legislation, S1896, and Assembly companion bill, A3094, sponsored by Asw. Linda Stender and Asm. Reed Gusciora.

Upcoming Events:
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon with certification course given by American Cannabis Nurses Assn.

Recent events: 
Monthly NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 5/12/14 at 7 pm.
Marijuana Legalization Panel: Montclair State University, 4/17/14, Montclair, NJ.
4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse at 4:20 pm.
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.
New York Market Radio (NYMRAD) Interview, 4/30/14 in NYC.
Decarceration panel and demonstration, 5/2/14, New Brunswick, NJ.
CMMNJ meets Telemundo in “Marijuana: A question of life” Parts I & II.

Treasury report: Checking: $4183; PayPal: $3727.

CMMNJ's meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246.  All are welcome.  (Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County’s endorsement of our issue.)

More info:
Ken Wolski, RN
(609) 394-2137
ohamkrw@aol.com
http://www.cmmnj.org

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.




Monthly Public Meeting Minutes, 
April 8, 2014 

Sen. Scutari introduced S1896, marijuana legalization legislation on March 24, 2014; Assembly companion bill, A3094, introduced by Asm. Reed Gusciora & Asw. Linda Stender.
NJ State Prosecutor’s Assn. (150 state prosecutors) endorse legalization of marijuana!
ACLU NJ calls for legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana as a top priority.
Gallup Poll from 10/13 show 58% of Americans support marijuana legalization.

“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour of NJ police departments with Lefty and Chuck document their attempt to find areas to safely medicate in NJ and distribute the A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Nick to see about using Princeton TV station for medical marijuana info.

Petition on Change.org to allow edible marijuana products for adults in NJ.

Upcoming Events:
Marijuana Legalization Panel: Montclair State University, 4/17/14 at 2:45 pm, Montclair, NJ.
4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse at 4:20 pm.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.

Recent events: NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 4/14/14 at 7 pm.
Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, April 4 - 6.  CMMNJ has table & talk.
NCADD Panel: National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 3/25, New Brunswick.
NORML NJ Women’s Alliance at Ramapo College, 3/13/14, Mahwah.
Town Hall demonstrations let Gov. Christie know we are not done expanding the MMP.
Radio interview with Peter Lamont: Marijuana in the Garden State with Ken Wolski, 3/31/14.
Sanjay Gupta’s documentary, “Weed 2” aired on CNN, 3/11/14, with the Wilson family.
Sentencing of Chris Goldstein & Don DeZarn 3/26 in federal court for marijuana possession--2 years supervised probation, $3000 fine, and both banned from Independence Hall National Park.

Treasury report: Checking: $3959; PayPal: $3882.

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com
http://www.cmmnj.org 

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.



Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Introducing the American Cannabis Nurses Association
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/23/introducing-american-cannabis-nurses-association/

Petition: Allow edibles for patients of all ages
http://www.change.org/petitions/chris-christie-allow-edibles-for-patients-of-all-ages

NJ split on legalizing marijuana, Monmouth/APP poll says
http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20140409/NJNEWS10/304090011/NJ-split-on-legalizing-marijuana-Monmouth-APP-poll-says

Monmouth Poll: New Jerseyans split on pot legalization
http://www.politickernj.com/72515/monmouth-poll-new-jerseyans-split-pot-legalization

New Jersey and the Pot-ential Legalization of Marijuana
http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/healthquest/new-jersey-and-the-pot-ential-legalization-of-marijuana

@ ISSUE: To legalize pot… or not
Don't ignore fact marijuana is addictive, destructive drug, By Mary Pat Angelini
Prohibition leads to host of problems, By Neill Franklin
Societal costs not worth the revenue, By Karen A. Sabet
http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20140413/NJOPINION06/304130020/-ISSUE-legalize-pot-not

Medical marijuana survey for physicians
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VNN9LBX

N.J. Weedman Joined by Democrats Seeking Marijuana Taxes
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-15/pot-bills-show-n-dot-j-dot-democrats-sense-promise-in-weedman-s-quest

SAVE THE WEEDMOBIL
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-the-weedmobil

What if People Did Come to New Jersey to Get High? [POLL]
http://nj1015.com/what-if-people-did-come-to-new-jersey-to-get-high-poll/?fb_action_ids=10152081232893657&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582&trackback=tsmclip

Marijuana Legalization Companion Bill Filed In New Jersey Assembly
http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/30652/marijuana-legalization-companion-bill-filed-in-new-jersey-assembly/

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD
http://www.ladybud.com/2014/04/18/interview-ed-forchion-nj-weedman-on-civil-rights-chris-christie-and-cbd/

Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Bills Reintroduced in New Jersey
http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/30539/medical-marijuana-patient-protection-bills-reintroduced-in-new-jersey/

Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ
http://www.bradenton.com/2014/04/20/5112945/advocates-make-push-to-legalize.html

Medical marijuana advocates fire up outside NJ Statehouse
http://cliffviewpilot.com/medical-marijuana-advocates-fire-up-outside-nj-statehouse/

Marijuana Day Rally
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/news/local/Marijuana-Day-Rally/255943031

N.J. Weedman, marijuana legalization activists protest outside Statehouse in Trenton (photos)
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/04/photos_nj_weedman_marijuana_legalization_activists_protest_outside_statehouse_in_trenton.html#incart_river

Do You Favor Full Legalization vs. Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Pot? [POLL]
http://nj1015.com/do-you-favor-full-legalization-vs-decriminalization-of-small-amounts-of-pot-poll/?fb_action_ids=10152054383498657&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582&trackback=tsmclip

NJ Gov Christie Castigated for Roadblocks on Cannabis
http://thiscantbehappening.net/node/2264

Gov. Chris Christie stands firm against recreational marijuana
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/04/22/Gov-Chris-Christie-stands-firm-against-recreational-marijuana/1551398178215/#ixzz30m31YWXB

New Jersey: Change.org Petition To Allow Edible Marijuana For All Ages
http://www.ladybud.com/2014/04/22/new-jersey-change-org-petition-to-allow-edible-marijuana/

Telemundo:
"Marijuana: A question of life"
http://www.telemundo47.com/responde/Marihuana-Cuestion-de-vida-Liz-Gonzalez-Telemundo-Responde-257579991.html
"Marijuana: A question of life" (Part II)
http://www.telemundo47.com/responde/Marihuana-Cuestion-de-vida-Liz-Gonzalez-Telemundo-Responde-parte-2-257674871.html

Congressman Pushes 'Conservative' Plan for Marijuana at Pharmacies
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/05/01/congressman-pushes-conservative-plan-for-marijuana-at-pharmacies

67% of U.S. Doctors Say Cannabis ‘Should Be A Medical Option’
http://www.leafscience.com/2014/04/02/67-u-s-doctors-say-cannabis-medical-option/

Medical marijuana a dilemma for NJ Transit worker
http://www.northjersey.com/news/medical-marijuana-a-dilemma-for-nj-transit-worker-1.839462

Chris Christie: 'I'll Consider' Edible Medical Marijuana For Adults
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/chris-christie-medical-marijuana_n_5091986.html

New Jersey Governor Agrees to Possible Changes to Medical Marijuana Law
http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/30488/new-jersey-governor-agrees-to-possible-changes-to-medical-marijuana-law/

NJ Medical Marijuana User Made to Enter Rehab
http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/healthquest/nj-medical-marijuana-user-made-to-enter-rehab

NJ Transit should be sensible about medical marijuana: Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/04/nj_transit_should_be_sensible_about_medical_marijuana_editorial.html

Jesse Ventura: Why on Earth is Government Deciding How Marijuana Can be Used and Who Can Prescribe It?
http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/video/jesse-ventura-earth-government-deciding-marijuana-can-used-can-prescribe/

The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, Portland, Oregon, May 8-10, 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hdLwFwWgY

NJ voters more laid back about marijuana, poll says
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/nj_voters_more_laid_back_about_marijuana_poll_says.html#incart_river

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CMMNJ April 2014 Meeting Agenda



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve March 2014 minutes. Discuss:

Sen. Nick Scutari introduced marijuana legalization legislation, S1896, on March 24, 2014;
Assembly companion bill, A3094, introduced by Asm. Reed Gusciora and Asw. Linda Stender.

Upcoming Events:
Ramapo College NORML Greenfest, 4/13/14, 10 am to 7 pm, Mahwah, NJ.
NORML NJ meeting at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 4/14/14 at 7 pm.
Marijuana Legalization Debate: Montclair State College, 4/17/14 at 2:45 pm, Montclair, NJ.
4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse on 4/20 at 4:20 pm (following a march from the Trenton Train Station).
SMOKE DOWN PROHIBITION 4/20/14, Independence Park, Philadelphia, PA. 3 – 4:20 pm.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.

Recent events:
Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, April 4 - 6.  CMMNJ has table & talk.
ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, April 5 – 7th, Mayflower Hotel in D.C.
Marijuana Panel Discussion at the NCADD, 3/25/14, New Brunswick, NJ.
“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.
Town Hall demonstrations let Gov. Christie know we are not done expanding the MMP.
Radio interview with Peter Lamont: Marijuana in the Garden State with Ken Wolski, 3/31/14.
Sanjay Gupta’s documentary, “Weed 2” aired on CNN, 3/11/14, with the NJ/CO Wilson family.
Sentencing of Chris Goldstein & Don DeZarn 3/26/14 in federal court for marijuana possession.  Chris and Don were sentenced to 2 years supervised probation, $3000 fine each, and banned from Independence Hall National Historic Park.

Treasury report: Checking: $3959; PayPal: $3882.

CMMNJ's meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246.  All are welcome.

(Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County’s endorsement of our issue.)

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN
(609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com
http://www.cmmnj.org

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.




Monthly Public Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2014 

Sen. Scutari may introduce marijuana legalization legislation by March 25, 2014.

Asm. Gusciora introduced A2842, a bill that decriminalizes one ounce of marijuana in NJ.

Dr. Gupta’s CNN Special, “Weed 2, Cannabis Madness” airs on CNN at 10 pm tonight, 3/11/14.
NJ’s own Wilson family is featured prominently.

“Ignorance is No Excuse” tour of NJ police departments with Lefty and Chuck document their
attempt to find areas to safely medicate in NJ and distribute the A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

DOH produced two Medicinal Marijuana Program reports due to Appellate Court decision.

Jim Miller to f/u with NJ Hospice & Palliative Care Assn. re: reporter Kim Mulford.

Upcoming Events:
Sentencing of Chris Goldstein & Don DeZarn 3/26/14 in federal court for marijuana possession.
Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, April 4 - 6.  CMMNJ has table & talk.
ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, April 5 – 7th, Mayflower Hotel in D.C.
4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse at 4:20 pm (following march from the Train Station).
SMOKE DOWN PROHIBITION 4/20/14: Independence Park, Philadelphia, PA. 3 – 4:20 pm.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.
Marijuana Legalization Debates featuring CMMNJ:
Montclair State College, 4/17/14 at 2:45 pm, Montclair, NJ;
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 3/25/14, New Brunswick, NJ.
NORML NJ Women’s Alliance at Ramapo College, 3/13/14 at 1 pm.

Recent events: N
NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 3/10/14 at 7 pm.
CMMNJ testified at the Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee on NJ’s MMP, 2/20/14.
Parents’ Medical Marijuana Press Conference, State House, 2/27/14.
“Going Away Party” for Medical Refugee Diane Fornbacher, Collingswood, NJ 2/22/14.

Treasury report: Checking: $3929; PayPal: $3902.

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.



Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Radio interview with Peter Lamont: Marijuana in the Garden State with Mr. Ken Wolski
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/understandingthelaw/2014/03/31/episode-43-marijuana-in-the-garden-state-with-mr-ken-wolski

Pot should be legal, NJ prosecutors say
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/nj_prosecutors_in_favor_of_legalizing_marijuana.html

The Eighth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, Portland, Oregon, May 8-10, 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hdLwFwWgY

Legalization of marijuana mulled by South Jersey lawmakers
http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.ssf/2014/03/south_jersey_lawmakers_mulling_over_possible_legalization_of_marijuana.html

Five Reasons Chris Christie Is Wrong About Pot Legalization
http://thefederalist.com/2014/03/28/five-reasons-chris-christie-is-wrong-about-pot-legalization/

Dems: NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program Not Working [AUDIO]
http://nj1015.com/dems-njs-medical-marijuana-program-not-working/?trackback=tsmclip

N.J. files progress reports on marijuana dispensaries
http://articles.philly.com/2014-03-06/news/47938457_1_marijuana-dispensaries-health-commissioner-mary-o-dowd-medical-marijuana

Gupta: 'I am doubling down' on medical marijuana
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/health/gupta-medical-marijuana/index.html

NJ medical marijuana program won't consider expanding disease list until 2015
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/nj_medical_marijuana_program_wont_consider_adding_new_illnesses_until_2015.html

Should Medical Marijuana Advertisements Air on Television? [POLL]
 http://nj1015.com/should-medical-marijuana-advertisements-air-on-television-poll/?trackback=tsmclip

Colorado reports $2M in recreational pot taxes in 1st month of sales
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/colorado_reports_2m_in_recreational_pot_taxes_in_1st_month_of_sales.html

Lawmaker behind medical marijuana wants N.J. to permit recreational use
http://articles.philly.com/2014-03-26/news/48563466_1_medical-marijuana-bill-marijuana-sales-scutari

Policy forum panel: 'Decriminalize marijuana'
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20140325/NJNEWS10/303250031/Policy-forum-panel-Decriminalize-marijuana-

Recording for 2014 NCADD Policy Forum
AdobeConnect
http://rutgersdceo.adobeconnect.com/p6x8icjaiuy/

Echo360
http://165.230.149.154:8080/ess/echo/presentation/c10faf1e-2a08-4d62-9950-cbd0a0bbaac2

More states looking at relaxing pot; Christie is opposed. law
http://articles.philly.com/2014-03-28/news/48666402_1_marijuana-laws-legalization-six-cannabis-plants

Join the conversation: Should marijuana be legalized in NJ?
http://www.app.com/viewart/20140324/NJNEWS10/303240039/NJ-marijuana

Will pot become legal in New Jersey?
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20140331/NJNEWS/303310017/Will-pot-become-legal-New-Jersey-?fb_action_ids=10152025637093657&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=artsharetop&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

EDITORIAL: Pot bill one toke over the line
http://www.app.com/article/20140330/NJOPINION01/303300014/Marijuana-legalize-New-Jersey?fb_action_ids=10152024920658657&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Chris Goldstein and Don DeZarn were sentenced to 2 years supervised probation, $3000 fine and a ban from Independence Hall National Historic Park, for a second offense marijuana possession.  Contributions to their legal fund may be made at:
http://www.gofundme.com/sdp420
Read Chris' statement at:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/chris-goldstein/elocution-to-judge-jacob-hart-sentencing-hearing-32614/10151950801562105

Marijuana:  The Facts
https://theuncovery.org/fact/#fact-20

Chris Christie Will Roadblock Proposals to Legalize Pot in New Jersey
https://news.vice.com/articles/chris-christie-will-roadblock-proposals-to-legalize-pot-in-new-jersey

NJ senator introduces marijuana legalization bill that aims to treat pot 'like beer'
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/nj_senator_introduces_marijuana_legalization_bill.html

The inevitability of legalized pot: Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/the_inevitability_of_legalized_pot_editorial.html

Politics Counts: Marijuana Debate Goes Mainstream
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/03/14/politics-counts-marijuana-debate-goes-mainstream/?KEYWORDS=marijuana+survey&mod=wsj_valetbottom_email

WSJ/NBC Poll:  Pot Not as Harmful as Alcohol, Sugar
http://live.wsj.com/video/wsjnbc-poll-forget-alcohol-lets-smoke-pot-2014-03-12/D3E9AE61-D9CA-4107-83C4-FF970C492E29.html#!D3E9AE61-D9CA-4107-83C4-FF970C492E29

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CMMNJ Monthly Public Meeting Agenda March 11, 2014



Monthly Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Twp. Library, Rm. #3
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve February 2014 minutes. Discuss:

Sen. Scutari may introduce marijuana legalization legislation by March 25, 2014.

Asm. Gusciora introduces A2842, a bill that decriminalizes one ounce of marijuana in NJ.

NJ DOH produced two Medicinal Marijuana Program reports as a result of Appellate Court decision.

Upcoming Events:
NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 3/10/14 at 7 pm.
Sanjay Gupta’s documentary, “Weed 2” airs on CNN, 3/11/14 at 10 pm, with the Wilson family.
Sentencing of Chris Goldstein & Don DeZarn 3/26/14 in federal court for marijuana possession.
Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, April 4 - 6.  CMMNJ has table & talk.
ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, April 5 – 7th, Mayflower Hotel in D.C.
4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse at 4:20 pm (following march from the Train Station).
Smoke Down Prohibition 4/20/14: Independence Park, Philadelphia, PA. 3 – 4:20 pm.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.
Marijuana Legalization Debates featuring CMMNJ:
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 3/25/14 Bloustein School Theater, New Brunswick;
Montclair State College, 4/17/14 at 2:45 pm, Montclair, NJ.

Recent events:
Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee Hearing on NJ’s MMP, 2/20/14.
Parents’ Medical Marijuana Press Conference, State House, 2/27/14.
“Going Away Party” for Medical Refugee Diane Fornbacher, Collingswood, NJ, 2/22/14.

Treasury report: Checking: $3929; PayPal: $3902.

CMMNJ's meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246.  All are welcome.  (Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County’s endorsement of our issue.)

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN
(609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com
http://www.cmmnj.org
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.


                    

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes, 
February 11, 2014

CMMNJ‘s Op Ed endorses legalization of marijuana in NJ to best meet patients’ needs.  State Sen. Scutari to introduce marijuana legalization legislation. CMMNJ wants the bill to include Home Cultivation, specific workplace protection, DUI’s a function of Field Sobriety Tests—with videotape--and not some arbitrary blood or urine limit.

Medical refugees fleeing the state.

Press Conference in support of medical marijuana will be held on Thursday, 2/27/14 at 11 am in the Trenton Statehouse, Assembly Room 109.  CMMNJ urges supporters to attend.

Appellate Court: DOH must produce MMP reports within 45 days (2/27/14). The Court rejected tort claims and complaints re: regulations.

S1220/A765: (allows organ transplants for medical marijuana patients), & A4537: (OK’s OOS ID cards and medical marijuana) must be reintroduced in the new legislative session.

Upcoming Events: NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 3/10/14 at 7 pm.
Sentencing of Don DeZarn 3/26/14: guilty in federal court of marijuana possession.
Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, 4/4 – 4/6/14. CMMNJ has table & talk.
4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse at 4:20 pm (following march from the Train Station).
ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, April 5 – 7th, Mayflower Hotel in D.C.
Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.
Celebration of 11th Anniversary of CMMNJ in March 2014?

Recent events: Gov. Cuomo endorses medical marijuana in NY.
British TV meets CMMNJ.
Legislative hearing in Harrisburg, PA on medical marijuana bill, S 1182 on 1/28/14.

Treasury report: Checking: $3694; PayPal: $3707. CMMNJ Hoodies for sale--$25.  CMMNJ renewed Meetup.com at $72/6 months.

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.



Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

More parents creating marijuana usable for ill children
http://articles.philly.com/2014-02-12/news/47238899_1_meghan-wilson-compassionate-care-foundation-marijuana

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora picked as chairman of Regulatory Oversight committee
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/02/gusciora_picked_as_chairman_of_the_regulatory_oversight_committee_in_state_assembly.html

U.S. Issues Marijuana Guidelines for Banks
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/us/us-issues-marijuana-guidelines-for-banks.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140214&tntemail0=y

Investors bet on legal marijuana as others warn of 'green rush' burn
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2014/02/legal_marijuana_pot_arc_view_privateer_green_rush_or_bust.html

Parents move to Colorado for 'miracle' pot for children
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/17/moving-medical-marijuana-epilepsy-children/5255323/

MARIJUANA IN AMERICA: COLORADO POT RUSH
HTTP://WWW.CNBC.COM/ID/101412302

Will NJ Get High on Marijuana Proposal?
http://www.politickernj.com/dscarinci/71525/will-nj-lawmakers-get-high-marijuana-proposal

Medical Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/opinion/medical-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140219&tntemail0=y

Fix NJ's medical marijuana program, patient advocates, dispensary operators say
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/fix_njs_medical_marijuana_program_patient_advocates_dispensary_operators_say.html

NJ Assembly committee: Problems with medical marijuana laws - See more at:
http://www.northjersey.com/news/Problems_with_medical_marijuana_laws_smoking_bans_halfway_house_reform_heard_in_NJ_Assembly_committee.html?c=y&page=2#sthash.FZHIorgy.dpuf

NJ medical marijuana program needs fixing
http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/nj-medical-marijuana-program-needs-fixing/html_17ed928c-bd32-539e-8783-d2294c8c2fe4.html

Parents plead for expanding N.J. medical marijuana program
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/65367-parents-plead-for-expanding-nj-medical-marijuana-program?linktype=hp_topstory

Parents rally at Statehouse to clear red tape on medical marijuana for kids
http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20140227/parents-rally-at-statehouse-to-clear-red-tape-on-medical-marijuana-for-kids

NBC 10 News Paula Joana interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaR8FX1B1nY

Featured letter: Legalization of marijuana could combat harder drugs
http://www.app.com/article/20140220/NJOPINION02/302200005

Medical Marijuana Patients and Advocates Speak Out at New Jersey Oversight Hearing
http://www.ladybud.com/2014/02/20/medical-marijuana-patients-and-advocates-speak-out-at-new-jersey-oversight-hearing/

More Than Zero: Reclassifying Marijuana Could Have A Significant Impact On Drug Policy
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum/2014/02/07/more-than-zero-reclassifying-marijuana-would-have-a-significant-impact-on-drug-policy/

We Need Proof on Marijuana
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/opinion/we-need-proof-on-marijuana.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140212&tntemail0=y&_r=0

Scutari's Bill Drop Imminent and a Gazillion Marijuana Myths
http://www.politickernj.com/jrlassiter/71796/scutaris-bill-drop-imminent-and-gazillion-marijuana-myths

NIH DIRECTOR FRANCIS COLLINS —IGNORANT, DISHONEST, OR BOTH?
http://www.beyondthc.com/nih-director-francis-collins-ignorant-dishonest-or-both/

NBC Visits The Medical Marijuana Patient Lounge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnmOXQLPew4&feature=youtu.be

Family of sick toddler leaves NJ for Colorado's medical marijuana program
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/03/family_of_sick_toddler_leaves_nj_for_colorados_medical_marijuana_program.html

NJ Family Moving To Colorado To Get Liquid Marijuana For Sick Toddler
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/nj-family-moving-colorado-get-liquid-marijuana-sick-toddler

Sketchy sushi salesman featured in marijuana ad being peddled to NJ viewers
http://www.app.com/interactive/article/20140303/NJNEWS10/303030073/Medical-marijuana

NJ Now: February 16, 2014, Legalizing Marijuana In NJ
http://www.my9nj.com/story/24752476/nj-now-february-16-2014-legalizing-marijuana-in-nj

"The Plant" a short film about Cannabis Prohibition in Illinois
http://vimeo.com/88037439

State of New Jersey
Medicinal Marijuana Reports
2013 Annual Report [pdf 867k]
2013 Biennial Report [pdf 627k]
http://nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/reports.shtml