Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for June 14, 2016



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library 
Room #2
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  
7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve May 2016 minutes. Discuss:

No CMMNJ public meeting in July 2016!

Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee passes A457 (to add PTSD to NJ's MMP) out of committee, 6/2/16 Statehouse Annex, Trenton, NJ.

NJ could reap $300 million/year in sales tax by legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to NJ United for Marijuana Reform and NJ Policy Perspective.

Pennsylvania, the 24th medical marijuana state, is hiring a Director, Bureau of Medical Marijuana, Permanent Full-time. PA allows parents to import cannabis.

NJWeedman Update: Forchion arrested again and charged with harassing a Trenton P.O.  Appeal from 2010 arrest denied cert by SCOTUS on 5/16.

NJ DOH to add qualifying conditions to MMP--but when? Model petitions worked on.

Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Statehouse resumed April 7, 2016, 11-2 pm, Trenton.

Interview with Jim Miller on NJ Capitol Report with Steve Adubato, taping at the NJTV Studios (2 Gateway) in Newark on June 28th.

CMMNJ TV will be taping 7/12 in Princeton (there will be no public CMMNJ meeting in July due to a schedule conflict with the library).

NORML Lobby Day 5/23 & 24/16 Washington, DC. Ken won NORML's "Peter McWilliams Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Marijuana."

Write to Jon Peditto, SBI: 000175573D, unit 4R, c/o Southern State Correctional Facility, 4295 North Delsea Drive, P.O. Box 150, Belmont, New Jersey 08314

Upcoming Events: CMMNJ Meeting to develop education for NJ MDs, 6/23/16.
Clinton Health and Wellness Center, update on the NJ MMP, 6/25, noon-2 p.m.

Recent events: 
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; 5/8/16 Philadelphia.

Treasury report: Checking: $2152; PayPal: $3729. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., 08648. 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/

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




Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
May 10, 2016

Pennsylvania became the 24th medical marijuana state as Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, on April 17, 2016. PTSD & chronic pain OK, but no flowers.
UNGASS 2016, 4/19-21, U.N., NYC. CMMNJ joined other NGOs & signed several statements in support of drug policy reform. Update from Bob Kane who represented CMMNJ at the U.N. with the Beckley Foundation. We hope for more progress at next UNGASS in 2019. There is still time to sign Beckley Foundation's Public Letter.
East Coast Cannabis Coalition passed a symbolic Joint from Maine to Florida. #‎UnityCypher‬ ‪#‎UnityTorch received in NYC, & passed to Trenton & Philly April 19-20.
NJWeedman Update: "Joint" & "Liberty Bell Temple" visited by LEOs 3/5/16 followed by injunction to stop harassment; raided by LEOs on 4/27/16 with multiple arrests and property confiscated. Appeal from 2010 arrest being reviewed by SCOTUS 5/12-5/16.
NJ DOH to add qualifying conditions for marijuana therapy; CMMNJ producing model petitions to DOH--Jim & Vanessa, PTSD; Ken, chronic pain; Peter, neuropathic pain.
Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Statehouse resumed 4/7/16; Press Release in 2 wks.
Breakwater ATC offers 5% discount to any patient with a CMMNJ t-shirt!
Nick Mellis agrees to chair a "Goodbye to Chris Christie Committee."
CMMNJ TV with Angie Patterson broadcast today and Friday on Princeton TV.
Jon Peditto mailing address: SBI 000175573D, unit 4R, c/o Southern State Correctional Facility,4295 North Delsea Drive, P.O. Box 150, Belmont, New Jersey  08314
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; 5/8/16 Philadelphia.
Amanda to put Beckley Foundation's Public Letter on the CMMNJ website.

Upcoming Events: NORML Lobby Day 5/23&24/16 Washington, DC. Ken to get "Peter McWilliams Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Marijuana," 5/23/16.

Recent events: NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.
NJ Senate & Assembly Budget Testimony, 3/15&16/16 Glassboro & Collingswood, NJ
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
Trenton 4/20, 2pm March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
CMMNJ Board meeting, 4/6/16.

Treasury report: Checking: $2234; PayPal: $3679. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

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/

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:



Legalizing marijuana would reap $300M a year in taxes for N.J., advocates say
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/legalizing_marijuana_would_net_300m_in_sales_taxes.html

Veterans Explore Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana for Treating PTSD
http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/veterans-explore-benefits-using-medical-marijuana-treating-ptsd/

Want to head Pa.'s medical marijuana program?
http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/05/09/pa-hiring-medical-marijuana-director/84132008/

Welcome to Drug War Facts
http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/#sthash.6p0Hjfa2.ZGC8RqVR.dpbs

Can CBD Mitigate Psychotic Symptoms? Initial Research Is Promising
http://reset.me/study/can-cbd-mitigate-psychotic-symptoms-initial-research-is-promising/

ACNA Newsletter - 2016 Issue #2
http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=be478547912f7309b4b6ced4f&id=98fd919c95&e=02acd95cdf"cdf

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear NJ Weedman's case
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/05/us_supreme_court_declines_to_hear_nj_weedmans_case.html

It's time courts kept up with NJ Weedman's pot legalization battles | Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/nj_weedman_reflects_changing_attitude_toward_pot_e.html

NJ Weedman taunts police outside his restaurant (VIDEO)
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/05/watch_nj_weedman_taunts_police_in_front_of_his_res.html#comments

Joint Boyz TV - NJ Weedman Comes Home After Being Arrested for Cyber Bullying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU-dCO5hOk4&app=desktop"app=desktop

SativaCross Productions Live Stream 5/12/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcHngDNG0_c

Global Cannabis March Rehoboth Beach, Delaware May 7, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXjV7dhu4t4&feature=youtu.be"feature=youtu.be

Medical Professionals Voice Their Concerns (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9EFaixOHEc&feature=youtu.be&list=PL-y34Yw-HlzysXvtNnX7M6lDpxPrnibi1

Why Medical Cannabis Patients Call 9-1-1 (Part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVAEMpq2Yw

What Conditions Does Cannabis Effectively Treat? (Part 3, Chronic Pain & Sleep Disorders)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY7KYRBzVXQ

N.J.'s medical marijuana program, six years later
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/njs_medical_marijuana_program_through_the_years.html

Pennsylvania Allows Parents to Import Cannabis for Treatment
http://freedomleaf.com/pennsylvania-allows-parents-import-cannabis-treatment/

8 Incredible Moms Fighting For Their Kids Lives
http://herb.co/2016/05/29/super-moms/

SativaCross Productions Live Stream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNqE4eD0-PM

Philly420: Temple PhD brings high standards to testing pot
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Temple_PhD_brings_high_standards_to_testing_pot_.html#xoSPJUE7g3f2L02z.99

War vets with PTSD shouldn't be denied medical marijuana | Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/ptsd_sufferers_need_relief_from_medical_marijuana.html

Lesniak: Marijuana in N.J. should be decriminalized, but not legalized - yet | Opinion
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/lesniak_marijuana_should_be_decriminalized_in_nj_b.html

Medical pot proposal before N.J. Supreme Court could ease lawyers’ fears
http://www.northjersey.com/news/medical-pot-proposal-before-n-j-supreme-court-could-ease-lawyers-fears-1.1607518

Marijuana on Memorial Day: Vets Help Reform Effort
http://freedomleaf.com/marijuana-on-memorial-day-vets-help-reform-effort/

Ignorance Is No Excuse Tour: Trenton's War on Black Medical Marijuana Patients
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSjWUbPaVb4

Pro-marijuana lawmaker's excellent adventure | The Auditor
http://blog.nj.com/njv_auditor/2016/05/nick_scutaris_excellent_advent.html

Marijuana or martinis: Should government choose for you? | Moran
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/marijuana_or_martinis_should_government_choose_for.html#incart_2box_opinion

SativaCross Productions Live Stream 5/28/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3zZpmQ-KjQ

Philly420: Could NJ become pot tourism destination?
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Philly420_Could_NJ_become_pot_tourism_destination.html#gUmZG1vfJ1mk7XDK.99

N.J. vets desperately need medical marijuana for PTSD, patients say
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/medical_marijuana_would_aid_nj_vets_with_ptsd_pati.html#incart_river_home

Medical Marijuana Use Now Allowed at Hillsborough Schools
http://patch.com/new-jersey/hillsborough/medical-marijuana-use-allowed-hillsborough-schools-0

Smoking Out the Tristate Area: Employer Concerns with Local Medical Marijuana Laws
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1e8aeccb-8d0e-499c-953a-3f192f9188e3

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CMMNJ Monthly Public Meeting Minutes May 10, 2016



Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
May 10, 2016

Pennsylvania became the 24th medical marijuana state as Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, on April 17, 2016. PTSD & chronic pain OK, but no flowers.

United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, 4/19-21/2016, U.N., NYC. CMMNJ joined other NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) & signed several statements in support of drug policy reform. Update from Bob Kane who represented CMMNJ at the U.N. with the Beckley Foundation. We hope for more progress at next UNGASS in 2019. There is still time to sign Beckley Foundation's Public Letter (add to CMMNJ website): http://beckleyfoundation.org/2016/04/18/the-beckley-foundations-2016-public-letter/

East Coast Cannabis Coalition passed a symbolic Joint from Maine to Florida. #‎UnityCypher‬ ‪#‎UnityTorch received in NYC, & passed to Trenton & Philly April 19-20.

NJWeedman Update: "Joint" & "Liberty Bell Temple" visited by LEOs 3/5/16 followed by injunction to stop harassment; raided by LEOs on 4/27/16 with multiple arrests and property confiscated. Appeal from 2010 arrest being reviewed by SCOTUS 5/12-5/16.

NJ DOH (Dept. of Health) to add qualifying conditions for marijuana therapy; CMMNJ producing model petitions to DOH--Jim & Vanessa, PTSD; Ken, chronic pain; Peter, neuropathic pain.

Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Statehouse resumed 4/7/16; Press Release in 2 wks.

Breakwater ATC offers 5% discount to any patient with a CMMNJ t-shirt!

Nick Mellis agrees to chair a "Goodbye to Chris Christie Committee."

CMMNJ TV with Angie Patterson broadcast today and Friday on Princeton TV.

Jon Peditto mailing address: SBI 000175573D, unit 4R, c/o Southern State Correctional Facility,4295 North Delsea Drive, P.O. Box 150, Belmont, New Jersey  08314

Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; 5/8/16 Philadelphia.

Upcoming Events:
NORML Lobby Day 5/23&24/16 Washington, DC. Ken to get "Peter McWilliams Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Marijuana," 5/23/16.

Recent events:
NJLP convention 3/12/16, Hightstown, NJ.
NJ Senate & Assembly Budget Testimony, 3/15&16/16 Glassboro & Collingswood, NJ
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
Trenton 4/20 March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
CMMNJ Board meeting, 4/6/16.

Treasury report: Checking: $2234; PayPal: $3679. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

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/

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for May 10, 2016



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #2
Tuesday, May 10, 2016  7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve March 2016 minutes. Discuss:

Pennsylvania--the 24th medical marijuana state. Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, on April 17, 2016. PTSD & chronic pain OK, but no flowers.

UNGASS 2016, 4/19-21, U.N., NYC. Sign Beckley Foundation's Public Letter (below). Bob Kane represents CMMNJ.

East Coast Cannabis Coalition passed the ‪#‎UnityCypher‬ ‪#‎UnityTorch‬ Joint from NYC to Trenton to Philly April 19 - 20 on its way from Portland, Maine to Miami, Florida.

NJWeedman Update: "Joint" & "Liberty Bell Temple" visited by LEOs 3/5/16 followed by injunction to stop harassment; raided by LEOs on 4/27/16 with multiple arrests and property confiscated. SCOTUS appeal pending from 2010 arrest.

NJ DOH appoints panel to add qualifying conditions for marijuana therapy to MMP.

Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Trenton Statehouse resumed April 7, 2016, 11-2 pm.

Breakwater ATC offers 5% discount to any patient with a CMMNJ t-shirt!

Jon Peditto, SBI: 000175573D, unit 4R, c/o Southern State Correctional Facility
4295 North Delsea Drive, P.O. Box 150, Belmont, New Jersey  08314

Upcoming Events:
NORML Lobby Day 5/23&24/16 Washington, DC.
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; 5/8/16 Philadelphia.

Recent events:
NJLP convention 3/12/16, Hightstown, NJ.
NJ Senate & Assembly Budget Testimony, 3/15&16/16 Glassboro & Collingswood, NJ
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
Trenton 4/20, 2pm March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
CMMNJ Board meeting, 4/6/16.

Treasury report: Checking: $2234; PayPal: $3679. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., 08648. 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 8, 2016 

Jo Anne Zito welcomed onto CMMNJ Board of Directors at 2/23/16 Board meeting.

Breakwater ATC offers 5% discount to any patient with a CMMNJ t-shirt!
Compassionate Sciences ATC offering workshops for patients in Bellmawr, NJ.

CMMNJ met with Asm. Greenwald's aide in the Statehouse re: edible availability.

Upcoming Events: Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
UNGASS 2016, 4/19-21, U.N., NYC. East Coast Cannabis Coalition Joint Torch relay from Maine to Florida--4/19 at U.N. in NYC and 4/20 in Trenton, and heading south.
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; Philly 5/8/16.
NJ Senate & Assembly Budget Testimony, 3/15&16/16 Glassboro & Collingswood, NJ
American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) meeting at NJWeedman's "Joint," 322 E. State St., Trenton, NJ, 3/14/16, 7 - 8:30 pm. Date change to 4/7/16, 5 - 8 pm.
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
CannMed 2016, 4/10-11, Harvard School of Med, Boston (Dr. Mechoulam, et.al.)
Trenton 4/20, 2pm March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.
Thursday Podcasts at the Trenton Statehouse to resume April 7, 2016, 11-2 pm.

Recent events: “CMMNJ TV” taping with Mary Lynn Mathre, RN and Mike Krawitz via Skype, 3/1/16 at Princeton Community TV Studio, 10 am to 2 pm.
Jon Peditto transferred to Southern State Correctional Facility to serve 8 years.

Treasury report: Checking: $2204; PayPal: $3650. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., 08648. 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.


Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Governor Wolf Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill into Law
https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-signs-medical-marijuana-legalization-bill-into-law/

Local residents, Delco officials discuss benefits of medical marijuana
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20160501/NEWS/160509983

NJWeedman’s Joint Raided: NJWeedman Arrested With ‘Joint Boys’
https://kylemoore357.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/njweedmans-joint-raided-njweedman-arrested-with-joint-boys/

Interview: "NJ Weedman" Petitions Supreme Court for Marijuana Case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuAPwXvhbIM

NJ Weedman SCOTUS Petition:
http://www.njweedman.com/USSUPREMECOURT_NJVSFORCHION_PETITION_FOR_CERTIORARI.pdf

‘NJWeedman’ is No Joke. He’s New Jersey’s Cannabis Pioneer.
https://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/njweedman-is-no-joke-hes-new-jerseys-cannabis-pioneer

​Support The NJ Weedman
http://www.wolfenotes.com/2016/04/support-the-nj-weedman/

Out of UNGASS: 2016 Public Letter
http://beckleyfoundation.org/2016/04/18/the-beckley-foundations-2016-public-letter/
Sign it:
https://beckleyfoundation.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5077c28d0fa342a692492154e&id=460d32b7e9

Multiple Nations Call for Reform in International Cannabis Policies at United Nations
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/multiple_nations_call_for_reform_in_international_cannabis_policies_at_united_nations

Ad Hoc US Coalition for Global Drug Policy Reform
http://stopthedrugwar.org/files/coalition.pdf

Cannabis and Cannabis Resin
Critical Review Preparation Document
http://american-safe-access.s3.amazonaws.com/criticalreviewFINAL.pdf

UNGASS Outcome: Missed Opportunity for UN, but Global Reform Movement Grows & Continues to Push for Better Drug Policies
http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/ungass-outcome-missed-opportunity-un-global-reform-movement-grows-continues-push-better-drug-po?ms=2D1_1604AprilNewsletter_UNGASS&utm_campaign=fy16newsletter&cid=701U0000001fFWw&spMailingID=25370312&spUserID=MTUxMjg1ODEzNjk1S0&spJobID=784593067&spReportId=Nzg0NTkzMDY3S0

65K N.J. children have grown up with a parent in prison
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/04/65k_nj_children_have_grown_up_with_a_parent_in_pri.html

420 Legalization March 2016 - Trenton, NJ - #ECCC #AnonNJTV #HempSec
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8hxx2UQVYQ&feature=youtu.be

The Tenth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics
http://patientsoutoftime.org/the-tenth-national-clinical-conference-on-cannabis-therapeutics/

Medical Marijuana Scarce and Costly as Christie Fights Broader Access
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-04-13/medical-pot-scarce-and-costly-as-christie-fights-broader-access

N.J. panel may expand medical marijuana use
http://articles.philly.com/2016-03-24/news/71761994_1_ken-wolski-panel-members-medical-marijuana-new-jersey#xtHPiSOhaOxgJeYz.01

NJ Assemblyman Wants To Allow Medical Marijuana Use For Menstrual Cramps
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/04/08/medical-marijuana-menstrual-cramps-new-jersey/

Activists Plan Mass Marijuana Consumption At The White House, But Some Cannabis Advocates Question Civil Disobedience
http://www.ibtimes.com/activists-plan-mass-marijuana-consumption-white-house-some-cannabis-advocates-2347139?fb_action_ids=10153535021203657&fb_action_types=og.comments

Philly 420: NJ pot arrests still high
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Philly_420_NJ_pot_arrests_still_high.html#1hDyFabAAhsYKKew.99

CMMNJ TV Angela Patterson/INE Jamesburg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlC_vLtOa0U

LETTER: Offer marijuana for chronic pain
http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/04/24/letter-offer-marijuana-chronic-pain/83357156/

Seniors and marijuana
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/seniors-and-marijuana/?linkId=24040373

Trauma is a Gateway Drug
http://www.acesconnection.com/blog/trauma-is-a-gateway-drug

MEDICAL CANNABIS CURRICULUM FOR NURSES: https://themedicalcannabisinstitute.org/product/medical-cannabis-curriculum-for-nurses/

Saturday, April 9, 2016

NJ DOH Rules to Add Conditions that Qualify for Marijuana Therapy

SUBCHAPTER 5. ESTABLISHMENT OF ADDITIONAL DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

8:64-5.1 Review cycle for accepting petitions for additional qualifying debilitating medical
condition

(a) The Commissioner shall take no action concerning the acceptance of petitions to approve other medical conditions or the treatment thereof as debilitating medical conditions pursuant to (b) below, before completing at least two annual reports required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:64-4.2.
1. The Department shall publish notice of an open period to accept petitions in the New Jersey Register.
(b) The process for review of petitions to approve other medical conditions or the treatment thereof as debilitating medical conditions pursuant to the definition at N.J.S.A. 24:6I-3 of “debilitating medical condition” at paragraph (5) shall include one review cycle each year, subject to (a) above.
(c) The beginning of each cycle shall be the first business day of the month.
(d) The Department shall accept petitions on the first business day of each cycle.
(e) The Department shall return to the petitioner a petition submitted in any month outside of the review cycle as not accepted for processing.

8:64-5.2 Panel to review petitions and make recommendations for identification and approval of additional debilitating medical conditions; membership; responsibilities

(a) The Commissioner shall appoint a review panel (panel) to make recommendations to the Commissioner regarding approval or denial of a petition submitted pursuant to this subchapter.
(b) The panel shall consist of not more than 15 health care professionals, among whom shall be:
1. The President of the Board of Medical Examiners or the President’s designee; and
2. Other physicians and non-physicians who are knowledgeable about the condition as to which the petition seeks approval;
i. Each physician appointed to the review panel shall be nationally board-certified in his or her area of specialty; and
3. At least three physicians appointed to the review panel shall have expertise in pain and symptom management.
(c) The majority of the panel shall be physicians.
(d) The Department shall convene the panel at least once per year to review petitions.
1. The panel may examine scientific and medical evidence and research pertaining to the petition, and may gather information, in person or in writing, from other parties knowledgeable about the addition of the debilitating medical conditions being considered.
2. The petitioner shall be given the opportunity to address the panel in person or by telephone.
3. The petitioner may request that his or her individual identifiable health information remain
confidential.
4. The Department shall provide staff support to the panel and other administrative support.
5. The meetings will be considered open public meetings.
(e) The panel shall make a written recommendation to the Commissioner regarding approval or denial of the addition of a qualifying debilitating medical condition.
1. A quorum of the panel shall concur with the recommendation in order to be considered a final recommendation of the panel.
i. For purposes of this subsection, a majority of the members appointed and serving on the panel constitute a quorum.

8:64-5.3 Addition of qualifying debilitating medical condition

(a) In order for the petition to be accepted for processing, the petitioner shall send a letter by
certified mail to the Medicinal Marijuana Program that contains the following information:
1. The extent to which the condition is generally accepted by the medical community and other experts as a valid, existing medical condition;
2. If one or more treatments of the condition, rather than the condition itself, are alleged to be the cause of the patient’s suffering, the extent to which the treatments causing suffering are generally accepted by the medical community and other experts as valid treatments for the condition;
3. The extent to which the condition itself and/or the treatments thereof cause severe suffering, such as severe and/or chronic pain, severe nausea and/or vomiting or otherwise severely impair the patient’s ability to carry on activities of daily living;
4. The availability of conventional medical therapies other than those that cause suffering to alleviate suffering caused by the condition and/or the treatment thereof;
5. The extent to which evidence that is generally accepted among the medical community and other experts supports a finding that the use of marijuana alleviates suffering caused by the condition and/or the treatment thereof; and
6. Letters of support from physicians or other licensed health care professionals knowledgeable about the condition.
(b) Upon review of materials submitted pursuant to (a) above, the Commissioner shall make a
final determination as to whether:
1. The petition is frivolous and, if so, to deny a petition without further review; or
2. The petition is bona fide and, if so, to accept the petition for further review.
(c) If the petition is accepted, the Department shall refer the written petition to the review panel established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:64-5.2.
(d) Within 60 days of the receipt of the petition, the review panel shall consider the petition in view of the factors identified in (a) above and shall issue an initial written recommendation to the Commissioner as to whether:
1. The medical condition and/or the treatment thereof is/are debilitating;
2. Marijuana is more likely than not to have the potential to be beneficial to treat or alleviate the debilitation associated with the medical condition and/or the treatment thereof; and
3. Other matters that the panel recommends that the Commissioner consider that are relevant to the approval or the denial of the petition.
(e) Upon receipt of the panel’s recommendation, the Department shall:
1. Post the review panel’s recommendations on the Department’s website for 60-day public comment period;
2. Post notice of a public meeting no fewer than 10 days prior to the public meeting; and
3. Hold a public hearing within the 60-day public comment period.
(f) After the public hearing, the Department shall forward the comments made during the public
hearing to the review panel for its consideration.
1. If, based on a review of the comments, the panel determines substantive changes should be
made to its initial recommendation, the Commissioner shall deny the petition and the Department shall provide the petitioner with a copy of the initial recommendation and an explanation of the substantive changes and the petitioner may resubmit the petition to the Department at any time.
2. If, based on a review of the comments, the panel determines to recommend no changes to its initial recommendation, the initial recommendation shall be deemed a final recommendation and the Commissioner will make a final determination on the petition within 180 days of receipt of the petition.

8:64-5.4 Denial of a petition considered final agency action subject to judicial review

(a) If a condition in a petition is the same as, or is, as determined by the Commissioner, substantially similar to a condition of which the Commissioner has issued a previous determination denying approval as a debilitating medical condition pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:64-5.3, the Commissioner may deny the new petition unless new scientific research supporting the
request is brought forward.
(b) A decision of the Commissioner issued pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:64-5.3 or this section is a final agency decision, of which jurisdiction and venue for judicial review are vested in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Monday, February 29, 2016

CMMNJ Meeting Agenda for March 8, 2016



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #2
Tuesday, March 8, 2016  7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve February 2016 minutes. (There will be no April 2016 meeting at the Library.)  Discuss:

Jo Anne Zito welcomed onto CMMNJ Board of Directors at 2/23/16 Board meeting.

Breakwater ATC offers 5% discount to any patient with a CMMNJ t-shirt!

Upcoming Events:
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
UNGASS 2016, 4/19-21, UN, NYC.
Global Marijuana March Day, 5/7/16 NYC & Rehoboth, DE.
American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) at NJWeedman's "Joint," 322 E. State St., Trenton, NJ, 3/14/16, 7pm to 8:30 pm.
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
CannMed 2016, 4/10-11, Harvard School of Med, Boston (Dr. Mechoulam, et.al.)
Trenton 4/20, 2pm, March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.

Recent events: “CMMNJ TV” taping with Mary Lynn Mathre, RN and Mike Krawitz via Skype rescheduled to 3/1/16 at Princeton Community TV Studio, 10 am to 2 pm.
Jon Peditto transferred to Southern State Correctional Facility to serve 8 years.

Treasury report: Checking: $2204; PayPal: $3650. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., 08648. 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 9, 2016

January 2016 minutes OK'd.  Note change from Room #3 to Room #2 for 2016 meetings.  Discuss:

1/12/16 was the start of a new, 2-year legislative session in NJ.  New bill numbers:
A457: Adds PTSD as a qualifying condition for marijuana therapy;
A2482 Ensures workplace protections for medical marijuana patients;
A2068  Legalizes marijuana and provides for sale and home cultivation;
A2116 "Right to Farm" marijuana for medical use;
A861 Medical Marijuana is equivalent to the use of any other medication;
A416 Dedicates taxes from medical marijuana to medical research;
A2050 Decriminalizes 15 grams or less of marijuana--imposes civil penalties.

2nd Edition of "CMMNJ Patient Handbook" being developed; get new info to Jim Price.

Facebook deleted pages for 3 NJ ATCs for "violating community standards"; community outraged.  Ken toured Breakwater ATC on 1/22/16; very impressed with the facility.

Upcoming Events:
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
UNGASS 2016, 4/19-21. UN, NYC;
Global Marijuana March Day, 5/7/16 NYC & Rehoboth, DE.
“CMMNJ TV” taping with Mary Lynn Mathre, RN and Mike Krawitz via Skype rescheduled to 3/1/16 at Princeton Community TV Studio, 10 am to 2 pm.
American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) meeting at NJWeedman's "Joint," 322 E. State St., Trenton, NJ, 3/14/16, 7pm to 8:30 pm.
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
CannMed 2016, 4/10-11, Harvard School of Med, Boston (Dr. Mechoulam, et.al.)
Trenton 4/20, 2pm, March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.

Recent events: Free, live streaming "Cannabis Health Summit," 1/23 & 1/24.
Jon Peditto sentenced on 1/29/16 in Toms River to 8 years in prison--supporters demonstrated at the Ocean Co. Courthouse.

Treasury report: Checking: $2335; PayPal: $3650. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

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:





Facebook Shuts Down Medical Marijuana Pages In New Jersey
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/02/03/facebook-shuts-down-medical-marijuana-pages-in-new-jersey/

Why Facebook deleted New Jersey's medical marijuana pages
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2016/0204/Why-Facebook-deleted-New-Jersey-s-medical-marijuana-pages

Facebook restores 2 N.J. medical marijuana pages, without pics and prices
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/02/facebook_restores_one_nj_medical_marijuana_page_sa.html

Christie: No apologies to family who left N.J. for sick child's medical marijuana
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/02/christie_no_apologies_to_nj_family_who_moved_to_de.html

Should more N.J. patients be allowed to get medical marijuana?
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/02/patients_advocates_blast_short_disease_list_in_med.html

Philly420: Marijuana reform bills greet Gov. Chris Christie
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/philly420/Marijuana_reform_bills_greet_Chris_Christie.html#57RACt2OKdPr4E5l.99

Philly420: Very different outcomes to growing pot, and getting caught, in Pa. and N.J.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Very_different_outcomes_to_growing_pot_and_getting_caught_in_Pa_and_NJ.html#YSckXupamfYCGl1K.99

Patient Advocates Bring Medical Cannabis Issues to United Nations
http://nationalpainreport.com/patient-advocates-bring-medical-cannabis-issues-to-united-nations-8829552.html

War on Drugs Takes Center Stage at UN as Global Leaders and International Activists Assemble in NY
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hannah-hetzer/war-on-drugs-takes-center_b_9251950.html?1455717545

HELP NOT HANDCUFFS FOUNDER APPEARS BEFORE UNITED NATIONS
http://asburyparksun.com/help-not-handcuffs-founder-appears-before-united-nations/

THOMPSON: State shouldn’t fund drug war expansion
http://www.app.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/02/25/war-drugs-thompson/80940644/

NJWeedman: It’s time for religious diversity on Supreme Court
http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20160221/njweedman-its-time-for-religious-diversity-on-supreme-court

Freedom Leaf
https://issuu.com/freedomleaf/docs/freedomleafissue12sm?e=19776705%2F33177858

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CMMNJ February 9, 2016 Meeting Agenda



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #2
Tuesday, February 9, 2016  
7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve January 2016 minutes. All 2016 meetings are in Room #2, not #3. Discuss:

1/12/16 was the start of a new, 2-year legislative session in NJ. New marijuana bill numbers:
S2898--To add PTSD as a qualifying condition for marijuana therapy--now A457
S3162--To ensure workplace protections for medical marijuana patients--now A2482
S1896--To legalize marijuana and provide for sales and home cultivation--now A2068
A1129--"Right to Farm" marijuana for medical use--now A2116
S1169--Medical Marijuana is equivalent to the use of any other medication--now A861          
A1730--Dedicates taxes from medical marijuana to medical research--now A416
A218--Decriminalizes 15 grams or less of marijuana, imposes civil penalties--now A2050

Noelle Skodzinski, Editor, Cannabis Business Times in NJ Monthly.

Upcoming Events: Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.
4/20, UNGASS 2016.
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16 (a city near you).
“CMMNJ TV” taping with Mary Lynn Mathre, RN and Mike Krawitz via Skype rescheduled to 3/1/16 at Princeton Community TV Studio, 10 am to 2 pm.
(See "CMMNJ TV" on Comcast Ch. 30 & FIOS Ch. 45--T 10pm & Th 10:30am.)
American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) meeting at NJWeedman's "Joint," 322 E. State St., Trenton, NJ, 3/14/16, 7pm to 8:30 pm.

Recent events: Free, live streaming "Cannabis Health Summit," 1/23 & 1/24.
Jon Peditto sentenced on 1/29/16 in Toms River to 8 years in prison--supporters demonstrated at the Ocean Co. Courthouse.

Treasury report: Checking: $2335; PayPal: $3650. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., 08648. 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 
January 12, 2016

December 2015 minutes OK'd. Note change from Room #3 to Room #2 for 2016 meetings. Discuss:

Today, 1/12/16 is the start of a new, 2-year legislative session in NJ.

CMMNJ testified at the Senate Health Committee on 12/21/15 on S3162, to ensure workplace protections for medical marijuana patients (it was released from committee); and on S2898, to authorize medical marijuana for patients with PTSD (discussed but not voted on). Chairman Vitale said S2898 would pass out of committee later. The new bill number is A457. S1896 will be rewritten with NJUMR with more explicit protections for recreational marijuana users.

CMMNJ has 72 copies of the Winter 2015/16 issue of O'Shaughnessy's. beyondthc.com

Gov. Christie signed A4587 on 11/9 to require schools to permit oral marijuana use by qualified patients, but the Barbour lawsuit continues so that nurses can administer it.

New York opened their medicinal marijuana program on 1/7/16 with 71 patients and an MD registry of 174 docs, and 8 of 20 dispensaries open; no smoking allowed!

CMMNJ Year End Report for 2015 was published; detailed account/audit of finances sent to Board members.

Diane Fornbacher resigned from the CMMNJ Board.

Upcoming Events: NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.
Jon Peditto sentencing January 2016, Toms River--faces 10 year minimum (he was very pleased to get the $200 and the letter from NJWeedman's 420 POW fundraiser on 12/20).
“CMMNJ TV” taping 1/19/16 at Princeton Community TV Studio, 10 am to 2 pm; Mary Lynn Mathre, RN scheduled to appear by Skype.
Free, live streaming "Cannabis Health Summit," 1/23 & 1/24; http://cannabishealthsummit.com/
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.

Treasury report: Checking: $2335; PayPal: $3650. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

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:




It's time for N.J. to fully embrace medical marijuana | Opinion
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/01/nj_needs_to_embrace_medical_marijuana_opinion.html

First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in New York Open
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/nyregion/first-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-in-new-york-are-poised-to-open.html?emc=edit_tnt_20160107&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y

Cannabis for posttraumatic stress disorder: A neurobiological approach to treatment
http://journals.lww.com/tnpj/Fulltext/2016/01000/Cannabis_for_posttraumatic_stress_disorder__A.6.aspx#

Reefer rap on the docket
http://www.app.com/story/news/2016/01/11/reefer-rap-on-the-docket-jon-peditto/78530484/

Cannabis Business Times
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/

Philly420: Pennsylvania Medical Society misdiagnosing medical marijuana
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Pennsylvania_Medical_Society_mis-diagnosing_medical_marijuana.html#s1cT3KSCY1R3uWkH.99

Jim McMahon using medical marijuana, now off narcotic painkillers
http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/01/super_bowl_xx_hero_jim_mcmahon_uses_medical_mariju.html

Jersey gets a C for its medical marijuana program
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160129_Jersey_gets_a__quot_C_quot__for_its_medical_marijuana_program.html#8zmfxd3Wc1oq7LLg.99

N.J. man sent to prison for growing 17 marijuana plants
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2016/01/man_sent_to_prison_for_growing_17_marijuana_plants.html

The Time Has Come for an Evidence-Based Cannabis Policy in the US, with NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano
https://thelucidplanet.com/a-scientific-approach-to-cannabis-policy-in-america-a-discussion-with-norml-deputy-director-paul-armentano/

The Big Money Fighting Legal Pot - Follow the Money #7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP_ofyRzeag

Courts are forcing marijuana users to get drug treatment they probably don’t need
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/14/courts-are-forcing-marijuana-users-to-get-drug-treatment-they-probably-dont-need/

SativaCross Ignorance Is No Excuse Show 2/1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcnl8ToKi7I

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Senate Health Committee: Add PTSD to NJ's Marijuana Program



Testimony to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
In support of S2898  
(Authorizes medical marijuana for qualifying patients with post-traumatic stress disorder)
December 21, 2015 

Access to marijuana therapy for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is literally a matter of life or death.

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 22 veterans commit suicide each day* because PTSD is so poorly managed by traditional pharmaceuticals. Yet the VA continues to forbid even clinical trials of marijuana for our veterans.  Israeli Defense Force veterans, by contrast, who suffer from PTSD do have safe and legal access to marijuana therapy, and marijuana shows great promise in the treatment of this disorder. There is a large and growing body of evidence of marijuana’s effectiveness for PTSD.

Currently, 11 of the 23 states that allow medical marijuana include PTSD as a qualifying condition, but not New Jersey. 

Our veterans deserve the finest medical care available—indeed, all New Jersey residents do—even if that care includes marijuana.  In most of the U.S., no veteran, even one whose PTSD has been resistive to all known treatment, qualifies for marijuana therapy.  They do not even qualify for a clinical trial of medical marijuana.  In fact, no clinical trial of marijuana for PTSD has ever been done in the U.S. because of federal resistance.

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana –New Jersey (CMMNJ) is committed to efforts to add PTSD and other mental and emotional conditions to the New Jersey’s list of qualifying conditions as soon as possible.

Additionally, CMMNJ calls for the immediate start of case studies of medical marijuana involving one or more veterans—as well as non-veterans--with PTSD.  Licensed physicians can supervise these studies and submit summaries of the participants’ medical records before, during and after the studies.  The studies should be conducted with marijuana supplied by the State of New Jersey to qualified participants. 

It promotes nothing but useless pain to say more study is needed and then do nothing about the lack of studies. 

We owe these veterans no less.  Parades are one thing, but let’s work to actually help these vets.

Eventually PTSD will be a qualifying condition in New Jersey. The question is how long will veterans have to wait for effective medical treatment?  How many more suicides will it take before the state takes action on their behalf?

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director
Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.  www.cmmnj.org
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com

I am a registered nurse and I have practiced as an RN in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 39 years.  I have a master’s degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University.

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization whose mission is to educate the public about medical marijuana.  

*US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, “VA Issues New Report on Suicide Data” February 1, 2013 http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2427

Research supporting use of cannabis to treat symptoms of PTSD

1.    Mashiah M, “Medical Cannabis as Treatment for Chronic Combat PTSD: Promising Results in an Open Pilot Study” Abarbanel Mental Hospital, Israel presented at Patients out of Time Conference, Tuscon (2012)
2.    Passie T, Emrich H, Karst M, Brandt, Halpern J, “Mitigation of post-traumatic stress symptom byCannabis resin: A review of the clinical and neurobiological evidence” Drug Testing and Analysis  (2012) 649-659
3.    Fraser G, “The Use of a Synthetic Cannabinoid in the Management of Treatment-Resistant Nightmares in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics 15 (2009) 84-88
4.    Pacher P, Baktaim Kunos G “The Endocannabinoid System as an Emerging Target of Pharmacotherapy” Laboratory of Physiologic Studies, National Institute of Alcohol and Alcoholism,  National Institutes of Health (2006) 58 389-462
5.    Ware M, Wang T, Shapiro S, Robinson A Ducruet T, Huynh T, Gamsa A, Bennett G, Collet J-P“Smoked cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized controlled trial” Canadian Medical Association Journal (2010) 182(14)
6.    Abrams DI, Couey P, Shade SB, Kelly ME, Benowitz NL “Cannabinoid-Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain” Nature Publishing Group (2011) 90(6) 844-851
7.    Fusar-Poli P et al., “Distinct effects of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on neural activation during emotional processing”, Archives of General Psychiatry (2009) 66: 95-105
8.    Chhatwal JP et al., “Functional interactions between endocannabinoid and CCK neurotransmitter systems may be critical for extinction learning”, Neuropsychopharmacology (2009) 34: 509-521
9.    Chhatwal JP et al., “Enhancing cannabinoid neurotransmission augments the extinction of conditioned fear”, Neuropsychopharmacology (2005) 30: 516-524
10.  Lin HC et al., “Effects of intra-amygdala infusion of CB1 receptor agonists on the reconsolidation of fear-potentiated startle”, Learning & Memory (2006) 13: 316-321,
11.  Pamplona FA et al., “The cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2 facilitates the extinction of contextual fear memory and spatial memory in rats”, Psychopharmacology (Berlin) 188: 641-649, 2006
12.  Resstel LB et al., “5-HT receptors are involved in the cannabidiol-induced attenuation of behavioural and cardiovascular responses to acute restraint stress in rats” British Journal of Pharmacology (2009) 156: 181-189