Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CMMNJ December 2009 Agenda

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda
Lawrence Township Library
Tuesday, December 8, 2009; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. Approve minutes. Discuss:

 NJ Assembly expected to vote on the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act on January 7 or 11, 2010. Amendments to the bill are expected to be worked on 12/7/09. Tell your legislators that you want the Senate version of the bill to pass into law. See CMMNJ’s recent blog for talking points—but tell your story in your own words. NJ State Nurses Assn. & others are supporting the bill. See: Courier Post column from 11/30.

 Support multiple sclerosis (MS) patient John Wilson, who faces 20 years in prison for growing marijuana to treat his MS. Wilson was forbidden by the judge to even mention his medical condition during the upcoming trial, scheduled to start 12/14. Join the rally 12/14/09 at the Somerville Court House. State Senators urge Gov. Corzine to pardon him. Send your own e-mail to the governor. DOJ memo: Federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients to end. See News 4 New York story (11/30). See Wall Street Journal article from 12/1/09.

 The American Medical Association (AMA) voted 11/10 to reverse its long-held position that marijuana be retained as a Schedule I substance with no medical value. GUSCIORA APPLAUDS AMA POLICY SHIFT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

 CMMNJ’s only scheduled event in December: Mon., 12/14, 8:30 AM – 12 Noon John Wilson Rally at Somerset Co. Court House, Somerville, NJ to support John Wilson, followed by a fundraiser luncheon at the nearby East Star Buffet.

 CMMNJ recently appeared at: 11/7, Skidfest, U. of Delaware, Newark, DE; 11/8, Larry Kane's "Voice of Reason;" 11/16 – 19, League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City; 11/21, Medical Marijuana Info Seminar, Collingswood Public Library; 12/2, PA House of Reps. Medical Marijuana Hearing, Harrisburg, PA.

 See Ken’s Facebook page & Facebook Friends of CMMNJ!

 Treasury report: Current balances: Checking: $3846.01; PayPal: $695.51. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) organization, to fund public education about medical marijuana. Donations may be made securely through Paypal or checks made out to “CMMNJ” and sent to the address below. Get a free t-shirt for a donation above $15—specify size. Thank you for your support.

Scheduled meetings are Dec. 8, 2009 & Jan. 12, 2010. CMMNJ meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Lawrence Twp. Library from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. All are welcome. Snacks are served. The library is at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246. (Meeting at the library does not imply their endorsement of our issue.) For more info, contact:

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA
Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-2137

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