Thursday, July 29, 2010

CMMNJ August 10, 2010 Meeting Agenda



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda
Lawrence Twp. Library (Mercer County) Room #3
Tuesday, August 10, 2010; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. Approve June 2010 minutes. Discuss:

On 7/23/10, Rutgers University declined the request from the Christie administration to be the sole producer of NJ’s medical marijuana. Doing so might jeopardize millions in federal funding, the dean of the biological school said. See CMMNJ’s press releases and media comments.

In June, Christie signed a 90-day delay in implementing the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. This law does not need any more delays or trial balloons. The DHSS will tightly regulate the ATCs. Highly qualified private citizens are ready to take on the risks in order to serve patients. The medical marijuana law should be implemented as it is written without further delay. Strategy session. Funding for media blitz? Faces of ATC operators?

Pardon update on MS patient John Wilson who’s appealing a 5-yr. medical marijuana sentence.

Upcoming CMMNJ events: Dingbatz club in Clifton, NJ, 7/31/10, 8pm–12 MN; Rittenhouse Square Concert Series 8/6, 8/13 & 8/20; Stakeholders Meeting with ASA’s Steph Sherer 8/21 10-4PM at the NJ State Museum Auditorium, Trenton; $20 admission; NORML conference, Portland, OR 9/9-11. Boston Freedom Rally 9/18. NJ League of Municipalities conference, Atlantic City 11/15-18/10. Volunteers needed for all events.

Treasury report: Checking: $4,370.50; PayPal: $1975.89. Tax-deductible donations to CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity may be made through Paypal on our web site, or send a check made out to “CMMNJ” to the address below. Get a free t-shirt for a donation above $15—specify size.

CMMNJ’s scheduled meetings are the second Tuesday of each 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 ohamkrw@aol.com www.cmmnj.org




Monthly Public Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, July 13 2010; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lawrence Twp. Library, Mercer County, NJ

7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. June 2010 minutes approved. Discussion:

The NJ Senate and Assembly approved a 90-day delay in implementing the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, which was scheduled to take effect July 1, 2010. CMMNJ held a rally & press conference to oppose the delay on 6/17 in Jersey City. More amendments to come? See NBC coverage of the issue. Send a pre-written letter to your NJ legislator today opposing the R.U./NJCTH plan and any more changes to the law. CMMNJ received a reply from DHSS & Chris spoke with Dr. Walsh from DHSS today re: NJCTH getting access while CMMNJ is denied access. CMMNJ’s supporters are asked to tell NJ state officials to implement the law as written. Diane Forrnbacher is coordinating Patients Advisory Group. Svet Milic, Peter Rosenfeld & Frank Fulbrook are coordinating the ATC Advisory Board. CMMNJ Board mtng. to be scheduled.

Report from Jahan Marcu, a cannabinoid researcher from Temple U. School of Medicine re: THC eliminating cancer tumors.

Upcoming CMMNJ events: Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, 7/31/10, 8pm–12 MN; Rittenhouse Square Concert Series 8/11, 8/18 & 8/25, 7 – 9 PM each night; Stakeholders Meeting with ASA’s Steph Sherer 8/21 10-4PM at the NJ State Museum Auditorium, Trenton; NJ League of Municipalities conference, Atlantic City, 11/15-18/10.

Treasury report: Checking: $4,387.71; PayPal: $2,017.43.

CMMNJ’s scheduled meetings are the second Tuesday of each 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
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618 (609) 394-2137

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