Thursday, August 19, 2010

Agenda for the Medical Marijuana Stakeholders Meeting

Agenda for the Medical Marijuana Stakeholders Meeting
WHO: The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey & Americans for Safe Access
WHAT: Agenda for the “New Jersey Medical Marijuana Stakeholder’s Meeting”
WHEN: Sat., 8/21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm;
WHERE: Meeting is in the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608; free parking in the lot behind the auditorium;
WHY: The meeting is to explain the legislation in New Jersey, to review some current research, and to strategically plan where we go from here.

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey (CMMNJ) is proud to announce that on 8/21/10 a Medical Marijuana Stakeholders Meeting will be held in conjunction with the national patient advocacy organization, Americans for Safe Access (ASA). This event will take place in Trenton, NJ at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The cost to attend the all-day meeting on Saturday is $20, and includes lunch. Pay through PayPal at www.cmmnj.org or at the door. Free parking is available in the lot behind the auditorium.
AGENDA:
10:00 am: Welcome by Ken Wolski, RN
10:10 am – 10:30 am: NJ update by Chris Goldstein
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Steph Sherer and Caren Woodson
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (provided)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Research update by Jahan Marcu
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Steph Sherer and Caren Woodson
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm NORML NJ update and wrap-up
Steph Sherer, Executive Director of ASA, will be the featured presenter at the Stakeholders Meeting. Jahan Marcu, a cannabinoid researcher from Temple University School of Medicine, and a member of the ASA Medical Advisory Board, will discuss his work on cannabinoids eliminating cancer tumors. Caren Woodson, ASA’s Director of Government Affairs, will also give a presentation. Caren played an integral role in the drafting of San Francisco’s ordinance that permits and regulates medical cannabis distribution centers. Also presenting Saturday on the status and details of New Jersey’s medical marijuana law will be CMMNJ’s Ken Wolski RN and Chris Goldstein.


Media passes are available. A brief press conference will be held.
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
About ASA
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA has over 30,000 active members with chapters and affiliates in more than 40 states. ASA protects the rights of cannabis patients.

Americans for Safe Access online: www.safeaccessnow.org
More about medical marijuana in New Jersey at: www.cmmnj.org
Read the full text of NJ's medical marijuana law: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/PL09/307_.HTM

3 comments:

  1. Hello, unfortunately I was unable to make this meeting due to my work schedule but really wanted to. Is there another event like this in the works anytime soon and what is the best way to access the most updated information on legislation etc

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