Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CMMNJ January 2011 Meeting Minutes & update

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, January 11, 2011; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

DHSS publishes revised rules for the Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP). New rules are still objectionable; Senate Health Committee to conduct public hearing on these rules on Thurs., 1/20/11 at the State House Annex at 1:00 PM. The Senate Health Committee will also conduct a hearing on the Board of Medical Examiners’ proposed rules. CMMNJ plans State House press conference prior to hearing. Please come to show support and testify—public testimony is welcome. Watch the www.cmmnj.org web site or Facebook for details.

DHSS publishes Request for Applications to run Alternative Treatment Centers. Applications must be in by 2/14/11 (before the end of the public comment period! See below.)

Association of Safe Access Providers, NJ (ASAP NJ), contact marianne.bays@gmail.com

69 NJ MDs have registered with the DHSS; 0.002% of NJ’s 30,000 MDs with current CDS registration. Will the public have access to this list of MDs who’ve registered for the MMP?

New public comment period ends 4/23/11. Submit written comments on the proposed DHSS rules, by regular mail, postmarked by April 23, 2011 to: Devon L. Graf, Director, Office of Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Office of the Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, PO Box 360 Trenton, NJ 08625-0360.

Upcoming CMMNJ events: PhillyNORML Fundraiser at the Kung Fu Necktie, 1/20/11 at 8:30 PM, $10 at the door; Stone Pony, Asbury Park, 4-day music event with the Bouncing Souls, Feb. 9 – 12. Volunteers needed at 6PM each night. CMMNJ web site revamp in progress for $1000--donations needed to offset costs. ASA f/u conf. call re: Stakeholder’s Mtng, or new ASA event? CMMNJ has a meeting scheduled with DCA Director Calcagni re: rescheduling marijuana in NJ.

Treasury report: Checking: $5,385; PayPal: $3,247. 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.

The next CMMNJ meeting will be Tues., 2/8/11, at the Lawrence Library Room #1 from 7PM to 9PM. For info, contact: Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, 219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618
(609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com www.cmmnj.org info@cmmnj.org

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