Tuesday, January 3, 2012

CMMNJ January 2012 Agenda & Dec. Minutes

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3
Tuesday, January 10, 2012; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. Approve November 2011 minutes. Discuss:

January 18, 2012 will be the second anniversary of the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act being signed into law. Press release and State House press conference planned for noon. Still, in NJ, there are no ID cards, no ATCs open and patients are still facing long prison terms.

Four states (CO, RI, WA & VT) petition the feds to reschedule marijuana.

CMMNJ supports FDA-approved study on marijuana for veterans with PTSD; stalled by NIDA. Jim Miller’s efforts to educate congressmen in D.C.

Presentation from marijuanadoctors.com; Marijuana Action Committee proposal to Board.

Upcoming events: ATC hearing Camden City Hall, 1/9/12 at 5:30 pm. Major CMMNJ fund raiser planned for Feb. 24 & 25, 2012. Save the dates! Rally to support Ed (NJWeedman) Forchion at Burlington Co. Court, Mt Holly, April 10, 2012. NORML NJ meeting at 7 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month, Joe’s, Trenton—Feb. meeting on 2/6; fundraiser 2/11. Seventh National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, 4/26-28/12, Tucson, AZ.

Recent events: Colleen Begley pre-trial motions 12/15/11 in Burlco Superior Court. Upper Freehold Township attempts to ban ATCs with ordinance, 12/15/11.

Treasury report: Checking: $3424; PayPal: $3072. Make a tax-deductible donation to CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Use Paypal on our web site, or send a check to "CMMNJ" to the address below. Get a free t-shirt for a donation above $15—specify size.

CMMNJ meetings are the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., Tel. #609.882.9246. All are welcome. (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, December 13, 2011; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. October 2011 minutes approved. Discussion:

NJDHSS adopts rules for Medicinal Marijuana Program essentially without changes, despite voluminous comments and suggestions for a more workable program (low THC content, unpopular MD registry, no new conditions for years to come, etc.) (Only changes come from BME’s proposed rules.) Legislators have lost their resolve to invalidate at least some of the more onerous rules from the Heath Dept. (NJDHSS). CMMNJ supports NJ’s decrim bill.

Chris Goldstein gave a brief presentation on Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Philly. Chris proposes a Marijuana Action Committee with a budget and monthly actions. Board awaits proposal.

Groups in N.J. given OK to sell medical marijuana are having trouble gaining local approval

Frank Fulbrook gave a presentation on his upcoming meeting with the Camden Co. Zoning Board for ATC approval in that community. The meeting will be on Mon., 1/9/12 at 5:30 pm at Camden City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd floor. Supporters are encouraged to attend.

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL: MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION; Overwhelming support for medical use. Chris spoke with pollsters: At 86% approval, nothing has ever polled as high as medical marijuana in NJ!

Re: Marijuana may help PTSD. Why won’t the government find out for sure? Jim Miller educated congressmen in D.C. and will go again 12/20; CMMNJ to defray travel expenses.

Upcoming events: Major CMMNJ fund raiser planned for Feb. 24 & 25, 2012. Save the dates. Rally to support medical marijuana patient Ed Forchion Burlington Co. Superior Court, Mt. Holly, April 10, 2012. The trial of Colleen Begley and John Wilson’s Supreme Court appeal.

Treasury report: Checking: $3496; PayPal: $3072.

Ken Wolski, RN, Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey
(609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com www.cmmnj.org

1 comment:

  1. The ATC hearing scheduled for Camden City Hall, 1/9/12 at 5:30 pm has been postponed. The hearing has been rescheduled for Monday, February 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Camden City Hall.