Wednesday, January 2, 2013

CMMNJ January 8, 2013 Meeting Agenda




Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #2
Tuesday, January 8, 2013; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

7:00 PM:  Call meeting to order.   Approve December 2012 minutes.  Discuss:

CMMNJ’s Year End Report for 2012

NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP): Greenleaf ATC in Montclair, NJ is selling up to ½ ounce of marijuana to registered patients by appointment only.  NJ’s 7% sales tax applies. About 300 ID cards have been purchased from Dept. of Health (DOH) by patients to participate.

The lawsuit against DOH for failure to implement the state’s MMP is progressing and it asks the court to appoint CMMNJ monitor of the program. A court hearing is expected 1/17/13.

Sen. Scutari’s bill, S1977 (to decriminalize 50 grams of marijuana), is not yet scheduled for a committee hearing.  Find community support--outreach to HIV/disability/hospice community.

Upcoming events: CMMNJ’s 10th anniversary party is being planned as a pot luck dinner at Board member Peter Rosenfeld’s house on March 9, 2013 at 6 pm   Save the date.  

Harnessing Our Power for Victory – Americans for Safe Access National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference; February 22nd - 25th; Washington, D.C.

Treasury report: Start the new year with a tax deductible gift to CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity. CMMNJ is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization.  We’ve been here ten years for you.  Use PayPal, or send a check to the address below. Current finances: Checking account: $3405; PayPal account: $3353. 

Schedule of CMMNJ 2013 meetings:  Lawrence Library is not available Feb. and Nov. 2013.  Otherwise in 2013, 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.)  More info:  

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 ohamkrw@aol.com 

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.

 

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes
December 11, 2012  

7:00 PM:  Meeting called to order.   November 2012 minutes approved.  Discussion:

12/6/12 was “Legalization Day” per the Associated Press.  Washington State’s marijuana legalization law went into effect and, coincidentally, Greenleaf ATC in Montclair, NJ sold ½ ounce of marijuana to 20 patients to start NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program.  NJ’s 7% sales tax applied to medical marijuana sales.  The Trenton Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Newark Star Ledger all agreed with CMMNJ that the tax was wrong.  

CMMNJ still sees the MMP as a failure—failing the vast majority of patients in the state who could benefit from it.  Tens of thousands of qualified  patients die every year without getting legal access to marijuana.  Also, if MD’s can recommend drugs off-label, why can’t they do so with marijuana? The lawsuit against DOH for failure to implement the state’s MMP is progressing and it asks the court to appoint CMMNJ monitor of the program. Court hearing is expected 1/17/13.

Sen. Scutari’s bill, S1977 (to decriminalize 50 grams of marijuana), is not yet scheduled for a committee hearing.  Outreach to HIV/disability/hospice community for support?

Colleen Begley’s trial starts today in Mount Holly, NJ.  Send letters of support.

Upcoming events: CMMNJ’s 10th anniversary party in March 2013.  Help plan for this event.  Americans for Safe Access (ASA) plans a National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, “Harnessing Our Power for Victory,” which will be held February 22nd - 25th; Washington, D.C.

Treasury report: December is the season for tax deductible gifts to charities.  CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization.  Please help us to help you.  Use PayPal. Current finances: Checking account: $3230; PayPal account: $3353. 

Lawrence Library is not available Feb. and Nov. 2013.  Otherwise, in 2013, CMMNJ meetings are the second Tues. of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library. 

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 ohamkrw@aol.com 

CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.




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Harnessing Our Power for Victory – Americans for Safe Access National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, taking place February 22nd - 25th at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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