Monday, May 20, 2013

CMMNJ May 14, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

7:00 PM: Meeting called to order. April 2013 minutes approved. Discussion:

Upcoming Events: 
Cheryl Miller Memorial in Trenton on Friday, June 7 from 11am to 3pm—Press Conference at the State House & march to Health Dept. for a rally. More on Facebook:
Gay Pride Parade, Asbury Park, 6/2/13, noon to 7 pm; 
Green Fair, Bordentown, NJ, Sat., 6/8/13;
CMMNJ fundraiser, “The Pop Shop,” 6/12/13, 8am to 9pm, 729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood 856-869-0111, (mention CMMNJ to your server), more at:
D.C.: Silver Tour Lobby Day: First Ever Senior Marijuana Rally In Nation's Capitol, June 17. Great 28 minute video, “Should Grandma Smoke Pot?” at:

NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program: DOH promises to open ATCs in Egg Harbor Twp., and Woodbridge by Sept. but these facilities still await DOH permits to grow marijuana. The lawsuit against DOH for failure to implement the MMP is progressing; oral arguments expected in late May. Only about 150 patients have received medical marijuana in NJ in 4th year of the program.

Recent events: 
Spreading the word at MS Walks, Newtown, PA & Ocean City, NJ; 
"Medical Marijuana Update," NJ Case Management Society, Woodbridge Hilton, 4/17/13; 
“The Science of Marijuana,” Ramapo College, 4/4/13 with Dr. Jahan Marcu; 
NORML NJ meeting 5/13, The Ale House, New Brunswick;
Radio interviews on WFAN with Bob Salter; 
CMMNJ Board of Directors meeting 5/2/13.

Treasury report: Current finances: Checking account: $4127; PayPal account: $3830. Billboard campaign on Facebook raised over $500:

Next CMMNJ meeting: 6/11/13, 7 - 9 PM, Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, 08648. 

More info: 
Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director
Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey, Inc., 
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618 
(609) 394-2137

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: 

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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for May 14, 2013

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #2
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

7:00 PM:  Call meeting to order.   Approve April 2013 minutes.  Discuss:

NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program: DOH promises to open ATCs in Egg Harbor Twp., and Woodbridge by September.

The lawsuit against DOH for failure to implement the MMP is progressing; oral arguments expected in late May.

Recent events: Spreading the word at MS Walks.  "Medical Marijuana Update: New Jersey's program, the law and the science," NJ Case Management Society, Woodbridge Hilton, 4/17/13, (2 CEU’s awarded to over 100 RNs). “The Science of Marijuana” Ramapo College, 4/4/13 with Dr. Jahan Marcu. NORML NJ meeting 5/13, New Brunswick.  Radio interview on WFAN with Bob Salter 4/7/13.  CMMNJ Board of Directors meeting 5/2/13.

Upcoming Events: Gay Pride Parade, Asbury Park, 6/2/13 Noon to 7 pm (volunteers needed); CMMNJ fundraiser on 6/12/13 8am to 9pm at the Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood 856-869-0111 • (15% of your bill goes to CMMNJ if you mention the fundraiser to your server).  Green Fair on Sat., 6/8/13 in Bordentown, NJ.

Treasury report: Current finances: Checking account: $4127; PayPal account: $3830 .  Billboard campaign on Facebook.

CMMNJ meetings are the second Tues. of each month, 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, 08648. (Meeting at the library does not imply endorsement of our issue.)

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey, Inc., 219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618   (609) 394-2137 

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

More empty promises on medical marijuana in NJ?

Christie proposes $1.6M for medical-marijuana program

Up in smoke: Years after being approved, resident says NJ Medical Marijuana Program a ‘scam’

New hope for Jersey's stunted medical pot program

S. Jersey's first medical marijuana facility nears launch date

'Cruel Bureaucracy' of Medical Marijuana Law Forces Sick, Frustrated Patients to Find Another Way

Collingswood commissioner event. Medical marijuana at minute 57:

Two more N.J. marijuana dispensaries may open

State's Third Medical Marijuana Center to Open in Woodbridge Come September

Aspiring medical pot grower in Woodbridge passes financial and background checks

NJ Marijuana Dispensary Draws Strong Opinions: A Model for Others, or ‘Pretty Dysfunctional’?

Does Medical Marijuana Work? The Experts Are Divided

Joseph D’Souza’s Trial

What would Cheryl do?  Medical marijuana and MS

Medicinal marijuana facility in Egg Harbor Township expects to open in September


Fox News Poll: Nationwide Support For Medical Marijuana Legalization At All Time High

Decriminalization: The first step to truly legal marijuana

42 Seconds: Pot Legalization and Marijuana Reform | Dan Savage: American!

Marijuana Policy and Presidential Leadership: How to Avoid a Federal-State Train Wreck

Anything Technologies Media Focuses On Major Medical Marijuana Opportunity for 2013

'NJ Weedman' busted again

JEFF EDELSTEIN: Marijuana laws in NJ under Chris Christie make the Weedman see double

NJ Weedman Hoping for Change in NJ Marijuana Laws [AUDIO/POLL]

'N.J. Weedman' publishes legal motion to help people arrested for marijuana possession

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

As Cuomo evolves on medical marijuana, Savino urges him to hurry up

Patients can't wait years for marijuana dispensaries

The endocannabinoid-CB receptor system: Importance for development and in pediatric disease.

ASA:  Off to the U.S. Supreme Court we go


Dr. Sue Sisley Talks About Medical Marijuana, PTSD and Scientific Freedom

Cannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: Preliminary findings

Why U.S. Vets Are Fighting for Medical Marijuana

Maryland Gov. O’Malley Signs Medical Marijuana Law

10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded

Cannabinoids in Clinical Practice

Medical Marijuana and MS: One Woman's Story,Pt 1.

Medical Marijuana Activism & Parenting: Risky Business

Medical Marijuana and MS; National MS Society

Organizers Of L.I. Summit Say FDA Should Decide Merits Of Medical Marijuana, Not States

Educational and other videos on cannabis