Monday, September 30, 2013

CMMNJ Hosts Martin A. Lee, Author of Smoke Signals and Acid Dreams

WHO:     Martin A. Lee
WHAT:   Will sign books and discuss "Project CBD"
WHEN:   Monday, September 30, 2013, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: Hamilton, NJ Barnes & Noble
WHY:    To educate the public about the emerging science of medical marijuana

The Coalition for Medical Marijuana—New Jersey (CMMNJ) will host Martin A. Lee, author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific" at the Hamilton, NJ Barnes & Noble, 425 Marketplace Boulevard, Hamilton, NJ on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 7 - 9 pm.

Mr. Lee's "Project CBD" website ( has information about the medical properties of CBD, one of the non-psychoactive components of marijuana/cannabis.  Access to CBD was an issue in recent legislative action in New Jersey, the passage of S2842, which allows more strains of marijuana to be grown in the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program.

"Smoke Signals," is winner of the American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke Award for Excellence in Botanical Literature. It is available in paperback, as an eBook, an audio book and via I-Tunes.

CMMNJ welcomed Mr. Lee with a pizza party on Sunday, Sept. 29, on his arrival in Central Jersey during his Northeast Book Tour. At the party, a local Princeton artist, Peter Stefferson donated an original artwork entitled, “Mary Jane’s High Chair” to raise funds for CMMNJ.  CMMNJ is a 501(c)(3) public charity that has been providing education about the benefits of medical marijuana for the past decade.  For information about “Mary Jane’s High Chair,” a unique, functional artwork, see:

We look forward to seeing you at the Hamilton Barnes & Noble!

For further information, contact: Vanessa Waltz at 505-670-8319 or:

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, Executive Director
Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.
219 Woodside Ave., Trenton, NJ  08618

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CMMNJ Meeting Agenda for September 10, 2013

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda,
Lawrence Township Library, Room #2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM.

Approve August 2013 minutes. Discuss:

S2842, the bill to improve access to medical marijuana, was conditionally vetoed by Gov. Christie on 8/16/13.  The governor insists a pediatrician and psychiatrist OK medical marijuana for minors, but he allows elimination of the 3-strain limit, and allows edibles, but for minors only. The Senate OK’d the governor's changes; the bill awaits a vote by the Assembly.

NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program: Greenleaf ATC reopened with limited access. Egg Harbor ATC to open in September. Woodbridge ATC (CCC of A) given grow permit by DOH.
A hearing in the lawsuit against the DOH is scheduled for Superior Court, Appellate Div., Trenton, 9/18/13 at 10:00 am.

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta endorsed medical marijuana.

Upcoming Events: 
Marijuana Reform Rally: Statehouse, Trenton, NJ, Sun., 9/8/13, 3 pm
Boston Freedom Rally, 9/14 & 15, Boston Commons.
Martin Lee to sign copies of “Smoke Signals” at Hamilton Barnes & Noble 9/30/13, 7 – 9 pm. 
(Benefit dinner with Mr. Lee at Bonnie Waltz’s Princeton home Sunday, 9/29/13, 3-6 pm.)
Candidate’s Night, 9/25/13, 7:30 pm, Fields Center, Princeton U.; The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow—Princeton, NJ Chapter:
"Medical Marijuana: Legislation + Education = Blueprint for Change" NJSNA Convention, 10/9/13, Bally, Atlantic City. CEUs. 
Frank Fulbrook Memorial, 9/6/13, 2:30 pm, Sacred Heart Church, Ferry Ave., Camden.
Ed (NJ Weedman) Forchion, Evesham Court, 9/12/13 11:20 am (Brownie Day).
Amy Doherty, Medford Court, 9/19/13, 11 am, medical marijuana possession cases.
Ewing Community Fest: Sat., 10/5/13, 10 am to 5 pm at TCNJ.
Lawrence Community Day, Sun., 10/6/13, Lawrence Twp., NJ

Recent events:
Slightly Stoopid, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, 8/27. Thanks to our volunteers!

Homegrown Radio (WRNJ) Interview, 8/22/13. 
Smoke Down Prohibition VIII, Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, 8/31/13.

Treasury report: Checking: $4986; PayPal: $3611. Billboard raised $562; campaign continues.

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, (609) 394-2137

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

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


Monthly Public Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, August 13, 2013; 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM
7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. July 2013 minutes approved. Discussion:

Illinois is now the 20th medical marijuana state!

S2842/A4241 a bill to improve access to medical marijuana in NJ is now on Gov. Christie’s desk awaiting action by him by Aug. 19, 2013. Tell Gov. Christie to sign this important bill into law.

NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program: Greenleaf ATC in Montclair has been shut down most of June and all of July. No word from DOH on when Greenleaf will reopen. About 1200 NJ patients with ID cards are on a waiting list. Egg Harbor ATC is scheduled to open in September.

The lawsuit against DOH for failure to implement the MMP is expected in court in September. 
The lawsuit against the Camden Zoning Board for rejecting an ATC is also delayed until Sept.

Upcoming Events: "Kickin' Up Dust Summer 2013" Slightly Stoopid, Stone Pony, 8/27/13.
NORML NJ Marijuana Reform Rally/Don DeZarn Legalize Marijuana Tour, Statehouse, Trenton, 
NJ, Sunday, 9/8/13 3pm:
"Medical Marijuana: Legislation + Education = Blueprint for Change" New Jersey State Nurses 
Association Convention, 10/9/13, Bally, Atlantic City. CEUs. 
Author Martin Lee will sign copies of his book “Smoke Signals” 9/30/13. Benefit dinner?
Candidate’s Night 9/25/13, 7:30 pm, Fields Center, Princeton U.; The Campaign to End the 
New Jim Crow—Princeton, NJ Chapter

Recent events: Lenny Frieling, LEAP, Millburn, NJ, 7/23:
Over 2000 letters were delivered to Gov. Christie at the Statehouse, Trenton, on 8/1.
Mike Miceli—marijuana possession charges dismissed today!

Treasury report: Checking account: $4353; PayPal account: $3611. Billboard campaign raised $562, Larry to look into digital billboard.

More info: Ken Wolski, RN, (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:

Cannabis: The First-Line Medication For Treating Childhood Epilepsy

N.J.'s medical marijuana program a scam on the sick: Editorial

Hope Township mom: More time on kids' medical marijuana bill gives Christie no shot at ignorance

Christie, confronted by Scotch Plains dad, says decision on kid medical pot bill due Friday

Letter: Gov. Chris Christie's regulations strangle N.J. marijuana law

Assemblywoman Stender urges Governor Christie to put policy before politics when visiting Scotch Plains today

Christie seeks changes in New Jersey medical marijuana bill

Governor Chris Christie Eases Access to New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program for Sick 

Dem: Christie To Base Medical Marijuana Decision On ‘How This Is Polling In Iowa’

Christie should sign N.J. medical marijuana bill and save kids: Editorial

SENATE BILL NO. 2842 (First Reprint)

The Incredible Impact of Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Medical Marijuana Special ~ Signpost To New Space - 8-22-13 - Ken Wolski - RN-ED - CMMNJ

Mormon mom wants medical marijuana for her sick son

Massachusetts: The Department of Health Receives 181 Dispensary License Applications

Voice for Camden Frank Fulbrook dies


"Medical Marijuana: Legislation + Education = Blueprint for Change" 
WHERE: The New Jersey State Nurses Association/Institute for Nursing Convention, October 9 -11, 2013, at Bally's Casino & Resort, 1900 Pacific Avenue Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401. MORE INFO: