Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CMMNJ February 2014 Public Meeting Minutes

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
February 11, 2014

CMMNJ‘s Op Ed endorses legalization of marijuana in NJ to best meet patients’ needs.  State Sen. Scutari to introduce marijuana legalization legislation. CMMNJ wants the bill to include Home Cultivation, specific workplace protection, and making DUI’s a function of Field Sobriety Tests—with videotape--and not some arbitrary blood or urine limit.

Medical refugees fleeing the state--Wilsons, Fornbachers, others.

Press Conference in support of medical marijuana will be held on Thursday, 2/27/14 at 11 am in the Trenton Statehouse, Assembly Room 109.  CMMNJ urges supporters to attend.

Appellate Court: DOH must produce MMP reports within 45 days (2/27/14). The Court rejected tort claims and complaints re: regulations.

S1220/A765: (allows organ transplants for medical marijuana patients), & A4537: (OK’s OOS ID cards and medical marijuana) must be reintroduced in the new legislative session.

Upcoming Events:
-NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 3/10/14 at 7 pm.
-Sentencing of Don DeZarn 3/26/14: guilty in federal court of marijuana possession.
-Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, 4/4 – 4/6/14. CMMNJ has table & talk.
-4/20 Rally at the Trenton Statehouse at 4:20 pm (following march from the Train Station).
-ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, April 5 – 7th, Mayflower Hotel in D.C.
-Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.
-Celebration of 11th Anniversary of CMMNJ in March 2014?

Recent events: Gov. Cuomo endorses medical marijuana in NY. British TV meets CMMNJ.
Legislative hearing in Harrisburg, PA on medical marijuana bill, S1182 on 1/28/14.

Treasury report: Checking: $3694; PayPal: $3707. CMMNJ Hoodies for sale--$25.  CMMNJ renewed at $72/6 months.

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

Next open, public meeting will be on March 11, 2014 at 7pm at the Mercer County Library, Lawrence Twp., 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Rt. 1) 609.882.9246 All are welcome.  (Meeting at the library does not imply Mercer County's endorsement of our issue.)

More info:
Ken Wolski, RN
Executive Director
Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey, Inc.

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

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