Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda February 2014

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM 

Approve January 2014 minutes.  Discuss:

CMMNJ‘s Op Ed endorses legalization of marijuana in NJ to best meet patients’ needs.  State Senator Nicholas Scutari says he’ll introduce marijuana legalization legislation.

Appellate Court: DOH must produce MMP reports within 45 days (from 1/13/14). The Court rejected tort claims and complaints re: regulations.

S1220/A765: (medical marijuana equivalent to any other medicine; allows organ transplants) Passed Senate and Assembly; 1/21/2014 Pocket Veto – Bill died when not Acted on by Gov. Christie at end of Legislative Session.  A4537: (OOS ID cards and medical marijuana) Passed Assembly; Gov. Christie’s threatened veto stopped Senate hearing. Bills must be

Upcoming Events: NORML NJ mtng. at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 2/10/14 at 7 pm.
Sentencing of Chris Goldstein & Don DeZarn: guilty in federal court of marijuana possession.
Joys of Hemp Expo, Embassy Suites Piscataway, NJ, 4/4 – 4/6.
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.

Recent events: Gov. Cuomo endorses medical marijuana in NY.
British TV meets CMMNJ.
Legislative hearing in Harrisburg, PA on medical marijuana bill, S 1182, on 1/28/14.

Treasury report: Checking: $3694; PayPal: $3707. Billboard campaign continues--Super Bowl?

CMMNJ's 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 Mercer County’s 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, 
January 14, 2013

CMMNJ Board has endorsed legalization of marijuana in NJ due to dysfunction of MMP. Op Ed, Press Conference and possible March to DOH planned.

Jim Miller confronted Gov. Christie before the State of the State speech, letting him know we were NOT done expanding the Medicinal Marijuana Program, as the governor insists.  (The gov. was characterized as having a “pea brain clouded by fat in his head.”)

NJ’s Medicinal Marijuana Program: Marijuana is selling for about $400 an ounce at the ATC’s.  Quality problems persist from CCF in Egg Harbor.  The Appellate Court said on 1/13/14 that the DOH must produce the MMP reports required by the law. Other issues were rejected.

John Wilson nears the end of 2-years probation (inc. forced attendance at Narcotics Anonymous Mtngs.) following his incarceration, for treating his MS with home-grown marijuana.

Colleen Begley faces 5 years of probation for providing medical marijuana to patients.

Mike Whiter, veteran with PTSD, pled guilty to marijuana possession in federal court; fined.

The federal marijuana possession cases of Chris Goldstein and Don DeZarn are upcoming.

Await governor’s action on S1220: (medical marijuana is the equivalent of any other prescribed medication).  A4537: Gov. Christie threatens veto of A4537 which will permit NJ patients to possess medical marijuana obtained from other jurisdictions and recognize OOS ID cards.  Sabina Rose Joana died on Dec 2, 2013, a 15 month old NJ resident with Dravet Syndrome as her parents could not obtain high CBD medical marijuana for her.

Since CMMNJ's web site has greatly improved with regular updates from Jim Price, we should take every opportunity to promote our web site on all our posts. Great job, Jim.

“Joys of Hemp” Expo April 4-6, Piscataway.  Volunteers needed for CMMNJ booth.

NORMLNJ mtngs. resume 2nd Mon. of each month at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton, 7 pm.

Patients Out of Time Conference, May 8 – 10, Portland, Oregon.

Treasury report: Checking: $3789; PayPal: $3707. Billboard campaign continues.

Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Opinion: N.J. should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana

New Jersey Senator Announces Legislation to Legalize Cannabis

Poll: More in NJ want pot than online gambling

The case for legalizing recreational pot in NJ

Legally Medicating With Cannabis Around The SuperBowl

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

Pa. nurses group backs medical marijuana

Local debate over legalizing medical marijuana

Medical marijuana hearing was historic for Pennsylvania Legislature

Legalized pot: NJ lawmaker says he will introduce bill

Opinion: How America went to pot

Retired Police Captain demolishes the War on Drugs

New York set to legalise cannabis for medical use

N.J. health department must produce progress report on medical marijuana program, court says

Amick: Medical marijuana pushes Gov. Chris Christie's most sensitive right-wing buttons

Cuomo and Marijuana

Status Report on N.J. Pot Dispensaries Demanded

PA Senate Law and Justice Committee schedules medical marijuana hearing

Reid Indicates His Support for Medical Marijuana

Legal impairment limit for marijuana not expected any time soon in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Dr. Jeffrey S. Pollack / Medical-marijuana program still suffering in N.J.


Legal Marijuana Businesses Should Have Access to Banks, Holder Says

Grandfather becomes a protester for medical marijuana

NJ man in jail for marijuana allowed to leave once a month to go smoke

These 5 pro-marijuana billboards will surround the Super Bowl

NJ Weedman released from jail after judge reconsiders his sentence

Medical Marijuana: A Patient-Driven Initiative

Pennsylvania, New Jersey mothers frustrated with medical marijuana options

Now's the time to tax, regulate and legalize marijuana for personal use in New Jersey

Poll: Four in 10 Support Legalizing Marijuana in NJ [AUDIO] |

A medical marijuana growth industry? Niagara greenhouse hopes bumper crop is at end of Albany maze

Editorial: Don't let Weedman marijuana possession lessons go up in smoke

Mixed Signals: The Administration’s Policy on Marijuana


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