Wednesday, November 5, 2014

CMMNJ October Minutes

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
October 9, 2014 

There will NOT be a November CMMNJ meeting at the library due to Veterans Day holiday.

September 2014 minutes approved.

CMMNJ TV--tapings at Princeton TV Studio continue; next taping will be 11/4/14.  Josh Gilbert (Director of documentary, “AKA Tommy Chong”) is scheduled to appear along with Ed (NJWeedman) Forchion, and Ed Hannaman, Esq.

Jim Price is developing a Patient’s Handbook for CMMNJ.  (Ed to see if we can accept ads.)

CMMNJ Op Eds: “The elderly and medical marijuana,” Courier-Post, 9/17.  "Opinion: Legal marijuana use for adults - a smart idea" Times of Trenton, 11/2.

Ed H.’s medical marijuana regulatory changes (Petition for Rulemaking) mailed to DOH today.  

Don DeZarn fights for medical marijuana workplace protection at Princeton University.

NJ bills: A3726 (PTSD); A3525/S2312 (MMP fix); S1896/A3094 (legalize); A218 (decrim).

Upcoming Events: Medical Marijuana patient Chris Donahue trial, 10/21/14, Doylestown, PA.
Legalize Marijuana Rally (NJ Cannabis Conference) in Trenton, 10/18/14; Jennie Stormes to leave for Colorado (medical marijuana refugee) the next day, 10/19.
Demonstrations continue each Thursday at the Statehouse 11am–1pm.
Kevin Sabet talks about marijuana at Glassboro, NJ on 10/30/14, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Kane Dickerson starting a Rowan U. Coalition for Medical Marijuana group (RUCMM).

Recent events: 
 “Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine,” PA State Nurses Assn., 9/18/14, DeSales University.
 “Ignorance is No Excuse” tour distributes the MMP A.G. guidelines to local P.D.’s.

Treasury report: Checking: $3778; PayPal: $3583. CMMNJ is selling hand-rolled hemp bracelets/necklaces from Romania @ $3 each or 2/$5.

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

COMMENTARY: The elderly and medical marijuana

How Two Convicted Criminals Got Philadelphia to Decriminalize Weed

Remembering a giant advocate for many causes

RIP Bill Buckman: Ladybud Attorney, NJ NORML Board Member & Celebrated Civil Rights Activist

Celebrated Civil Rights Attorney and Marijuana Activist Dead at 61

Marijuana saps initiative - and referendum; so does Chris Christie (Mulshine)

Alaska Becomes the Fourth State to Legalize Marijuana  

Opinion: Legal marijuana use for adults - a smart idea

Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine

Philly420: Cannabis candies for Trick-or-Treat? Unlikely

Weed People: Chris Goldstein

NORML, Feds Agree On Benefits Of Cannabis

Schedule I Hearing Concludes; Judge’s Ruling Expected In December

Cannabis Conundrum: Parents Question NJ's Medical Pot Policies

Marijuana: 250 protest N.J. laws, and some light up

Photos from the Legalize Marijuana March in Trenton

POLL: Should marijuana be legalized in New Jersey? 

New Jersey marijuana rally to be the last attended by Hope Township mother

2016: When Republican presidential candidates will finally take drug policy reform seriously