Tuesday, December 22, 2015

CMMNJ Public Meeting Minutes from December 2015

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
December 8, 2015

November 2015 minutes approved.
December meeting was podcast by Sativa Cross.

Historic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to legalize marijuana for adults in NJ, 11/16/15, with NJUMR Press Conference, and Die In at the State House, Trenton.

Gov. Christie signed A4587 on 11/9/15—Requires schools to permit medical marijuana use by qualifying patients.  Barbour lawsuit continues in order to have nurses administer it.

Upcoming Events:
Jon Peditto sentencing 12/23, Toms River--faces 10 year minimum. (Late note: Peditto sentencing was postponed to January 2016.)
Obama: Fire DEA head for calling medical marijuana a joke--over 100,000 agree.
California judge to DEA: Stop interfering with state medical marijuana laws!
Food & clothing drive, "NJ Weedman's Joint" 322 E. State St., Trenton, until 12/19.
Ken to ask Asm. Gusciora if S2898 (PTSD bill) can get a hearing in Senate Health Committee.
2016 CMMNJ meetings will be in Room #2 at the Lawrence Library--no mtngs. April or July of 2016.

Recent events:
“CMMNJ TV” taping 12/1/15 at Princeton Community TV Studio--interviews with Ari Rosmarin from NJ ACLU and Dr. David Nathan from NJUMR.
"Ethical Decisions & Medical Marijuana" TREC Conference, Burlco College, 11/10/15 (2 CEU's).
2015 Reform Conference, 11/18-21/15, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA.
Roland Ramos scheduling events in Newark galleries 11/12 & 11/15.
Thursday Statehouse Podcasts--party marking suspension of regular podcasts on 11/19 after 34 straight weeks (4/2/15 to 11/19/15), rain or shine.
Breakwater ATC opened in Cranbury, NJ on 10/15, making a total of 5 ATCs in NJ.
Compassionate Sciences ATC is offering 20% discount (1/4 oz. for $65).
Legalization Resolution tabled by Trenton City Council on 11/5/15; Voorhees, Camden?

Treasury report: Checking: $2527; PayPal: $3626. Check for $155 sent to Jim Miller for podcast expenses. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7 - 9 PM at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., 08648. 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 ohamkrw@aol.com
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/?fref=ts

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