Wednesday, June 8, 2016

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for June 14, 2016



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library 
Room #2
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  
7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve May 2016 minutes. Discuss:

No CMMNJ public meeting in July 2016!

Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee passes A457 (to add PTSD to NJ's MMP) out of committee, 6/2/16 Statehouse Annex, Trenton, NJ.

NJ could reap $300 million/year in sales tax by legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to NJ United for Marijuana Reform and NJ Policy Perspective.

Pennsylvania, the 24th medical marijuana state, is hiring a Director, Bureau of Medical Marijuana, Permanent Full-time. PA allows parents to import cannabis.

NJWeedman Update: Forchion arrested again and charged with harassing a Trenton P.O.  Appeal from 2010 arrest denied cert by SCOTUS on 5/16.

NJ DOH to add qualifying conditions to MMP--but when? Model petitions worked on.

Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Statehouse resumed April 7, 2016, 11-2 pm, Trenton.

Interview with Jim Miller on NJ Capitol Report with Steve Adubato, taping at the NJTV Studios (2 Gateway) in Newark on June 28th.

CMMNJ TV will be taping 7/12 in Princeton (there will be no public CMMNJ meeting in July due to a schedule conflict with the library).

NORML Lobby Day 5/23 & 24/16 Washington, DC. Ken won NORML's "Peter McWilliams Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Marijuana."

Write to Jon Peditto, SBI: 000175573D, unit 4R, c/o Southern State Correctional Facility, 4295 North Delsea Drive, P.O. Box 150, Belmont, New Jersey 08314

Upcoming Events: CMMNJ Meeting to develop education for NJ MDs, 6/23/16.
Clinton Health and Wellness Center, update on the NJ MMP, 6/25, noon-2 p.m.

Recent events: 
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; 5/8/16 Philadelphia.

Treasury report: Checking: $2152; PayPal: $3729. 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 http://www.cmmnj.org   Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/

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




Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
May 10, 2016

Pennsylvania became the 24th medical marijuana state as Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, on April 17, 2016. PTSD & chronic pain OK, but no flowers.
UNGASS 2016, 4/19-21, U.N., NYC. CMMNJ joined other NGOs & signed several statements in support of drug policy reform. Update from Bob Kane who represented CMMNJ at the U.N. with the Beckley Foundation. We hope for more progress at next UNGASS in 2019. There is still time to sign Beckley Foundation's Public Letter.
East Coast Cannabis Coalition passed a symbolic Joint from Maine to Florida. #‎UnityCypher‬ ‪#‎UnityTorch received in NYC, & passed to Trenton & Philly April 19-20.
NJWeedman Update: "Joint" & "Liberty Bell Temple" visited by LEOs 3/5/16 followed by injunction to stop harassment; raided by LEOs on 4/27/16 with multiple arrests and property confiscated. Appeal from 2010 arrest being reviewed by SCOTUS 5/12-5/16.
NJ DOH to add qualifying conditions for marijuana therapy; CMMNJ producing model petitions to DOH--Jim & Vanessa, PTSD; Ken, chronic pain; Peter, neuropathic pain.
Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Statehouse resumed 4/7/16; Press Release in 2 wks.
Breakwater ATC offers 5% discount to any patient with a CMMNJ t-shirt!
Nick Mellis agrees to chair a "Goodbye to Chris Christie Committee."
CMMNJ TV with Angie Patterson broadcast today and Friday on Princeton TV.
Jon Peditto mailing address: SBI 000175573D, unit 4R, c/o Southern State Correctional Facility,4295 North Delsea Drive, P.O. Box 150, Belmont, New Jersey  08314
Global Marijuana March, 5/7/16, NYC & Rehoboth, DE; 5/8/16 Philadelphia.
Amanda to put Beckley Foundation's Public Letter on the CMMNJ website.

Upcoming Events: NORML Lobby Day 5/23&24/16 Washington, DC. Ken to get "Peter McWilliams Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Marijuana," 5/23/16.

Recent events: NJLP convention 3/12/16, Tavern on the Lake, Hightstown, NJ.
NJ Senate & Assembly Budget Testimony, 3/15&16/16 Glassboro & Collingswood, NJ
ASA's Medical Marijuana Unity Conference, 3/18-22, Washington, D.C.
Patients Out of Time conference, 4/14-16/16, Baltimore.
Trenton 4/20, 2pm March from City Hall to Rally at Statehouse, After Party at The Joint.
CMMNJ Board meeting, 4/6/16.

Treasury report: Checking: $2234; PayPal: $3679. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $3/apiece; 2 for $5.  Wholesale prices are available.

More info:  Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org   Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:



Legalizing marijuana would reap $300M a year in taxes for N.J., advocates say
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/legalizing_marijuana_would_net_300m_in_sales_taxes.html

Veterans Explore Benefits of Using Medical Marijuana for Treating PTSD
http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/veterans-explore-benefits-using-medical-marijuana-treating-ptsd/

Want to head Pa.'s medical marijuana program?
http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2016/05/09/pa-hiring-medical-marijuana-director/84132008/

Welcome to Drug War Facts
http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/#sthash.6p0Hjfa2.ZGC8RqVR.dpbs

Can CBD Mitigate Psychotic Symptoms? Initial Research Is Promising
http://reset.me/study/can-cbd-mitigate-psychotic-symptoms-initial-research-is-promising/

ACNA Newsletter - 2016 Issue #2
http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=be478547912f7309b4b6ced4f&id=98fd919c95&e=02acd95cdf"cdf

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear NJ Weedman's case
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/05/us_supreme_court_declines_to_hear_nj_weedmans_case.html

It's time courts kept up with NJ Weedman's pot legalization battles | Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/nj_weedman_reflects_changing_attitude_toward_pot_e.html

NJ Weedman taunts police outside his restaurant (VIDEO)
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/05/watch_nj_weedman_taunts_police_in_front_of_his_res.html#comments

Joint Boyz TV - NJ Weedman Comes Home After Being Arrested for Cyber Bullying
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU-dCO5hOk4&app=desktop"app=desktop

SativaCross Productions Live Stream 5/12/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcHngDNG0_c

Global Cannabis March Rehoboth Beach, Delaware May 7, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXjV7dhu4t4&feature=youtu.be"feature=youtu.be

Medical Professionals Voice Their Concerns (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9EFaixOHEc&feature=youtu.be&list=PL-y34Yw-HlzysXvtNnX7M6lDpxPrnibi1

Why Medical Cannabis Patients Call 9-1-1 (Part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVAEMpq2Yw

What Conditions Does Cannabis Effectively Treat? (Part 3, Chronic Pain & Sleep Disorders)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY7KYRBzVXQ

N.J.'s medical marijuana program, six years later
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/njs_medical_marijuana_program_through_the_years.html

Pennsylvania Allows Parents to Import Cannabis for Treatment
http://freedomleaf.com/pennsylvania-allows-parents-import-cannabis-treatment/

8 Incredible Moms Fighting For Their Kids Lives
http://herb.co/2016/05/29/super-moms/

SativaCross Productions Live Stream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNqE4eD0-PM

Philly420: Temple PhD brings high standards to testing pot
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Temple_PhD_brings_high_standards_to_testing_pot_.html#xoSPJUE7g3f2L02z.99

War vets with PTSD shouldn't be denied medical marijuana | Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/ptsd_sufferers_need_relief_from_medical_marijuana.html

Lesniak: Marijuana in N.J. should be decriminalized, but not legalized - yet | Opinion
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/06/lesniak_marijuana_should_be_decriminalized_in_nj_b.html

Medical pot proposal before N.J. Supreme Court could ease lawyers’ fears
http://www.northjersey.com/news/medical-pot-proposal-before-n-j-supreme-court-could-ease-lawyers-fears-1.1607518

Marijuana on Memorial Day: Vets Help Reform Effort
http://freedomleaf.com/marijuana-on-memorial-day-vets-help-reform-effort/

Ignorance Is No Excuse Tour: Trenton's War on Black Medical Marijuana Patients
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSjWUbPaVb4

Pro-marijuana lawmaker's excellent adventure | The Auditor
http://blog.nj.com/njv_auditor/2016/05/nick_scutaris_excellent_advent.html

Marijuana or martinis: Should government choose for you? | Moran
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/marijuana_or_martinis_should_government_choose_for.html#incart_2box_opinion

SativaCross Productions Live Stream 5/28/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3zZpmQ-KjQ

Philly420: Could NJ become pot tourism destination?
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Philly420_Could_NJ_become_pot_tourism_destination.html#gUmZG1vfJ1mk7XDK.99

N.J. vets desperately need medical marijuana for PTSD, patients say
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/05/medical_marijuana_would_aid_nj_vets_with_ptsd_pati.html#incart_river_home

Medical Marijuana Use Now Allowed at Hillsborough Schools
http://patch.com/new-jersey/hillsborough/medical-marijuana-use-allowed-hillsborough-schools-0

Smoking Out the Tristate Area: Employer Concerns with Local Medical Marijuana Laws
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1e8aeccb-8d0e-499c-953a-3f192f9188e3

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