Monday, July 25, 2016

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for August 9, 2016

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

Approve June 2016 minutes. Discuss:

NJ DOH will accept Petitions to add qualifying conditions to the state’s MMP. Petitions must be sent by certified mail postmarked between 8/1 and 8/31/16; see NJ DOH website (News) for forms:

Senate Health Committee passes S2345 (to add PTSD to NJ's MMP) 6-3 on 6/16/16, Statehouse Annex, Trenton, NJ. Await vote in full NJ Senate (companion bill passed in Assembly.)

Ongoing Thursday Podcasts at the Trenton Statehouse continue 11-2 pm.

Interview with Jim Miller on NJ Capitol Report, taped at NJTV Studios in Newark on June 28th.

CMMNJ TV taped 7/12 in Princeton; the next taping date is scheduled for August 23, 2016.

Pennsylvania, the 24th medical marijuana state, is allowing parents to obtain medical marijuana for minors from out-of-state until their program is functioning.

NJWeedman Update: Judge will allow Forchion to argue that his ‘cannabis temple’ deserves religious freedom.

Upcoming Events: DNC events in Philadelphia: Connie’s Ric Rac 7/25/16 at 7 pm; and the East Coast Cannabis Coalition Rally near City Hall (Municipal Bldg.) on 7/26/16 from 3 to 5 pm.                      
“Forum on Addiction and Healing” with U.S. Surgeon General & U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, St. Barnabas Medical Center, 8/8/16, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

"What Nurses Need to know about Medical Cannabis," Lehigh Carbon County Community College, 9/28/16, 8 AM to 1 PM Schnecksville, PA:

Recent events:
CMMNJ tabled at Hemp Heals—thanks to our volunteers!                                                                   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.

Treasury report: Checking: $2053; PayPal: $3629. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $1/apiece; 3 for $2. 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
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

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

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
June 14, 2016

Nine people attended including 4 Board Members. Members voted to accept May 2016 minutes without revision.

General discussion about activism and the need to engage one’s legislators. Jim led a history lesson in how he got the Governor to endorse Med MJ during his first campaign.

Group discussion of A457 (PTSD) and possibility of asking for the legislature to pass it to be made effective Nov 11 -Veteran’s Day.

Senate has S2345 as a companion sponsored by Scutari & Vitalli.

Discussion of the Fed Govt blocking MJ research.

Jim Price discussed his medical team efforts to interact with Doctors. He has excellent handouts and information to help Drs understand Med MJ.

There are favorable reports on the use of marijuana to treat pain from the first 13 states that allowed it for that condition, AND an AMA study documents reduced deaths from opiates in those states.
It was noted that the VA Doctors will not penalize veterans who use Med MJ in states where it is legal.

Discussion of the level of proof needed for the DoH to expand conditions. Jim M opined that he thought the panelists were sincere. Ed H. said the Commissioner makes the final decision and she serves at the will of the Governor.

Extensive report on the Podcasts and Miller’s interactions with the Governor.

Miller will be interviewed by Steve Adubato on June 28 th for which he is preparing diligently. No word on air date.

No agenda for the CMMNJ TV July 12 taping. (Ed) suggested that Miller discuss his Capitol Talk issues -esp if there has been no airing by then.

NO July 2016 Meeting, AND that National NORML bestowed on Ken Wolski the Honor of being awarded the Peter McWilliams Award. Miller explained who McWilliams was –a man who died in the medical MJ cause.

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.
More info: Ken Wolski, RN, (609) 394-2137

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Got an illness that marijuana could help? N.J. wants to know


Think NJ’s medical marijuana program should cover more conditions? Fill out this form

Advocates of New Jersey's medical marijuana program say petition process is ‘not genuine'

Should firefighter be fired because he is a medical marijuana patient?

Public health effects of legalized marijuana in New Jersey

What needs to happen for recreational marijuana to be legalized in N.J.?

Scutari Pushes for Marijuana Legalization Despite Resistance from Christie

Gusciora Talks Marijuana Legalization for Atlantic City, Expansion of Medical Use

Do you think we’ll ever see legalized marijuana in New Jersey?


NJ Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Use For PTSD

Prepping for the Post-Christie Era: New Jersey Leaders Play the Long Game on Marijuana Legalization                                                         


NJ Votes To Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Fight isn't over for N.J. teen who won right to consume medical marijuana at school

New Jersey State Senator Talks Up Pot Legalization After Colorado Visit


CMMNJ TV: Veterans Cornered

CMMNJ TV: Leo Bridgewater

CMMNJ TV: William Haney

CMMNJ TV: Philippe Dume

Medical cannabis laws in the USA are associated with a decline of absence from work due to sickness

2 Arrested After Marijuana Bust in West Greenwich

The Delicate Discussion of Marijuana & Minors
                                                                                    SATIVA CROSS™ Live Stream
Streamed live on Jul 21, 2016         

Why U.S. Doctors Love Opioids and Hate Marijuana for Chronic Pain

Win for Weedman: He can argue ‘cannabis temple’ deserves religious freedom

The Pot Law That Could Be 'Deal-Breaker for the Drug War'