Saturday, November 5, 2016

No CMMNJ Meeting Nov. 8, 2016—Election Day!







November 8, 2016 is Election Day.
Five states vote on legalizing marijuana (Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada); four states vote on medical marijuana (Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota).

Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey Update:
NJ legislative delegation tours legal marijuana industry in CO. Sen. Scutari calls it "the next economic engine for the state." Sen. Sweeney: Recreational marijuana could be legal in N.J. by 2018.

Sign the Petition to the Delaware General Assembly to End Cannabis Prohibition in DE!
http://delawarepetition.com/index.html

Upcoming Events:
“CMMNJ TV” will next tape on 11/22/16. Scheduled are…?
What Nurses Need to know about Medical Cannabis; UMCP 2/18/17 8 – 1pm

Recent events: 10-26-16 TCNJ PoliSci: The Politics and Public Policy of Marijuana
10-18-16 CMMNJ TV:  Dana Beal, Cannabis Bureau of Delaware, & Tony Liberte.
10-19-16: PCTV host Doris Robinson interviews Ken Wolski, RN and Debi Madaio, RN.
Weekly Thursday Podcasts continue at the Statehouse through 11/17/16.

Treasury report: Checking: $3113; PayPal: $2643 ($1K transfer). Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $1/apiece; 3 for $2. Wholesale prices are available.

CMMNJ's next public meeting will be on December 13, 2016. 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, MPA
(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.

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ASA’s Congressional Scorecard:
Marijuana Reform in New Jersey:
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/vmm_new_jersey

Vote Medical Marijuana New Jersey
Federal Report Card

Senate                        Grade
Booker, Cory (Dem)      A+
Menendez, R. (Dem.)   No Grade

House                 District     Grade
Norcross, D. (D)     1             B+
LoBiondo, F. (R) 2           B+
MacArthur, T. (R) 3              F
Smith, C. (R) 4           F
Garrett, S. (R)        5           B
Pallone, F. (D)       6             B+
Lance, L. (R)          7             F
Sires, A. (D)           8             B+
Pascrell, B. (D)     9              B+
Payne, Jr., D. (D)   10            B+
Frelinghuysen, R. (R) 11        F
Coleman, B. (D)    12             B+



Monthly Public Meeting Minutes
October 11, 2016

September 2016 minutes were approved. The following issues were discussed:

Gov. Christie signed A457 into law on 9/14/16, making PTSD the first added condition to NJ's MMP. Thank you to the many volunteers and to the NJ legislators and the governor for making this happen. Potential regulations discussed.

NJ DOH accepted Petitions to add qualifying conditions to the state’s MMP. DPA submitted Petitions for Chronic Pain and PTSD; CMMNJ submitted Petitions for Osteoarthritis, Opiate Use Disorder, Autism, Anxiety, Migraine Headaches, & Neuropathic Pain. Public comment period should begin sometime in November 2016.

Asm. Carroll (R-Morris) introduced A4193 to legalize marijuana, treating it like tobacco, which is sold only to those over 19 years of age and expunging certain past marijuana offenses. Asm. Gusciora's bill A2068 would legalize the possession of an ounce or less and the growing of no more than three mature, flowering cannabis plants.

Jen Lehman, Asm. Greenwald’s aide, is coordinating testimony on A4026, creates “secondary” caregivers for MMP; eliminates psychiatrist requirement for minors; and OKs treatment with marijuana as a first resort, and for organ transplants; introduced to Assembly Health Committee.  A3852, Asw. Lampitt’s bill, also in Health Committee, says parents may be caregivers for more than one minor, and parents may designate another caregiver, besides themselves, for a minor.

Thursday Podcasts from 11-2 pm will continue until Thanksgiving.

Juan Silva from Newark wants to work with CMMNJ. He runs an adult day care facility there.

CMMNJ toured Compassionate Sciences ATC; see Peter’s review of their new topicals.

H.R. 1538: CARERS Act of 2015 now has 41 cosponsors (27 Dems, 14 Reps).

NJ Weedman’s legal status discussed.

Upcoming Events:
“CMMNJ TV” will next tape on 10/18/16. Scheduled are Zoe Patchell, Dana Beal and Tony L.

Recent events: CMMNJ tabled at Lawrence Community Day on 10/2/16.
Boston Freedom Rally, 9/17 & 18/2016.
NJ Celebrates Recovery, 9/18/16 Middletown Arts Center.
Dana Beal urges rescheduling of marijuana, various venues.
What Nurses Need to know about Medical Cannabis, 9/28/16, Schnecksville, PA.                                                                                                              
Treasury report: Checking: $2166; 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, MPA
(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:

Marijuana Lights Up State Ballots
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/opinion/marijuana-lights-up-state-ballots.html?emc=edit_tnt_20161019&nlid=17961243&tntemail0=y

A hug and thanks to Christie for approving pot for PTSD
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/396490191.html

Give doctors greater control of N.J. medical marijuana program | Opinion
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/10/give_doctors_greater_control_of_nj_medical_marijuana_program_opinion.html

Poll: Should N.J., Pa. allow voters to decide on legalizing marijuana?
(over 93% of respondents said Yes)
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/10/poll_should_nj_pa_legalize_rec_1.html

Time for some traffic problems outside Christie's office | The Auditor
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/10/time_for_some_traffic_problems_in_trenton_the_audi.html

What happens to medical marijuana if Proposition 64 passes?
http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20161012/NEWS/161019918

Now available in N.J.: Cherry or grape cannabis lozenges
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20161013_Now_available_in_NJ__Cherry_or_grape_cannabis_lozenges.html

NJ legislators get a whiff of Colorado's pot industry: "We want to do it right.'
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20161018_NJ_legislators_get_a_whiff_of_Colorado_s_pot_industry___quot_We_want_to_do_it_right__.html

How does Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana law compare to NJCUMMA?
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/how-does-pennsylvania-s-new-medical-95053/

N.J. could legalize marijuana as early as 2018, Senate president says
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/10/legalizing_pot_most_important_change_for_nj_econom.html

Weed could be legal in NJ in 2018, lawmakers say after Colorado trip
http://nj1015.com/weed-could-be-legal-in-nj-in-2018-lawmakers-say-after-trip-to-colorado/?trackback=tsmclip

Pot soda, thousands of cannabis plants and marijuana treats for anxious dogs. NJ lawmakers see it all in Colorado
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20161019_Pot_soda__thousands_of_cannabis_plants_and_marijuana_treats_for_anxious_dogs__NJ_lawmakers_see_it_all_in_Colorado.html

5 things that must happen for N.J. to legalize recreational marijuana
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/10/what_it_will_take_for_nj_to_legalize_recreational.html

SativaCross.com Statehouse Podcast 10-27-16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-hXmecGt38

GOD ON HIGH
https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/god-on-high/5807f1257c407fd807d5fef5

Advocates Decry Lack of Action After 2nd Dead Woman in Neptune Township
http://www.ahherald.com/newsbrief/monmouth-news/23158-advocates-decry-lack-of-action-after-2nd-dead-woman-in-neptune-township

SativaCross.com Statehouse Podcast 10-20-16
I give my report of the press conference around the 2:42 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oRbmPEuKjw

Statehouse Potcast 10/6/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBftAnnHCQE

Star-Ledger Editorial Board: Recreational marijuana in N.J. is a question of when, not if | Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/10/recreational_marijuana_in_nj_is_a_question_of_when.html

Legalization Advocates: Marijuana Could Bring in $300M in Revenue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhAL8VHUoX0

The Pot Vote
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-five-states-to-vote-on-recreational-pot/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab7d&linkId=30508163

What New Jersey can learn from Colorado about legalizing pot
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20161030_What_New_Jersey_can_learn_from_Colorado_about_legalizing_pot.html

Why Pa. seniors are getting high on marijuana in record numbers
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/erin_arvedlund/20161030_Why_are_seniors_America_s_newest_medical-marijuana_fans_.html

Temple, Jefferson to collaborate on medical marijuana research
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/Cannabis-collaboration-announced-by-Temple-Jefferson-.html

What Nurses Need to Know about Medical Cannabis
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-nurses-need-to-know-about-medical-cannabis-presented-at-university-princeton-medical-center-of-tickets-28727818679?aff=Medical_Marijuana&afu=39231686818



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