Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for Dec. 13, 2016

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Twp. Library, Rm. #2 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve October 2016 minutes. (No November meeting due to election day.) Discuss:

On Election Day, four states OK’d legal marijuana (California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada); four states OK’d medical marijuana (Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota). What can reform advocates expect from President-elect Trump?

NJ legislative delegation toured 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.
Gov. Christie restates his opposition to marijuana, “The Gateway Drug.”

No word yet from the NJDOH on the Petitions to add qualifying conditions to the state’s MMP. A number of Petitions were submitted in August 2016

Bob Kane to report on U. of P. marijuana panel and Garden State Cannabis Consultants.


Philippe Dume was welcomed onto the Board of CMMNJ at the Board meeting on 11-30-16.

Appellate Court heard oral arguments for marijuana rescheduling in NJ on 11/29/16 in Trenton. Arguing pro bono to reschedule were Joseph L. Linares, Esq. and Marc Haefner, Esq. from the Newark Walsh law firm.

Upcoming Events:  
“CMMNJ TV” will next tape on January 17, 2017, 10 am to 2 pm. Scheduled are…?
What Nurses Need to know about Medical Cannabis; UMCP 2/18/17, 8am – 1pm

Recent events: 10-26-16 TCNJ PoliSci: The Politics and Public Policy of Marijuana.
10-19-16: PCTV host Doris Robinson discussed medical marijuana with Ken Wolski, RN and Debi Madaio, RN at the PCTV studio in Piscataway, NJ.
10-18-16 CMMNJ TV episode with Dana Beal, Zoe Patchell & Tony Liberte.
Weekly Thursday Podcasts continued at the Statehouse until 11/17/16.

Treasury report: Checking: $2963; PayPal: $2643. 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.) There will be no July 2017 mtng.

More info: Ken Wolski, RN, MPA
(609) 394-2137
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

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

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--

More info: Ken Wolski, RN, MPA
(609) 394-2137
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ:

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:


City again asks judge to dismiss NJ Weedman’s lawsuit

How marijuana victories across the nation will now affect N.J.

Could marijuana legalization hit N.J. after 2018?

CMMNJ TV: CMMNJ Board Member Vanessa Maria is interviewed

NJ.COM: Marijuana legalization is on N.J.'s horizon | Editorial

Legalization Advocates: Marijuana Could Bring in $300M in Revenue

Philly420: Will Trump side with most Americans on cannabis?

Will Trump White House snuff out N.J. push to legalize marijuana?

Tax revenue from legal pot would be 'blood money,' Christie says

N.J. court asked to reconsider tough pot sentences

N.J. attorneys ask the court to 'reclassify' pot as a less dangerous drug

Ignorance Is No Excuse Tour: Michelle Burn's Journey to get her MMJ back from the BPD

Rally for marijuana legalization held in Newark (DE)

Baby Boomers On Bud: Recreational Marijuana Use Rising Among Adults Over 50

Discrepancies Between Federal and State Marijuana Laws Pose Significant Barriers to Research – New Guidance Needed!

CMMNJ TV: Tony Liberte / INE Tour Mahwah

Dialogue With Doris: Medical Marijuana, The Issues and Hassles

RANT! Medical Marijuana!

The TRUTH About Marijuana & Alzheimer’s [Controversial New Study Explained]