Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for Feb. 14, 2017


Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Twp. Library, Rm. #1 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 
7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve January 2017 minutes. Discuss:

NJ DOH Panel will consider 45 Petitions to add qualifying conditions to the Medicinal Marijuana Program. A Public Comment period is expected soon—be prepared! For a list of the conditions, see: http://cmmnj.blogspot.com/2017/01/petitions-to-nj-doh-panel.html              
For links to each Petition, see:
http://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/review-panel/petitions2016.shtml

NJ legalization bill expected soon. What strategies should we pursue to advance the support for legalization of marijuana in NJ in 2017? Educational efforts, Coalition building, demonstrations, Media & Social Media outreach.  New website touts NJ reform: https://www.3fronts.org/

New Jersey Cannabusiness Association (NJCBA): Trade association focused on supporting the growing legal cannabis industry. http://www.newjerseycannabusiness.com/

Upcoming Events:  
“CMMNJ TV” will next tape on February 28, 2017, 10 am to 2 pm. Guests?
What Nurses Need to Know about Medical Cannabis; UMCP, 2/18/17, 8am – 1pm.
“Meet the Experts, Atlantic City B2B Spring Break” 3/18&19: http://www.meetexperts.org/
“Benefits of medical marijuana” at MS self-help group, Hunterdon County, 2/25 noon.

Treasury report: Checking: $3152; PayPal: $2622. 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.


Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
January 10, 2017

NJ DOH released 45 Petitions to add qualifying conditions to the Medicinal Marijuana Program that are under consideration by the DOH Panel. A Public Comment period is expected soon—will Lefty Live Stream it?

Susan Carson is now listed as the Director of the NJ DOH MMP: 609.292.0424

Discussion about strategies to pursue in 2017 to advance legalization of marijuana in NJ? Educational efforts, coalition building, demonstrations, media & social media outreach. Goals: home cultivation and expungement of prior non-violent marijuana records.  ATC’s are well situated to add recreational marijuana to their medical marijuana, but please don’t forget inner city communities devastated by the War on Marijuana. Rescheduling discussion.

NJ Administrative Law Judge: employer must pay for medical marijuana for employee.

Ken Wolski and Dr. David Nathan were interviewed on NJTV News: http://watch.njtvonline.org/video/2365918193/

CMMNJ’s Year End Report for 2016 was completed: http://cmmnj.blogspot.com/2017/01/cmmnj-year-end-report-2016.html

NJ NURSE: “PTSD Qualifies for Marijuana Therapy in New Jersey” by Ken Wolski, RN: http://nursingald.com/publications/1442

Upcoming Events:  
“CMMNJ TV” will next tape on January 17, 2017, 10 am to 2 pm.
What Nurses Need to Know about Medical Cannabis; UMCP 2/18/17, 8am – 1pm.
Women’s March in Trenton, 1/21/17.
ECCC March and Rally at the Trenton Statehouse, 1/15/17.

Treasury report: Checking: $3092; PayPal: $2672. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $1/apiece; 3 for $2. Wholesale prices are available.

More info: Ken Wolski, RN, MPA
(609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com http://www.cmmnj.org

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


Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Hundreds with PTSD enroll in N.J. medical marijuana program
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/100252-hundreds-with-ptsd-enroll-in-nj-medical-marijuana-program

What's driving new wave of patients signing up for medical marijuana in N.J.
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/nj_ptsd_sufferers_rush_to_sign_up_for_medical_mari.html

These medical conditions could soon be treated with marijuana in NJ
http://nj1015.com/these-medical-conditions-could-soon-be-treated-with-marijuana-in-nj/

New Jersey Activists Fight To Expand Medical Marijuana Program
http://patch.com/new-jersey/westorange/new-jersey-weed-activists-fight-expand-medical-marijuana-program

New Jersey Marijuana Patients Offer Human Side To Weed Debate
http://patch.com/new-jersey/caldwells/s/fzvry/new-jersey-marijuana-patients-offer-human-side-to-weed-debate

Essay: How being lawmaker turned me into a medical marijuana activist, by Scott Rudder
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/new-jersey-spotlight/100256-op-ed-will-changes-in-cannabis-laws-around-the-country-impact-new-jersey

The Promised Land of Medical Marijuana
http://www.hadassahmagazine.org/2017/01/17/promised-land-medical-marijuana/

IACM-Bulletin of 05 February 2017
http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=498&utm_content=buffer25ec3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Jersey’s Cannabis Industry is Growing: Where Does it Grow from Here?
http://hightimes.com/news/new-jerseys-cannabis-industry-is-growing-where-does-it-grow-from-here/

7 States To Watch In 2017 For Marijuana Legalization
(DE, RI, NJ, TX, KY, NM, VT, MO)
http://www.weednews.co/7-states-to-watch-in-2017-for-marijuana-legalization/

Leaders look to tackle marijuana use
http://www.advertisernewssouth.com/article/20170104/NEWS01/170109987/Leaders-look-to-tackle-marijuana-use

Judge: Insurance company must pay for medical marijuana for injured N.J. worker
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20170106_Judge__Insurance_company_must_pay_for_medical_marijuana_for_injured_N_J__worker.html

Will push to legalize marijuana in NJ survive Trump’s attorney general?
http://nj1015.com/will-push-to-legalize-marijuana-in-nj-survive-trumps-attorney-general/?trackback=tsmclip

New Jersey Marijuana Legislation Inches Ahead Despite Gov. Christie Warning
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Marijuana-Legislation-Christie-Warning-410764015.html

NJ trade group touts the business of cannabis
http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2017/01/22/nj-trade-group-touts-business-cannabis/96788936/

Legalize Pot? Drug Analyst Tells N.J. Forum that Colorado’s Pot Law is a Bust
http://ocnjdaily.com/drug-analyst-tells-n-j-forum-colorados-pot-law-is-a-bust/

Benefits of medical marijuana to be discussed at meeting of MS self-help group
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2017/02/benefits_of_medical_marijuana_to_be_discussed_at_m.html

Marijuana tension between clinical, alternative medicine
http://www.njherald.com/article/20170204/AP/302049998

What Nurses Need to know about Medical Cannabis presented at University Medical Center of Princeton
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-nurses-need-to-know-about-medical-cannabis-presented-at-university-princeton-medical-center-of-tickets-28727818679

“Meet the Experts, Atlantic City B2B Spring Break” 3/18&19
http://www.meetexperts.org/

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