Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CMMNJ April 11, 2017 Meeting Agenda



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Twp. Library, Rm. #1 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7--9 PM

Approve February 2017 minutes. (No March 2017 meeting due to snow.) Discuss:

NJ DOH Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel: Public Hearing 2/22/17 re: 45 Petitions to add conditions to the MMP. Panel will make initial recommendations, followed by a 60 day comment period, followed by final rec’s.  DOH Commissioner has 180 days to decide.

NJ legalization bill expected soon—what do we want in it? Home cultivation? Workplace protection? Reparations to minorities? Expungement? Decarceration? What strategies support legalization in NJ in 2017? (Educational efforts, coalition building, demonstrations, media & social media outreach.)

PA Auditor General says, “Regulate and tax marijuana.” Big push in DE.

Upcoming Events:  Harrisburg, PA: Decriminalization Rally 4/19/17, 11:30 am.
New Jersey CannaBusiness Association: Updates on Cannabis Laws and Business Opportunities in NJ. Kenilworth, NJ 07033, 4/19/17, 6 - 9:00 PM, Register-- $65.00
“CMMNJ TV” will next tape on April 18, 2017, 10 am to 2 pm. Guests?
ASA Unity Conference, The Role of Cannabis in Modern Medicine, Washington, D.C., 4/7-11.
420 Statehouse Smokedown/Podcast & After Party at NJ Weedman’s Joint, Trenton, NJ 4/20, 11- 4 pm.
Global Cannabis March -Rehoboth Beach, DE, 5/6/17, 2 pm Surfside Park & North Boardwalk.
Patients Out of Time 11th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics:
Cannabis: Protecting Patients and Reducing Harm, May 18-20, 2017, Berkeley, CA

Recent Events: What Nurses Need to Know about Medical Cannabis; UMCP 2/18.

Treasury report: Checking: $3099; PayPal: $2728 (70 t-shirts purchased). 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 
February 14, 2017

January 2017 Minutes approved.

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

Re: Tourette Syndrome (MMP -042) Diana spoke of her 17 y/o son with TS and the severe symptoms he experienced (tics, screams, destructive behavior and abuse by peers) and the remarkable response he had to a trial dose of cannabinoids.
Re: Opioid Use Disorder (MMP – 063) Jack spoke of his son Tom’s heroin addiction, the 5 stints in rehab, the 20% addiction cure rate, the 5% Drug Court cure rate & the need for marijuana Rx.
These are the stories that the Medical Review Panel needs to hear!

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/
Randy Thompson’s work in A. P. discussed (getting mayor & council to endorse legalization).

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 2/28/17 (Ricardo Rivera & Brian Haydon of 3fronts scheduled).
What Nurses Need to Know about Medical Cannabis; UMCP 2/18/17, 8am – 1pm.
“Benefits of medical marijuana” at MS self-help group, Hunterdon Co., 2/25 noon

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

     

               

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

15 Nursing Contact Hours! All Inclusive Medical Cannabis Conference Montego Bay, Jamaica
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15-nursing-contact-hours-all-inclusive-medical-cannabis-conference-at-iberostar-in-montego-bay-tickets-28970659021?aff=MontegoBay&afu=39231686818

Second Delaware medical marijuana dispensary slated to open [video]
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/delaware/item/102699-second-delaware-medical-marijuana-dispensary-slated-to-open?l=ct

Delaware legislators say they have votes to legalize pot
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2017/03/30/bill-would-make-marijuana-legal-delaware/99815040/

Planned Relaunch of The Joint on 4/20
http://www.sophisticatedrelations.com/registered-nurse-mom-debi-madaio-celebrates-womens-history-month-planned-relaunch-new-jerseys-popular-medical-marijuana-themed-eatery/

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program Gets ‘C’ Grade In Annual Study
https://patch.com/new-jersey/montclair/new-jersey-medical-marijuana-program-gets-c-grade-annual-study

South Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Comment on Whether Employer Pays for Medical Marijuana Program
http://www.lawfirmnewswire.com/2017/03/south-jersey-workers-compensation-attorneys-comment-on-whether-employer-pays-for-medical-marijuana-program/

Philly420: The most arrested drug in Camden, N.J. is ...
http://www.philly.com/philly/health/cannabis/Philly420-The-most-arrested-drug-in-Camden-NJ-is-.html

New Jersey Bills to Provide Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Patients Introduced
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/new-jersey-bills-to-provide-employment-protections-medical-marijuana-patients

Would Legalizing Medical Marijuana Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic?
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/877823?src=wnl_mdplsnews_170331_mscpedit_wir&uac=142709SZ&impID=1320300&faf=1

Why New Jersey needs a pro-marijuana candidate for governor
http://nj1015.com/would-you-vote-for-a-new-jersey-gubernatorial-candidate-who-would-legalize-weed-poll/?trackback=tsmclip

Cannabis Legalization Bills Make Splash in Congress
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/breaking-cannabis-legalization-bills-make-splash-in-congress?utm_campaign=Roost&utm_source=Roost&utm_medium=push



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