Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for May 9, 2017


Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #1 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 
7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve April 2017 minutes. Discuss:

NJ DOH Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) 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. There is a meeting May 11th of the Advisory Board.

Legalization is the best way to get the right medicine to the most people. NJ legalization bill expected soon. Gov. Christie hammers backers of legalizing marijuana, calls it 'beyond stupidity'

Medical marijuana patient Kerry O’Connor banned from Borgata for life for using her medicine.

Statehouse Podcasts resume at the Annex, 11 am – 2pm most Thursdays

Upcoming Events:
Medical Cannabis—A Clinical Focus, Baltimore, MD, June 2 & 3, 2017.
Global Cannabis March - Rehoboth Beach, DE, 5/6/17, Surfside Park & North Boardwalk, 2 pm.
NYC Global Cannabis March, Parade Assembly West 31st St. & Broadway 5/6/17, 11 am.
Patients Out of Time Conference: Protecting Patients and Reducing Harm, 5/18-20, Berkeley.
Pennington Day, 5/20/17, 9 – 4 pm, set-up 7 am – 9 am.

Recent Events: Harrisburg, PA: Decriminalization Rally 4/19/17 11:30 am.
New Jersey CannaBusiness Association: Kenilworth, NJ 4/19/17.
“CMMNJ TV” taped April 18, 2017, Women Veterans Collective; next taping 5/23/17—Guests?
Compassionate Sciences ATC MD Ed program, Greate Bay CC, Somers Point, NJ 4/27/17.
ASA Unity Conference, The Role of Cannabis in Modern Medicine, Washington, D.C., 4/7-11.
420 Statehouse Smokedown/Podcast; Party at NJ Weedman’s Joint, Trenton, NJ 4/20, 11- 4 pm.

Treasury report: Checking: $2940; PayPal: $3025. 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 
April 11, 2017

February 2017 Minutes approved (there was no March meeting due to snow).

NJ DOH Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel: Public Hearing 2/22/17 re: 45 Petitions to add conditions to the MMP. Thanks to all who came out to testify. Panel will make initial recommendations, followed by a 60 day comment period, followed by final rec’s.  DOH Commissioner has 180 days to decide. 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 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.
Legalization’s effect on medical marijuana discussed.
Beth Lasch of Lasch Media offered to help with videos, commercials. (Beth@LaschMedia.com)

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; 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.




Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

Forget decriminalization. Time to legalize weed | Editorial
http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/04/forget_decriminalization_time_to_legalize_pot_edit.html#incart_most-commented_bergen_article

Will N.J. expand medical marijuana program?
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/n-j-medical-marijuana-experts-want-to-expand-program-for/article_1ae040e1-515d-5e87-a583-ed76f01f0071.html

Christie hammers backers of legalizing marijuana in N.J., calls it 'beyond stupidity'
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/05/christie_legalizing_marijuana_in_nj_is_beyond_stup.html

Mom smoking marijuana is not child abuse, NJ court says
http://nj1015.com/mom-smoking-marijuana-is-not-child-abuse-nj-court-says/?trackback=fbshare

JEFF EDELSTEIN: New Jersey State Police hate-tweets at marijuana users on 4/20
http://www.trentonian.com/article/TT/20170420/NEWS/170429995

CMMNJ TV: Honeyb Thomas Ignorance Is No Excuse Wheelchair Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-P-9j7FWRk

Mom defends giving pot to her son to treat autism
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/Mom-defends-giving-pot-to-her-son--.html

CMMNJ TV: Women's Veterans Collective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQWBZ_S_h7I

CMMNJ TV: Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1NQwip4SK8&t=166s

In Philly's new pot war, revenge is a munchie best served cold
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/In-new-pot-war-revenge-is-a-munchie-best-served-cold.html

SativaCross.com Podcast from Chris Christie's Office
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liJiWCyUsm8

My 9-Year-Old Knows Good People Who Smoke Pot — I'm One Of Them
http://www.ravishly.com/my-9-year-old-knows-good-people-who-smoke-pot-im-one-them

The faces of marijuana legalization in Delaware
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/22/faces-pot-pushers-delaware/100720950/

Watch  Rachael Leigh Cook Remake 'Brain on Drugs' Ad for 4/20
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/watch-rachael-leigh-cook-remake-brain-on-drugs-ad-for-420-w477885

Marijuana Legalization Support at All-Time High
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/support-for-marijuana-legalization-at-all-time-high/

11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/19/11-charts-that-show-marijuana-has-truly-gone-mainstream/?utm_term=.06d556112e30

Seaside Heights Police vs. Medical Marijuana Smokers [VIDEO]
http://wobm.com/seaside-heights-police-vs-medical-marijuana-smokers-video/?fb_action_ids=10154579764073657&fb_action_types=og.comments

Medical Marijuana In The Time Of Trump
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/medical-marijuana-in-the-time-of-trump_us_58fe615de4b018a9ce5dce13?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Medical Cannabis Conferences for 15 CEUs: Montego Bay, Jamaica 11/10-15/17.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15-nursing-contact-hours-all-inclusive-medical-cannabis-conference-at-iberostar-in-montego-bay-tickets-28970659021

Cannabis Legalization Looms Large in NJ Governor Race
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/cannabis-legalization-looms-large-nj-governor-race?utm_content=bufferfe3e6

Positions of New Jersey gubernatorial candidates on marijuana reform:
Democratic front-runner Phil Murphy has said he supports legalization. Jim Johnson backs legalization in a “safe and regulated manner.” John Wisniewski supports decriminalizing cannabis and creating a legal framework for a market. State Sen. Ray Lesniak says he backs decriminalizing marijuana but isn’t entirely convinced of full legalization.

Republican front-runner Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s spokesman did not respond to a request on her position. Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli favors decriminalizing cannabis possession for those who have small amounts, but doesn’t back full-scale legalization. Steven Rogers opposes legalization for recreational marijuana but says he supports medical marijuana programs.



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