Tuesday, June 6, 2017

CMMNJ Monthly Meeting Agenda for June 13, 2017

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Twp. Library, Rm. #1 
Tues., June 13, 2017, 7 PM--9 PM

Approve May 2017 minutes. Discuss:

Sen. Scutari introduced a legalization bill (S3195) on 5/15/17 at a State House press conference. CMMNJ issued a press release in support of the bill: "Legalization is the best way to get the right medicine to the most people." CMMNJ will call for CUMMA amendments—repeal 7% medical tax; add home cultivation; & reschedule marijuana. Informational hearing at Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled for 6/19/17.

NJ DOH Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel gave initial approval to 43 of 45 petitions to add conditions to the MMP (only Asthma and Chronic Fatigue denied). A 60 day public comment period to start soon(?), 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

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

Upcoming Events: “CMMNJ TV” taping, Princeton Community TV studio 6/26/17, 10-12pm—Guests?
Medical Cannabis Conference at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro NJ, 6/10/17, 8am – 1 pm. CEUs through ATECAM LLC: http://www.atecam.com/events-details.php?eventid=5
“Nursing Medical Cannabis Conference” at Monmouth Medical Center, 7/15/17, 8am – 1pm (ATECAM).

Recent Events: Global Cannabis March--Rehoboth Beach, DE, & NYC, 5/6/17.
Pennington Day, 5/20/17, 9 – 4 pm.
Ken Wolski’s “Grand Rounds” at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ, 5/11/17 for CMEs.
“Medical Marijuana” at Montclair’s Center for Healthy Living, 5/31/17 for CEUs.

Treasury report: Checking: $3125; PayPal: $3040. 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 
May 9, 2017

April 2017 Minutes approved.

Legalization is the best way to get the right medicine to the most people. Bill expected to be dropped 5/15 with a Press Conference & CMMNJ Press Release. Discussion of “social” vs. “recreational” use.
Kerry O’Connor: letter of apology from Borgata Casino; ban rescinded for her use of medical marijuana.

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

Oregon and PA update from Scot and Lori Albert of CANNASHARE: http://cannashare.net/

CMMNJ applied for “I AM TRENTON” grant with Leo Bridgewater’s “Operation Broken Arrow.”

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. There is a meeting May 11th of the Review Panel. 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:

Upcoming Events: Medical Cannabis—A Clinical Focus, Baltimore, MD, June 2 & 3, 2017                     Ken Wolski’s “Grand Rounds” at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ, 5/11/17 for CMEs.
“Medical Marijuana” at Montclair’s Center for Healthy Living, 5/31/17 for CEUs.
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.
DPA Conference, Atlanta, GA, 10/11-14/17.

Recent Events: Global Cannabis March--Rehoboth Beach, DE, & NYC, 5/6/17.
New Jersey CannaBusiness Association: Kenilworth, NJ 4/19/17.
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.
Garden State Cannabis Consultants, MD education program, Somers Point, NJ 4/27/17.

Treasury report: Checking: $2940; PayPal: $3025.
More info: Ken Wolski, RN, MPA (609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com

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

Recent Media Coverage and Blogs:

S 3195: Legalizes possession and personal use of small amounts of marijuana for persons age 21 and over; creates Division of Marijuana Enforcement and licensing structure.

N.J. moves to add more conditions that would qualify patients for medical marijuana

Alzheimer's, autism, anxiety could be treated with marijuana in NJ by 2018

N.J. panel recommends expanding the use for medical marijuana

N.J. Medical Marijuana Panel Says ‘Chronic Pain,’ Anxiety Should Qualify For Pot

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana in N.J. set to be unveiled

Use legal 'high' revenue to lower NJ's property taxes

Medical marijuana use expanding appropriately in N.J.

Who's against the new pot legalization bill in NJ? You'd be surprised

Older Women and Medical Marijuana: A New Growth Industry

Can New Jersey Go From Prohibition to Legal Pot?

Speaker tackles legalized marijuana

Broader marijuana laws seen for New Jersey with election for governor

What happens if marijuana is legalized in New Jersey?

Cannabis, 2 sticks of butter = extra-special cooking ingredient for NJ marijuana patients

Your Brain on Marijuana

Attorney general: Don't legalize marijuana in Indiana

NJ CannaBusiness April Seminar Video

JEFF EDELSTEIN: Legal weed is coming to New Jersey, barring two minor hitches

Sativa Cross.com Potcast from the Statehouse 5/31/17

What you need to know about the future of legal cannabis in NJ

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NJ


NJ senator’s plan to tax legal marijuana starts at 7% … ramps up to 25%

Report: Total Marijuana Demand Tops Ice Cream In U.S.

SativaCross.com Podcast from Chris Christie's Office

There Are Big Benefits In Medical Marijuana For Seniors

N.J. lawmaker: It's time to prepare for legalized marijuana | Opinion

Here's N.J. lawmaker's plan to legalize recreational marijuana after Christie leaves

NORML: Action Alert List - Find Your Elected Officials
New Jersey: Legislation Introduced to Legalize Marijuana

15 Nursing Contact Hours! All Inclusive Medical Cannabis Conference at Iberostar in Montego Bay Jamaica

Could marijuana help solve the opioid crisis?

You can smoke cigarettes on the boardwalk. Why not pot, advocates ask.

Should medical marijuana be allowed on our boardwalks?

N.J. marijuana trade group forms to promote legalizing recreational pot

Nick Clegg: Why the Liberal Democrats believe a legal, regulated cannabis market would improve public health

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