Sunday, June 3, 2018

Agenda for June 12, 2018 Public Meeting



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Approve May 2018 minutes. Discuss:

NJ Medical Marijuana Program adding over 100 patients/day; over 22,000 patients registered so far.

Marijuana rescheduling/descheduling hearings at NJ Office of Attorney General: 4/19/18 in Newark and 4/24/18 in Trenton. For CMMNJ testimony, click links. We still await summaries or other results of these hearings.

NJ Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee: CMMNJ testified in support of legalizing marijuana for adults in NJ on 3/5/18 and 4/21/18. A follow up committee meeting was held on 5/12/18 at Bergen County Community College, Paramus.

NJ legalization bill in 2018 legislative session S830; medical marijuana expansion bill: S10.

Political Prisoner Ed (NJWeedman) Forchion freed in retrial after spending over one year in jail!

Recent events:
Global Marijuana Marches, 5/5/18 in NYC and 200 other cities.
Patients Out of Time conference, “Cannabis: Alleviates Pain, Treats Addiction” Jersey City, 5/10–12/18.
ASA Conference, “End Pain, Not Lives. Make Cannabis an Option,” Washington, D.C., 5/22-25/18.
Garden State Cannabis Consultants TV interview with Ken Wolski.
CMMNJ toured new Curaleaf dispensary at VIP reception.

Upcoming Events:
Trenton Cannabis Meeting 6/6/18; Trenton runoff election, 6/12.
“Medical Marijuana in New Jersey” Mercer County Library, Ewing Branch, 7/18/18, 7 – 8 pm.
Statehouse podcast on the anniversary of Cheryl Miller’s 2003 death, 6/7/18 at 1:11PM.
2018 Canna-Bash, Roebling Wire Works, Trenton, August 18 & 19.
Opioid Epidemic in NJ: Prevention and Harm Reduction, Douglass College 6/22/18, 9 – 11 am.
Leo Bridgewater at Women Grow–Flemington, Lone Eagle Brewery, 6/7/18.

Treasury report: Checking: $3545; PayPal: $2642.

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 8, 2018

April 2018 minutes approved. Discussion:

May 24-25 is the 25th anniversary of Jim Miller pushing his wife’s wheelchair across the state of New Jersey to raise awareness for medical marijuana. June 7th is the anniversary of Cheryl’s death in 2003.

Descheduling hearings: 4/19/18 in Newark and 4/24/18 in Trenton.

NJ Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee: CMMNJ testified in support of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults in NJ on 3/5/18 and 4/21/18. A follow up committee meeting is scheduled for 5/12/18 @10 am at Bergen County Community College, Paramus.

NJ’s legalization bills in 2018 legislative session (S830 / A1348).

Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 (S1689): Urge support in Congress: Capwiz from DPA and NORML.

Political Prisoner Ed (NJWeedman) Forchion’s retrial starts 5/7/18; found guilty of nothing! Free him!

Nick will host CMMNJ TV; Nick to contact Dianna re: 5/15 CMMNJ TV (2-4 pm).

Will state insurance cover medical marijuana?

Recent events:
April 20th (420) marijuana march from City Hall to rally at State House in Trenton.
Trenton Mayoral and council candidates’ event, 4/6 & 4/17, Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, 6-9pm.
NJ Cannabis Commission Response to NJ Black Caucus prohibitionists: Atlantic City, 4/24/18—attended by Shavone and Nick videotaped it.
CMMNJ toured pre-opening grow ops at Harmony Foundation ATC, Secaucus, NJ, 4/30/18.
Medical Marijuana Update, Mirage Care Givers Support Group, Barnegat, NJ, 4/18/18.
New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association met with ACLU NJ, LEAP and Bill Caruso, 5/2/18.

Upcoming Events:
Patients Out of Time event, “Cannabis: Alleviates Pain, Treats Addiction” Jersey City, 5/10–12/18
ASA Conference, “End Pain, Not Lives. Make Cannabis an Option,” Washington, D.C., 5/22-25/18
Global Marijuana March, 5/5/18 Union Square, NYC, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware & 200 other cities.
Marijuana Legislation, Hilton Garden, Hamilton, NJ 5/11 from 8 – 10 am.
NJ CannaBusiness Assn., Bellmawr, NJ, 5/9 6 9 pm.
Treasury report: Checking: $2640; PayPal: $3727.

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.

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