Thursday, October 4, 2018

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for October 9, 2018

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

Approve September 2018 minutes. Discuss:

NJ Senate vote coming October 29th on legalization bill, S2703? The Scutari/Sweeney bill is in the Senate Judiciary Committee awaiting a hearing--10/15, 10/18, or 10/22? Committee hearings are the time for public input. A bill approved in committee is likely to pass in the entire Senate. (The process is repeated in the Assembly before the bill is sent to the governor’s desk.) CMMNJ priorities: home cultivation; automatic expungement; diversity; home delivery; and, rebuilding the communities devastated by the war on marijuana. Hoboken, Newark & Jersey City mayors demand social equity in marijuana legalization law. Opposition is strong and vocal, including law enforcement. Cannabis industry is lobbying for reform. NJ State League of Municipalities urge mayors to request 5% tax on sales of legal marijuana.

Six New Dispensaries to expand access to Medicinal Marijuana in NJ; Applications were due 8/31/18. Six winners out of the 146 applicants will be announced 11/1/18. Applicants are seeking community support for proposed ATC sites in Trenton, Brick, Vineland, Clayton, etc.

Medicinal Marijuana Program: NJ DOH MMP proposed regulations: CMMNJ awaits response to our comments.

Petition: Legalize home cultivation in NJ! Legalization letter to NJ officials. DPA Petition: Marijuana Legalization Must be Fair and Equitable

NJ Assembly passes Resolution 183 and tells Congress to stop federal bank regulators from punishing banks that serve marijuana businesses.

Upcoming Events: Cannabis unleashed; NJ Alternative Medicine, Cherry Hill, 6-9 pm.
“Cannabis in your Community” MCCC Trenton 10/10/18, 6-8 pm, by Trenton Cannabis Community;
“Green on the Morristown Green” N. Park Place, Morristown, NJ, 10/20/18, 11 am to 6 pm
Sativa Cross seeks input for #StillWaiting videos.

Recent events: 2018 Canna-Bash, Mill Hill Park, Trenton, September 8, 2018.
“Breaking Stigmas & the Benefits of Cannabis” Ewing, NJ Senior Center, 9/20.
Leo Bridgewater & People of Color in the Cannabis Community

Treasury report: Checking: $4306; PayPal: $2605. Ken's Birthday Fundraiser for CMMNJ $425!

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
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ

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

Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
September 11, 2018

August 2018 minutes approved. Discussion:

Vote coming in September on NJ legalization bill? S830/A1348/A3819; A3581; A1557; S2703; S2702 CMMNJ priorities: home cultivation; Ed to improve expungement language, diversity, protect out-of-state patients. Appt. sought with Asm. Herb Conaway to discuss home cultivation.

New Jersey voters support 62% - 33% allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Voters also support 63% - 27% erasing criminal records for marijuana possession.

CMMNJ’s letter-to-the-editor in Press of A.C.:  Legal marijuana would make NJ healthier, safer

Stockton U. to let students minor in marijuana

Web site update: Amanda is working with Nick & Mike to OK changes made by Brian.

New Jersey's attorney general: adjourned all marijuana cases in municipal courts until Sept. Now, A.G. says prosecutors may exercise discretion and choose not to prosecute some marijuana cases.

Petition: Legalize home cultivation in NJ!

Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana in NJ; Applications were due 8/31/18. Six winners out of the 146 applicants will be announced Nov. 1, 2018.

NJ DOH MMP proposed regulations: CMMNJ submitted written comments on 8/17/18.

Federal Court: Employer Need Not Waive Drug Test for Medical Marijuana User

NJ medical marijuana: A beginner's guide to the process

Upcoming Events: 2018 Canna-Bash, Mill Hill Park, Trenton, September 8, 2018.
Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana: 9/20 Ewing Sr. Center 6 pm.
Recent events: Medical Marijuana: Implications for the Disability Community: Wed., 8/8
Ignorance is No Excuse Tour goes to Hightstown.
Ed Forchion at the Legislative Black Caucus

Treasury report: Checking: $4045; PayPal: $2605. Ken's Birthday Fundraiser for CMMNJ

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