Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CMMNJ November 13, 2018 public meeting agenda

Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM 
(CMMNJ's 13th anniversary at the Lawrence Library!) 

Approve October 2018 minutes. Discuss:

Marijuana legalization delayed in NJ again; no action on October 29th. Details of S 2703 still being discussed: taxation, home cultivation; expungement; industry diversity; and rebuilding inner cities devastated by the war on marijuana. Legal marijuana delayed to 2019? PowerPoint to aid legislators/public proposed. 58% in NJ & 66% OK legal pot in America.

NJ DOH to expand access to Medicinal Marijuana in NJ. Six new ATCs will be announced soon. Hospice staff training. NJ DOH MMP proposed regulations: CMMNJ: our comments.

2018 Midterm Elections—Democrats look to gain control of House. Four states vote on marijuana reform: Michigan and ND vote to legalize marijuana; Utah and Missouri vote to OK medical marijuana.

Canada legalized marijuana!

Mexico: Mexican Supreme Court struck down marijuana prohibition!

Upcoming Events: Thanksgiving Day Statehouse podcast & food/clothing giveaway, 11-1 pm.
Lawrence Library request for 2019 meetings sent in.
Brick Zoning Board hearing resumes 11/19/18.
“Cannabis in your Community” MCCC Trenton 11/7/18, 6-8 pm.
Can CBD Help You? Woodbridge, NJ, 11/8, 6:30–8:30pm, $29.99.

Recent events: CannaGather industry meeting, Trenton, NJ, 10/30/18.
Marijuana Town Halls, Plainfield, NJ, 10/17, Asbury Park, 10/24, Bloomfield, NJ 10/27, Princeton 10/29.
Portuguese Drug Czar’s decriminalization talk, Asbury Park, NJ, 10/5/18, Help Not Handcuffs.
CMMNJ's “Green on the Morristown Green” 10/20/18 was cancelled by Morristown Green!

Treasury report: Checking: $5089; PayPal: $2624.

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 
October 9, 2018

September 2018 minutes approved. Discussion:

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, 18, or 22nd? 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; workplace protections, 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. About 30 cities said NIMBY to marijuana sales. Cannabis industry is lobbying for reform. NJ State League of Municipalities urge mayors to request 5% tax on sales of legal marijuana. Expungement discussion: hire paralegals?

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.. Zones for selling legal marijuana were approved in Trenton.

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

CMMNJ web site: Amanda is clearing something up and will coordinate update with Bryan.

Meeting attendees represented “Our Revolution,” “Something to Say Media Production,” “Cannabates” and “Rare Patient Voice.”

Upcoming Events: Thanksgiving Statehouse podcast and food/clothing giveaway.
“Cannabis in your Community” MCCC Trenton 11/7/18, 6-8 pm, by Trenton Cannabis Community; #StillWaiting videos.
“Green on the Morristown Green” N. Park Place, Morristown, NJ, 10/20/18, 11 am to 6 pm.
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!

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.


  1. The meeting, “Cannabis in your Community” that was scheduled for 11/7/18 at Mercer County Community College in Trenton has been cancelled and rescheduled for 11/28 18 from 6-8 pm.

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