Thursday, October 3, 2019

Agenda for the October 8, 2019 CMMNJ Monthly Public Meeting



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM 

Approve September 2019 minutes. Discuss:

The NJ marijuana legalization bill (S2703), may get a legislative floor vote in the lame duck session (early Nov. to early Jan., 2020.) CMMNJ supports this legislation and asks for a home cultivation bill for patients in 2020. Reach out to organizations and ask them to tell their members to support this bill! (Otherwise, legalization will be a ballot question in Nov. 2020 and then, even if it passes, the issue will return to the legislature for final bill wording.) Send an email to your legislators! CMMNJ is working on a video in support of S2703.

NJ’s first death associated with vaping noted. NJ DOH MMP: no reports of serious lung illness associated with products sold in NJ ATCs.

House passes historic legislation to allow cannabis businesses to open bank accounts.

Applications for 24 new ATCs in NJ were due in August. Good luck to the applicants!

Upcoming Events: Podcast Trenton State House, 4th Thursday of each month, 11:11 am.
Garden State NORML lobby days, 12 noon, Trenton State House: 10/21, 11/18 & 12/16/19.
Black Cannabis Mixer, Black Cannabis, Coopers Riverview, 10/20/19, 4 PM – 7 PM.
American Cannabis Nurses Assn, Cannabis Care 2019 Conference, New Orleans 12/4 – 6.
Ethics Seminar, Inspira Health Network, Centerton (NJ) Country Club, 10/17/19.

Recent events: Podcast Trenton State House, 4th Thursday of each month, 11:11 am.
NORML Conference, Washington, D.C. September 8 -10, 2019.
Cannabis Career Fair, Stockton University Student Center, 9/13/19, 9 am- 4 pm.
NJTV News: Cannabis Country: Balancing legalization, etc., 9/4, 8pm.
CAPITAL CITY AREA BLACK CAUCUS: "The Color of Cannabis: Challenges, Choices and Opportunities," MCCC-James Kerney Campus, Trenton, Sept. 11, 5 pm – 8 pm.
Garden State NORML Rally and Lobby Day, State House, Trenton, 9/23/19, 12 noon.
“Medical marijuana’s impact on people living with HIV” at the "Paterson-Passaic-Bergen County HIV Health Services Planning Council" on Oct. 1st in Paterson, NJ 07514.
Medical Marijuana: Medicinal & Therapeutic Uses, Union County College, 9/19/19.

Treasury report: Checking: $3940; PayPal: $2690.

CMMNJ’s free, public 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/
Coalition for Medical Marijuana - New Jersey: https://www.facebook.com/CoalitionforMedicalMJNJ/

CMMNJ blog: https://cmmnj.blogspot.com/

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




Monthly Public Meeting Minutes 
September 10, 2019

August 2019 minutes approved.

Applications for 24 new ATCs in NJ were due on 8/21 for Dispensaries and 8/22 for Cultivation & Vertically Integrated facilities. Good luck. Linda Graves of Wellness Springs LLC got her application in for a dispensary in Paterson. It was a great deal of time and money developing policies and procedures, a Board, documentation of security, etc. There were reportedly 200 applications, with 149 deemed responsive to the state’s RFA. A public hearing on dispensaries in Boonton will be coming in November.

NJ marijuana legalization bill (S2703/A4497), may yet get a legislative floor vote in the lame duck session. CMMNJ showing support for this legislation and asking for home cultivation bill for patients to be introduced in 2020. Reach out to organizations and tell them to tell their members to support this bill! (Otherwise, legalization will be a ballot question in Nov. 2020.

Drug Enforcement Administration’s announcement: it will begin processing applications to cultivate marijuana for research. Reg proposal first. Hemp is no longer a controlled substance.

Dr. Winn in Collingswood does $25 recertifications for patients.

Upcoming Events: Podcast Trenton State House, 4th Thursday of each month, 11:11 am.
NORML Conference, Washington, D.C. September 8 -10, 2019.
Cannabis Career Fair, Stockton University Student Center, 9/13/19, 9 am- 4 pm.
NJTV News: Cannabis Country: Balancing legalization, etc., 9/4, 8pm.
CAPITAL CITY AREA BLACK CAUCUS: "The Color of Cannabis: Challenges, Choices and Opportunities," MCCC-James Kerney Campus, Trenton, Sept. 11, 5 pm – 8 pm.
American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), Cannabis Care 2019 Conference, Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans French Quarter, LA, 12/4-12/6/2019.
Garden State NORML Rally and Lobby Day, State House, Trenton, 9/23/19, 12 noon.
Ethics Seminar, Inspira Health Network, Centerton (NJ) Country Club, 10/17/19.

Recent events: Garden State NORML Rally And Lobby Day, State House, Trenton, 8/27.
We All Die, And Marijuana Improves The Quality Of Life Of The Dying Like No Other Drug” Interview With Activist and Medical Marijuana Patient Ken Wolski
#JusticeforJawara: Bergen County is hoping to avoid civil litigation over a 2017 jail attack that left Jawara McIntosh with severe brain injuries.

Treasury report: Checking: $4002; PayPal: $2690.

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.


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