Tuesday, August 6, 2019

CMMNJ Public Meeting Agenda for August 13, 2019



Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 
Lawrence Township Library, Room #3 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM 

Approve July 2019 minutes. Discuss:

NJ DOH Request for Applications (RFA) for 24 new ATCs in NJ: up to 8 in north Jersey, 8 in central Jersey, 7 in south Jersey, and 1 “at-large”; these include 5 for cultivation, 15 dispensaries, and 4 vertically integrated permits. Application forms posted; due on 8/21 (Dispensary) and 8/22 (Cultivation & Vertically Integrated). Pre-Application Webinar 8/2/19.

Governor Murphy signed the medical marijuana expansion act, S20/A20 into law on 7/2/19, effective immediately. Includes: Patients may reduce doctor visits to 1X/year; increase limits to 3 ounces for all & unlimited in hospice; APNs & PA’s OK to recommend marijuana; edibles, tinctures, and sublinguals OK for all; patient protections; elimination of sales tax in 2022 (but added 2% tax); institutional caregivers; education; research; out-of-state ID cards honored, etc.

NJ marijuana legalization bill (S2703/A4497), may yet get a legislative floor vote in the lame duck session. Otherwise, legalization will be on the ballot in NJ in November 2020. Reach out to organizations and tell them to tell their members to support this bill!

N.J. Supreme Court takes case of funeral director fired for using medical marijuana

Upcoming Events: Jersey City Pride Festival, 8/24/19.
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 U. Student Center, 9/13/19, 9 am- 4 pm.
Ethics Seminar, Inspira Health Network, Centerton (NJ) Country Club, 10/17/19.

Recent events: 
“The Grassroots Cannabis Forum” Kennedy Park, Asbury Park, 7/6/19.
Everything Cannabis, Porta, 911 Kingsley St., Asbury Park, 7/10/19.
Medical Marijuana & Senior Citizens, Princeton Senior Resource Center, July 15.

Treasury report: Checking: $4191; 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 
July 9, 2019

June 2019 minutes approved with date corrections.

Governor Murphy signed the medical marijuana expansion act, S20/A20 into law on 7/2/19, effective immediately. Includes: Patients may only visit doctors 1X/year; increase limits to 3 ounces for all & unlimited in hospice; APNs & PA’s OK to recommend marijuana; edibles, tinctures, and sublinguals OK for all; patient protections; elimination of sales tax in 2022 but 2% municipal tax added; institutional caregivers; education; research; out-of-state ID cards honored, etc. Home cultivation still not considered for NJ patients. Discussion.

DOH changes and reissues the RFA for 24 new ATCs in NJ on 7/1/19, inc. up to 8 in the north, 8 in central NJ, 7 in the south, and 1 “at-large”; these include 5 for cultivation, 15 dispensaries, and 4 vertically integrated permits. Application forms to be posted July 15; due on 8/21 (Dispensary) and 8/22 (Cultivation & Vertically Integrated). Pre-Application Webinar 8/2/19. NJ Cannabusiness Assn. RFA workshop 7/10, New Brunswick, NJ. Legal marijuana businesses discussed. Past applications that won are online. (NJCIA costs $800/year.)

NJ marijuana legalization bill is delayed (S2703/A4497), but may yet get a legislative floor vote. Key NJ Senators say they got more calls opposing this bill than supporting it! Reach out to organizations and tell them to tell their members to support this bill! (Illinois governor signed bill to legalize marijuana for adults; 11th state to do so.)

Upcoming Events: Podcast Trenton State House, 4th Thursday of each month, 11:11 am.
“The Grassroots Cannabis Forum” Kennedy Park, Asbury Park, 7/6/19, 11am – 5pm.
Everything Cannabis, Porta, 911 Kingsley St., Asbury Park, 7/10/19, 7:30 – 10 pm.
Medical Marijuana & Senior Citizens, Princeton Senior Resource Center, July 15, noon.
Ethics Seminar, Inspira Health Network, Centerton (NJ) Country Club, 10/17/19.
“How and when will we legalize marijuana?” PA Convention Center, Philly, 7/13 9 am.
“Cannabis laws & clinical trials” McNeil Center, Philly, 7/11/190 7 – 10 pm.

Recent events: NORML Advocacy Day, Trenton State House, 6/10/19, 11 am – 4 pm.
Thanks, Shore Grow Hydro, Ocean Twp. fundraiser for CMMNJ on  6/22 raised $605! 
State of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. NJ Spotlight Roundtable 6/21/19.
Human marijuana bong sings pro-medical pot songs, at various council meetings in NJ.
CannaBash, scheduled for June 15 at Mill Hill Park, Trenton, was cancelled at the last minute.

Treasury report: Checking: $4960; PayPal: $2661.

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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