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Agenda for Monthly Meeting - 11/14/2017

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 Monthly Public Meeting Agenda 

Lawrence Township Library, Room #1 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 PM -- 9:00 PM
 
Approve October 2017 minutes. Discuss:
 
Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Big win for Phil Murphy and marijuana reform in NJ! Governor-elect plans to legalize marijuana in the first 100 days of 2018!
 
The Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) Review Panel gave final approval to 43 petitions to add conditions to the MMP at a public hearing on 10/25/17. Approved were chronic pain, anxiety, migraines, and Tourette’s syndrome. Now the DOH commissioner has 180 days to follow those recommendations.
 
NJ Appellate Court tells Director of Div. of Consumer Affairs he erred when he said he lacked the authority to reclassify/reschedule marijuana. He must reconsider his decision in the “post-CUMMA era”.
 
Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 (S1689): Congressional co-sponsors sought for Sen. Cory Booker’s federal bill. Take action: Capwiz from DPA and NORML.
 
NJ’s legalization bill (S3195): Peter & Jim published on Facebook’s “Friends of CMMNJ” letter templates in support of home cultivation, addressing concerns.
 
Final 2017 Statehouse Podcast concludes with Thanksgiving Day lunch at the Annex, 11 am – 2pm.
Political Prisoner Ed (NJWeedman) Forchion remains in jail awaiting jury verdict. “Joint” closed.
Upcoming Events: “CMMNJ TV” taping at Princeton TV studio, 11/28/17, 10 – 2 pm—Leo & Mike.
5th year anniversary of medical marijuana availability in NJ—12/6/17.
Prayer Brunch with Trenton pastors, 11/18/17 10 – noon, Studio B, Trenton, NJ (see Leo Bridgewater).
Recent Events:  Help Not Handcuffs, Park Ave., Asbury Park, 10/28/17. See also their Voter Guide.
Medical Cannabis Conference, Montego Bay Jamaica, Nov. 10 -15, 2017. Atecam.com
Treasury report: Checking: $3434; PayPal: $3122. Multicolored hemp bands from Romania--Suggested retail price: $1/apiece; 3 for $2. Wholesale prices are available.
 
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.)
Facebook: Friends of CMMNJ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/62462971150/
 
CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) public charity, is a non-profit educational organization.