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Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc. Monthly Public Meeting

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Start: 2009/03/10 - 7:00pm
End: 2009/03/10 - 9:00pm

Please join us at our next meeting! Here's the agenda:

7:00 PM: Call meeting to order. Approve minutes. Discuss:

- On to the Assembly! The entire NJ Senate voted to approve “The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act” as amended, on 2/23/09, by a vote of 22 – 16. We could not have done this without your support. Now, the final steps to passing this bill into law will be the votes the New Jersey Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee and in the full assembly. Contact your assembly representative now. Every major newspaper in NJ has editorially endorsed medical marijuana, polls in NJ show overwhelming public support (70% to 86% in favor), and numerous healthcare organizations support medical marijuana. Gov. Corzine has said that he will sign this bill into law when it gets through the assembly and onto his desk. Let’s get it done.

- Chris Goldstein and CMMNJ gave a medical marijuana seminar at Rutgers University/Camden Law School on 2/18/09 thanks to the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) chapter there. Follow Chris’ blogs about medical marijuana in New Jersey including a live blog of the senate vote at salon.com. Or, listen to the live senate debate and hear CMMNJ’s comments on MyFoxPhillyChannel 29. Medical marijuana was one of the top news stories on WZBN TV-25, New Jersey's Capital News Station on 1/13/09. CMMNJ also appeared on WIFI 1460 AM Talk Radio in Burlington County, NJ on 2/12/09.

- The Drug Policy Alliance is running a medical marijuana Compassionate Use Campaign in New Jersey. NORML NJ is also actively supporting the bill, as is the national organization, Patients Out of Time. CMMNJ has new photos, etc. on Facebook and Facebook Friends of CMMNJ.

- Treasury report: Help us raise funds by buying Wristbands/$2, T-shirts/$15, Lapel Pins and DVDs/$10 each. Also, consider a tax-deductible donation to CMMNJ, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations may be made securely through Paypal or checks made out to “CMMNJ” and sent to corporate headquarters at the address below. Thank you.

9:00 PM Adjourn meeting.

Scheduled Meetings are March 10, 2009, April 14, 2009, & May 12, 2009. CMMNJ Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Lawrence Twp. Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Twp., NJ (Tel. #609.882.9246). All are welcome. Snacks are served. (Meeting at the library does not imply their endorsement of our issue.)

For more info, contact:

Ken Wolski, RN, MPA
Executive Director, Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc. Coalition for Medical Marijuana - New Jersey
844 Spruce St., Trenton, NJ 08648
(609) 394-2137 ohamkrw@aol.com
Lawrence Township Library
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrence Township, NJ
United States
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