az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, September 08, 2018 3PM – 4:20PM

Meeting called: President: Jon Gettel

Attendees: Welcome, Please sign-in!

  • Mission Statement: AZ4NORML works to educate the community about the benefits of medical cannabis, the safety of responsible adult use, and the value of industrial hemp.
  • Chapter Leadership:
    • President: Jon Gettel Clinical Advisor: Aari Ruben
    • Vice-President: Tom M Social Media Coordinator:
    • Treasurer: Aaron Outreach Coordinator: Daron
    • Secretary: Jon G Advisor & Honorary Chair: Robert Clark
  • Announcements: Community Announcements:
    • Websites: &
    • Amazon smile- no cost to you – order and credit us, please!
    • Facebook page: Please post and participate, FB Page assistant
    • Compass Bank: Compass 4 your cause: link your account & waive svc fees
      • Link your debit card and AZ4NORML gets a percentage
    • Bringing in business partnerships & donations: Thank you Daron!
  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
  • Sat Sep 29th: Tucson Pride 2018 @ Reid Park *Booth Confirmed
  • Sat Oct 13th : AZ4NORML October Meeting @ 3PM
  • Sat Oct 20th: Nam to Sand Jam @ Reid Park ** Application still needed
  • 2019: Late January: Early bird tickets soon: Gem and Jam 2019

** Any Events, concerts, or Festivals you would like us to attend let us know!

  • Discussion and Questions:
    • Trump Administration Secret war on Marijuana
      • The Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee
      • Secret plan to coordinate agencies against public support of marijuana. 14 agencies and the DEA, Memos show that agencies are directed to portray MJ negatively regardless of facts.

October 09 – Voter registration deadline

News & Information:

  • Mikel Weisser and NORML of Arizona publish a candidate guide, there are many good cannabis candidates to vote for in the next election.
  • Baby boomers are smoking more marijuana from 5% to 9% in 10 years
  • Fires and chemical spills at Arizona dispensaries has firefighters concerned. Improper storage of Butane caused a fire in Coolidge on Aug 12.
  • Florida thrift store finds 5lbs in their donation box, police say the MJ is worth ‘thousands’ but the thrift store will not be able to sell the donation.
  • California measure would ‘expunge’ many marijuana-related crimes
    • Arizona has no expungement
  • Long Beach, CA ice cream truck busted for selling weed and meth
  • 30lbs of marijuana found on a Florida Beach, 12” x 12” package weighed 30lbs?
  • Mormon Church ramps up opposition to medical marijuana in Utah even as church leaders insist they support patients using the medicine.
    • The Mormons have historically opposed MJ in NV & AZ
    • Catholic Church opposed MJ in Massachusetts