az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, December 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)
  • Mon Nov 26th: Meeting rooms confirmed for 1st half 2019
  • Sat Jan 12th 3PM: AZ4NORML December Meeting
  • Feb 8-10: Southwest Conference on Entheogenic Medicine
  • Sat Feb 23th: Tucson Peace Fair and Music Festival (Date estimate)
  • Sat March 30th: 2019 Blues and Brews Festival
  • April 6-7: Tucson Folk Festival (moved from May)

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

News & Information:

  • Boston legal MJ company has developed MMJ pods for hot drinks
  • Activists in Utah sue to block a compromise agreement for MMJ citing strong interference from the Mormon church. Agreement bans smoking and edibles and most cultivation.
  • Colorado previous governor vetoed marijuana vapor lounges, new investment in cannabis businesses and adding autism to the MMJ program in 2017, governor-elect Polis plans to change that,
  • US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams says marijuana schedule 1 hinders research, made the comments at a police assisted conference.
  • Missouri legalizes medical marijuana
  • Pennsylvania throws out all 8 marijuana research/grow applications. These apps were from the largest marijuana groups in the US and were “riddled with errors” according to the state.
  • Oklahoma legalizes medical marijuana, prices are high and MJ is scarce
  • AZ Navajo county pulls over a driver with 250lbs of marijuana stashed in moving boxes on I40, driver admits he was going from OR. to TX.
  • Maryland is moving to ban all MMJ advertisement,
  • New York Think Tank says a Marijuana tax could pay for subway overhauls.
  • Altria Group, which owns Philip Morris USA is showing interest in cannabis investments, Canadian MMJ company Cronos Group confirmed the talks.