Apr 2017

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, April 08, 2017 3PM – 4:20PM

Meeting called: President: Jon Gettel and Vice President: Brittany

Secretary: Eric and Treasurer: Aaron

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: Brittany Social Media Coordinator: Brittany
    • Treasurer: Aaron Event Coordinator: Tom M.
    • Secretary: Eric Advisor & Honorary Chair: Robert Clark


  • Announcements: Community Announcements:
    • Meetup.com: Websites: AZ4NORML.org & theTPS.org
    • Facebook page: Thanks supporters!


  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
    • [PAST] Sun Mar 26th: KFMA Day Feat Blink 182
    • Sat April 15th: Safer Arizona’s Open Mic/ Comedy night
    • Thu, April 20th: It’s 4/20 (1P-7P), Big event @ Musselman Honda Circuit
        • 11800 S. Harrison Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
      • Club XS (12PM – 2AM) 4/20 party
      • 420 Social Club (3PM – 10PM) 420 Canna-Bash
    • Thu, April 20th – 30th – Pima County Fair
    • Sat May 6th: PHX Global Marijuana March @4:20pm
    • Mon, Jul 10th: It’s 7/10
    • Wed, Sep 20th: 920 Mushroom Awareness Day
    • Oct 11-14: Drug Policy Alliance Conference: Reformconference.org :Atlanta
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed


    • MMJ Cartels moving into Florida, patients will suffer
      • Canadian company buying in with $25mil
      • Another Canadian company bought into the AZ MJ market for $15mil+
    • Legal Marijuana Advocates are Uneasy with Sessions’ Stance
    • NV bill making all MJ Candy illegal- gets pushback
    • CA police object to marijuana regulation consolidation
    • Buffalo, NY company working on industrial hemp with tobacco manufacturer
    • Kansas City, Mo voters approve $25 fine for possession of MJ
      • When will City of Tucson Attorney Mike Rankin do the same?
    • UofMichigan athlete charged with MJ Conspiracy after authorities find 20lbs
    • Virginia officials will study MJ decrim after a Norfolk city council discussion
    • TSA officials ok flying with MMJ, then reverse that decision?
    • 700 MJ plants eradicated, hidden in an orange field near Bakersfield
    • OK Drug cops arrest woman with 100lbs of “medical marijuana”
    • AR MMJ vendors to be chosen by application “merit” rather than lottery
    • Wash. State officials prepare to defend booming MJ business from Feds
    • OR collects $54mil in tax revenue from MJ sales between Feb16-Nov16
    • MMJ dispensary in Maui, HI almost ready to open
    • Maine patient removed from transplant list lobbies for new bill
    • TUS: Safe Park founder, homeless advocate arrested on marijuana charge
    • Sheila Polk & others applaud attempts to restrict citizens’ initiative process
    • AZ Appellate court ruling overturns AZ ban of MMJ on college campuses
  • Information & Projects:
    • Bob: Update on Legalization 2017, Safer Arizona and Court/Trial Support
      • Safe Arizona Signature Collection – Join us!
  • Activism: Please contribute art, writings, and support to our website, FB
  • Members/Patients’ Recommendations:
      • Dispensaries: Desert Bloom, 8060 E. 22nd St, #108
      • Recommendations: Tumbleweeds, Dr. Moroso, Dr. 420