April 14, 2018

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, April 14, 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: Social Media Coordinator:
    • Treasurer: Aaron Event Coordinator: Tom M.
    • Secretary: Advisor & Honorary Chair: Robert Clark


  • Announcements:

Community Announcements:

    • Meetup.com: Websites: AZ4NORML.org & theTPS.org
    • Amazon smile- no cost to you – order and credit us, please!
    • Facebook page: Please post and participate, FB Page manager needed
    • Compass Bank: Compass 4 your cause: link your account & waive svc fees
      • Link your debit card and AZ4NORML gets a percentage
    • AZ Corp Commission Report Due 5/1/18


  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
  • 4/19 to 4/22: Sonoran Springs Tribal Stomp, Bisbee Arizona
  • 4/19 to 4/29: Pima County Fair
  • 4/20 to 4/23: Safer Arizona Celebrations, Phoenix
  • Friday 4/20: 4/20 Celebrations in Tucson
  • Friday 4/20: Project Atlas: Project 420 9pm-2am @ 3113 E. Columbia St.
  • 5/4-5/7: goodvibegetdown.com @ Harmony Ranch, Tucson, AZ, TKT by 2/15
  • Sat 5/5: Pink Floyd Laser Light Show @ Rialto Theater
  • Sat-Sun May 05-06: Tucson Folk Festival
  • Fri 6/8: Michael Franti @ Spearhead @ Rialto Theater

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


    • Former Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, says his “thinking on cannabis has evolved” and he has joined the board of a multi-state cannabis company. Boehner is a former long-time opponent of marijuana legalization.
      • Boehner says a majority of Republicans now support legal marijuana.
    • Restaurant and hotel workers lead the pack in marijuana use – www.nbcnews.com
        • Is this true?
    • Argentinian police officers claimed mice ate ½ ton of marijuana in a police narcotics storage facility. The officers were fired after supervisors doubted their story.
    • Why do the media still call “Spice” fake marijuana? www.time.com
      • Spice kills 3 people in Illinois and injures 100’s more, laced with rat poison.
    • Oklahoma voters will decide on a medical marijuana ballot issue this summer.
      • 3oz flower, 1 oz wax, 72 oz edibles, 6 plants and 6 seedlings proposed
    • Retired Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett says 89% of NFL players use marijuana
      • “There are times when your body just hurts so bad, you don’t want to pop pills all the time. A human made [pills]. God made weed.”
    • The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is due to review the current international classification of marijuana, THC, cannabidiol, and other related compounds and preparations this year.
  • Discussion and Questions:
  • Information & Projects:
    • Safer Arizona collecting signatures to put marijuana on the ballot in 2018
      • Volunteers needed; ideas for collection. Swap Meet?
    • Bob: Update on Legalization 2017, Safer Arizona and Court/Trial Support