August 2016

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Saturday General Meeting

Saturday, August 13th 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 Volunteer Coordinator: Robert Clark


  • Announcements: Community Announcements:
    • Letters to Kyle: Kyle’s Birthday is August 15th
    • Facebook page: Thanks Brittany and all of our supporters!


  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
    • Every Wednesday: Tumbleweed’s radio show, Weedsday Wednesday!
    • [PAST]Aug 6-7: So. Calif. Cannabis Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA
    • Sat Aug 27th: Tucson Psychedelic Society Meeting @3pm
    • Tue Aug 30th: Arizona Primary Election Voting
    • Sat Oct 1st: Pride in the Desert, Reid Park
    • Sat Oct 8th: Nam Jam
    • Sun Oct 9th: 29th Annual Aids Walk Tucson
    • Mon Oct 10th: Arizona Voter Registration Deadline
    • Sat Sun 15th-16th: Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo
    • Sun Oct 16th: KFMA Fall Ball Feat Weezer, Panic! At the Disco, and Iration
    • Sun Oct 16th: Blues Festival, Reid Park
    • Nov 3-6: 11th National Harm Reduction Conference, San Diego, CA
    • Tue Nov 8th: Election Day!
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed


    • 3 Countries With the Best Drug Laws in the World
    • Philippines President Vows to Murder Drug Dealers & Users
    • Montel Williams Detained In Germany
    • Columbia’s New Drug Barons Plan for Medical Marijuana
    • Nevada Dispensaries Banned From Accepting CA Doctor Recs
    • FDA Approves A Liquid Synthetic Marijuana
    • Over 100,000 Jobs Created from the U.S Marijuana Industry
    • New Hawaii Bill Lets Nurses Certify Medical Marijuana Patients
    • Colorado to Vote on Opening Marijuana Clubs
    • DEA refuses requests to reschedule cannabis. Dr. Gupta calls it “misguided”
    • Hawaiian cannabis grower hires guard cows “Every is scared of bulls”
    • NIDA offers updated menu of research grade marijuana – choice is dismal
    • ND Legalization qualifies for ballot, OK may qualify still, SD doesn’t make it
    • Seattle dispensary robbery attempt with hostage situation resolved
    • Arizona CRMLA approved for ballot, Yes on 205 starts now for supporters
    • Arizona PTSD Study Now Recruiting Veterans to Participate
    • 747 Arizona Dispensary Applications Flood the AZDHS
    • New Lawsuit anti-AZ CRMLA, Lawyer tells judge she cannot block the vote
    • Tucson News: ”AZ voters will decide if it’s ok Smoke Marijuana for Fun?”
    • City of Tucson Combats growing “Spice” problem
    • Snowflake dispensary plans grow operation in vacant greenhouses
  • Projects:
    • Aari Ruben: Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center: AZCNA Condition Appeals
      • Huntington’s Disease & Parkinson’s Disease: Public Hearings?
      • Exciting expansion underway for Desert Bloom
    • Bob: Update on Legalization 2016, Safer Arizona and Court/Trial Support
    • Mikkel Wiesser: Legislative updates, Activism alerts, AZ NORML news
    • Media Contacts: AZ4NORML document needs updating- volunteers?
  • Activism: Several important votes in this Pima County Primary Election
  • Members/Patients’ Recommendations:
      • Dispensaries: Desert Bloom, 8060 E. 22nd St, #108
      • Doctors: Tumbleweeds 520-838-4430 $85 cert, $65 renew