August 2017

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 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: Brittany Social Media Coordinator: Brittany
    • Treasurer: Aaron Event Coordinator: Tom M.
    • Secretary: Eric 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 manager needed
    • Compass Bank: Compass 4 your cause: link your account & waive svc fees
      • Link your debit card and AZ4NORML gets a percentage
    • Officers and board members needed, please see me after the meeting
    • Product designer and Event Planner needed
  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
    • Sat Aug 26th : TPS Meeting – Ward 6, 3PM
    • Sun Sep 03 11a-3pm: Compassionate Warrior Training,
    • Sat Sep 09th : AZ4NORML September Meeting, Ward 6 3PM
    • Wed, Sep 20th: Magic Mushroom day – Mushrooms are medicine
    • Sat, Sep 30th: 40th annual Pride in the Park, Reid Park **App Completed
    • Sun, Oct 15: Tucson Blues Festival **App Needed
    • Oct 13-14: Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo, Phoenix AZ
    • Sat Oct 21: 30th Annual Nam Jam *App submitted
    • Thu Jan 25 – Sun Jan 28: Gem and Jam 2018 *App submitted
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed


    • 8/8/17 “Attorney Argues Lawmakers Cannot Outlaw Medical Marijuana on Campus”
      • Atty Tom Dean arguing to void the conviction of ASU student Andrea Maestas. He told the police that he had .4 of a gram.
      • Claims increase in traffic deaths in CO and WA
      • Atty Dean argues that per the Voter Protection act, Lawmakers can only create laws that further the purpose of the AZMMA
    • 8/6/17 “MJ company buys California town, plans pot paradise”
      • 120 acres including Nipton, CA (60 miles from Kingman, AZ)
      • Company plans to bottle infused water, production of edibles and cultivation of cannabis
      • Also planning cannabis tourism amenities
    • 8/10/17 “PHX based MJ edibles company expanding into CA”
      • Baked Bros, a marijuana edibles manufacturer available in over 70 Arizona dispensaries
      • Owners hope expansion into CA will help agreements in other states.
    • 8/10/17 “Utah approves signature gathering for 2018 MMJ”
      • 113,000 valid signatures needed
    • Opponents and proponents start the discussion early
      • “My Turn: be glad AZ turned down adult marijuana”
      • Misleading and false claims made by police writing the article.
      • 8/9/17 “Is Cannabis too lucrative to be illegal?”
    • “Judge halts Fed’s Cannabis case, citing amendment
      • Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, bars justice dept. from using resources to prosecute state-legal cannabis operations.
      • 9th circuit court of appeals ruled provision protects compliant business
  • 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
  • Activism: Please contribute art, writings, and support to our website, FB