Feb-2018

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, February 10th, 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

  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
  • Wed Jan 24 -29 [PAST] Gem and Jam 2018
  • Thu Feb 22nd : @ 5:30: Next TPS/NORML movie night, movie suggestions?
  • Sat Feb 17th: Motorcycle rally @ Legion 68 (4725 S, 12th Ave) 1030A setup
  • Sat Feb 24th: 36th Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival ~ Armory Park
  • Fri-Sun Mar 2-4: 2018 Spring Street Fair, Tucson 4th Avenue
  • Mar 02-04: McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix (M3FFEST.com)
  • Mar 16-18: Pot of Gold Music Festival, Rawhide, Chandler, AZ, Vendors?
  • Sat Mar 24: [Cancelled] Beats & Bunnies Easter Party
  • Sun Apr 08: Old Pueblo Riders: Run for the kids @ Shooters 11A
  • Sat Apr 14th: KFMA Fall Ball @ Kino Park (Inquiry sent to KFMA@ AZ Lotus)
  • 4/19 to 4/22: Sonoran Springs Tribal Stomp, Bisbee Arizona
  • 4/19 to 4/29: Pima County Fair
  • May 04-07: goodvibegetdown.com @ Harmony Ranch, Tucson, AZ, TKT by 2/15

    • Sat-Sun May 05-06: Tucson Folk Festival
    • Any Events, concerts, or Festivals you would like us to attend let us know!

NEWS and INFORMATION:

    • AG Jeff Sessions says Marijuana Fuels the opiate abuse epidemic.

      • Discussion and thoughts?
    • Donald Trump did not want Israel to Export Medical marijuana, so it won’t for fear of upsetting our president. PM Netanyahu received a call from Trump opposing the export plan.
    • Seattle moves to dismiss marijuana misdemeanors and drop old MJ convictions.
    • San Diego Girl Scout Troop sets up outside a SD MJ dispensary, sells 300 boxes of cookies.
    • Washington Post advocates states limit potency of Marijuana says high-strength marijuana causes significant ill effects. No mention of edibles.
    • First Dispensary in Texas, sells a low-thc oil…ONLY (Austin, TX)
    • Cannabis Crackdown in DC – Activist sell baseball card for $50, get marijuana in return. Cops say these “Markets” are illegal. Cops say you can give away marijuana for nothing of value, sound familiar?
    • 2 doctors and a lawyer testify in Nebraska against marijuana, says we need more research and kids would gain access to high potency marijuana. Dozens more testified in support. Gov. says he will any attempt by the legislature. Dr. Monica Oldenburg says “this is not Woodstock weed”
    • Forget “Goat Yoga” and try “Ganja Yoga” – in San Francisco, some Yogis are adding pot their practice. The class opens with samples & yoga follows.
    • Global legal cannabis market is $14.3bn, growing 21% compounding annually to reach 63.5bn in 2024
    • A record number of packages sent from Colo. Contained marijuana, 934 packages seized in 2017, 805 found in 2016, 542 in 2015
  • 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