Jan 2017

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 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: AZ4NORML & TPS
    • 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]Mon Jan 9th: Opening Day Cannabis rally @ PHX State Capitol
    • Sat Jan 14th : 2nd Annual Errl Cup PHX
    • Sat Jan 28th :Tucson Psychedelic Society Meeting
    • Thurs-Sun Feb 2nd-5th : Gem and Jam Festival
    • Fri Feb 17th: Afroman @Loud House Bar in Tucson Tickets $25
    • Sat Feb 25th: Peace Fair & Music Festival
    • Tues-Thurs Feb 7th-9th: Champs Trade Show Vegas
    • Sun Mar 26th: KFMA Day feat: Blink 182
    • Oct 11-14: Drug Policy Alliance Conference: Atlanta, GA *Scholarships
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed


    • Europe’s ‘Last Dictatorship’ Finally Bans Cannabis
    • Guam’s Anti-Pot Governor Flips and Pushes for Full Cannabis Legalization
    • United Nations Appoints Leader Know for Decriminalizing Drugs
    • Coffee Shops Getting the Boot in Amsterdam
    • Cannabis World Mourns Death of Strain Hunter Franco Loja
    • Britain Reclassifies CBD Oil, USA Throws it in with Heroin
    • Fed’s Bust Anti-Marijuana INSYS Therapeutics for Racketeering
    • Hackers Hit Cannabis Dispensary Tracking Software
    • Marijuana after Dark? Not in Denver
    • Air Force to Expand Medical Waivers and Stop asking about Prior Pot Use
    • Here’s Where Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Apply in CA
    • HollyWeed Prankster Faces up to 6 months
    • NY Law Maker Fighting to Allow Marijuana to be Smoked
    • DEA Under Fire for Wasting Money and being Incompetent
    • Buy this Sandwich Bag for $325- FREE Marijuana Included
    • Judge Rules Insurance Company Must Pay for Injured Worker’s MMJ
    • Biggest City in Texas Easing Up on Low Level Pot Infractions
    • Marijuana Advocates Hand out Joints at Trumps Inauguration
    • Nevada Athletic Comm. May Remove Marijuana from Banned Substances
    • Community for Professional Marijuana Cultivators Launched by U of A Alumni
    • Federal court decision re: Stingray, your phone, and privacy *See quote
    • Medical marijuana update from around the country and Federally
    • Nominated A.G., Jeff Sessions says “good people don’t smoke marijuana”
    • New AZ Dispensary pricing, cannabis price war? Discussion
  • Information & Projects:
    • Mikel Weisser: Information from the Capitol
    • Aari Ruben: Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center: @ Errl Cup
    • Bob: Update on Legalization 2017, Safer Arizona and Court/Trial Support
  • Activism:
    • Safer AZ filed initiative to Secretary of State for 2018, need 300K sigs, Feb 14 begins?
  • Members/Patients’ Recommendations:
      • Dispensaries: Desert Bloom, 8060 E. 22nd St, #108
      • Recommendations: Tumbleweeds, Dr. Moroso, Dr. 420