Jan 2018

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, January 13th, 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
    • Officers and board members needed, please see me after the meeting

  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
  • Wed, Jan 17th @ 5:30: Next TPS evening meeting, movie night?
  • Wed Jan 24 – Mon Jan 29: Gem and Jam 2018

    • Don’t forget your tickets, campground, camping passes
    • Volunteers needed, Storage Unit Organization, & More.
  • 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
  • Sat Mar 24: Beats & Bunnies Easter Party @ Galactic Center

    • Exciting new partnership with Industry Standard Productions
  • Sun Apr 08: Old Pueblo Riders: Run for the kids @ Shooters 11A
  • Sat Apr 14th: KFMA Fall Ball – Details unknown
  • 4/19 to 4/29: Pima County Fair

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


    • AG Jeff Sessions & Trump fire a shot at legal marijuana states

      • Discussion and thoughts?
    • Portland Oregon newspaper turns the table on Cops advocating the search of citizens’ garbage.
      • Does this happen in Tucson? What could they learn about you?
    • What information do police have access to when they pull you over?
    • 1000’s of devices unconstitutionally searched at int’l border crossings
    • Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law has a “Dracula Clause”

      • Prop 203 included a failsafe under Arizona Revised Statute 36-2818. If the medical marijuana industry ends because of Trump and Sessions and stops issuing medical marijuana cards, “a notarized statement by a qualifying patient containing the information required…together with a written certification issued by a physician…shall be deemed a valid registry identification card.”
    • Arizona Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana on campus case

      • AZ AG Mark Brnovich says banning MMJ on campus “furthers the purpose of the MMJ law as required, lower court disagrees.
    • Law enforcement in California worried about Jan 01 legalization

      • Bringing back the “stronger than 20 years ago” argument.
    • Marijuana is legal in Calif, but border patrol will still seize it.

      • 34 permanent checkpoints, 103 tactical checkpoints
    • Tempe man charged with illegal cannabis lab in his….. Condo!

      • 300lbs marijuana, 75lbs extracts, 20 gallons butane
    • Tucson Republican Rep. Vince Leach (Saddlebrook) says MMJ patients should fund anti-drug efforts. (HB 2066) Mesa Republican David Farnsworth (Mormon, former used car salesman, 7 kids) wants to give $5mil to cops to go after drug distributors. (SB 1061), also wants to ban marijuana billboards. (SB 1032) & Marijuana for pregnant women “signs” (HB2061)
    • 8 States likely to legalize marijuana soon

      • Ohio, Connecticut, Arizona, Delaware, Rhode Island, Michigan, New Jersey and Vermont.
  • 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