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.
- 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!
NEWS and INFORMATION:
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.
- AG Jeff Sessions & Trump fire a shot at legal marijuana states
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
- Safer Arizona collecting signatures to put marijuana on the ballot in 2018