July 2016

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Saturday General Meeting

Saturday, July 9th 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 Volunteer Coordinator: Robert Clark


  • Announcements: Community Announcements:
    • Tucson Weekly: Best Of Tucson 2016- Vote Desert Bloom
    • Letters to Kyle: After meeting, please stay and help!
    • 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!
    • Sat July 23rd: Tucson Psychedelic Society
    • Monday July 25th 8am: Kyle Catlin’s Clemency Hearing, Phoenix
    • Sat July 30th: Buds and Brushes @ 420 Social Club $30
    • Sat/Sun Aug 6-7: So. Calif. Cannabis Conference & Expo, San Diego, CA
    • Fri Aug 19th: Ziggy Marley @Rialto
    • Sat Oct 1st: Pride in the Desert
    • Sat Oct 8th: Nam Jam
    • Sat Sun 15th-16th: Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo
    • Sun Oct 16th: Blues Festival
    • Nov 3-6: 11th National Harm Reduction Conference, San Diego, CA
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed


    • New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Industry Triples in One Year
    • Celebrity Bar in LA Serves Cannabis Cocktails
    • Records Show Marijuana Sales Hit All-Time High on 4/20
    • Microsoft Entering the Marijuana Industry with New Software
    • U.S. Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Banking
    • Snoop Dogg and NHL Team are Fighting over Trademark
    • Jamaica Likely to Start Offering Marijuana Licenses to Tourists
    • After MMJ Legalized, Medicare Prescriptions Drop for Many Drugs
    • The Battle Between The University of Missouri is on
    • NORML Executive Director Has Announced Resignation
    • AZ Edible Marker Donates $100k Cash to legalization initiative
    • Arizona Pro Marijuana Group Installs Fathers Day Billboard
    • CRMLA Puts up 4th of July Billboard
    • AZ Congressman Publicly Endorses Marijuana Legalization
    • AZ MMJ Docs cannot say they reviewed your records and don’t review
    • ASU Professor long-term MJ study shows few health risks
    • CRMLA files 258,000 signatures, well above 150,000 needed
    • AZ Supreme Court to rule whether marijuana smell enough for search
    • AZ Report projects $500m marijuana sales, $82m in tax revenue for state
    • AZ AAA advocates for sensible marijuana DUI laws
    • ARDP claims CRMLA passage a cover for dealers, CRMLA claims opposite
    • APS’ Parent Company Donates to Anti Marijuana Group
    • Arizona Wine and Spirits Association donates to Anti-MJ
    • Discuss ARDP Donors and Action
  • Projects & Events:
    • DEA to place marijuana on Schedule 2? Benefits? Risks?
    • Aari Ruben: Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center: AZCNA Condition Appeals
    • Bob: Update on Legalization 2016, Safer Arizona and Court/Trial Support
  • Activism:
      • www.servicearizona.com
  • Members/Patients’ Recommendations:
      • Dispensaries: Desert Bloom, 8060 E. 22nd St, #108
      • Doctors: Tumbleweeds 520-838-4430 $85 cert, $65 renew