July 2017

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, July 08th, 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: 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
    • Officers and board members needed, please see me after the meeting
    • Product designer and Event Planner needed


  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
    • Sat Jul 29th : TPS Meeting – Ward 6, 3PM
    • Mon, Tues Aug 7-8: TPS/Norml trip to Oak Creek near Sedona
      • RSVP if interested, very few spots remain, Thank you, Paul
    • Sat Aug 12th : AZ4NORML July Meeting, Ward 6 3PM
    • Wed, Sep 20th: Magic Mushroom day – Mushrooms are medicine
    • Sat, Sep 30th: 40th annual Pride in the Park, Reid Park **App Completed
    • Sun, Oct 15: Tucson Blues Festival **App Needed
    • Oct 13-14: Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo, Phoenix AZ
    • Oct 11-14: Drug Policy Alliance Conference: Reformconference.org :Atlanta
    • Sat Oct 21: 30th Annual Nam Jam *App needed
    • Thu Jan 25 – Sun Jan 28: Gem and Jam 2018 *App needed
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed


    • July 01st: Las Vegas retail outlets start selling legal marijuana
      • Marijuana sales have exceeded expectations
      • Not legal to use in hotels, on the strip, in public or restaurants
      • NV Couple gets married inside legal grow operation, both are sober but wanted to show support for the industry, grooms father was once imprisoned on a marijuana charge.
      • AZ DPS refuses to say if troopers will do additional enforcement
    • Canadian for profit companies invest heavily in the Arizona MMJ market
      • AZ market is non-profit but companies say is very lucrative
    • Navajo Nation in AZ considers legalizing medical marijuana
      • Legalized hemp in late 2016
      • NN Council delegate: Lee Jack, Sr claims there is a humanitarian and economic need for access.
      • NN VP candidate: Dineh Benally testified cannabis could have eased his mother’s final months of pain from pancreatic cancer.
    • Labor & Employment attorney John E. Winters says employer drug testing becoming complicated.
      • AZ, Delaware and Minnesota have enacted statutes that prohibit an employer from discriminating against MMJ using employees
      • Colorado also reconsidering drug testing
    • Idaho Sheriff’s lieutenant steals money intended for drug buys.
      • Jerome county sherriff’s Lt. Dan Kennedy accused of stealing $2722
    • Tucson Police “Catfish” Facebook, attempting to entrap people
      • Discussion
  • Information & Projects:
    • Amazon smile- no cost to you – order and credit us, please!
    • Compass Bank, open an account and mention us!
      • Existing account? Get your service charges waived by mentioning us!
    • 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
  • Activism: Please contribute art, writings, and support to our website, FB