June 2016

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Saturday General Meeting

Saturday, June 11th 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: Thanks to the 420 Social Club
    • Happy Late Birthday Aari!
    • Vote on meeting Location: 420 Social Club or Ward 6?
    • Letters to Kyle: Write a letter to our very own POW
    • Facebook page: Thanks Brittany and all of our supporters!


  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
    • [PAST] Sun June 5th: Stephen Marley at Rialto theater
    • Every Wednesday: Tumbleweed’s radio show, Weedsday Wednesday!
    • Sat June 11th: Second Saturdays Downtown- Last one to collect signatures!
    • Sat June 18th: Arizona Bacon Festival $45 18 & Over
    • Mon July 4th: BBQ at 420 Social Club
    • Weds July 6th: AZFMR Signature Drive ends
    • 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
    • Nov 3-6: 11th National Harm Reduction Conference, San Diego, CA
    • Any Concerts, Festivals, Events – Rialto Theatre, Volunteers needed
  • REMEMBER: Please Collect AZFMR signatures, ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE!


    • NFL Player Donates $80,00 for Medical Marijuana Research
    • Aurora, CO Uses 1.5 Million in Taxes to Help the Homeless
    • CO Governor Changes Stance and Now Supports Legalization
    • New Bill Lets VA Doctors Recommend Marijuana to Vets
    • MassRoots Gets Rejected by NASDAQ Stock Market
    • New Vaporizer is Being Called Keurig for Marijuana
    • Congressman Admits to Using Medical Marijuana
    • World’s First Marijuana Friendly Gym Opening
    • Edibles Become Legal for Sale in Oregon Dispensaries
    • Southern CA Cops Steal From 1 in10 Without Conviction
    • 17 Arrested in Huge Jail Contraband Smuggling Investigation
    • Toronto Police Raid More than 40 Marijuana Dispensaries
    • Obama Commutes Sentences of 42 Drug War POWs
    • AZDHS: 31 New Dispensary Licenses Available July 2016
    • PHX VA Blocks Medical Marijuana Doctor’s Lecture
    • AZ Anti-Marijuana Group Accepts $10,000 from Alcohol Association
    • Judge Rules AZDHS has Wrongly Denied Medical Marijuana Condition
  • Projects:
    • Fundraising Ideas? Tapestry order planned, other ideas?
    • Aari Ruben: Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center: AZCNA Condition Appeals
      • Huntington’s Disease & Parkinson’s Disease: Public Hearings?
    • #AZFMR: Still Collecting Signatures!
    • Bob: Update on Legalization 2016, Safer Arizona and Court/Trial Support
    • Doc: Flower girl cafe, sign up now
  • Activism:
    • 2 Senate bills to support: S. 2237 & S. 683
    • 2 House bills to support: H.R. 1013 & H.R. 1538
      • www.servicearizona.com
  • Members/Patients’ Recommendations:
      • Dispensaries: Desert Bloom, 8060 E. 22nd St, #108
      • Doctors: Tumbleweeds 520-838-4430 $85 cert, $65 renew