March 2018

az4norml-leaf AZ4NORML Monthly General Meeting

Saturday, March 10th, 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:
    • Websites: &
    • 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
    • AZ Corp Commission Report Due 5/1/18


  • Events: (Critical part of AZ4NORML’s community outreach)
  • [PAST] Feb 24th: 36th Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival
  • [PAST] Feb 07: Movie night at Himmel Park Library – Future movie suggestions
  • Sat Mar 17th 6PM: Gong Meditation event, limited seating
  • Thu March 22nd: 5:30PM: Next TPS Meeting
  • Sun Apr 08: Old Pueblo Riders: Run for the kids @ Shooters 11A
  • Sat Apr 14th: Next AZ4NORML meeting – See below
  • Sat Apr 14th: KFMA Fall Ball @ Kino Park (Inquiry sent to KFMA@ AZ Lotus)
  • 4/19 to 4/22: Sonoran Springs Tribal Stomp, Bisbee Arizona
  • 4/19 to 4/29: Pima County Fair
  • 4/20 to 4/23: Safer Arizona Celebrations, Phoenix
  • Friday 04/20: 4/20 Celebrations in Tucson
  • May 04-07: @ Harmony Ranch, Tucson, AZ, TKT by 2/15
  • 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 Reinstates many forfeiture rules that were suspended during Obama administration
    • HR2037 : Legislature may send legal MJ to voters
      • Legalize and OZ for 21+ and grow 6 plants
    • AZ “Opioid Hotline” will recommend treatments but not medical MJ
    • SB1420 would lower card fees, ADHS account has more than $33mil from fees, AZ Republicans shoot down this proposal
    • Legislature may require medical marijuana testing, bill heads to the house
    • Arizona may criminalize doctors who recommend marijuana
    • Lawsuit has been filed that alleges that an employee with a medical marijuana card in Arizona is protected against firing by the ADA. A former UPS sales director says he was fired for testing positive for using MMJ outside of work.
  • Discussion and Questions:
  • 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