MDMJ Planning Meeting #4

Join MDMJ for our 4th planning meeting of 2019!

When: September 24th, 2019 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Where: The meeting will be held at Wilde Lake Park, located in Columbia, Maryland.

We’re headed to Columbia, MD to continue growing and building up for meeting with members of the Maryland General Assembly in January.

The agenda will be posted the day of the meeting.

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Anti-Plastic Action

As the country moves forward with cannabis legalization, and hopefully soon an end to federal prohibition once and for all, we are seeing a huge problem with packaging standards in the cannabis industry. The amount of plastic being used to package even the smallest quantities of product is overwhelming! MDMJ is advocating for more eco-friendly, non-toxic packaging standards in the cannabis industry. We are planning our next big action in efforts to change how we package our cannabis. We’re asking patients in Maryland to start collecting your cannabis packaging from the dispensary! If you need them to be picked up, contact us at kris@mdmj.org. Talk to your local dispensary about supporting this effort. Our goal is to pass more eco-friendly and sustainable packaging standards not only in the cannabis industry, but eventually for all products. It’s time we move away from plastic and find a better way to package our products that won’t destroy our planet. Who’s with us? Start collecting and spread the word!

Conference Call #7

Our seventh conference call will be held on Tuesday, August 6th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM. Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635 Access code: 659303# International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/kris387 Online meeting ID: kris387 Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/kris387

If you were unable to attend last weeks conference call and would like to hear the recording, please email kris@mdmj.org for the link. 
The agenda for this call will be posted the day of the call.

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Conference Call #6

Our sixth conference call will be held on Tuesday July 23rd from 7:30PM – 8:30PM. Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635 Access code: 659303# International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/kris387 Online meeting ID: kris387 Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/kris387


If you were unable to attend last weeks conference call and would like to hear the recording, please email kris@mdmj.org for the link.
The agenda for this call will be posted the day of the call.

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AGENDA

Instructions – Upon joining the conference call, we will ask that you put your phone on mute to eliminate background noise so that the person speaking can be heard by everyone on the call and there are no interruptions.

Introductions – Name, organization, what’s your favorite way of consumption?


Cannabis college event.


Democracy Summer 2019 Rally/brief chat with Marc Elrich.


Fundraising ideas.


Donations for MDMJ banner literature for table.


Baltimore meeting reminder.


Closing.

Weekly Conference Call #3


We apologize for having to cancel last weeks conference call, so thanks for bearing with us. It’s been a busy week in Annapolis. Great dialog on our last conference call. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend. We discussed ways to recruit through upcoming networking events, we’ve created a dialog for talking points for our upcoming meetings, and we’re now taking public comment for what we’ve drafted up so far. Please take some time to submit your feedback. Your voice is needed. The form is available on MDMJ.org.

MDMJ will be holding 4 consecutive lobby days starting January 8, 2020 leading up to the end of the legislative session in April.. We will use this time to prepare, recruit, train, and hold phone banking/letter writing campaigns. We plan to be prepared come January so we have a lot of work to do.

For those who would like to attend the quarterly commission meeting in Annapolis TOMORROW, we encourage you to come sit in and listen. The meeting will take place June 27th, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Joint Hearing Room Department of Legislative Services Building 90 State Circle, 1st Floor Annapolis, MD 21401.

If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out the form.

Our third conference call will be held on Tuesday July 2nd from 7:30PM – 8:30PM.

Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635
Access code: 659303#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/kris387
Online meeting ID: kris387
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/kris387

Agenda

Instructions – Upon joining the conference call, we will ask that you put your phone on mute to eliminate background noise so that the person speaking can be heard by everyone on the call and there are no interruptions.

Introductions – Say who you are and what organization you’re with if applicable. Did you get a chance to watch the Marijuana Legalization Work Group Hearing from Tuesday, the 25th?

Discuss Marijuana Legalization Work Group Meeting

Discuss talking point comment submissions

Discuss best replica watches online

If there is anything else you feel should be added to next weeks agenda, please send a message and we will be glad to add it.

Q&A/Suggestions/Feedback/Comments

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Weekly Conference Call #2

MDMJ’s mission is to fight for cannabis users, growers and their families in the free state.

During our first conference call we discussed strategies, recruitment, job delegations and volunteer opportunities.

For those who would like to attend the quarterly commission meeting in Annapolis, we encourage you to come sit in and listen. The meeting will take place June 27th, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Joint Hearing Room Department of Legislative Services Building 90 State Circle, 1st Floor Annapolis, MD 21401.
Updates on the 1st conference call:

MDMJ will be holding 4 consecutive lobby days starting January 8, 2020 leading up to the end of the legislative session in April.. We will use this time to prepare, recruit, train, and hold phone banking/letter writing campaigns. We plan to be prepared come January so we have a lot of work to do.

If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out the form by clicking this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6qAYxcR92v7CXG93AGWAB0-xn4vH-5iKm3PA__klUCeaRyA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR13Cmewp_mODnpP3tdesn1Pq-q6Alr6XeO4WUiBe4lUju9Vm7oBbvT38XI

Our second conference call will be held on Tuesday June 18th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM.

Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635
Access code: 659303#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/kris387
Online meeting ID: kris387
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/kris387

Agenda

Instructions – Upon joining the conference call, we will ask that you put your phone on mute to eliminate background noise so that the person speaking can be heard by everyone on the call and there are no interruptions.

Introductions – Say who you are and what organization you’re with if applicable.

Updates on volunteer efforts (talking points and thank you letters)

Discuss talking points

Updates on recruitment

We look forward to growing, so please spread the word!

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Congressional Seed-In

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 8, 2018
CONTACT:
ADAM EIDINGER (202)744-2671
Adam@DCMJ.org

“Congressional Seed-In” Announced for April 2, 2019

Citizens to Lawfully Give Viable Cannabis Seeds to Members of Congress to Demand Federal Legislation to Grow Cannabis At Home

No Current Legislation in Congress Explicitly Legalizes Home Cultivation as Corporate Lobby Grab Leaves Many Americans No Way Grow

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, cannabis reform advocates from DC Marijuana Justice (“DCMJ”), Maryland Marijuana Justice (“MDMJ”), and Virginia Marijuana Justice (“VAMJ”) will descend on Capitol Hill to lawfully give away cannabis seeds to members of Congress and their staff, 21 years of age and older. The action is to call for cannabis consumer-friendly legislation that permits adults to grow cannabis in the comfort and privacy of their homes & backyards.

“As full legalization & descheduling of cannabis approaches cannabis consumers & medical patients must be able to travel throughout the United States without fear of arrest, detainment, or harassment,” says Dawn Lee-Carty, Founder of Speak Life, a mom and founder of Speak Life, an organization dedicated to educating parents and legislators on the benefits of cannabis. Ms. Lee-Carty came to advocate the use of CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in cannabis, and THC after pharmaceuticals failed to adequately treat her epileptic 11 year old daughter. Due to the federal prohibitions on cannabis, Ms. Lee-Carty cannot travel with her daughters medicine.

After voters in the District of Columbia approved Initiative 71 in November 2014 and Congress approved the law in February 2015, all adults aged 21 years of age or older can legally grow & possess small amounts cannabis in the District of Columbia. With the annual spring planting taking place after the last frost in late April, the “Congressional Seed-In” aims to help members of Congress and their staff lawfully start their cannabis gardens in the District of Columbia. Outdoor cannabis requires cannabis to be grown in cycle with the seasons, so a timely spring planting is integral to the success of the crop. However, not every American is afforded the right to grow their own cannabis. Instead many Americans are forced to buy their cannabis from dispensaries, which costs as much as 10 times more than home grown cannabis.

“The only legislation we see in the 116th Congress moving is backed by lobbyists to deal with business interests,” says Adam Eidinger, Proposer of Initiative 71 . “We’re going up to the Hill to encourage members of Congress and their staff that they represent more cannabis consumers than cannabis businesses. We want to legally grow cannabis as a basic right and this is frankly more important to me than access to banks or tax reform for huge marijuana businesses,” adds Edinger.

WHO: Members of DCMJ, MDMJ and VAMJ, expert growers, and cannabis reform activists
WHAT: “Congressional Seed-In” – A Seed Giveaway for members of Congress and their staff
WHEN: April 2, 2019, 11:00 am until 4:20 pm – Ending Rally Near Capitol Steps on East side
WHERE: All Congressional Offices in Washington, DC
WHY: Citizens demand meaningful legislation that fully ends prohibition cannabis cultivation for every adult and allows the movement of cannabis between all States.

“I don’t want cannabis grown using nuclear or coal power. I want it grown using natural sunlight. The current system of using costly warehouses to grow cannabis plants under synthetic light using synthetic chemicals is bad for consumers and bad for the environment. There is a better way,” says Ms. Lee-Carty, who currently grows using LED technology, but would prefer to grow her daughter’s cannabis outdoors..

“The age of utilizing expensive warehouses to grow cannabis is a relic of prohibition and DCMJ & MDMJ believe that cannabis should return to the fields from which it was formerly grown,” says MDMJ co-founder Kris Furnish. “Congress and state leaders have been standing in the way of cannabis consumer friendly reform, while poll after poll show that the American public fully supports the full legalization of cannabis, including home grow.

ABOUT DCMJ
Since its founding in 2013, DCMJ has lead the nation in creative and high-profile cannabis reform activism. After introducing and passing ballot initiative 71, which legalized the possession and cultivation of cannabis in the District of Columbia, DCMJ organized two large seed giveaways that provided all adults the means to grow cannabis for themselves. Since then DCMJ has deployed giant 51’ inflatable joints outside the White House, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Times Square in New York City, the 2016 Presidential Debates, and Boston’s Freedom Rally, as well as distributing over 10,000 joints of District of Columbia home grown cannabis at the Inauguration of President Donald Trump to most recently, attempting to distribute 1,227 joints at the congressional “Joint Session” in 2017, where U.S. Capitol Police unlawfully arrested seven DCMJ activists. All charges were dropped the following day. The “Congressional Seed-In” is DCMJ’s fourth annual “Reschedule 4/20,” day of action to highlight the need for meaningful cannabis reform legislation in the United States. In 2018 and 2019, aligned organizations MDMJ & VAMJ were formed to advocate for cannabis reform in Maryland and Virginia.

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Follow Up Regarding HR 6152 With Andy Harris Staff

We followed up with a phone call today to Andy Harris’s office after hand delivering co-sponsorship packets for HR 6152. Hopefully he will meet with MDMJ, or else we will protest at his office. Be prepared!


If you live in Maryland’s first district, please support MDMJ as well as 5 million Americans that this bill will protect by calling Andy Harris’s office and  urge him to co-sponsor this bill.

Andy Harris Contact Information

1533 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

202-225-5311

Click here to email Harris.