Maryland Cannabis Policy Conference Call

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December 17, 2019 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Dial: (605) 313-5635
Access Code: 659303#

Please mute your phone once you have joined the call.

A weekly conference call update on plans for the largest state-wide cannabis policy legislative event of the year – the 2020 Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Lobby Day in Annapolis on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM).

12/17/2019 AGENDA

1. Lobby Day Registration is Open – Please Share Broadly!

In anticipation of an adult use market taking shape for Maryland, we expect a larger number of people joining our lobby day this year in comparison to prior years. We want to include more bills this year as well!

2. Announcing 1st Annual Maryland Cannabis Conference – Monday, February 3, 2020!

Details to follow…

3. Announcements

Upcoming events and other BRIEF announcements

In order to keep these calls short and to the point, we ask that anyone who may have items they’d like to add to the agenda, please post it in the discussion of this event.

Use & Follow: #LegalizeMD


Tuesday Night Pot-Line Call #15

Our 15th conference call will be held on Tuesday, November 26th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM. Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635 Access code: 659303# International dial-in numbers: Online meeting ID: kris387 Join the online meeting:

2020 Maryland General Assembly Lobby Day Planning Call #1 Co-Hosted with Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition (MCPC)


1. Lobby Day: February 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
a. Bills having chance of passing – i.e., increase civil penalty threshold from 10g to 113.4g (4 oz)
b. Bills that won’t pass

2. Maryland Cannabis Law and Policy Summit
Description: On the Monday before Lobby Day, have an all day cannabis law and policy conference. 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon = review bills (we anticipate 9-12 bills total, some will have a chance to pass, some won’t). Legislators will speak for their bills, attendees can ask questions about the bills. 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM = lobby day training. Roll play, what to expect on lobby day, team up with other people from your same legislative district to strategize, help profile legislators to make civic engagement more effective, etc. Night reception/fundraiser/party with keynote speakers (a). Marilyn Mosby to convey Vanguard Award, and (b). Major Neal Franklin, LEAP re: Law Enforcement and need to change enforcement level.

3. Civil Disobedience for Home Grow Rights?


Conference Call #8

Our 8th conference call will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM. Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635 Access code: 659303# International dial-in numbers: Online meeting ID: kris387 Join the online meeting:
If you have agenda item suggestions please email them to

Tonight’s agenda will be focused on yesterday’s hearing with the Maryland General Assembly Marijuana Legalization Work Group, as well as the new announcement that the smell of cannabis is no longer a reason to search someone anymore. There has been much controversy surrounding this issue and would like to hear everyone’s thoughts on the new updates going on.


Conference Call #5

Great call last week! Join us for the next call for updates and info. You’ll have an opportunity to share your ideas To add items to the agenda, email before the call. The agenda will be posted the afternoon of the call.

Our fourth conference call will be held on Tuesday July 16th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM.
Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635
Access code: 659303#
International dial-in numbers:
Online meeting ID: kris387
Join the online meeting:

MDMJ Planning Meeting #2

Join MDMJ for our 2nd planning meeting of 2019!

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

Where: We’ve CHANGED the meeting location due to the growing number of attendance! The meeting has been moved to Druid Hill Park, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Booking a pavilion is a first come, first serve deal, so we will do our best to snag the spot at the Columbus Pavilion on Mansion House Drive. Take a right at the fork in the road and the pavilion is directly on your right.

Feel free to bring your own refreshments, lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and umbrellas to block the sun. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND IN YOUR GROUPS TO SPREAD THE WORD! It really helps.

Be on the look out for the cannabis flags! That’s where you’ll find us.


7:00 – 7:15PM – Check-In and introductions.

7:15 – 7:25PM – Updates since last meeting.

7:25 – 7:35PM – Legislative Updates.

7:35 – 7:45PM – Lobby session efforts.

7:45 – 8:00PM – Go over talking points.

8:00 – 8:05PM – Conference call updates.

8:05 – 8:10PM – Recruiting efforts.

8:10 – 8:15PM – Ideas for next meeting location/agenda.

8:15 – 8:25PM – Questions, feedback, suggestions.

8:25 – 8:30PM – Closing.


The Monday Jive (June) Baltimore, MD 6/24/19 hosted by The Heady Coalition with Henni TheTrue Stoner and friends.

MDMJ Conference Call

High friends!!!

The meeting we held in Bethesda last month was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend. At the meeting we discussed organizing a lobby day in Annapolis. With a bit of research and a handful of phone calls, our plan is to hold several meetings, conference calls and training sessions up until January 8th 2020, when the new session begins. This gives us plenty of time to prepare, as well as to organize a letter writing campaign to send your delegates expressing why it is important to fully legalize. A spreadsheet has been generated with a list of every delegate in Maryland who did NOT co-sponsor any marijuana legalization legislation last session. Out of 141 Delegates throughout every district in the state, only 30 delegates have either sponsored or co-sponsored legalization bills. It is also very interesting to discover the handfuls of delegates who are part of the Marijuana Legalization Work Group but did not co-sponsor any cannabis legalization bills put through last session by delegates Moon and Luedtke. These are the people we plan to meet with. We must get them on board with our progressive agenda. Without co-sponsors, these bills will go nowhere and cannabis will continue to be illegal to those who need it.

Have you ever shared with your friends or family how cannabis has helped you? Well, we also need you to express your stories to the law makers that represent you. There is no wrong way to tell your story, but we will be holding training sessions so that everyone feels confident and prepared. If you’ve ever felt compelled to get more involved in your community, then now is the time! Legalization is upon us, and it is up to us to win the fight against prohibition.

Our first conference call will be held on Tuesday June 11th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM.

Dial-in number (US): (605) 313-5635
Access code: 659303#
International dial-in numbers:
Online meeting ID: kris387
Join the online meeting:


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 lobby day efforts – slight changes in dates and strategies.

Volunteer Opportunities – By clicking the link, it will direct you to our Google Forms volunteer sign up sheet. In addition to attending lobby day in Annapolis in January, if you are able to volunteer your time for prep and follow up assignments, we need you!

Questions and comments about volunteering opportunities


End of meeting; reminder for next weeks conference call.

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Please RSVP for this event on Facebook

MDMJ May Meeting

MDMJ is coming to a district near YOU! Since Maryland is such a huge state, we will be having meetings throughout the state at least once a month. So let us know where you’d like to see us come next!

Looking to become more involved in your community? Passionate about cannabis being legalized in Maryland? Then this meeting is for you! We realize that with Maryland being such a big state, we need to take the movement to YOU! MDMJ will be holding meetings throughout the state so that everyone who is passionate about this issue, has the opportunity to become an important member in this community organization. Our mission is to LEGALIZE, NORMALIZE, and fight for FREEDOM! Over the last month, several members of DCMJ, MDMJ, and VAMJ have been lobbying on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for better protections for the consumers. For more information on how these meetings for new legislation went, check out MDMJ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We are so excited to see some new faces and learn what it is that matters most to you with cannabis legalization. This is a community effort so not only is being a voice encouraged, but it is NEEDED! Let’s take back our rights to grow our own cannabis!

When: Thursday, May 30th, 2019 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Where: 4844 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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Meet us on the patio!


7:00PM – 7:05PM – Introduction; Tell Us Who You Are!

7:05PM – 7:30PM –
Exercise – Tell Us Why You’re Here

7:30PM – 7:50PM –
Update on AJ Dawson; Sentenced to 60 Days in Wicomico Jail

7:50PM – 8:10PM –
Congressional Seed In – What We Did, Why We Did It, And What We’re Going To Do Next

8:10PM – 8:25PM –
Home Cultivation Rights; Beating The Monopoly

8:25PM – 8:30PM – Closing Statements


50 ft. joint featured at the National Cannabis Festival 2019. Made by DCMJ member and local DC artist Cesar Maxit. Federal Legalization Now! Congress Pass The Joint!

MDMJ Monthly Meeting #5

After everyone has cured themselves of election fever by casting their votes on November 6th, it’s time to shift the focus back to why we started this organization: CANNABIS REFORM! Join MDMJ for our fifth meeting being held at Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill on November 13th from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. to recap election results, and discuss AJ’s second court date on November 14th. Please RSVP to this event on Facebook.


6:00 – 6:05 – Check-in & Introduction (including group exercise)
6:05 – 6:25 – Overview of election results
6:25 – 6:40Discuss October 2nd overdose action and Rachelramone’s civil suit against Andy Harris. (Discuss email sent out 10/24)
6:40-7:00AJ’s upcoming court date
7:00- 7:15 – Brainstorm dates and ideas for demonstrations against Andy Harris. (If Harris wins the election)
7:00- 7:15 – Seek co-sponsorship and support from Jesse Colvin for H.R. 6152. (If Colvin wins the election)
7:15-7:25 – Cannactivity!
7:25-7:30 – Closing

See you guys there!