Monday, December 6, 2010

Meeting in Amherst Sunday Dec 12~NEXT MEETING Sun Dec 26th

If you're in the Amherst area and you would like to be part of a new local focus group working on medical marijuana legalization, studying up on the dispensary models already enacted into law around the USA and other aspects of marijuana prohibition repeal, we're just starting to meet. We'd welcome your ideas for meeting agenda and actions.

Let us know if you would like to attend the first meeting this coming Sunday and I'll email you time and location details.


Inspired by the MMJ Stakeholder's meeting in Boston last month, I contacted Jeffrey Sanchez' office by phone and snail mail and have just today received a phone response, from Lee Simons, a staff member on the Public Health Committee which Sanchez chairs. She told me that Sanchez designated her as the person with whom I may meet.

I told Lee I would like to bring the offer to meet with her to my local interest group, since it's likely we'd decide to meet with her as a group, and she was fine with that, so I agreed to get back to her after the meeting in Amherst.

At this point, I would welcome input from Matt regarding the best ways for our nascent group to proceed, regarding meeting agenda, procedural structure, and grooming and preparing ourselves to play our role as citizen lobbyists as effectively as possible.

I also can't help but wonder how Steph is doing, what she's up to, and when she'll have the opportunity to check in with us Massachusetts stakeholders again.


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  2. edit post. Please include time and specific location of the next meeting.

  3. @mdeann I'm sorry I didn't see this comment until now, apparently notice of it was not delivered to my email, which is a problem.
    The next meeting is happening Dec 26 in Amherst starting 1 PM> If you want location & directions you can email me;