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CMMNJ TV

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CMMNJ produces shows monthly for airing online, on Channel 30 on the Comcast Cable system and Channel 45 on Verizon FiOS in the Princeton area. If you'd like to get involved, come to a regular monthly meeting or contact us.  We'd love to have you join our team!

Watch now here!

https://vimeo.com/channels/cmmnj

Catch other shows from Princeton Community TV here - support your local public broadcasting community:

http://www.princetontv.org/Online_Archive.html

Last Updated on Friday, 06 May 2016 19:37

Special Discount for CMMNJ Members at Breakwater Treatment and Wellness

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Breakwater Treatment and Wellness ATC now offers a 5% discount on their products if you wear your CMMNJ t shirt when you buy. CMMNJ T-shirts are available in S, M, L, XL, and 2XL via our PayPal link (please specify size when ordering).

Or send a $15 check to:
Coalition for Medical Marijuana--New Jersey, Inc.
219 Woodside Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08618 

Shirts can also be purchased at Hollywood Smokin'

Proceeds from t-shirt sales support our educational programs. Thank you for your support!

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Last Updated on Sunday, 06 March 2016 21:24

PTSD and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

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Many people who have survived life-threatening events experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a complex condition that is difficult to treat successfully. Prescribed medications are often ineffective and/or are accompanied by undesirable side effects. Misunderstood and stigmatized, patients are often discouraged and under-served by currently available treatment options.  However, research into the endocannabinoid system (ECS) suggests that cannabis may help relieve some of the symptoms of PTSD.  

In New Jersey, the Assembly passed a bill (A3726) to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for the medical marijuana program.  While there is a companion bill in the Senate, it has not been voted on as of November 2015.

Below is a collection of studies exploring the link between PTSD and the ECS:

Study finds lower levels of endocannabinoids in people with PTSD:
The abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035186
The article: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3870889/pdf/nihms524984.pdf

A study investigating stress induced endocannabinoid deficiency:
The abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Central+anandamide+deficiency+predicts+stress-induced+anxiety%3A+behavioral+reversal
The article: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4119220/pdf/tp201453a.pdf

Elevated endocannabinoid receptors in the brains of those with PTSD.  Indicates a reduction in available endocannabinoids in those with PTSD.
The abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23670490
The journal article: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3752332/pdf/nihms-469491.pdf

More tested abnormalities in PTSD:
The abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Metabolite+profiling+in+posttraumatic+stress+disorder
The article:
http://www.jmolecularpsychiatry.com/content/pdf/s40303-015-0007-3.pdf

Cannabidiol as a non-psychoactive anti-anxiety treatment.
The abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22729452
The article: 
http://www.scielo.br/pdf/rbp/v34s1/v34s1a08.pdf

Cannabis in German soldier for treatment of PTSD.
The article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3601286/pdf/Dtsch_Arztebl_Int-110-0144b.pdf

Cannabis for PTSD correspondence:
The article: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3601285/pdf/Dtsch_Arztebl_Int-110-0144a.pdf

Using cannabis to help you sleep: heightened frequency of medical cannabis use among those with PTSD:
Abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24412475
Article: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3929256/pdf/nihms-552820.pdf

Use of a synthetic cannabinoid in a correctional population for posttraumatic stress disorder-related insomnia and nightmares, chronic pain, harm reduction, and other indications: a retrospective evaluation
Abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24987795
Article: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4165471/pdf/jcp-34-559.pdf

The use of cannabis to treat those with PTSD:
Abstract: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=PTSD+cannabis+new+mexico
The article:
http://theroc.us/images/PTSD%20Symptom%20Reports%20of%20Patients%20Evaluated%20for%20the%20New%20Mexico%20Medical%20Cannabis%20Program.pdf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 21:05

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing in Trenton, 11/16

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 The Coalition for Medical Marijuana - New Jersey will be testifying at an historic Senate Judiciary Committee meeting regarding the legalization of marijuana in NJ. You can easily contact the committee via the link below, provided by New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR)

https://www.njumr.org/index.php?cID=302

NORML is also hosting a petition to the committee here:

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15336

Sativa Cross will be live podcasting the event from Trenton:

www.ustream.tv/channel/sativa-cross

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 March 2016 21:56

Cannabis Activists Attain “Higher Ground @ Asbury Spark”

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 Asbury Park, NJ – A special weekend-long cannabis-themed event will be taking place at various venues throughout the city of Asbury Park September 11–13. Called Higher Ground because of its emphasis on empowering cannabis consumers through education and connectivity, the event includes a series of informative talks and social gatherings. It is free to attend and is endorsed by the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey (CMMNJ).
 

Higher Ground was created in part as a reaction to city officials’ admirable declaration of support for cannabis and their passage of a resolution calling on Governor Christie and the State Legislature to legalize, tax, and regulate it.

 

After a welcome gathering on Friday night, Saturday’s events will kick off at noon and include a walkable circuit around Cookman Avenue of venues where speakers will be giving talks throughout the day on topics pertaining to medical marijuana and the future of cannabis culture in New Jersey. Saturday night will feature a special networking event as well as hand-picked musical performances. Speakers will continue through 4 p.m. on Sunday the 13th.

 

Higher Ground is an independent initiative uniting local businesses with speakers andhigher ground logo artists. The purpose of the event is “empowerment through education”—enabling all comers to obtain accurate information about cannabis and the changing legal landscape in New Jersey and across the country. Featured speakers include CMMNJ Executive Director Ken Wolski, activist and Liberty Bell Temple III proprietor Ed Forchion (aka NJWeedman), Geno Caignon of NJ NORML’s South Jersey division, Rowyn Capers from NJ NORML’s Women’s Alliance, and Help Not Handcuffs founder Randy Thompson, who delivered the presentation to the Asbury Park City Council that resulted in their declaration of support for cannabis law reform.

 

The event is free and open to the public. For those who wish to stay in town overnight there is a range of hotels to suit most every budget, and prices are generally lower after Labor Day weekend. Those who wish to participate can visit www.HigherGroundFest.com for updates and location announcements as well as the event’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/432809406907049.

 

For more info please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 16:07
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