ASA California Weekly Roundup: June 15, 2015 - Action Alert Support AB 258 in the California Senate

June 15, 2015 | Don Duncan

CA Capitol BuildingHundreds of medical cannabis patients and advocates will be visiting the state Capitol this afternoon to talk with lawmakers about medical cannabis legislation. One of the most important bills on the table is AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. This bill will prevent discrimination against medical cannabis patients who need organ transplants. It is a high priority for ASA, because medical cannabis patients have already died after being dropped from the organ transplant waiting list. Others are in danger right now.

Take a minute right now to send an email to your California State Senator asking him or her to support AB 258.

Don’t wait. The Senate could vote on the bill any time this week. Look for news from today’s California Citizen Lobby Day and the vote on AB 258 later this week. 

 


 ASA California Weekly Roundup: June 15, 2015


Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • June 16, 2015 – Assembly Public Safety Hearing on SB 165 and SB 303 (Sacramento)
  • June 23, 2015 - Webinar: Improving Analysis of Edibles, Topicals, and Related Products using Flash Chromatography (Online)

Court Support

  • June 19, 2015 – Court Support for Jason Andrews (Fullerton)
  • More

Take Action Now

  • Support AB 258 in the California Senate

ASA Website Spotlight

  • California Medical Cannabis Legal Manual

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • June 16, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
  • June 16, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • June 17, 2015 - East Bay ASA (Berkeley)
  • June 17, 2015 - Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)

News


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National

Federal Medical Marijuana Measure Barring Justice Department From Interfering With State Pot Laws Passes Senate

Feds keep up prosecution of Washington medical marijuana patients despite Congressional order to stand down

California

 

Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act continues to advance in CA

California Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Assembly with Historic Consensus

Historic California medical cannabis regulations advance

After 20 Years, California May Finally Regulate Medical Marijuana

California Assembly passes two commercial marijuana regulation bills

Marijuana fact-finding tour the new political field trip

Hash Oil Burns A Growing Problem For California Hospitals

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Smoking out the Legislature

Local

Video of Pot Shop Raid Prompts Investigation Into Officers (Santa Ana)

Got pot? San Francisco to host medical marijuana food fair (San Francisco)

Fresno teen, burned in home fire, now ready to graduate (Fresno)

Federal Court Says Attorney Can't Rip off Pot Dispensary, Even if It Is Illegal (Sonoma County)

Marin marijuana plan draws overflow crowd (Marin County) 


 Public Meetings & Events


June 16, 2015 – Assembly Public Safety Hearing on SB 165 and SB 303 (Sacramento)
9:00 AM in Room 126 in the State Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento. You can watch live on http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/ The committee will hear testimony on SB 165 (Mooning) and SB 303 (Hueso). SB 165 adds substantial penalties for illegal cultivation on public and private lands. ASA opposes the bill. SB 303 lowers the requirement on retaining cannabis seized as medicine. ASA has no position on the bill. Read more about the bills and find links to the latest versions at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/2015_legislation

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June 23, 2015 - Webinar: Improving Analysis of Edibles, Topicals, and Related Products using Flash Chromatography (Online)
10:00 AM PT at http://patientfocusedcertification.org/webinar/ This webinar will teach you how flash chromatography, equipped with universal detection technology, can address quality control challenges by offering a more efficient way to isolate cannabinoids and other compounds of interest from complex matrices. Find out how flash in conjunction with other analytical techniques can remove matrix interferences, quantify low level cannabinoid in edibles and topicals, and how it can be used to create your own reference standards.


Court Support


What is Court Support and how do I get involved?

June 19, 2015 – Court Support for Jason Andrews (Fullerton)
9:00 AM at 1275 N Berkeley Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832. Preliminary hearing. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant. 

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Find more information and additional listings on The Human Solution Calendar: http://www.thsintl.org/calendar


Take Action Now


Support AB 258 in the California Senate
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/support_ab_258_in_the_california_senate

The California Senate will soon vote on AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. This bill will prevent discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process. Tell your California State Senator to vote yes on AB 258.


ASA Website Spotlight


California Medical Cannabis Legal Manual
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/california_legal_manual

This free downloadable legal manual describes the law on medical cannabis as it applies to patients and caregivers in this state. In this legal manual you'll find information on state and federal medical cannabis laws, law enforcement encounters, asserting your rights, and more.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


June 16, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
The meeting starts at 6:00 PM at The Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Email info@asa-nc.com for more information.

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June 16, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
The meeting starts at 7:30 PM at Lounge 847, 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Email tony@safeaccessnow.org for more information.

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June 17, 2015 - East Bay ASA (Berkeley)
6:30 at 3025 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705, USA. Email EastbayASA@gmail.com for more information.

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June 17, 2015 - Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)
The meeting starts at 6:30 PM at the Moose Lodge, 15900 East Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423. Email boo5416@yahoo.com for more information.

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See all California ASA Chapter Meetings here:
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/california_advocacy 


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