California Roundup 10-7-13 ASA California Roundup: October 7, 2013

October 07, 2013 | Hunter Holliman

Contents:

California News

  • Government Shutdown Will Not Affect the War on Pot
  • Should adult students be allowed to use medical marijuana at California colleges?
  • US becoming more accepting of medical marijuana
  • San Diego: New medical cannabis plan is a prescription for restriction

Events

  • Thursday, October 10 - Court Support: Federal Sentencing for Norton Brothers
  • Saturday, November 16 - Safe Access Night with SF Bulls Pro Hockey

Take Action

  • Fall Membership Drive: Become an ASA Member Now!
  • California Patient Survey

ASA Services
Peer Counseling

  • Wednesday, October 9 - Sebastopol
  • Thursday, October 10 - Oakland

ASA Chapter Meetings

  • Tuesday, October 8 - Nevada County (Grass Valley)
  • Tuesday, October 8 - San Diego 
  • Thursday, October 10 - San Diego (Imperial Beach)
  • Thursday, October 10 - Yuba County (Foothills)

California News



Government Shutdown Will Not Affect the War on Pot

The sweeping shutdown does not include about 87 percent of the staff at the Drug Enforcement Administration, reports Reason.com, which has a copy of the Justice Department's contingency plan.

Read More: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/LegalizationNation/archives/2013/10/04/government-shutdown-will-not-affect-the-war-on-pot


Should adult students be allowed to use medical marijuana at California colleges?

Americans for Safe Access spokesman Kris Hermes says it’s “outrageous” for campus police to take a hard line against students who use cannabis, because that “makes it difficult for [student-patients] to use the medicine that works for them and is legal under California law.”

Read More: http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/should-adult-students-be-allowed/content?oid=11636381


US becoming more accepting of medical marijuana

Check back in six months or a year, and the patchwork of state laws governing medical use of marijuana in the United States could well be different. State by state, month by month, Americans are taking a more accepting approach toward medical marijuana.

Read More: http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/1oct13_us-becoming-more-accepting-of-medical-marijuana.xhtml


San Diego: New medical cannabis plan is a prescription for restriction

Last week the  San Diego CityBeat released the map analysis of the proposed ordinance for the City of San Diego regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance Interim Mayor Todd Gloria promised to bring to council in January, and one currently going through community planning groups.

Read More: http://www.safeaccesssd.org/2013/10/new-medical-cannabis-plan-is.html


Events



Thursday, October 10 - Court Support: Federal Sentencing for Norton Brothers

Sentencing hearing for Norton Brothers
Oakland Federal Courthouse
1301 Clay Street
Hearing set for 10am, please arrive early!

Please come show support for Winslow and Abraham Norton, formerly operators of Compassionate Collective of Alameda County, who were raided in 2007 by the DEA. The Nortons have been longtime supporters of ASA and the medical cannabis community, and now they need some support from us.

*Reminders please note this is a FEDERAL courthouse, please bring a Valid ID to enter the building, security is similar to an airport, please leave all your medicine at home, cameras are not allowed in the building. Cell phones must be turned off.


For More Information on the case:
http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/states/newsrel/sanfran103107.html


Saturday, November 16 - Safe Access Night with SF Bulls Pro Hockey

Americans for Safe Access and San Francisco Bulls Hockey have teamed up to offer Safe Access Night at the Cow Palace. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ASA, so come join other advocates for a night of hard hitting hockey!

Email raudelw@sfbulls.com for more info or visit the ticket page.


Take Action



Fall Membership Drive: Become an ASA Member Now!

ASA offers patients, their providers, attorneys, medical professionals and policymakers up-to-date information on the medical and legal use of cannabis nation-wide.  ASA offers our members legal and legislative support including trainings, capacity-building, analysis, publications and strategic support. We organize media support for court cases, rapid response to law enforcement raids, and media responses to current events.  Our successful advocacy, media, and legal campaigns have resulted in important court precedents, new sentencing standards, and more compassionate local and state guidelines.

Join between October 2nd and November 15th for a chance to win a FREE trip to DC for ASA's Annual Conference this April!


California Patient Survey

Because California has no mandatory state registration for medical cannabis patients, there is very little known about the patient population of the state. Please fill out this completely anonymous 10 question survey for California patients so that we can use this data in our efforts to bring safe access to all parts of the state.


ASA Services



Peer Counseling
Wednesday, October 9 - Sebastopol - 4:00 to 6:00PM
Peace In Medicine
6771 Sebastopol Avenue # 100
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Thursday, October 10 - Oakland - 5:30 to 7:30PM
Harborside Health Center
1840 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606


ASA Chapter Meetings (Full Calendar Here)



Tuesday, October 8 - Nevada County (Grass Valley)
6:00pm @ 147 Crown Point COURT, Grass Valley, CA
For more info, contact: info@asa-nc.org

Tuesday, October 8 - San Diego
7:00pm @ Giovanni's Restaurant - 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123 
For more info, contact: sandiegoasa@gmail.com

Thursday, October 10 - San Diego (Imperial Beach)
6:00pm @ 1233 Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA
For more info, contact: sandiegoasa@gmail.com

Thursday, October 10 - Yuba County (Foothills)
7:00pm @ Willow Glenn Restaurant
For more info, contact: yuba.asa@gmail.com


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