California Weekly Roundup: August 10, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

August 10, 2015 | Don Duncan

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • August 26, 2015 - Improving Analysis and Quality Control of Cannabis Products Using Complementary Analytical Techniques (Online)
  • March 18-22, 2015 - National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Court Support

  • August 14, 2015 – Court Support for Lynette Shaw (San Francisco)
  • More

Take Action Now

  • Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act!  (National)
  • 5 Things People Can Do to Help Create Safe Access (National)
  • Medical Marijuana: A Patient Survey (California)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • How Safe is Cannabis?
  • The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • August 13, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco (San Francisco)
  • August 13, 2015 - Yuba County ASA (Foothills)

News


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National

Exclusive: Justice Department Admits Misleading Congress on Marijuana Vote

The DOJ 'Intended To Discourage' A Historic Medical Marijuana Bill

Surprising news about teens, marijuana, and health issues. It’s all good.

Could Pot Help Veterans With PTSD?

2016: The Marijuana Election

California

Loathsome Federal Drug Warrior Melinda Haag Is Retiring. California's Cannabis Community Rejoices.

Chem Tales: Cannabis's No. 1 Enemy Exits

Pot growers not wasting water

California Officials Consider State-Run Bank To Serve The Pot Industry

Banking the Unbanked: A Win-Win Proposition

Is it time to legalize marijuana in sports?

Local

Is Santa Monica going to pot? (Santa Monica)

Santa Ana police officers sue to quash video of pot shop raid (Santa Ana)

Apache Moving Forward With Indoor Medical Cannabis Facility. Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions named as Equipment and Services Supplier. (Placerville)

California Wildfires Burning Part of Medical Marijuana Industry (Lake County)


 Public Meetings & Events


August 26, 2015 - Improving Analysis and Quality Control of Cannabis Products Using Complementary Analytical Techniques (Online)
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Register  and get more information at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/improve_analysis_and_quality_control?utm_campaign=wrkshppromosup1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=americansforsafeaccess In this workshop you will learn 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. Get hands-on experience using flash in conjunction with other analytical techniques to remove matrix interferences, quantify low-level cannabinoid in edibles and topicals, and create your own reference standards.

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March 18-22, 2016 - National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)
Mark your calendar for the nation’s premier medical cannabis conference. Plan to join hundreds of medical cannabis patients, advocates, industry workers, scientists, and other stakeholders for four days of meetings and face-to-face lobbying with members of Congress. The event will be at the Lowes Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. Make your travel arrangements now to save money.


Court Support


What is Court Support and how do I get involved? 

August 14, 2015 – Court Support for Lynette Shaw (San Francisco)
9:00 AM press conference, 10:00 AM hearing in Courtroom 6 at 400 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102. This is a preliminary hearing in a federal civil case. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the appellant. Email cbcmarinalliance@gmail.com for more information. Support the defendant at www.gofundme.com/reopenMAMM

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


Take Action Now


Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act! (National)
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/senate_carers_act_petition

The CARERS Act is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation that has ever been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. The bipartisan legislation would remedy the state-federal conflict over medical marijuana laws. The bill would allow state programs to continue without federal inference, move marijuana out of Schedule I, remove CBD from the scheduling, create access to banking services for legal marijuana businesses, end the Public Health service review process and NIDA monopoly that blocks research, and allow VA doctors to write recommendations in states that have a medical marijuana program. Sign the petition to support CARERS today.

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5 Things People Can Do to Help Create Safe Access (National)
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/5_things_people_can_do_to_help_create_safe_acces

We hope you are enjoying your summer! ASA members and friends like you are always looking for ways to push the medical cannabis movement forward. That is why our staff has put together this fun list of things you can do this summer to make a real difference! Will you join our nationwide team of citizen advocates in helping out?  Here are 5 things you can do this summer to help safe access!

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Medical Marijuana: A Patient Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G9KM88X

Dr. James Colbert, Dr. Sarah McBane, and the CAPSLEAD (California Pharmacy Student Leadership) team from the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy are conducting a research study to investigate medical marijuana's effectiveness in patients. The purpose of the study is to: (1) Measure the effectiveness of medical marijuana, and (2)Evaluate the education that patients have received regarding medical marijuana. Read more about the study and your rights as a participant online. This study is not a project of ASA. We are simply passing along the link for consideration.


ASA Website Spotlight


How Safe is Cannabis?
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/cannabis_safety

Cannabis and its psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, have an excellent safety profile. The Drug Awareness Warning Network Annual Report, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), contains a statistical compilation of all drug deaths which occur in the United States. According to this report, there has never been a death recorded from the use of cannabis.

This section contains important information about cannabis toxicity, overdose, acute and chronic side effects, and more. This is the place for science-based information about the safety of medical cannabis use.

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The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/asa_live

ASA California Director Don Duncan talks about efforts to better regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in the state. This broadcast, with questions from viewers was recorded live on July 28 and is archived on the ASA Live section of our website.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


August 13, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco (San Francisco)
6:00 PM at 948 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

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August 13, 2015 - Yuba County ASA (Foothills)
The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Willow Glen Restaurant. Email yuba.asa@gmail.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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