California Weekly Roundup: August 17, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

August 17, 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)
  • August 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual Sonoma Blossom Festival (Santa Rosa)
  • March 18-22, 2016 - National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Court Support

  • August 21, 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

  • Vote Medical Marijuana
  • The Truth About Medical Marijuana

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • August 18, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
  • August 18, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • August 19, 2015 - East Bay ASA (Berkeley)
  • August 19, 2015 - Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)
  • August 23, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)

 


News


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National

Here’s What We Actually Know About The Dangers Of Pot

New Study Finds Marijuana To Be Effective Against Depression

Outgoing U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag fought corruption, cannabis

California

Why Regulations Are Good for Patients in California

Jim Araby: Medical marijuana needs California regulation on labor standards

Gov. Jerry Brown signs law targeting illegal marijuana grows

Don't Try This At Home: Butane Hash Oil Penalties Stiffen

California marijuana farmers face country's first water-related regulations

High Time For a Medical Marijuana Tax? Former GOP State Senator Thinks So

FBI: Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process

A day in the life of a cannabis farmer

California marijuana farms at risk as weed smoke could rise from wildfires

Local

Cloverdale may rethink its ban on marijuana dispensaries (Cloverdale)

Oakland Is Once Again Considering Licensing Medical Pot Farms (Oakland)

I Saw Weed Get Delivered by Drone and Experienced the Future of Getting High (San Francisco)

Measure A medical marijuana cases increase 85 percent in seven weeks (Butte County)

Hidden Histories: Emerald Triangle Marijuana Growers and the Rise of Solar Power (Mendocino County)

This California Farmers Market Sells Marijuana (Laytonville)


 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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August 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual Sonoma Blossom Festival (Santa Rosa)
2:00 PM at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics at 99 6th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Music, food, education, and great company! Don’t miss this great medical cannabis event. Live music with Jr. Toots and many more surprises to come, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Sonoma Chapter of ASA. Email sarah@safeaccessnow.org for more information.

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March 18-22, 2016 - National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)
Registration opens this week 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 21, 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


Vote Medical Marijuana
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/vote_medical_marijuana2014

Where do your state and federal representatives stand on medical cannabis? Find out on ASA’s Vote Medical Marijuana website. State-by-state grades for medical cannabis laws, make your own voter guide, groundbreaking political ads and more!

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The Truth About Medical Marijuana
http://www.thetruthaboutmedicalmarijuana.org/

Get the ball rolling with local medical cannabis advocacy in your city or county with ASA’s summer educational series. Find step-by-step instructions and materials for your local events here.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


August 18, 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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August 18, 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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August 19, 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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August 19, 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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August 23, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
The meeting starts at 2:00 PM at the North San Juan Senior Center, 29190 State Hwy 49, North San Juan, CA 95960. Email info@asa-nc.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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