California Weekly Roundup: August 3, 2015

August 03, 2015 | Don Duncan

In the news: US Representative Dana Rohrabacher (pictured)

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • 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

  • The Truth About Medical Marijuana Educational Campaign

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • August 4, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • August 6, 2015 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)

News


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Federal

Congressmen Ask DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Continued Harassment of Medical Marijuana Patients and Providers

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

California

Newsom commission report on pot hits all the right notes: Guest commentary

State tax board considers amnesty to collect from pot growers and sellers

Tax board member suggests a state-run bank for marijuana industry

California Marijuana Boom Destroying 25% of Stream Flows

Medical Cannabis Advocates Relieved that Anti-Marijuana Crusader Melinda Haag Is Quitting

Local

Sacramento County supervisors retain water-waste fines on pot growth (Sacramento County)

Merced police shut down alleged marijuana dispensary (Merced)

Santa Monica to Explore Locations, Requirements for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (Santa Monica)

Woodlander seeks to demystify medical marijuana (Yolo County)

Marin marijuana advocate brings pot tutorial to San Rafael retirement community (San Rafael)

After lively debate over medical pot, Monterey County Supervisors extend interim ban (Monterey County)

San Diego cannabis growers see daylight for shadow industry (San Diego)

'Cannaisseurs': Pop-up dinner pairs marijuana with gourmet food, wine (San Francisco)

California pet store selling cannabinoid-laced dog treats (Berkeley)

Supervisors put pot ordinance on back burner (Yolo County)


 Public Meetings & Events


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


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

The Truth about Medical Marijuana, exists to educate medical marijuana patients and the public about the science of medical marijuana and the emerging issues that have started to come forward as medical marijuana has become part of millions of Americans lives.

Want to know more about the science behind medical marijuana or who can benefit from medical marijuana? Do you know what THC and CBD are or that science suggests they work best together? Do you know what issues to consider as a consumer of medical marijuana?

The Truth about Medical Marijuana should be your first stop in learning about the reality about marijuana’s role as a medicine.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


August 4, 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 6, 2015 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)
The meeting starts at 5:00 PM at Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Email sarah@safeaccessnow.org for more information.

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


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