California Weekly Roundup: July 27, 2015 Medical cannabis news and events from around the state

July 27, 2015 | Don Duncan

Google Hangout

Join me for another live Google Hangout tomorrow night at 8:00 PM PT. We will be talking about what pending medical cannabis legislation does and does not mean for patients and providers in California. You can be a part of he conversation by logging on to “The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California.”

Get more details about the Google Hangout below; plus medical cannabis news, events, court support requests, action alerts, and more in the California Weekly Roundup for Monday, July 27, 2015.

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • July 28, 2015 - Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)
  • July 28, 2015 – The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California (Online)

Court Support

  • July 27, 2015 – Court Support for James Morton (Oroville)
  • July 29, 2015 – Court Support for Lance and Julie Stenhouse (Red Bluff)
  • 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)
  • Growing Medical Cannabis is Not a Waste (Sacramento County)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Provider Resources and Support

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • July 28, 2015 – San Diego ASA (San Diego)

 


News


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Federal

10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition is about to Go Up in Smoke

Senate Committee Backs Banking Access For Marijuana Businesses

U.S. policy keeps medical marijuana research funding low

How Safe Is Your Vape Pen?

New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

California

California panel proposes guidelines for legalizing marijuana

How marijuana cultivation stacks up against other crops during California’s water crisis

League of California Cities Reports Medical Cannabis Regulation Passes Two Key Committees

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

A “grass” roots initiative seeks to legalize pot in California

Local

California City Creates Marijuana Innovation Zone … Produces Medical Pot (Arcata)

Banks, insurers shunning pot shops (San Diego)

Bay Area Pot Company Sends Doctor to Your House (San Francisco Bay Area)

Backes discusses medical pot during Speaker Series event (Malibu)

Action on Medical Cannabis Pushed to September as Long Beach City Council Awaits Task Force Recommendations (Long Beach)

Californian Demands Warnings on Medical Pot (Oakland)


 Public Meetings & Events


July 28, 2015 - Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)
9:30 AM in Room 1450 at 700 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Supervisors recently classified virtually all medical cannabis cultivation as wasting water, making legal patients liable for a $500 fine for growing their own medicine. Join other advocates in telling the Board to change this policy. Arrive early to complete a speaker’s card for public comments.

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July 28, 2015 – The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California (Online)
8:00 PM at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109193897924528499034/events/c8vujb2h1vebi8chsn9m73ahns8?n=1 ASA California Director will talk about the new momentum to regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in California, what is behind it, what it means for patients, and more. This is an interactive online event. Log in early to get set up. You can also watch without the interactive elements on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obguxrg0Vfg


Court Support


What is Court Support and how do I get involved? 

July 27, 2015 – Court Support for James Morton (Oroville)
8:30 AM at 1 Court St, Oroville, CA 959965. Hearing on motion to dismiss. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.

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July 29, 2015 – Court Support for Lance and Julie Stenhouse (Red Bluff)
8:30 AM at 633 Washington St, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Jury selection. Trial begins on the following day. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendants.

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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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Growing Medical Cannabis is Not a Waste (Sacramento County)
http://sacnorml.org/contact-sac-co-sup/

Today is your last chance to take action! On July 28th 2015, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will vote on making Medical Cannabis cultivation a violation of drought restrictions, and fine violators $500.00 per day. Any prohibited cultivation = anything grown outside, or more than nine plants indoor. All of the Board voted yes in the preliminary vote on July 14th 2014. 


ASA Website Spotlight


Provider Resources and Support
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/providers  

Resources for those providing medical cannabis directly to patients, considering providing medical cannabis, and those helping individuals obtain medical cannabis. Contents include what to consider before becoming a provider, understanding the law, Patient Focused Certification, quality of care and more.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


July 28, 2015 - San Diego ASA (San Diego)
6:30 – 7:30 networking, 7:30 meeting starts at Giovanni's Restaurant at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123. Email sandiegoasa@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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