California Weekly Roundup: July 5, 2016 Your Weekly Source for Medical Cannabis News & Information

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National

DEA Source Confirms Schedule II Medical Marijuana is in the Works

Patient Advocacy Group Releases Independent Analysis of Cannabis Scheduling

Marijuana provision stripped from Veterans Affairs funding bill

California

California gets go-ahead to vote on legalization of marijuana

Californians Seek Pot of Gold in Marijuana Legalization

Remembering the Florence Nightingale of Medical Marijuana

Local

‘Altered State’: California pot exhibit aims for debate on provocative plant (Oakland)

LA County extends ban on growing medical marijuana in unincorporated areas (Los Angeles County)

Changing landscape for medical marijuana (Stockton)

Turning a NuLeaf: Inside Lake Tahoe's newest medical marijuana dispensary (Incline Village)

City Considers 20 Percent Tax on Medical, Recreational Marijuana (Santa Barbara)

Cannabis valley: The sudden proliferation of marijuana grows in the California Valley worries residents (San Luis Obispo)

Medical marijuana dispensaries should be up to voters, city says (Laguna Beach)

Lines grow as pot farmers rush to register in Calaveras County (Calaveras County)

 

Meetings

PUBLIC MEETINGS & EVENTS 

July 6, 2016 - Cultivators Alliance General Meeting (Los Angeles)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the L.A. Athletic Club (4th Floor - Presidents Lounge), 431 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA. Park in S. Olive Garage next door. Join local medical cannabis cultivators to help pass cultivation licensing ordinances in the city and county of LA. $100 at the door. Proceeds support the organization’s local work. Email cultivatorsalliance@gmail.com for more information.

July 7, 2016 - Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission (Berkeley)

2:00 PM at Berkeley City Hall, 2180 Milvia St, (between Center and Alston), Redwood room, 6th floor, Berkeley, CA. The commission will be discussing new medical cannabis dispensary permits in the city. Email nberkhills@sbcglobal.net for more information.

August 1, 2016 - Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on Six Medical Cannabis Bills (Sacramento)

10:00 AM in room 4203 in the State Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento. The committee will vote on six medical cannabis bills.

  • AB 567 (Gipson) will create a tax amnesty program for medical cannabis businesses and organizations. ASA supports the bill.
  • AB 1575 (Bonta) is a cleanup bill for the MMRSA. ASA supports the bill.
  • AB 2243 (Wood) imposes a new tax on medical cannabis distributors. ASA opposes the bill.
  • AB 2385 (Jones-Sawyer) allows Los Angeles dispensaries qualified under Measure D to obtain state licenses. ASA has no position on the bill.
  • AB 2516 (Wood) creates a new "cottage cultivator" license under the MMRSA. ASA supports this bill.
  • AB 2679 (Cooley) expands the reporting requirements and research rules under the MMRSA. ASA has no position on the bill.

You may testify in person or send comments to committee members before August 26: http://sapro.senate.ca.gov/

Take Action

TAKE ACTION NOW 

Tell Senator Grassley to Give the CARERS Act a Vote

Right now the CARERS Act, the most important piece of legislation addressing medical cannabis is being held up by Senator Chuck Grassley. Senator Grassley needs to hear from medical cannabis patients and caregivers who can tell him how important it is that we pass the CARERS Act. Click here to read more about the CARERS Act.

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COURT SUPPORT 

What is Court Support and how do I get involved? 

None this week. Email requests for court support to CARoundup@SafeAccessNow.org before 12:00 PM on Friday to be included in Monday's Roundup.

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

ASA WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT 

Patient Advocacy Group Releases Independent Analysis of Cannabis Scheduling

Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) disseminated copies of an independent 8-Factor Analysis conducted in support of current petitions requesting removal of cannabis (marijuana) from Schedule I status in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The document was sent to all members of Congress, as well as heads of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the DEA, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is about to make a very important decision regarding whether or not to reschedule cannabis from its Schedule I status. This decision will have substantial implications for the two million patients that currently have access to medical cannabis and cannabis products under state laws. Cannabis has been listed as a Schedule I substance - defined as a drug with high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use - along with heroin and LSD since the 1970’s. This Schedule I status makes it illegal to grow, possess, use, or distribute under federal law. While many other drugs have been rescheduled, cannabis has stayed in Schedule I for 46 years...

ASA CHAPTER & AFFLIATE MEETINGS 

July 5, 2016 - San Francisco ASA Meeting (San Francisco)

7:30 PM at Lounge 847, 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Visit https://www.facebook.com/SFSafeAccess/ for more information.

July 6, 2016 - Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Riverside County (Riverside)

6:00 PM at THCF Patient Center, 647 Main St., Unit 4D, Riverside CA 92501. Email browniemarydemsriversidecounty@gmail.com  for more information.

July 7, 2016 – Sonoma County ASA (Santa Rosa)

6:00 PM at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Email sarah@safeaccessnow.org for more information.

For a list of all CA Chapter Meetings visit:
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/california_advocacy


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