California Weekly Roundup: June 22, 2015 Tell Governor Brown to Sign AB 258

June 22, 2015 | Don Duncan

CA Gov. BrownASA expects the California Senate to approve AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, some time today. This ASA-sponsored legislation will prohibit discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process.

The bill goes next to the Governor, who has twelve days to sign or veto the bill. You can send a message to Governor Brown asking him to sign the bill right now:

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/tell_ca_governor_brown_to_sign_ab_258

ASA wants to say a special thank you to thousands of members and friends who made phone calls, sent emails, and signed a petition in support of the bill. We are especially grateful for 200 patients and advocates who visited Senate offices in support of AB 258 on Monday as part of the California Citizen Lobby Day. Well done!

ASA will announce the outcome of the Senate vote on AB 258 as soon as we know. You can get all of the latest medical cannabis news in California on our email discussion list or Twitter feed.


ASA California Weekly Roundup: June 22, 2015


Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • California
  • Local

Events

  • June 22, 2015 - Fresno County Growing Ban Summit (Fresno)
  • June 23, 2015 - Webinar: Improving Analysis of Edibles, Topicals, and Related Products using Flash Chromatography (Online)
  • June 30, 2015 – Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing on SB 212 and SB 303 (Sacramento)
  • July, 8, 2015 – Senate Health Committee Hearing on AB 266 (Sacramento)

Court Support

  • No court support requests this week

Take Action Now

  • Tell CA Governor Brown to Sign AB 258 (California)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • The Informed Advocate

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • June 23, 2015 - San Diego ASA (San Diego)
  • June 25, 2015 – Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
  • June 28, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
  • June 28, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

News


Follow @ASAdonduncan on Twitter for medical cannabis news and more.

California

A Tectonic Shift for Marijuana

California Marijuana Bills on Water Quality, Organ Transplants, Vapes Advance

Editorial Rules for medical pot, finally?

Local

Draft marijuana petition submitted to Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa)

California Cannabis Coalition to circulate petition to allow dispensaries in Upland (Upland)

Drug war thuggery (Santa Ana)

Santa Ana's pot shop raids, marijuana policy targeted in lawsuit (Santa Ana)

Santa Ana Mayor Ordered Raid on Pot Shop After Accepting Bribe From Competing Pot Shop, Lawsuit Claims (Updated) (Santa Ana)

Former OC Democratic Party Chair Accused Of Peddling Influence in Santa Ana Pot Lottery For Mayor Miguel Pulido (Santa Ana)

California Environmental Board Fines First Pot Farm (Shasta County)

Photos: ‘Get Baked’ Sale pairs marijuana, munchies (San Francisco)

Sonoma County marijuana growers urged to form united front (Sebastopol)

‘Honey oil’ production a volatile source of recent marijuana controversy (Long Beach)

Marijuana gardens raided (Porterville)

Effort to repeal Santa Cruz County’s marijuana cultivation ban qualifies for ballot (Santa Cruz County)

FPPC closes Desert Hot Springs mayor-dispensary case (Desert Hot Springs)


 Public Meetings & Events


June 22, 2015 - Fresno County Growing Ban Summit (Fresno)
6:00 PM at the Fresno County Plaza, 2220 Tulare St, Fresno, California 93721. Fresno County is trying to get every city in the county to ban all cultivation, just like the county and City of Fresno already have. Show up and tell them no. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/830956920318581/ for more information.

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June 23, 2015 - Webinar: Improving Analysis of Edibles, Topicals, and Related Products using Flash Chromatography (Online)

10:00 AM PT at http://patientfocusedcertification.org/webinar/ This webinar will teach you 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. Find out how flash in conjunction with other analytical techniques can remove matrix interferences, quantify low level cannabinoid in edibles and topicals, and how it can be used to create your own reference standards.

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June 30, 2015 – Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing on SB 212 and SB 303 (Sacramento)
9:00 AM in Room 126 in the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA. The committee will hear testimony and vote on SB 212 (Mendoza), which would increase sentences for manufacturing concentrated cannabis using a volatile solvent within 300 feet of an occupied residence. ASA opposes this bill in favor of science-based safety regulations. The committee will also hear testimony and vote on SB 303 (Hueso), which will loosen the rules for retaining cannabis seized as evidence. ASA has no position on this bill. Send your comments to the committee at http://apsf.assembly.ca.gov before June 25 at 4:00 PM. Read more about the bills and download fact sheets at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/2015_legislation

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July, 8, 2015 – Senate Health Committee Hearing on AB 266 (Sacramento)
1:30 PM in Room 4203 in the State Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA. The committee will hear testimony and vote on AB 266 (Bonta), which will create state licensing and regulations for commercial medical cannabis activity. The bill also makes it unprofessional conduct for a doctor to recommend medical cannabis without an exam and diagnosis. ASA supports the bill, but is seeking important amendments. Send your comments to the committee at http://shea.senate.ca.gov before July 2. Read more about the bill and download a fact sheet at http://www.safeaccessnow.org/2015_legislation


Court Support


What is Court Support and how do I get involved? 

No court support requests this week.

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


Take Action Now


Tell CA Governor Brown to Sign AB 258 (California)
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/tell_ca_governor_brown_to_sign_ab_258

The California Legislature has approved AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. The Governor now has 12 days to sign or veto the bill. Will you take a minute right now to ask Governor Brown to sign AB 258 right away?

AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process, unless a doctor has determined that medical cannabis use is clinically significant to the transplant process. Medical cannabis patients in California are routinely removed from the organ transplant waiting list if they test positive for cannabis use – even legal doctor-recommended medical cannabis.


ASA Website Spotlight


The Informed Advocate
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/training_the_informed_advocate

The best advocate is an informed advocate. The history of medical cannabis advocacy is a rich one, filled with brave individuals like you. The key to being an effective advocate is a firm understanding of our history, the political landscape in which you are operating, the rules of engagement and the ability to articulate your needs.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


June 23, 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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June 25, 2015 – Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at 2315 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Email safeaccesssacramento@gmail.com for more information.

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June 28, 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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June 28, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Los Angeles (West Hollywood)
11:00 AM in the Community Room #152, West Hollywood Gateway Plaza, 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. The entrance to the Community Room is on Santa Monica Blvd. between Jersey Mike’s and BevMo. See www.facebook.com/BrownieMaryLA for more information.

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


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