California Weekly Roundup: June 6, 2016 Your Weekly Source for Medical Cannabis News & Information

June 06, 2016 | Don Duncan

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National

'Cannabis Damages DNA' Claim Debunked By Leading Researcher Ethan Russo

Wasserman Schultz faces rising pressure on medical marijuana

California

Numbers show that medical marijuana has gone mainstream

California Cannabis: Medical Marijuana Advocates Host Citizen Lobby Day in Sacramento

Cottage Marijuana Farm Bill and Other Provisions Pass Assembly

Harmful Medical Marijuana Tax Bills Advance In California

California lawmakers green-light medical cannabis research

Local

Can experimental marijuana treatments save a young boy’s life? (Nevada County)

What Five Years in Prison Taught California Former Dispensary Owner Dale Schafer, and Why He's Thinking About Getting Back into the Marijuana Biz (Roseville)

San Jose’s medical marijuana czar is out (San Jose)

Want weed delivered to your front door? It may soon happen in San Jose (San Jose)

Santa Catalina Island to vote on marijuana dispensary (Santa Catalina Island)

Medical marijuana grow, delivery ordinance moves ahead in Arroyo Grande (Arroyo Grande)

Strict marijuana growing rules on Siskiyou County ballot (Siskiyou County)

Proponents of rival cannabis measures submit signatures (Calaveras County)

Oakland gives pot convicts first chance to open marijuana businesses as part of reparations for war on drugs (Oakland)


Meetings

PUBLIC MEETINGS & EVENTS 

June 9, 2016 - Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation Information Session (San Diego)

11:15 AM at the CalTrans Building, Garcia Room, 4050 Taylor Street, San Diego, CA 92110. The Bureau Chief, Lori Ajax, and staff will be traveling to various regions in the state to provide information to the public about the Bureau and the regulatory process.  All members of the public are invited to participate in these informational sessions. Email BMMR@dca.ca.gov for more information.

June 10, 2016 - Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation Information Session (Riverside)

10:15 AM at Riverside County Administrative Center, Board Chambers, 1st Floor, 4080 Lemon St, Riverside, CA 92501. The Bureau Chief, Lori Ajax, and staff will be traveling to various regions in the state to provide information to the public about the Bureau and the regulatory process.  All members of the public are invited to participate in these informational sessions. Email BMMR@dca.ca.gov for more information.

Take Action

TAKE ACTION NOW 

Oppose SB 987 in California

California Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) has introduced SB 987, a bill that will assess an additional 15% excise tax on medical cannabis in the state.  The new tax will be in addition to the ordinary state sales tax and any local tax patients already pay for their doctor-recommend medicine. SB 987 imposes an unnecessary and unfair burden on medical cannabis patients.

SB 987 is harmful for patients. Medical cannabis is already subject to ordinary sales and use tax of between 7.5 and 10%, depending on the jurisdiction. Additionally, some cities and counties already impose an additional local tax of up to 15% on medical cannabis.

Adding an additional 15% to the cost of medical cannabis, which is not covered by insurance, will be an economic hardship for legal patients – especially those who are already economically vulnerable…

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COURT SUPPORT 

What is Court Support and how do I get involved? 

June 9, 0216 - Court Support for Alex Lyons (Oroville)

1:30 PM at Butte County Superior Court at 1 Court St, Oroville, CA 95965. Pre-trial conference. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.

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

ASA WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT 

California Campaign for Safe Access

The California Campaign for Safe Access is ASA's oldest state campaign. There are more legal patients, providers, and recommending physicians in California than any other state. More than 1.4 million patients have safe, reliable, and dignified access to medicine in the state, but significant challenges remain.

The mission of the California Campaign for Safe Access is:

  1. To monitor, implement, and improve medical cannabis law in California; and
  2. To protect and expand patients’ rights, using education, litigation, legislation, grassroots advocacy and direct support.

Check out the links on this page to learn more about what is happening in California and how you can participate.

ASA CHAPTER & AFFLIATE MEETINGS 

June 7, 2016 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)

The meeting starts at 7:30 PM at Lounge 847, 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Email astkhiklevantian@gmail.com  for more information.

June 9, 2016 - San Francisco Brownie Mary Democratic Club (San Francisco)

6:00 PM at 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Visit http://www.browniemarydemclub.org/ for more information.

See all California ASA Chapter Meetings here:

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/california_advocacy


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