California Weekly Roundup: November 2, 2015

November 02, 2015 | Don Duncan

CA Weekly RoundupContents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • November 5, 2015 – CannTalk: Cannabis Science, Research, and Business (Santa Cruz)
  • November 6, 2015 - Medical Cannabis Industry Telephone Townhall (Los Angeles)
  • November 7-8, 2015 – MAPP and BMDC at Palm Springs Gay Pride Festival & Parade (Palm Springs)
  • March 18-22, 2016 –National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Court Support

  • No court support requests this week

Take Action Now

  • Pardon the Kettle Falls Five (National)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Blog: New House Speaker Paul Ryan's Mixed Views on Medical Cannabis

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • November 3, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • November 4, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club Meeting (Riverside)
  • November 5, 2015 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)

News


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National

The Outrage of Medical Pot Users Denied Organ Transplants

Brookings Institute Sharply Critical of Federal Marijuana Policy

Study Shows Weed May Be a Better Treatment for ADHD Than Adderall or Ritalin

Small Legal Victory for Medical Marijuana in California

California

Constitutionality of California’s New Medical Marijuana Law Challenged in Court

California Focus: New water battle pits pot vs. fish

Local

Re-filed Medical Marijuana Case Problematic for Judge in San Diego, Orlosky Charges Dismissed! (San Diego)

God May Bless Your Pot Shop - Tax Court Not So Much (Sacramento)

Marin IJ Editorial: County’s proposed rules on medical pot long overdue (Marin County)

California Marijuana Growers Reel From Cannabis Farms Consumed By Wildfires (Calaveras County)

Medical marijuana test results released for Palm Springs (Palm Springs)

Mendocino County presented with specifics of new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (Mendocino County)

Measure A medical marijuana cases slow as season nears end (Butte County)

L.A. lawmakers want to bar new pot shops from signing up to pay taxes (Los Angeles)

How an LA Weed Dispensary Pissed Off the Girl Scouts (Los Angeles)

Santa Ana pot shop at center of police raid video targeted again, ordered to close (Santa Ana)

Arcata Community Weighs in on New Medical Marijuana Innovation Zoning (Arcata)


 Public Meetings & Events


November 5, 2015 – CannTalk: Cannabis Science, Research, and Business (Santa Cruz)
6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Cannabis science and business experts give three informative lectures – Sustainable Cannabis Farming, Science and Analytics, and Understanding Cannabis. Hosted by Ben Rice, Esq. and sponsored by SC Labs – http://www.sclabs.com

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November 6, 2015 - Medical Cannabis Industry Telephone Townhall (Los Angeles)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Westchester Community Center located at 7166 West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Parking is free. Participants will learn about cannabis legislation signed by the Governor (Assembly Bills 243 and 266 and Senate Bill 643), as well as existing laws pertaining to the cannabis industry. There will be additional information about pending tax amnesty and electronic funds transfer (EFT) legislation that could affect the medical cannabis industry. Callers and participants who attend in-person will have the opportunity to ask questions, receive answers from BOE tax experts, and discuss the legislation. You may register online or by calling 1-888-847-9652.

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November 7-8, 2015 – MAPP and BMDC at Palm Springs Gay Pride Festival & Parade (Palm Springs)
Join the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project and the Brownie Mary Democratic Club on Saturday and Sunday for one of the largest gay pride festivals and parades in the state. Look for the MAPP and BMDC booth and parade marchers. The festival is free and open all day Saturday and Sunday. The parade marches at 10:00 AM on Sunday.  For more information about the event and to see a complete entertainment and activity line-up, go www.pspride.org If you need more info about joining us in the parade or staffing our booth, send an email to lanny@marijuananews.org or call 760-799-2055.

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March 18-22, 2016 – National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)
ASA is excited to announce that early-bird registration for the National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference and Citizen Lobby Day 2016 is now open! The theme this year is “Our Medicine, Our Safety, Our Rights.” Our goal is to connect advocates, industry workers and leaders, researchers, doctors and others to effect real change for medical cannabis. Get signed up today so that you can be a part of it all at the Lowes Madison Hotel in Washington, DC, March 18-22, 2016. Here is the link to book your hotel: https://www.loewshotels.com/madison/Americans-for-Safe-Access?corpcode=NUC316 or call 1-855-325-6397 and use Reservation ID NUC316 to make your reservations. Be sure to mention the ASA Unity Conference to get the best rate. Make your reservation ASAP!


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


Pardon the Kettle Falls Five (National)
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/pardon-kettle-falls-five-0

On Oct. 2, 2015, three defendants in the Kettle Falls Five case were sentenced to federal prison terms and fines for cultivating as patients under WA’s medical cannabis program. Despite a Congressional restriction on cannabis prosecutions, the DOJ has committed hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to prosecuting and jailing these patients.

We ask for immediate orders of commutation and remission of jail time and fines for Rolland Gregg, his wife Michelle Gregg, and his mother Rhonda Firestack-Harvey. We seek complete pardons of their convictions so that they are no longer considered felons. Allow them to return to being the productive members of society they were, before this ordeal began.


ASA Website Spotlight


Blog: New House Speaker Paul Ryan's Mixed Views on Medical Cannabis
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/new_house_speaker_paul_ryan_s_mixed_views_on_medical_cannabis

Wisconsin Congressman and former Vice Presidential Candidate, Paul Ryan, was elected today as the 54th Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. The question that may be on the minds of patient activists is how the new Speaker will act on the issue of medical cannabis. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner may not have been a genuine champion, but his relative indifference to the subject was helpful in the successful budget of several amendment votes on medical cannabis over the past two years. Ryan's record on the subject is cause for concern and guarded optimism, as he has taken multiple stances on medical cannabis over the years…


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


November 3, 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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November 4, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club Meeting (Riverside)
6:00 PM at THCF Patient Center, 647 Main St., Unit 4D, Riverside CA 92501. The special guest speaker is ASA Media Specialist William Dolphin. Email lanny@marijuananews.org or call 760-799-2055 for more information.

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November 5, 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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