California Weekly Roundup: October 19, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

October 19, 2015 | Don Duncan

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

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • October 20, 2016 – ASA and SAMM Planning Meeting to Stop the Grow Ban (Petaluma)
  • October 21, 2015 – Cannabis Maven & Industry Pioneer Aundre Speciale (Berkeley)
  • March 18-22, 2016 –National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Court Support

  • October 19, 2015 – Court Support for Trevor Alcorn (Reddin
  • October 27, 2015 - Fresno County Ban Appeal Hearings (Fresno)
  • More

Take Action Now

  • Pardon the Kettle Falls Five (National)
  • Like Our New FaceBook Page (California)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Video: What’s Next for Medical Cannabis… Regulation, Legalization, and More
  • Local Access Project

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • None this week

 


News


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

National

Report Dispels Myths About Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

California

Video: What’s Next for Medical Cannabis… Regulation, Legalization, and More

California needs a marijuana bank, says Board of Equalization

California's Sweeping New Marijuana Industry Laws Are a Win For the Environment

California’s new medical pot regs ‘a starting point’

California cheers new medical marijuana regulations

Audio: What Do New Regulations Mean for California's Medical Marijuana Industry?

California Reacts to New Medical Cannabis Regulations

How California’s new medical marijuana law will make roads safer: Guest commentary

What the Future Holds For a Regulated California Cannabis Industry

California Enacts New Rules on Medical Marijuana, Growers Pretty Cool With It

Local

Supervisors question new draft of marijuana ordinance (Humboldt County)

New regs for medical pot unlikely to change Bakersfield ban (Bakersfield)

San Francisco proclaims day to honor marijuana store (San Francisco)

Amoeba Berkeley Seeks To Convert Jazz Room To Marijuana Dispensary (Berkeley)

The history of cannabis cultivation in Nevada County-Part 3 of 3 (Nevada County)

Veterans Gather For Cannabis PTSD Treatment Awareness (Los Angeles)

New Pot Shops on Horizon (Santa Barbara)


 Public Meetings & Events


October 20, 2016 – ASA and SAMM Planning Meeting to Stop the Grow Ban (Petaluma)
4:00-5:30 PM at the Petaluma Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952. Sonoma ASA and the Sonoma Alliance for Medical Marijuana are hosting the planning meeting to organize opposition for a proposed medical cannabis cultivation ban in Petaluma. The City Council may vote on the ban as soon as November 16. Email sarah@safeaccessnow.org for more information.

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October 21, 2015 – Cannabis Maven & Industry Pioneer Aundre Speciale (Berkeley)
6:30 - 8:00 PM at 3025 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705. Aundre Speciale, a pioneer of safe and legal access in California, will be the guest speaker at the East Bay ASA meeting. Free. 18+ only. For more about Aundre Speciale: http://www.medicaljane.com/directory/professional/aundre-speciale/

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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? 

October 19, 2015 – Court Support for Trevor Alcorn (Redding)
8:15 AM at 1655 West St, Redding, CA 96001. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.

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October 27, 2015 - Fresno County Ban Appeal Hearings (Fresno)
9:00 AM in the 5th District Court of Appeal, 2424 Ventura St, Fresno, CA 93721. Oral arguments in two appeals related to cultivation bans: Kirby v. County of Fresno et al. (F070056) and Byrd et al. v. County of Fresno et al. (F070597). Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the appellants.

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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.

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Like Our New FaceBook Page (California)
https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaCampaignForSafeAccess

ASA’s California Campaign for Safe Access has a new FaceBook page. FaceBook users should be sure to like this page so that you get all of the news and announcements about medical cannabis in California. This will be our only FaceBook page for California information beginning November 1.


ASA Website Spotlight


Video: What’s Next for Medical Cannabis… Regulation, Legalization, and More
https://plus.google.com/events/c5l3ii21dg6i5nr6v5gehudentg

ASA California Director Don Duncan discusses the next steps in implementing California’s new regulations for commercial medical cannabis activity, ASA’s new Local Access Project, how legalization will affect medical cannabis patients and providers, and more.

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Local Access Project
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/local_access_project

ASA is committed to supporting the efforts of California advocates and industry in adopting local ordinances to license commercial medical cannabis activity. This is an important part of ensuring an adequate commercial infrastructure to serve the needs of legal patients.  ASA’s Local Access Project is designed provide stakeholders with resources they need to launch effective campaigns to adopt new ordinances, pass voter initiatives, and repeal bans on medical cannabis activity.

The California Legislature adopted three bills, known collectively as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), to license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in 2015… The MMRSA requires that applicants for a state medical cannabis license also obtain a license, permit, or authorization from the city or county in which they operate or propose to operate. 


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


None this week

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


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