California Weekly Roundup: October 5, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

October 05, 2015 | Don Duncan

CA Weekly Roundup

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • National
  • California
  • Local

Events

  • October 5, 2015 – Los Angeles Budget and Finance Committee Hearing (Los Angeles)
  • March 18-22, 2016 – National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Court Support

  • No court support requests this week

Take Action Now

  • Like Our New FaceBook Page (California)
  • Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act! (National)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • California Campaign for Safe Access
  • Video: Bonta, Americans for Safe Access Urge Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Legislation

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • October 6, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • October 7, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Riverside County (Riverside)
  • October 8, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco (San Francisco)

News


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National

The Dark Side of Medical Marijuana's Miracle Elixir

The Wonder Drug

How Marijuana Could Help Determine the Outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election

California

Video: Bonta, Americans for Safe Access Urge Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Legislation

Legislators Urge Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Bills

Assemblymembers unite in LA to urge Brown to sign medical marijuana legislation

Marijuana growers are new drought target

Readers React: Solutions for marijuana's environmental mess

Will California's Medical Marijuana Regulations Phase Out Collectives?

Understanding The Law of Medical Marijuana in California

Prescribed marijuana vs. workplace drug testing

Local

Pinoleville issues response to marijuana raid (Mendocino County)

Dispensaries offer free marijuana to Valley fire victims in Northern California (Northern California)

Peace in Medicine supports Lake County fire victims (Sebastopol)

Petaluma council discusses pot-growing regulations (Petaluma)

Upland council briefed on medical marijuana initiative (Upland)

Marijuana clinics see changing attitudes (Victorville)

Berkeley Receives Proposal for Senior Citizen-Focused Marijuana Dispensary (Berkeley)

Guess Where Seniors Might Be Getting a Specialized Pot Dispensary (Berkeley)

3 arrested after blasts at suspected honey oil drug lab in Carmichael (Carmichael)


 Public Meetings & Events


October 5, 2015 – Los Angeles Budget and Finance Committee Hearing (Los Angeles)
2:00 PM in Room 1010, City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Time subject to change. The committee will hear testimony and vote on the resolution contained in Council File No. 14-0366-S2 which requires the City to stop issuing L050 Business Tax Registration Certificates to anyone not qualified for Measure D limited immunity. Arrive early to complete a public speakers card to support the resolution.

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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. Send new requests to CARoundup@SafeAccessNow.org

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


Take Action Now


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.

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Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act! (National) 
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/senate_carers_act_petition

The CARERS Act is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation that has ever been introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. The bill would allow state programs to continue without federal inference, move marijuana out of Schedule I, remove CBD from the scheduling, create access to banking services for legal marijuana businesses, end the Public Health service review process and NIDA monopoly that blocks research, and allow VA doctors to write recommendations in states that have a medical marijuana program. Please share this link with your friends and loved ones who care about medical cannabis.


ASA Website Spotlight


California Campaign for Safe Access
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/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. This page has newly updated links to the information you need to get in involved at the local and state level.

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Video: Bonta, Americans for Safe Access Urge Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Legislation
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/ca_assembly_member_bonta_and_asa_ask_the_governor_to_sign_new_legilsation  

During a news conference in Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Don Duncan with Americans for Safe Access were joined by Assemblymembers Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and other local and state advocates to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign a trio of medical marijuana bills that passed the Legislature. Assemblymember Bonta, lead author of Assembly Bill 266, told the media “With this legislation, the ‘wild west’ of the medical marijuana industry will be reined in and all of California will benefit.” Duncan says he feels the legislation will benefit patients, law enforcement and communities, “We know from our research and our experience that sensible regulations for medical cannabis preserves safe and legal access for patients and communities...and they reduce crime.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/bonta


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


October 6, 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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October 7, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Riverside County (Riverside)
6:00 PM at THCF Patient Center, 647 Main St., Unit 4D, Riverside CA 92501. Email lannyswerdlowrn@yahoo.com for more information.

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October 8, 2015 – Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco (San Francisco)
6:00 PM at 948 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103. Email brownie.mary@yahoo.com or call (415) 956-9927 for more information.

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


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