California Weekly Roundup: September 14, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

September 14, 2015 | Don Duncan

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Join us for a live Google Hangout to talk about who won, who lost, and what come’s next in Sacramento. The “California Legislative Roundup 2015” starts at 8:00 PM PT on Tuesday, September 15. Get the links to join this free online event in the Public Meetings & Events Section of the California Weekly Roundup.

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • California
  • Local

Events

  • September 15, 2015 – Live Google Hangout: California Legislative Roundup (Online)
  • March 18-22, 2016 – Early Bird Registration: National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Court Support

  • September 24, 2015 - Court Support for Frank and Marthalina Huerta (Porterville)
  • More

Take Action Now

  • Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act! (National)
  • Medical Marijuana: A Patient Survey (California)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Blog: Voices From the Frontlines
  • National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2016

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • September 15, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
  • September 16, 2015 - East Bay ASA (Berkeley)

 


News


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California

California Legislative Roundup 2015

Bills to regulate medical marijuana head to Gov. Jerry Brown

California lawmakers reach agreement on regulating medical marijuana

Willie Brown, NAACP leader enter late talks on medical pot bill

Jerry Brown’s Last Minute Medical Marijuana Regs

UFCW Urges California Legislature To Pass Medical Marijuana Regulations

Assemblyman Mike Gipson offers tax penalty amnesty bill for pot shops

Assembly rejects measure to limit police seizure of assets

Medical marijuana: What are the rules?

Board of Equalization chairman seeks to reform cannabis industry tax payments

Bank Accounts for Medical Cannabis Industry Urged

Local

Parents face child abuse investigations over pot use (Napa)

First-Ever Business Hub for Weed Deliveries Approved (San Francisco)

Medical marijuana: While Sacramento debates, Long Beach waits (Long Beach)

Medical marijuana dispensary gets OK in San Leandro (San Leandro)

Parents, Kids Protest New Pot Shop in San Diego (San Diego)

Santa Monica Police Arrest Man Behind Online Marijuana Delivery Scheme (Santa Monica)


 Public Meetings & Events


September 15, 2015 – Live Google Hangout: California Legislative Roundup (Online)
8:00 PM online at https://plus.google.com/events/cto7pnggrcrkurc7c8vu37vika8 ASA California Director Don Duncan will talk live about the outcome for medical cannabis bills in the state legislature this year, what it means for patients and other stakeholders, and what comes next. There will be a time for questions and comments from viewers. Log on early to get signed in. You can watch live without the interactive features at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxOAV5XBf-s Use this option if you do not want to install or use Google+ software.

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March 18-22, 2016 – Early Bird Registration: 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? 

September 24, 2015 - Court Support for Frank and Marthalina Huerta (Porterville)
8:30 AM in Department 19 at 300 East Olive Ave., Porterville, CA 93257. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendants.

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


Take Action Now


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.

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Medical Marijuana: A Patient Survey (California)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G9KM88X

Dr. James Colbert, Dr. Sarah McBane, and the CAPSLEAD (California Pharmacy Student Leadership) team from the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy are conducting a research study to investigate medical marijuana's effectiveness in patients. The purpose of the study is to: (1) Measure the effectiveness of medical marijuana, and (2)Evaluate the education that patients have received regarding medical marijuana. Read more about the study and your rights as a participant online. This study is not a project of ASA. We are simply passing along the link for consideration.


ASA Website Spotlight


Blog: Voices From the Frontlines
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/blog

Stay up to date on medical cannabis nationwide by reading ASA’s blog, Voices From the Frontlines. The blog features posts by ASA staff and guest authors about medical cannabis topics, including legislation, activism, science, and more. This is 100% unique content you will not find elsewhere. Bookmark the page or use the RSS feed so you never miss a post.

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National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2016
http://www.nationalmedicalcannabisunityconference.org/

Early Bird Registration is open now. The National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, March 18-22 in Washington, DC, is the largest conference for medical marijuana patients, activists, lawyers and medical professionals promoting safe and legal access to marijuana for therapeutic uses and research.  The Unity conference is your place to learn best practices, exchange ideas and learn how to navigate medical marijuana in this new political landscape. This conference will also provide professional development and leadership training to patients and concerned citizens in all areas of advocacy including federal, state and local government relations, public affairs, community relations, public policy, legislation, Congressional relations, community activism, political engagement and campaigns. Attendees will hear from successful lobbyists and communicators, elected officials, professional staff, industry experts, and public policy specialists on a wide variety of how-to topics relevant to legislative and regulatory advocacy.


ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings


September 15, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
The meeting starts at 6:00 PM at the Golden Empire Grange,11283 Grange Ct, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Email info@asa-nc.com for more information.

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September 16, 2015 - East Bay ASA (Berkeley)
6:30 at 3025 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705, USA. Special guest speaker is Coral Reefer. Email EastbayASA@gmail.com for more information.

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


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