California Weekly Roundup: September 21, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

September 21, 2015 | Don Duncan

CA Weekly Roundup

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):

News

  • Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 215
  • Local

Events

  • 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)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • California Legislature Wrap Up 2015
  • National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2016

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • September 22, 2015 - San Diego ASA (San Diego)
  • September 24, 2015 - Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
  • September 27, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)

 


News


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Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 215

New marijuana regulation bills head to California governor

California Will Finally Regulate Its Medical Marijuana Industry

Five Things to Know About "Regulated" Medical Marijuana in California

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement On New Regulations For California’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Editorial Gov. Brown, sign the medical marijuana bills

League of California Cities Summary of Medical Marijuana Package Passed by Legislature

New California Laws Are a Big Deal for People Who Care Where Their Pot Comes From

Medical marijuana law could ban pot felons from industry

Local

County staff to begin work on large-scale medical marijuana grow (Humboldt County)

State Bills Lay Groundwork For Long Beach MedPot Approach (Long Beach)

Coburg City Council bans all marijuana dispensaries and retail pot stores — effective immediately (Coburg)

City council to hear about MMD petition and update on garbage contract (Vallejo)

Deputies: Four Shasta Lake pot growers cited; 34 plants destroyed (Shasta Lake)

Measure A medical marijuana cases increase 33 percent to 1,262 (Butte County)

Pot for profit? Trial begins for cannabis-cultivating South County couple (Nevada County)

Man and woman kidnapped, tortured for days inside Bakersfield medical pot shop (Bakersfield)

Suspect Arrested In Medical Marijuana Scheme (Santa Monica)

Pro-medical marijuana group can continue suit against law (Yuba County)

Pot trial highlights potential yields, collective agreement (Grass Valley)


 Public Meetings & Events


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.


ASA Website Spotlight


California Legislature Wrap Up 2015
https://plus.google.com/events/cto7pnggrcrkurc7c8vu37vika8

Find out which bills made it through the state legislature, which ones may be back next year, and what the Governor is likely to do now. ASA California Director, Don Duncan talks about the bills and why they matter for patients, providers, and other medical cannabis stakeholders.

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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 22, 2015 - San Diego ASA (San Diego)
6:30 – 7:30 networking, 7:30 meeting starts at Giovanni's Restaurant at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123. Visit http://www. SafeAccessSD.com or https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoASA  for more for more information.

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September 24, 2015 - Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Garden to Grill Cafe at 2315 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Email safeaccesssacramento@gmail.com for more information.

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September 27, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
The meeting starts at 2:00 PM at the North San Juan Senior Center, 29190 State Hwy 49, North San Juan, CA 95960. Email info@asa-nc.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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