California Weekly Roundup: September 28, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state
September 28, 2015 | Don Duncan
Contents (Scroll down for details and links):
- October 5, 2015 – Los Angeles Budget and Finance Committee Hearing (Los Angeles)
- March 18-22, 2016 – National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)
- October 1, 2015 – Court Support for James Benno (Redding)
- October 2, 2015 – Court Support for Fred Delmer (Placerville)
Take Action Now
- Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act! (National)
ASA Website Spotlight
- The Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center
- National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2016
Chapter & Affiliate Meetings
- October 1, 2015 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)
Follow @ASAdonduncan on Twitter for medical cannabis news and more.
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.
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!
October 1, 2015 – Court Support for James Benno (Redding)
8:30 AM at Shasta County Superior Court at 1655 W. St. Annex, Redding, CA 96001. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.
October 2, 2015 – Court Support for Fred Delmer (Placerville)
12:00 PM at Eldorado County Courthouse, 495 Main St, Placerville , CA 95667. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.
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)
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
The Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center
ASA believes that good policy is created when those who are most affected are at the table. Just because you are medical cannabis patient, it doesn't mean that you automatically have a degree in public policy. ASA has always been committed to demystifying political systems and providing advocates the tools they need to participate in the processes in a meaningful way. Learn all about grassroots organizing, citizen lobbying, media spokesperson training, and much more.
National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2016
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
October 1, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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