California Weekly Roundup: September 28, 2015 Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

September 28, 2015 | Don Duncan

CA Weekly Roundup bannerContents (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

  • October 1, 2015 – Court Support for James Benno (Redding)
  • October 2, 2015 – Court Support for Fred Delmer (Placerville)
  • More

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)

 


News


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National

Medical Marijuana Research: Where Do We Stand?

California

The Winners and Losers of California's New Medical Marijuana Regulations

Editorial Cleaning up after California's pot farmers

Some marijuana regulation, finally

PD Editorial: Finally, some rules for state’s marijuana trade

Striking Breakthrough in Regulating Pot in California

Local

Adelanto OKs pot cultivation (Adelanto)

Tribe's medical marijuana operation raided in Mendocino County (Mendocino County)

Why California Cops Raid Marijuana First, and Investigate Later (Mendocino County)

Long Beach on path to allow medical marijuana dispensaries (Long Beach)

Rapper says he has no connection to Compton pot shop where 2 found dead (Compton)

County to tackle large-scale grow ordinance (Humboldt County)

Pot Union Organizer Dan Rush Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption, Attempted Extortion, and Money Laundering (Oakland)

LA City Hall officials seek to close marijuana dispensary loophole (Los Angeles)

Marijuana collective co-founder files lawsuit against Berkeley (Berkeley)

County continues to count Vallejo MMD referendum signatures (Vallejo)

Judge: No medical marijuana ballot measure before November 2016 in Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa)

County board supports ban against outdoor pot cultivation (San Benito County)


 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? 

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.

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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.

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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


The Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/advocate_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.

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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


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 sarah@safeaccessnow.org for more information.

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


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