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Lori Ajax, Chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, will speak at the morning session

It’s time to get registered for the biggest medical cannabis lobby day in California! ASA will host our 5th annual California Citizen Lobby Day in Sacramento on Monday, May 23. This is your chance to join 300 other patients and advocates to talk face-to-face with lawmakers and regulators about medical cannabis in California.

Click here to register for the California Citizen Lobby Day on Monday, May 23, and ASA will make an appointment for you at your State Assembly and Senate offices.

We are excited to announce some very special guest speakers from the new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation this year. Chief Lori Ajax and Senior Policy Advisor An-Chi Tsou will be at our morning briefing to talk about the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) and what comes next for commercial medical cannabis regulation in the state.

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week ASA…

  • ASA California Director Don Duncan testified in support of AB 1575, a bill that will make important changes to the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.
  • ASA California Director Don Duncan testified in support of AB 2516, a bill that will create a new “cottage cultivation” license for smaller-scale medical cannabis cultivators.

This week…

  • ASA will testify in opposition to statewide taxes on medical cannabis consumption and cultivation.
  • Registration is now open for ASA’s California Citizen Lobby Day, May 23, 2016, in Sacramento, CA.

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

Register now for ASA’s California Citizen Lobby Day on Monday, May 23, 2016. This is the largest medical cannabis lobby day in Sacramento, and your chance to shape the future of medical cannabis in the state. Be a part of it!

Last week ASA…

  • Met with lawmakers and staff in Los Angeles to promote local licensing for medical cannabis business.
  • Testified in opposition to bills that would impose additional taxes on medical cannabis consumption and cultivation.
  • Participated in the Mendocino Cannabis Resource Conference in Willits, CA.

This week…

  • ASA will be supporting bills that improve the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.
  • Registration is now open for ASA’s California Citizen Lobby Day, May 23, 2016, in Sacramento, CA.

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week ASA…

  • Met with legislative offices to discuss medical cannabis bills
  • Answered twenty constituent support calls
  • Made plans for the California Citizen Lobby Day on May 23

This week…

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week ASA…

  • Brought 300 patients, advocates, and other medical cannabis stakeholders to Washington, DC, for the 4th Annual Medical Cannabis Unity Conference and Citizen Lobby Day.
  • Helped to secure three new co-sponsors for the CARERS Act, which will finally end the state/federal conflict over medical cannabis. That brings the total to 31!
  • Worked with legislative offices and committees to oppose excessive taxation on medical cannabis.

This week…

  • ASA will be meeting with elected officials in Southern California to promote local licensing for medical cannabis businesses and organizations. 

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week ASA…

  • Scheduled meetings with Congressional offices for hundreds of conference participants
  • Prepared a report for the United Nations’ historic meeting on global on drug policy
  • Worked with legislative staff and other stakeholders in California on more than a dozen bills related to medical cannabis

This week…

  • ASA will take hundreds of patients, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders to meet with Members of Congress and their staff to support federal medical cannabis reform

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week…

  • ASA met with City Council offices in four cities to promote local licensing for medical cannabis businesses.
  • ASA announced new support in Congress for legislation that will finally end the federal/state conflict over medical cannabis.
  • ASA gave twenty Californians $30,000 in scholarships for our annual conference in Washington, DC

This week…

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week…

  • ASA talked with lawmakers and staff in cities and counties statewide about medical cannabis licensing and regulation
  • ASA met with state lawmakers and staff about medical cannabis legislation
  • ASA answered dozens of calls and emails from constituents in California

This week…

  • Get registered for the National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference – March 18-22 in Washington, DC

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week…

  •  ASA brought constituents from Sonoma and Riverside Counties to Sacramento to talk about SB 987
  • ASA answered dozens of constituent support calls and emails about discrimination, finding local access, and more
  • ASA helped frame the conversation about medical cannabis by talking to reporters about regulation, taxation, enforcement, and more

This week…

  • Attend the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee Hearing or watch live online

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Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

The California Campaign for Safe Access (CCSA) is Americans for Safe Access’ oldest and largest state campaign. This California Weekly Roundup is your way to stay on top of medical cannabis news, events, action alerts, court support, and more.

Last week…

  • ASA collected almost 600 signatures on a petition opposing SB 987
  • ASA worked with local government and allies to help pass local licensing ordinances
  • ASA worked with legislative offices to improve medical cannabis bills

This week…

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