California Weekly Roundup: July 20, 2015

Google Hangout July 28

Mark your calendar now for the next live Google Hangout, The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California, on Tuesday, July 28, at 8:00 PM. Get all the federal, state, and local medical cannabis news for California... plus events, court support, action alerts, chapter meetings, and more in this week’s California Weekly Roundup!

Contents (Scroll down for details and links):


  • National
  • California
  • Local


  • July 28, 2015 - Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)
  • July 28, 2015 – The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California (Online)

Court Support

  • July 21, 2015 – Court Support for Stephen Boski/The Healing Connection (Modesto)
  • More

Take Action Now

  • Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act!  (National)
  • Growing Medical Cannabis is Not a Waste (Sacramento County)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Find an Attorney: ASA Legal Team

Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • July 21, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
  • July 21, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • July 23, 2015 - Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
  • July 26, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)


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Senators Feinstein and Grassley: Break Down Barriers to Medical Marijuana Research

How medical marijuana could literally save lives

New Senate Bill To Let Marijuana Dispensaries Finally Access Banks

Marijuana dispensaries can’t deduct business expenses, court says

Eight things Obama can do to Bring Relief to Medical Marijuana Patients

The World's Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary vs. One Rogue Prosecutor


The Home Stretch in CA

Calif. Legislative Committees Advance Medical Marijuana Bills

Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Gains Momentum

McGuire’s regulatory bill clears health committee

California BOE to Accept Cash From Medical Marijuana Operators

Doctors: Hash oil 'epidemic' sends more burn victims to hospitals


AIDS Walk team raises awareness about cannabis (San Francisco Bay Area)

Santa Clara Co. Marijuana Dispensary Raided; Owner, Manager Arrested (Santa Clara County)

Suspects use more than 5,000 gallons of water per day to grow marijuana, Sheriff's Department says (San Bernardino County)

Medical marijuana debate heats up (Upland)

Oakley council fails to pass urgency ordinance banning marijuana cultivation (Oakley)

Aptos man arrested for allegedly running an illegal medical marijuana dispensary (Santa Cruz County)

Tribal chairman says group is following the law (Modoc County)

County declares marijuana cultivation form of water waste (Sacramento County)

San Francisco Won’t Permit ‘Pot Luck’ Medical Marijuana Food Festival (San Francisco)

Palm Springs begins testing medical marijuana (Palm Springs)

 Public Meetings & Events

July 28, 2015 - Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)
9:30 AM in Room 1450 at 700 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Supervisors recently classified virtually all medical cannabis cultivation as wasting water, making legal patients liable for a $500 fine for growing their own medicine. Join other advocates in telling the Board to change this policy. Arrive early to complete a speaker’s card for public comments.


July 28, 2015 – The Truth About Medical Cannabis: Regulations in California (Online)
8:00 PM at ASA California Director will talk about the new momentum to regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in California, what is behind it, what it means for patients, and more. This is an interactive online event. Log in early to get set up. You can also watch without the interactive elements on YouTube at


Court Support

What is Court Support and how do I get involved? 

July 21, 2015 – Court Support for Stephen Boski/The Healing Connection (Modesto)
8:30am in Dept. 6 in Stanislaus Superior Court, 1100 I St. Department 6, Modesto, CA 95354. Preliminary Hearing. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant. Email [email protected] for more information. 

Find more information and additional listings on The Human Solution 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 bipartisan legislation would remedy the state-federal conflict over medical marijuana laws. 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. Sign the petition to support CARERS today.

Growing Medical Cannabis is Not a Waste (Sacramento County)

From Sacramento NORML: On July 28th 2015, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will vote on making Medical Cannabis cultivation a violation of drought restrictions, and fine violators $500.00 per day. Any prohibited cultivation = anything grown outside, or more than nine plants indoor. All of the Board voted yes in the preliminary vote on July 14th 2014. The county Sheriff and code enforcement are notoriously far over-reaching when enforcing these bills and this will be used to harass patients growing any number of plants outdoors. Please write, call or email you supervisor today with your objections! Be professional and courteous. 

ASA Website Spotlight

Find an Attorney: ASA Legal Team

Are you looking for an attorney or just need legal advice? ASA members receive discounts on legal services. The attorneys listed here are members of the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Legal Team. The information here is intended only to identify ASA Legal Team members and provide contact information, including some - member provided - biographical information, none of which represents the opinions or views of ASA.The attorney's listing does not imply any level of special competence. Although attorneys on the ASA Legal Team welcome your calls and emails, contacting an Legal Team member does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

July 21, 2015 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
The meeting starts at 6:00 PM at The Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Email [email protected] for more information.

July 21, 2015 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
The meeting starts at 7:30 PM at Lounge 847, 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Email [email protected] for more information.

July 23, 2015 - Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at 2315 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Email [email protected] for more information.

July 26, 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 [email protected] for more information.

See all California ASA Chapter Meetings here: 

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