California Weekly Roundup: July, 25, 2016 Your Weekly Source for Medical Cannabis News and Information
July 25, 2016 | Don Duncan
The California Weekly Roundup will be on summer vacation until Monday, August 15. In the meantime, look for important announcements about upcoming events in California and other news on this list.
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July 26, 2016 – Public Meeting on Proposed Medical Cannabis Changes (San Jose)
6:30 PM at City Hall, Room 118-120, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112. The city is seeking public input on proposed changes to the city’s medical cannabis program. Get details online.
July 27, 2016 -Marijuana Town Hall Meeting (Sebastopol)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Supervisor Efren Carrillo will host this town hall meeting to receive input on marijuana regulation in unincorporated Sonoma County. Stakeholders can also complete an online survey. Click here for a list of all five town hall meetings in Sonoma County.
July 28, 2016 -Marijuana Town Hall Meeting (Santa Rosa)
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Supervisor Shirlee Zane will host this town hall meeting to receive input on marijuana regulation in unincorporated Sonoma County. Stakeholders can also complete an online survey. Click here for a list of all five town hall meetings in Sonoma County.
August 1, 2016 - Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on Six Medical Cannabis Bills (Sacramento)
10:00 AM in room 4203 in the State Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento. The committee will vote on six medical cannabis bills.
You may testify in person at the hearing or send comments to committee members before August 26. The hearing will be broadcast live on CalChannel.
6 pm – 8 pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Supervisor James Gore will host this town hall meeting to receive input on marijuana regulation in unincorporated Sonoma County. Stakeholders can also complete an online survey. Click here for a list of all five town hall meetings in Sonoma County.
Membership matters! Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the nation’s leading medical cannabis patients’ advocacy organization. Our goal is to make medical cannabis legally available for everyone who needs it, and we need your help to make that happen!
ASA members are patients, caretakers, doctors, researchers, attorneys, providers and concerned community members who are helping to overcome barriers to safe and dignified access to medical cannabis nationwide. ASA provides a patient-focused perspective on medical cannabis legislation and regulations. We strive to change state and federal laws to meet the needs of patients.
Right now the CARERS Act, the most important piece of legislation addressing medical cannabis is being held up by Senator Chuck Grassley. Senator Grassley needs to hear from medical cannabis patients and caregivers who can tell him how important it is that we pass the CARERS Act. Click here to read more about the CARERS Act.
California voters have authorized the use of cannabis for medical purposes since 1996. Recent legislation has been adopted to provide further regulation of commercial cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sale of medical cannabis products. These new laws require legal cannabis operations to obtain local permits and state licenses. The following survey is anonymous and confidential and will be used by Sonoma County to evaluate local land use regulations to address cannabis cultivation and related industries.
July 27, 2016 – Court Support for Matt Cyr and Fawn Block (Oroville)
8:30 AM at Butte County Superior Court, 1 Court St., Oroville, CA 95965. Motion to Dismiss. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendants.
July 28, 2016 - Court Support for Bart Clanton (Oroville)
9:30 AM at Butte County Superior Court, 1 Court St., Oroville, CA 95965. Sentencing Hearing. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.
August 29, 2016 - Court Support for James, Jacob and Logan Benno (Redding)
10:00 AM in Shasta Superior Court at 1655 W St Anx, Redding, CA 96001. Dress in an appropriate manner and obey all courtroom rules to best help the defendant.
Email requests for court support to CARoundup@SafeAccessNow.org before 12:00 PM on Friday to be included in Monday's Roundup.
Find more information and additional listings on The Human Solution Calendar: http://www.thsintl.org/calendar
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.
July 26, 2016 – San Diego ASA Meeting (San Diego)
6:30 – 7:30 PM Social Hour, 7:30 – 8:30 PM Meeting at Giovanni’s, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego CA, 92123. This month: Proposition 64 campaign spokesperson, attorney Jessica McElfresh! Email email@example.com for more information.
August 2, 2016 - San Francisco ASA Meeting (San Francisco)
7:30 PM at Lounge 847, 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Visit https://www.facebook.com/SFSafeAccess/ for more information.
August 3, 2016 - Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Riverside County (Riverside)
6:00 PM at THCF Patient Center, 647 Main St., Unit 4D, Riverside CA 92501. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
August 4, 2016 - Sonoma County ASA (Santa Rosa)
6:00 PM at the Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Email email@example.com for more information.
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