Pages tagged "AB 604"

  • Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

    A local ban on all medical cannabis cultivation stands after the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Wednesday in Maral v. Live Oak, an appellate decision permitting cities and counties to prevent patients from growing their own medicine, despite the fact that it is allowed under state law. The decision means that a ban on all cultivation adopted by the City of Live Oak in 2011 will be precedent for other cities and counties to follow.

    The Maral decision is a second blow to patients’ rights in California. Last year, the state supreme court held in Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center that local governments could ban distribution of legal medicine. Maral and Riverside are a one-two punch for California patients and providers. By allowing local governments to prevent any cultivation or distribution of medical cannabis, the courts are, in effect, authorizing jurisdictions to opt out of crucial parts of Proposition 215.

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  • ASA California Roundup: March 10, 2014


    Message from the CA Director - Flex your grassroots muscle... today!

    California News

    • Marijuana news: California governor, worried about 'potheads,' is skeptical of legalized pot (California)
    • Medical marijuana bill limits who can prescribe pot (California)
    • Jailed For Medical Marijuana: California Man Gets 2 Years In Federal Prison For Managing Legal State Dispensary (California)
    • California Man Begins 2-Year Prison Term For Working At Legal Marijuana Dispensary (California)
    • Editorial: Long-overdue reforms for medical pot (California)
    • City of Chula Vista fighting to close illegal medical marijuana dispensaries (Chula Vista)
    • Medical marijuana patients accused of illegally growing at home turn down plea deal (Vista)
    • Outdoor marijuana grow ordinance up for debate; Planning Commission seeks public input before making changes (Humboldt County)
    • Cash shipment led to Mendocino pot dispensary raid (Mendocino County)
    • Two arrested, suspected in making 'honey oil,' causing Palm Springs home explosion (Palm Springs)


    • Monday, March 10, 2014 – Livermore City Council Meeting (Livermore)
    • Monday, March 10, 2014 – Court Support for Heath Phillips (Sacramento)
    • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – CA Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing (Sacramento)
    • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Weed City Council Meeting (Weed)
    • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Court Support for Shelby Lucero (Sacramento)
    • Monday, March 17, 2014 – Court Support for Elias Tuvor (Stockton)
    • April 5-7, 2014 - The 2nd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

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    ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

    • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
    • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - Ventura ASA (Ventura)
    • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – San Diego ASA (San Diego)
    • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – San Diego ASA (Imperial Beach)
    • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Yuba County ASA (Foothills)
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  • New medical cannabis bills in California

    Friday, February 21, was the deadline to introduce new bills for the 2014 legislative session in California. There are three bills that will be a priority for medical cannabis cultivators, patients, industry workers, and other stakeholders this year. Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation’s leading medical cannabis patients’ advocacy organization, has been talking with lawmakers, staff, and influential organizations in Sacramento about new legislation since last year. Now that the playing field is clear, we are ready to put our grassroots power to work.

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