Pages tagged "Medical Marijana Organ Transplant Act"

  • ASA Citizen Lobby Day Makes a Difference

    ASA’s fourth citizen lobby day in California was a big success. Approximately 150 patients and other stakeholders attended, and they visited more than fifty legislative offices – plus a lot of impromptu visits initiated by attendees themselves. Participants asked lawmakers to support ASA’s proposed Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act and SB 1193 (Evans), the return of property bill. They also expressed a variety of opinions on the controversial SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano).

    After the lobby day, a standing-room only crowd gathered to watch Sebastopol Mayor Robert Jacob, ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer, and me present term-limited Assembly Member Tom Ammiano with a certificate of appreciation for his years of work on behalf of medical cannabis patients. Assembly Member Bill Quirk, Senator Mark Leno, and staff members from several legislative offices joined us for the reception.

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  • Wherever You Are in California

    Contents:

    • Message from the CA Director: Wherever you are in California
    • State & Local News: News From Communities All Over California
    • Public Meetings & Events: Sacramento, Costa Mesa, Santa Rosa, & More
    • Court Support: Westminster
    • Take Action Now: Support SB 1193, Support the Med MJ Organ transplant Act, & More
    • ASA Website Spotlight: The Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center
    • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: San Francisco, Yuba County, Sonoma County

    The CA Citizen Lobby Day is today! I hope to see many of you with the patients and advocates at the Citizen Hotel this morning and at the Capitol Building this afternoon. I understand others cannot make it to Sacramento today. That is OK. You can help out wherever you are in California. Will you take a minute to send an email to your California Assembly Member in support of SB 1193 (Evans) and sign a petition supporting ASA’s proposed Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act of 2015? Do it today, so lawmakers see your email on the same day they see us in the hallways and in their offices.

    People all over the state are talking about SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano), the bill that seeks to regulate doctors who recommend medical cannabis and those who commercially cultivate, process, or distribute it. Read my blog entitled “So, what’s the deal with SB 1262” to learn more about ASA’s position and strategy on this controversial bill. We expect that bill to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee next week, so it is crunch time for final amendments. Keep an eye open for news.

    Thanks for helping today! Look for news about the CA Citizen Lobby Day on my Facebook page, Twitter feed, and the ASA Blog

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