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  • ASA California Weekly Roundup: August 11, 2014

    Contents:Photo: Mayor Jacob and me presenting an award to Assembly Member Ammiano at the lobby day @safeaccess #mmot #mmj

    • Message from the CA Director: Well done on the lobby day!
    • State & Local News: News From Communities All Over California
    • Public Meetings & Events: Sacramento, Santa Rosa, & Riverside
    • Court Support: Submit dates for court support!
    • Take Action Now: Support medical cannabis bills in CA & More
    • ASA Website Spotlight: Vote Medical Marijuana
    • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: Nevada County, San Diego, Sacramento, & Yuba County

    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.

    We spent a long time talking about SB 1262 at the lobby day. There is a lot of concern, indecision, and support for the bill among our base. Of the twenty five attendees who returned our survey on lobby day, eight supported SB 1262, six opposed it, and ten were undecided (one did not answer the question). Most had helpful input and suggestions. I will be interested in seeing how those numbers change as others return their surveys or complete them online. There are action alerts for the two current bills and ASA's Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act in the "Take Action" Section of this email.

    I want to say a special thank you to the volunteers who helped pull off the lobby day this year, and to our sponsors: The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance, Organicann, Peace in Medicine, SPARC, Buds & Roses, and the Emerald Growers Association.

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