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There's a lot going on!

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  • Message from the CA Director: There's a lot going on!
  • State & Local News: National, state, and local news from communities all over California
  • Public Meetings & Events: Ventura, Lincoln, Nevada City, and more
  • Court Support: Santa Rosa and more
  • Take Action Now: Tell Riverside County Not to Ban Cultivation
  • ASA Website Spotlight: Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines
  • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: Ventura, Yuba County, and Sonoma County

Things may be quiet in the State Capitol right now, but there is a lot going on with medical cannabis in California. Did you know that there are currently twelve campaigns for local ballot measures in ten different cities and counties in the state? Voters will make important choices about medical cannabis in Butte County, Lake County, Nevada County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County; and in the cities of Encinitas, La Mesa, Santa Ana, and Santa Cruz on November 4.

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Take your seat at the table

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Contents:

  • Message from the CA Director: Take your seat at the table
  • State & Local News: News From Communities All Over California
  • Public Meetings & Events: Live Google Hangout, State of the State Conference, & more
  • Court Support: Redding & Sacramento
  • Take Action Now: Register for the CA Citizen Lobby Day & More
  • ASA Website Spotlight: Return of Property
  • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: Nevada County

We are expecting two hundred patients and other advocates in Sacramento on Monday, August 4, to talk to lawmakers about medical cannabis bills that will affect our community for years to come. Will you be there to take your seat at the table two weeks from today?

Register today for the CA Citizen Lobby Day in Sacramento on Monday, August 4.

I will make an appointment for you to meet with your California Assembly Member and Senator when you register. Do it today. Time is running out to make the appointments. ASA is requesting a $25 donation from participants to help defer the cost of the event, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Lobby day participants will be advocating for important amendments to current bills and laying the groundwork for patients’ rights legislation in 2015.

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ASA CA Weekly Roundup: June 23, 2014

Contents:

  • Message from the CA Director
  • California & National News
  • Public Meetings & Events
  • Court Support
  • Take Action Now
  • ASA Website Spotlight: Are You Facing State or Federal Charges?
  • ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

Message from the CA Director



The California Supreme Court ruled last year that nothing in state law prevents cities and counties from banning medical cannabis patients’ collectives and cooperatives. More than 200 local jurisdictions do so already, and there are sure to be additional bans in the future. Patients living in access deserts, areas without practical legal access to medicine, are not likely to get relief from the state legislature in the near future. No state lawmaker has stepped up to challenge the authority of local government to ban, and a bill working its way through the state legislature this summer would further establish the right of cities and counties to regulate or ban patients’ associations.

That is a sobering reality for patients in the state’s access deserts, but there are some new oases on the horizon. Riverside County is notorious for its opposition to medical cannabis, but lawmakers in the tiny city of Blythe have just voted to repeal their moratorium on medical cannabis facilities and allow two or three to open. Another small city in Riverside County, Desert Hot Springs, will soon join neighboring Palm Springs in allowing legal access. And voters in Cathedral City and the City of Riverside will soon get to vote on whether or not to allow patients’ associations. The trend is not just limited to Riverside County. Voters in Santa Monica, San Jose, Butte County, and Nevada County are all running voter initiatives to create local access.

Some of the measures are motivated by a desire for revenue, and others are the result of years of work by local advocates. Despite these motives and efforts, we are probably going to have persistent access deserts in some rural and southern communities for years to come. However, the current legislative and initiative efforts are an indication of the possibility to make progress where a committed grassroots base has the skills and resources to mount an effective campaign.  ASA can help. We have free organizing tools, professional support for campaigners, and a free online training program for advocates  – including strategic planning, media, coalition building, and more.

We are going to talk more about local campaigns and how we can help at the California Citizen Lobby Day in Sacramento on Monday, August 4, and on a live Google Hangout this Thursday, June 26. A Google hangout is a free online event you can join from your computer of mobile device. Please join me for both.

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ASA California Roundup: May 19, 2014

CA State Capitol BuildingMessage from the CA Director - Two medical cannabis bills in "suspense file"

California News

  • Big Dates for California Medical Pot Regs Coming Up (California)
  • League of California Cities Report New Amendments to Medical Marijuana Bill Would Create a Local-Only Regulatory Scheme (California)
  • Young Seizure Patients Cut Off from Medical Marijuana Treatment (Ocenaside)
  • Medical marijuana measure qualifies for June 2015 ballot (Riverside)
  • Mendocino County's payment program for marijuana defendants under investigation (Mendocino County)
  • Outdoor marijuana cultivation goes up in smoke; ban passes (Martinez)
  • L.A. County Supervisor candidate John Duran sets out to defy expectations (Los Angeles)

Events

  • Monday, May 19, 2014 – CA Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on SB 1193 (Sacramento)
  • Monday, May 19, 2014 – CA Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on SB 1262 (Sacramento)
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)

Court Support

  • Monday, May 12, 2014 – Court Support for Joseph Smart & Jimmy Chang (Santa Rosa)
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Court Support for Dr. Michele Noonan Ross & Todd Ross (Los Angeles)

Take Action

  • Endorse the California Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Building a Movement

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - East Bay ASA (Oakland)
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)
  • Sunday, May 25, 2014 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
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ASA California Roundup: May 12, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Don’t regulate medical marijuana like alcohol

California News

  • Congress Says “No” To VA Doctors’ Abilities To Recommend Pot To Vets (National)
  • Law enforcement, cannabis industry support Evans’ drug storage bill (California)
  • California's Police Fear Weed Anarchy More Than Weed Itself (California)
  • Marijuana May Heal Health Problems That Come With Old Age: How Can People Living in Senior Homes Get It? (California)
  • Marijuana dispensary burglary suspect arrested (Lakeside)
  • Our Voice: DHS to go slowly on medical marijuana (Desert Hot Springs)
  • SLO City Council says no to ban on outdoor medical marijuana grows (San Luis Obispo)
  • We applaud SLO City Council's sane approach to medical marijuana (San Luis Obispo)
  • Marijuana initiative backers turn in petitions (Riverside)
  • Healdsburg approves outdoor cultivation of 3 marijuana plants (Healdsburg)
  • Initiative filed to stop pot growing regulation by Butte County (Butte County)
  • Only On CBS2: Parents Give Daughter, 11, Medical Marijuana To Help Stem Uncontrollable Seizures (Los Angeles)
  • Oceanside planning commission approves zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries (Ocenaside)

Events

  • Monday, May 12, 2014 – CA Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on SB 1193 (Sacramento)
  • Monday, May 12, 2014 – Bloodganja: Medical Cannabis Movie & Panel (Santa Barbara)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Dr. David Bearman at the Ventura ASA Action Group (Ventura)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – San Jose City Council Meeting (San Jose)
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)

Court Support

  • Monday, May 12, 2014 – Court Support for Joseph Smart & Jimmy Chang (Santa Rosa)
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Court Support for Dr. Michele Noonan Ross & Todd Ross (Los Angeles)

Take Action

  • Support SB 1193 in California
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Using Your Voice

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014 –Ventura ASA Action Group (Ventura)
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - San Diego ASA (San Diego)
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ASA California Roundup: April 7, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Californians in DC

California News

  • Supreme Court Approves Returning Medical Marijuana to California Patient Stopped in Arizona (National)
  • AAN endorses cannabis for MS (National)
  • More Pot, Safer Roads: Marijuana Legalization Could Bring Unexpected Benefits (National)
  • Rural County Representatives of California Report Medical Marijuana Bills to Develop Statewide Regulatory Scheme on the Legislature’s Agenda (California)
  • Long Beach’s Measure A would set tax on medical marijuana (Long Beach)
  • More than 450 medical pot shops file to renew taxes in Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
  • Group using cannabis oil to treat children’s seizures told to shut down by L.A. City Attorney (Los Angeles)
  • Stockton man heads to prison for supplying medical marijuana (Stockton)
  • 400 marijuana plants seized from underground garden in Hilmar (Merced County)
  • Council pledges to ban outdoor marijuana grows (Martinez)
  • State Medical Board issues settlement, disciplinary order for Upper Lake doctor; probation, courses ordered (Lake County)
  • Judge upholds Bakersfield's marijuana dispensary ban (Bakersfield)

Events

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - CA Senate Human Services Committee Hearing on SB 1029 (Sacramento)
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 – Book Signing with Peter Hecht, Author of Weed Land (Sacramento)
  • Monday, April 14, 2014 – Court Support for Ronnie Chang (San Diego)
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Court Support for Joe Grumbine (Long Beach)
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 – CA Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee Hearing on SB 1262 (Sacramento)
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Medical Cannabis Forum with District Attorney Candidates (Sonoma)

Take Action

  • Support HR 689 and HR 710
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • ASA Monthly Activist Newsletters

ASA CA Chapter Spotlight

  • San Diego ASA - 2013 Chapter of the Year

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – Nevada County ASA (Grass Valley)
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – San Diego ASA (San Diego)
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - San Diego ASA (Imperial Beach)
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Yuba County ASA (Foothills)
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ASA California Roundup: March 24, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Local victories in CA

California News

  • Medical marijuana dispensaries are denied federal tax breaks (National)
  • Boom and bust in California’s medical marijuana industry (California)
  • Medical marijuana should be regulated by state (California)
  • Medical Marijuana Appeal Rejected, Aaron Sandusky Faces Nine More Years (California)
  • Anti-Pot Rhetoric Out of Step With California Voters (California)
  • San Pablo puts brakes on tough new anti-marijuana ordinance (San Pablo)
  • Fresno City Council bans all marijuana growing (Fresno)
  • Fontana’s Last Medical Marijuana Dispensary Fights Looming Shutdown (Fontana)
  • West Covina joins neighbors in medical marijuana dispensary ban (West Covina)
  • Judge Blows Smoke On LA Pot Shops' Equal Protection Suit (Los Angeles)

Events

  • Monday March 24, 2014 – Court Support for Steve Wick (Inyo County)
  • April 5-7, 2014 - The 2nd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Medical Cannabis Forum with District Attorney Candidates (Sonoma)

Take Action

  • Oppose AB 2500 – Don’t turn patients into criminals!
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Medical Cannabis Advocates Training Center

ASA Merchandise

  • ASA Cloud Vaporizer Pen
  • ASA Condition-Specific Booklets for Kindle

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - San Diego ASA (North County)
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
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ASA California Roundup: March 10, 2014

Contents:

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)

Events

  • 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)

Take Action

  • Tell CA Lawmakers to Reject AB 1588
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Press Releases
  • Free Online Services

ASA Merchandise

  • ASA Cloud Vaporizer Pen
  • ASA Condition-Specific Booklets for Kindle

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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ASA California Roundup: February 17, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Happy Presidents Day? Maybe.

California News

  • Feds unveil new guidelines for banks handling marijuana money (National)
  • Lawmakers Push Obama to Soften Marijuana Rules (National)
  • The US government is helping illegal pot producers destroy California’s water supply (California)
  • Marijuana Advocate Caught between State, Federal Law (Placer County)
  • San Diego City Council To Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations Again (San Diego)
  • "Legal Alternative" to Medical Marijuana? (San Diego)
  • SF's Medical Marijuana Program Is a Boring Success (San Francisco)
  • Judge throws out medical marijuana restrictions (Kern County)
  • Planning Officials Say No to Pot Shops (Santa Monica)

Events

  • Sunday, February 23, 2014 – State of the Medical Cannabis Union 2014: A Panel of Cannabis Experts (Berkeley)
  • April 5-7, 2014 - The 2nd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Take Action

  • Support the Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Federal Advocacy Project
  • Free Online Services

ASA Merchandise

  • ASA Cloud Vaporizer Pen
  • ASA Condition-Specific Booklets for Kindle

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – East Bay ASA (Oakland)
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)
  • Sunday, February 23, 2014 – Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
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