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  • Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state

    CA Weekly Roundup bannerContents (Scroll down for details and links):


    • National
    • California
    • Local


    • October 5, 2015 – Los Angeles Budget and Finance Committee Hearing (Los Angeles)
    • March 18-22, 2016 – National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

    Court Support

    • October 1, 2015 – Court Support for James Benno (Redding)
    • October 2, 2015 – Court Support for Fred Delmer (Placerville)
    • More

    Take Action Now

    • Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representative and Senators to Sign on to the CARERS Act! (National)

    ASA Website Spotlight

    • The Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center
    • National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2016

    Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

    • October 1, 2015 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)
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  • Medical cannabis news and events from around the state

    CA Governor Jerry BrownThis may be your last chance to email Governor Brown and ask him to sign the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act (AB 258). Patients who legally use medical cannabis in California are routinely denied a place on the national organ transplant wait list. Some have died as a result. AB 258 will end this discrimination and save lives. The Governor has until Wednesday to sign or veto the bill – so don’t wait. Speak up now!

    Are you one of the 900 people who have already signed the petition or sent a post card to the Governor? Thank you! Can you get someone else to sign today? Share the link with your email list and on social media.

    Check out the California Weekly Roundup for Monday, July 6, 2015, for medical cannabis news – including articles about how the media misunderstands (and misrepresents) medical cannabis research, the latest on cannabis cultivation and environmental damage, news on the raids in the Island Mountain area of the Emerald Triangle, and much more. And get all the details about four legislative hearings coming up in Sacramento this week. 

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  • Sign the petition for organ transplant patients

    Patient and surgeonContents:

    • Message from the CA Director: Sign the petition for organ transplant patients
    • State & Local News: National, California, San Francisco, Riverside County, San Luis Obispo
    • Public Meetings & Events: Placerville, Santa Rosa, Washington DC, and more
    • Court Support: Redding, Santa Ana, Los Angeles
    • Take Action Now: Expand the Green Zone (SF), Join the ASA-CCSA Discussion List, Support the Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act
    • ASA Website Spotlight: Legal
    • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: San Francisco, Yuba County, Sonoma County

    Voters in California legalized medical cannabis when they approved the Compassionate Use Act eighteen years ago. We have come a long way since then, but we still have important work to do here in California. Legal patients face pervasive discrimination in employment, housing, parental rights, and access to health care. ASA and other advocates are working hard to change this, and we need your help to do it.

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  • Join the conversation about medical cannabis

    US AG Eric HolderContents:

    • Message from the CA Director: Join the conversation about medical cannabis
    • State & Local News: National California, San Francisco, Fresno, Santa Ana, La Mesa, San Diego, Diamond Springs, Riverside County
    • Public Meetings & Events: Riverside, Santa Ana, Placerville, Washington DC, and Online
    • Court Support: No dates reported this week
    • Take Action Now: Expand the Green Zone (SF), Join the ASA-CCSA Discussion List, Support the Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act
    • ASA Website Spotlight: Resources for Policy Makers
    • Chapter & Affiliate Meetings: San Diego

    Thanks to everyone who joined me last week for the latest live Google Hangout, What Legalization Means for Medical Cannabis. I appreciate the comments and questions. The broadcast is still available if you missed it live.

    I know you have a lot to say about medical cannabis in California, too. While medical cannabis and legalizing cannabis gain momentum nation wide, California cities and counties are still cracking down. Read about increased pressure in La Mesa, Santa Ana, Diamond Spring, and San Diego in the News Section of this message. You will also see that Riverside and Fresno are using harsh fines to shut down cultivation. What does this mean for California? How is it impacting you? What can we do about it?

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  • ASA California Roundup: November 11, 2013

    Happy Veteran's Day from everyone at Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation's leading medical cannabis patients' advocacy organization. Will we see you for Safe Access Night with the San Francisco Bulls on Saturday, November 16? Scroll down for details!


    California News

    • Solano County seeks medical marijuana feedback online (Solano County)
    • Mendocino County medpot ruling may set new precedent (Mendocino County)
    • Citywide: Alameda County asks Obama for an end to federal pot raids, Cannabis Dispensary Approved in Oakland (Alameda County, Oakland)
    • California School Stops Administering Medical Marijuana to Student (Modesto)
    • 2 Arrested in Medical Marijuana Dispensary Robbery (San Diego)
    • Proposed Medical Marijuana Restrictions in SF Anger Cannabis Supporters (San Francisco)
    • Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines (ASA Blog)


    • Saturday, November 16 - Safe Access Night with SF Bulls Pro Hockey SPECIAL EVENT! Buy tickets today!
    • Save the date: April 5-7, 2014 - ASA’s 2nd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference in Washington, DC.

    Take Action

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    ASA Chapter Meetings

    • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - San Diego
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Nevada County
    • Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Imperial Beach
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