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ASA California Roundup: May 26, 2014

CA Sen. Lou CorreaContents:

Message from the CA Director - Support SB 1262 in California

California News

  • Pot growers face charges -- in state where pot is legal (National)
  • U.S. Says Legal Marijuana Growers Can't Use Federal Irrigation Water (National)
  • Experts Debate Use of Cannabis to Control Seizures (National)
  • Calif. law would require cops to return seized pot if charges are dropped (California)
  • John Vasconcellos, longtime Silicon Valley lawmaker, dies at 82  (California)
  • Medical Marijuana Opponents File for an Initiative (Santa Monica)
  • Medical marijuana measure qualifies for June 2015 ballot (Riverside)
  • Editorial: Riverside again ground zero in medical pot fight (Riverside)
  • A Balanced Plan for Medical Cannabis Regulation in San Jose (San Jose)
  • San Jose City Council to Vote on Medical Marijuana Rules (San Jose)
  • Cannaroma: The Werc Shop Unveils Terpene-Enhanced Product Line (Pasadena)
  • County’s marijuana eradication/suppression program (San Bernardino County)
  • LA Pot Politics Spreads Statewide (Los Angeles)
  • Santa Cruz County mulls marijuana dispensary tax (Santa Cruz)
  • Teen arraigned in deadly pot dispensary robbery (San Diego)
  • Yabba dabba do(n't): An uncertain future and a legal gray area shade the growing trend of cannabis concentrates (San Luis Obispo)

Events

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 – ASA Spring Membership Drive Ends (Nationwide)
  • Monday, August 4, 2014 – CA Citizen Lobby Day (Sacramento)

Court Support

  • Friday, May 30, 2014 – Court Support for Tavi Gonzales (Rancho Cucamonga)

Take Action

  • Support SB 1262 in California
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Joining a Movement

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - San Diego ASA (North County)
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Sacramento ASA (Sacramento)
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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 5, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Well done, California

California News

  • Veterans Equal Access Amendment Nearly Passes in Milestone Congressional Medical Marijuana Vote (National)
  • League of California Cities Report Crucial Doctor Provisions Deleted from Medical Marijuana Bill in Senate Health Committee (California)
  • Rural County Representatives of California Report Medical Marijuana Regulatory Bills Advance in the Legislature (California)
  • How Should California Test for Marijuana DUIs? (California)
  • Boy with autism has his own strain of medical marijuana and is thriving, mother says (California)
  • Officials: Pot Growers Worsening California's Drought (California)
  • Many Medical Marijuana Users Oppose Legalization of Recreational Use (California)
  • Pro-Medical Marijuana Group Sues the City, While Other Group Criticizes the Suit (San Diego)
  • Judge puts Fresno County medical marijuana fines on hold (Fresno County)
  • SLO City Council to consider tighter law on medical marijuana (San Luis Obispo)
  • Colfax medical marijuana proposal fails (Colfax)
  • Highland pot dealer arrested (Highland)
  • Amazing Medical Cannabis Discoveries (Science)

Events

  • Monday, May 5, 0214 – Healdsburg City Council Meeting (Healdsburg)
  • Monday, May 5, 2014 – San Pablo City Council Meeting (San Pablo)
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - San Luis Obispo City Council Meeting (San Luis Obispo)
  • Monday, May 12, 2014 – Bloodganja: Medical Cannabis Movie & Panel (Santa Barbara)
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)

Court Support

  • Monday, may 5, 2014 – Court Support for Jason Miller (Sacramento)
  • Monday, May 5, 2014 – Court Support for Victoria Mindiola (San Bernardino)
  • Monday, May 12, 2014 – Court Support for Joseph Smart & Jimmy Chang (Santa Rosa)

Take Action

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

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Finding Your Voice

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - Yuba County ASA (Valley)
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - San Diego ASA (Imperial Beach)
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Yuba County ASA (Foothills)
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ASA California Roundup: April 14, 2014

Message from the CA Director - A New Medical Cannabis Bill in CA

California News

  • Medical-Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill (National)
  • California Gets Stricter Medical Marijuana Regulations (California)
  • Marijuana: Another Contributor to California's Drought (California)
  • How medical marijuana is helping Californian children with epilepsy (California)
  • Vague state marijuana rules cost cities (California)
  • Medical marijuana supporters launch effort (Costa Mesa)
  • Medical marijuana activist sues Redondo police (Redondo Beach)
  • Marijuana addressed by Gridley City Council (Gridley)
  • Permit issued for Arnold medical collective (Calveras County)
  • Lathrop just says no to medical pot dispensaries (Lathrop)
  • Long Beach voters favor Measure A tax on medical marijuana (Long Beach)

Events

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – San Diego Public Safety Committee Hearing (San Diego)
  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 – CBD Seminar (Grass Valley)
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 – CA Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee Hearing on SB 1262 (Sacramento)
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – CA Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing on AB 1894 (Sacramento)
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Medical Cannabis Forum with District Attorney Candidates (Sonoma)

Court Support

  • Monday, April 14, 2014 – Court Support for Ronnie Chang (San Diego)
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Court Support for Taryn Hughey & Ryan Metroka (Oroville)
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Court Support for Joe Grumbine (Long Beach)

Take Action

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

ASA Website Spotlight

  • ASA Live

ASA CA Chapter Spotlight

  • San Francisco ASA

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - East Bay ASA (Oakland)
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)
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ASA California Roundup: March 31, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

California News

  • Crime Reduces at Steeper Rate in States Allowing Medical Marijuana, Study Says (National)
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report (National)
  • California Supreme Court upholds ruling on local medical marijuana cultivation bans (California)
  • Police Lobby Wants to Gut Medical Pot in California (California)
  • Leland Yee corruption case: State senator faces uphill fight against strong FBI evidence(California)
  • On marijuana legalization in California and Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s remarks (Califonia)
  • Petition drive seeks to overturn Watsonville medical marijuana ban (Watsonville)
  • Shasta County expecting busy marijuana grow season as number of illegal farms explodes (Redding)
  • City to ban pot growth; Council requests ordinance draft before next meeting; mayor says public welcome to comment on it (Colusa)
  • Measure A Gives Long Beach Voters Option To Tax Medpot (Long Beach)
  • Fresno County imposes marijuana growing fines (Fresno County)
  • Fresno man pleads guilty in marijuana growing operation near Newman (Stanislaus County)
  • The 102 Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries closed since Proposition D (map) (Los Angeles)

Events

  • 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

  • Limiting Law Enforcement Encounters

ASA Merchandise

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

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Yuba County ASA (Valley)
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)
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ASA California Roundup: March 17, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Let's do it again!

California News

  • ‘Cannabis Madness’ Revives Debate Over Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy (National)
  • New rules for medical pot (California)
  • In a Radical Shift, California Police Chiefs Push for Regulation of Medical Marijuana (California)
  • Odor, Sight of Marijuana Enough to Justify Car Search (California)
  • Medical Marijuana Patients Lose Custody Of Baby, Deemed Unfit Parents (Northern California)
  • Is it too late for California to regulate medical marijuana? (Los Angeles)
  • DEA, LAPD raid marijuana dispensaries, Beverly Hills homes (Los Angeles)
  • Medical marijuana brings in $8.6M in taxes to LA (Los Angeles)
  • San Bernardino marijuana dispensaries raided by police, sheriff’s deputies (San Bernardino)
  • Council approves medical marijuana ordinances (San Diego)
  • More than 300 marijuana plants seized from Merced home (Merced)
  • Calaveras sues to shutter 2 pot shops (San Andreas)

Events

  • Monday, March 17, 2014 – San Pablo City Council (San Pablo)
  • Monday, March 17, 2014 – Court Support for Elias Tuvor (Stockton)
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – Court Support for Daniel Gregg (Vista)
  • 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 Research

ASA Merchandise

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

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - East Bay ASA (Oakland)
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Lake County ASA (Clearlake Oaks)
  • Sunday, March 23, 2014 - Nevada County ASA (North San Juan)
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ASA California Roundup: March 3, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - 34 Days Until the Conference!

California News

  • State Senator Lou Correa Authors First Marijuana Bill Backed by Cops (California)
  • Editorial: California needs to solve medical marijuana mess first (California)
  • Robert Duncan Begins Prison Sentence For Working In Legal Medical Pot Shop (California)
  • Between the lines: Bee writers tackle pot culture, counter culture (California)
  • In the club (California)
  • City Council passes medical marijuana regulations (San Diego)
  • Medical marijuana dispensary takes on IRS over what it calls ‘punitive’ taxes (Sacramento)
  • Medical marijuana usage causes problems for tenants (San Francisco)
  • Berkeley medical marijuana dispensary certified by nonprofit advocacy group (Berkeley)
  • Weed proposes ban of outdoor marijuana cultivation (Weed)
  • California man sentenced In marijuana distribution conspiracy (Sioux Falls, SD)

Events

  • Monday, March 3, 2014 – Trial of Deborah and Dennis Little (Vista)
  • Monday, March 3, 2014 – Appeals Hearing for Aaron Sandusky (Pasadena)
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Preliminary Hearing for Laura Sharp (Chula Vista)
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 – Weed City Council Meeting (Weed)
  • April 5-7, 2014 - The 2nd Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference (Washington, DC)

Take Action

  • Help send a patient to Washington, DC, for the conference!
  • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

ASA Website Spotlight

  • Return of Property
  • Free Online Services

ASA Merchandise

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

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – San Francisco ASA (San Francisco)
  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – Yuba County ASA (Valley)
  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 – Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)
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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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ASA California Roundup: February 10, 2014

Contents:

Message from the CA Director - Fremont and Santa Monica

California News

  • Medical marijuana providers raided (Mohave)
  • California Police Now Want To Regulate Medical Pot — Right Out of Existence (California)
  • Fresno County supervisors close loophole on marijuana ban (Fresno County)
  • Obama resists using his power to ease marijuana laws (National)
  • Cigarettes are out; marijuana's in (California)
  • UCSF to study marijuana-based drug for children (San Francisco)
  • Dr. David Allen Becomes Medical Board Target (Sacramento)
  • Medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino Mountains robbed (San Bernardino)
  • Cannabis and Yoga as Complementary Medicines (Atwater Crossing)
  • Corona man behind bars in illegal Long Beach marijuana dispensary case (Long Beach)

Events

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – Fremont City Council Hearing (Fremont)
  • Wednesday, February 12 – Santa Monica Planning Commission Hearing (Santa Monica)
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014 – San Diego 215 Party (San Diego)
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014 – Sonoma ASA 215 Party (Santa Rosa)
  • 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

  • Resources for Patients
  • Free Online Services

ASA Merchandise

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

ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – Nevada County ASA (Grass valley)
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – San Diego ASA (San Diego)
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 – San Diego ASA (Imperial Beach)
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 – Yuba County ASA (Foothills)
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San Francisco: Say no to limits on dispensaries TODAY!

Join with us in a chorus of calls to the Board of Supervisors to oppose restrictions and open green zone!

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The Issue: Supervisor Avalos has introduced an ordinance that would add a 500 ft. buffer zone between MCD's in the Excelsior/Outer Mission. Since “Green Zone” space is incredibly limited in SF, this ordinance would set a dangerous precedent for future MCD restrictions in other parts of the city. Currently, more than 90% of the city is off-limits to MCD’s. Patients cannot afford additional boundaries to access in one area of the city without first expanding access in other areas.

Two-Thirds of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee were absent on the day that these Items were reviewed. The hearing was rushed and not properly noticed. Medical Cannabis patients and providers deserve their concerns to be heard by a full committee, with an honest dialogue about these ordinances. Patients deserve to be given full attention by their elected officials.

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