Pages tagged "SB 1193"

  • 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: 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 28, 2014

    Contents:

    Message from the CA Director - A busy week for medical cannabis in the California legislature

    California News

    • Regulations are good for patients (California)
    • State Senate panel advances medical marijuana regulations (California)
    • Medical Association won't back medical pot bill because of lack of research (California)
    • Cops and Politicians Play Doctor With California Patients (California)
    • Sacramento County supervisors vote to ban outdoor marijuana gardens (Sacramento County)
    • Video: Applicants seek permits for medical pot shops (San Diego)
    • Inside a Christian Pot Shop (Sacramento)
    • Santa Monica City Council Balks At Endorsing Medical Marijuana Bill (Santa Monica)
    • Medical marijuana advocacy group seeks suspension of Diamond Bar’s ban on dispensaries (Diamond Bar)
    • D.A. candidates tackle medical pot at Santa Rosa forum (Sonoma County)
    • Pot grower sues Fresno County, saying cultivation fines excessive (Fresno County)
    • Tehama County Supervisors ban marijuana cultivation on vacant lots; require annual registration renewal (Tehama County)

    Events

    • Monday, April 28, 2014 – CA Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on SB 1029 (Sacramento)
    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – CA Public Safety Committee Hearing on AB 2500 (Sacramento)
    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - CA Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing on SB 1193 (Sacramento)
    • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – CA Senate Health Committee Hearing on SB 1262 (Sacramento)
    • Monday, May 12, 2014 – Bloodganja: Medical Cannabis Movie & Panel (Santa Barbara)
    • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Meeting (Sacramento)

    Take Action

    • Oppose AB 2500 in California!
    • Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

    ASA Website Spotlight

    • The Informed Advocate

    ASA CA Chapter Spotlight

    • Sonoma ASA

    ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings

    • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - San Diego ASA (North County)
    • Thursday, May 1, 2014 - Sonoma ASA (Santa Rosa)
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  • 2014 Legislation

    The California legislature has finished debate on medical cannabis-related bills this year and will adjourn by August 31. Your grassroots action helped stop some bad bills from becoming law this year:

    * AB 1588 would have increased the minimum buffer zone between legal patients’ cooperatives and collectives and schools statewide. We killed this bill in committee early in the session.

    * AB 2500 would have made it a crime for a legal patient to drive with even a tiny amount of cannabis detectable in their blood. ASA members and others defeated this bill in committee for the third year in a row.

    * SB 1193 was amended at the last minute to remove language beneficial to patients. ASA members generated more than 1,000 emails many phone calls in opposition to the amended bill in just one week.

     We didn’t win every battle. SB 1029 would have expanded eligibility for public assistance to certain drug felons, including those convicted cannabis “crimes.” That bill died in committee.  The legislature also rejected two bills that would have regulated commercial medical cannabis activity – AB 1894 and SB 1262. Read more about that process in my blog.

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    AB 604 (Ammiano):  No position - Inactive, No vote

    Summary: This bill will create a new Division in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to develop and enforce regulations for commercial medical cannabis activity. ASA strongly supports sensible regulations, although we have deep reservations about ABC oversight. Many provisions of this bill have been incorporated into AB 1894, discussed below. This bill may not move this year.

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    AB 1588 (Conway)Oppose - Defeated

    Summary: This Republican bill would have increased the distance between patients’ associations and schools from 600 to 1,000 feet statewide and increase fines for violations substantially. See the “Take Action” section for more. ASA oppose this bill. ASA Members helped defeat this bill in committee. Well done!

    Download a copy of ASA's letter of opposition here.

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    AB 1894 (Ammiano):  No Position - Defeated

    Summary: This bill combines elements of AB 604 and a dormant bill by Senate President Pro tem Darrell Steinberg (SB 439). AB 1894 will (1) create a new Division in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to develop and enforce regulations for commercial medical cannabis activity, (2) require registration for commercial medical cannabis activity, and (3) define unprofessional conduct by physicians who recommend medical cannabis, and (4) make enforcement against physicians who engage in unprofessional conduct a higher priority. ASA strongly supports sensible regulations, although we have deep reservations about ABC oversight.

    Download ASA's Fact Sheet: Don’t Regulate Medical Marijuana Like Alcohol

    Read ASA's memo regarding suggested changes to AB 1894.

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    AB 2500 (Frazier):  Oppose - Defeated

    Summary: As amended, this bill would have made it a crime to drive with two or more nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in your blood – even if you are a patient and not driving impaired. ASA opposed this bill.ASA Members helped defeat this bill in committee. Thank you!

    Download a copy of ASA's letter of opposition here.

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    SB 1029 (Hancock):  Support - Held in committee, Inactive, No vote

    Summary: This bill will make some people convicted of drug felonies, including medical cannabis offenses, eligible for certain public benefits. ASA supports this bill.

    Download a copy of ASA's letter of support here.

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    SB 1193 (Evans):  Oppose - Inactive, No vote 

    Summary: ASA changed its position from support to oppose after the Assembly Appropriations Committee removed language that would have required law enforcement to pay reasonable compensation if medical cannabis or plants that were lawfully possessed were damaged or destroyed by police officers or Sheriffs. 

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    SB 1262 (Correa/Ammiano):  Support, Suggested Amendments - Held in committee/Inactive, No vote

    Summary:  This bill is designed to better regulate doctors who recommend medical cannabis and commercial medical cannabis activity in California. The bill establishes a new bureau in the Department of Consumer Affairs to issue licenses, develop regulations, enforce the rules, and more.

    Download a copy of a memo by Sebastopol Mayor Robert Jacob and ASA recommending changes to SB 1262. (March 10, 2014)

    Download a copy of ASA's position letter (Oppose Unless Amended) for the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee here. (April 14, 2014)

    Download a copy of ASA's letter of support, including suggested changes, for the Senate Health Committee here (April 21, 2014)

    Download a copy of additional information about medical cannabis in pharmacies and high- Cannabidol medicine prepared for the Senate Health Committee here. (April 21, 2014)

    Download a copy of ASA's letter of support for the Assembly Public Safety Committee here. (June 19, 2014)

    Download a copy of ASA's memo suggesting changes to SB 1262 for the Assembly Public Safety Committee here. (June 19, 2014)

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