$26.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Thu Aug 2 2007 (Updated 08/04/07)Patients and Supporters Rally for Sanctuary City in Berkeley
Thu Aug 2 2007 (Updated 08/04/07)Patients Protest Seizure of Medical Cannabis Dispensary's Funds
Some 75 medical marijuana supporters rallied at a July 31st Berkeley City Council meeting to protest the LAPD's seizure of the bank account of the Berkeley Patients' Group. The supporters had gathered to urge the City Council to adopt a Sanctuary Resolution similar to one that San Francisco had previously adopted. Local medical cannabis activists spoke about the need to protect patients and providers from federal interference both in Berkeley and across the state. Due to laws related to public notice and the absence of Mayor Tom Bates, a vote to adopt a Sanctuary Resolution was not possible. City Council members assured the patients and their supporters that this issue will be taken up when the City Council reconvenes in September.
The LAPD's action was a follow-up to the recent DEA raids in LA, where the BPG's sister facility, California Patients' Group, was raided. The CPG has reportedly closed, but the BPG is remaining in operation along with another sister facility in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles Patients' Group, whose bank was also account seized. California NORML writes, "Contrary to the report in the Chronicle... the LAPD appears to have acted on its own without DEA in seizing the BPG's assets." At issue now is whether the LAPD will turn the assets over to state or the federal authorities. Ironically, the seizure of these assets deprives California sales tax funds that BPG had been planning to pay to the state Board of Equalization this week. The DEA's medical marijuana raids have cost California millions of dollars in tax revenues and hundreds of paying jobs.
The BPG is one of the oldest and most respected patients' groups in the state, as are its sister clubs in LA and West Hollywood. In addition to providing cannabis, they provide other health and social services to their members. They have played a leadership role in lobbying for safe access to medical marijuana, working with local officials in support of sensible regulations, and encouraging and training other providers in responsible dispensary operation.
Reports from California NORML and Americans for Safe Access | Corporate articles: 1 | 2 | 3
Mumia Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza (12-9-16) Tuesday Dec 6th 2:26 PM
Nurses: Tragic Fire Highlights Need for Real Action in Oakland on Affordable Housing Crisis (2 comments) Monday Dec 5th 5:30 PM
Trump nominates a moron to be the next HUD Secretary (4 comments) Monday Dec 5th 4:24 PM
Community Memorial for Richard Perkins Jr. on the 1-Year Anniversary of His Murder by OPD (1 comment) Sunday Dec 4th 5:28 PM
Oakland officials are responsible for Ghost Ship warehouse fire (20 comments) Sunday Dec 4th 1:42 AM
Court Document & Video: Berkeley Students Sue BUSD for Racially Targeted Interrogations (1 comment) Wednesday Nov 30th 5:11 AM
Help Open Uhuru Jiko Community Kitchen in Oakland, CA #GivingTuesday Monday Nov 28th 9:21 AM
Latinx Worker Coop Coffee Shop in Oakland Seeking Support (1 comment) Sunday Nov 27th 12:01 PM
HUFFing and Puffing: A Warm Wind from Berkeley (8 comments) Sunday Nov 27th 8:56 AM
Berkeley Homeless Ask for Community Support Saturday Nov 26th 3:16 PMMore Local News...
[ × close ]
The Oakland Fire Disater - Trotskyist Perspectives Thursday Dec 8th 9:52 PM
Trump accuses millions of voting illegally this past election (2 comments) Monday Nov 28th 6:15 PM
As Protests Gain Momentum In Bay Area, Trump Campaign Is Scrubbing His Website Thursday Nov 10th 9:29 PM
This Week in Palestine, November 4th, 2016 Friday Nov 4th 5:42 PM
Bullied Wells Fargo Workers, Corruption & OSHA Cover-up (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 5th 1:24 PM
WW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 31st 8:28 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 29th, 2016 Friday Jul 29th 9:58 PM
Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor & Zionism (3 comments) Wednesday Jul 27th 10:56 PM
This Week in Palestine, July 22nd, 2016 Friday Jul 22nd 6:16 PM
Joleen Brown: Families First and Helping Others is the Key to Native Hoop Magazine Saturday Jun 11th 1:56 PMMore Global News...
[ × close ]
Bay Area Residents Urge The Electors Of The Electoral College To Dump Trump Friday Dec 9th 5:57 PM
"Crisis in Pacifica - our choices for survival" agenda item at the November 19, 2016 KPFA (1 comment) Thursday Dec 1st 4:03 PM
Adios a Bill Mandel y Fidel Castro...11-29.16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 29th 3:35 PM
KPFA WorkWeek On Korea General Strike, Labor Elections and IBT and Muslim Registration (1 comment) Friday Nov 25th 5:19 PM
Why Health Care Should Be a Human Right Tuesday Nov 22nd 4:04 PM
Foul Murder Day Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 22nd 2:16 PM
KPFA UCR Faction Joins With "Save KPFA" To Push Transfer Of Stations To "non-profit" (2 comments) Tuesday Nov 22nd 9:42 AM
Saved by cesspool?...11-15-16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 15th 2:08 PM
Podesta gang crimes...11-8-16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Sunday Nov 13th 9:53 PM
Dixie plantation blues...11-1-16 Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 1st 3:03 PMOpen Newswire...
[ × close ]