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Pathways Report: Policy Options for Regulating Marijuana in California - by Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy
The Pathways Report, released on July 21, 2015, provides the broad recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Marijuana Policy. The report draws from the research and public forums of the Blue Ribbon Commission to provide a comprehensive view of the strategies, policy goals, and policy options available to Californians as they consider the legalization and taxation of marijuana policy.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:13PM
California Regulatory Bills on Medical Cannabis - by Americans for Safe Access
The California legislature has a full plate this year when it comes to medical cannabis
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:16PM
EASTWEST: Bay Area Analysis, Revolt, History, and Subversion - by EASTWEST
EastWest returns with a full cover issue. Tackling such topics as Oakland's attempt at containing the Ferguson inspired revolt with curfews and repression, a look at the burgeoning weed bubble, a look at the drought from a anti-colonial perspective, action and repression news, and an in depth interview with anti-eviction organizer James Tracey.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:42AM
Medical Cannabis Advocates Oppose AB 266 Bonta - by Shona Gochenaur
AB 266 Bonta will dismantle SB 420, take action now to protect medical cannabis in California!
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:31PM
Supervisors Leopold and Friend Propose Cannabis Cultivation Choices Committee - by Bradley Allen
At the June 23, 2015, meeting of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, representatives John Leopold and Zach Friend proposed the formation of a “Cannabis Cultivation Choices Committee.” If formed, the committee will work to create a policy framework for the Board to adopt for regulating medical cannabis cultivation in Santa Cruz County.
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:13AM
The Cannabis Connection - by S. Green
The Drug War has failed and the times are changing. Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end. With legalization approaching it is obvious the time to talk Cannabis is now. Engage with our new talk show The Cannabis Connection and learn from your community about the powerful healing benefits this plant can provide.
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:12PM
Support AB 258 in California: Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act - by Americans for Safe Access
Hundreds of medical cannabis patients and advocates will be visiting the state Capitol this afternoon to talk with lawmakers about medical cannabis legislation. One of the most important bills on the table is AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. This bill will prevent discrimination against medical cannabis patients who need organ transplants. It is a high priority for ASA, because medical cannabis patients have already died after being dropped from the organ transplant waiting ...
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:54AM
Referendum Suspends Santa Cruz County Ban on Medical Cannabis Cultivation - by via Responsible Cultivation Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California – May 16, 2015 – The first successful Santa Cruz County referendum in 13 years has suspended an ordinance adopted by the County Board of Supervisors to ban all commercial cannabis cultivation. The ban was adopted on April 14, 2015, and was to go into effect on May 15, 2015.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 3:18PM
Expert Panel Releases Initial Marijuana Policy Report, Announces Public Phase - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – An initial progress report released today by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, identifies three key issues related to the possibility of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults to which the commission has devoted significant research and analysis during the past 18 months.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:07PM
New Cannabis Prohibitions in Santa Cruz County - by Bradley Allen
On March 24, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted to ban the cultivation of cannabis in all unincorporated territories of the county, with limited exceptions.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:52AM
Board of Supervisors Vote on Medicinal Cannabis in Santa Cruz County! - by
Santa Cruz County Building 701 Ocean Street, room 525 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:50AM
Cannabis in California: Legalization Update - by via ReformCA
There's a lot going on in our movement in California and across the nation.
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 5:15PM
Santa Cruz: Demonstration at Santa Cruz County Superior Court for Alix Tichelman - by Stop all witch hunts!
On Monday, February 23rd, a small group held a demonstration on the front steps of the Santa Cruz County Superior Court in support of Alix Tichelman, the person charged with involuntary manslaughter in regards to the death of a Google X executive on November 23rd, 2013.
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:40AM
Cannabis Advocates Alliance Letter to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors - by Cannabis Advocates Alliance
Among other things, we are requesting: 1) that local patients be given a greater voice in re-drafting the County cannabis ordinances; 2) that the County draft clearer and more environmentally-friendly paths to compliance for patient-cultivators, and 3) that in re-drafting the existing ordinances the County preserve the minimal diversity of choice required for patients to have proper access to quality cannabis medicine.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:21PM
Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting - by
10090 Highway 9 Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Event Date:Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:02PM
Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting - by
Louden Nelson Community Center, room #5 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Event Date:Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:33PM
Stop U.S Governments Deadly "Plan Mexico" Stand with Ayotzinapa - by California Students for Ayotzinapa- UCSC Coll
1ST Demonstration Quarry Plaza, UCSC Campus at 12:00 pm. 2ND Demonstration Superior Court of California- Santa Cruz at 6PM. The address is 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
Event Date:Wed Dec 3, 2014 12:15PM
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:30PM
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Releases Alcohol and Drug Program Draft Plan - by SC News
The County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency has released the Alcohol and Drug Program Draft Strategic Plan (see PDF). The draft plan was formulated after gathering input from the community during a series of public forums held earlier this year in which hundreds of people attended. A presentation about the draft plan will be given at the next community forum, which is planned for Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Del Mar Elementary School.
Posted: Sat Nov 1, 2014 6:28PM
The Marijuana Citation and Arrests Records That the Measure K Commitee Would Not Request - by SCPD (posted by Norse)
The Measure K Committee refused to ask the SCPD for its actual records on marijuana citations and arrests, to see if if is complying with the law. The law is the Measure K Initiative passed in 2006 by the voters (over City Council hostility). That requires that marijuana enforcement for those over 21 on private property be "the lowest enforcement priority."
Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:47PM
Measure K Committee Craps Out Again--Another Free Ride for the SCPD - by Robert Norse
The Measure K Committee, created by voter initiative in 2006 here, in Santa Monica, and in Santa Barbara was supposed to be the first step in holding the local PD and similar agencies accountable and moving to end Marijuana Prohibition. I detailed the agenda and some preliminary concerns about the Committee pro-police bias at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/10/05/18762458.php . The well-oiled rubberstamp proceeded as ever
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 11:06PM