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text 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
image New Cannabis Prohibitions in Santa Cruz County 120_santa-cruz-county-board-of-supervisors_3-24-15.jpg original image ( 1000x563) - 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
calendar Board of Supervisors Vote on Medicinal Cannabis in Santa Cruz County! 120_cannabis-advocates-alliance_march-24.jpg original image ( 640x640) - 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
image Cannabis in California: Legalization Update 120_cannabis-legalization-update.jpg original image ( 1200x798) - 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
image Santa Cruz: Demonstration at Santa Cruz County Superior Court for Alix Tichelman 120_img_20150223_085933-1.jpg original image ( 2560x1920) - 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
image Cannabis Advocates Alliance Letter to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors 120_cannabis-advocates-alliance.jpg original image ( 888x258) - 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
calendar Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting 120_cannabis-advocates-alliance.jpg original image ( 888x258) - by
10090 Highway 9 Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Event Date:Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:02PM
calendar Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting 120_cannabis-advocates-alliance.jpg original image ( 792x800) - 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
calendar Stop U.S Governments Deadly "Plan Mexico" Stand with Ayotzinapa ayotzinapa_3_de_diciembre_1.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
document County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Releases Alcohol and Drug Program Draft Plan 2014_adp_draft_strategic_plan_report.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
document The Marijuana Citation and Arrests Records That the Measure K Commitee Would Not Request marijuana_citations_scpd_nov_2013_-_present.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - 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
text 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
image Sen. Holly Mitchell’s California Fair Sentencing Act, ending crack disparity, becomes law 120_california-legislative-black-caucus-not-all-isadore-hall-cheryl-brown-dr.-shirley-weber-holly-j.-mitchell-steven-bradford-and-reginald-jones-sawyer-2014.jpg original image ( 350x258) - by ACLU-NC
Governor Signs Historic California Fair Sentencing Act Eliminates Racist Sentencing Disparity in California
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 10:30AM
image Brown Proclaims “Water Is Sacred” As He Promotes Tunnels 120_group_photo.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown was originally scheduled to read the proclamation but he didn’t show up. Instead, Cynthia Gomez, Tribal Advisor for Governor Brown, read Governor Brown's proclamation for California Native American Day as Anecita Agustinez, Tribal Liaison for the State Department of Water Resources, stood next to her. Photo of Jessica Lopez, Chair of the Concow Maidu Tribe, Caleen Sisk, Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, and Morning Star Gali of the Pit River Tribe at the State Capit...
Posted: Thu Oct 2, 2014 6:34PM
image New Marijuana Practices in California: Private Security Firm Raiding Mendocino Pot Farms 120_lear_asset_management_california.jpg original image ( 250x140) - by markthshark
They wear camouflaged uniforms, bearing military-style insignia. They ride helicopters over the forests of Mendocino County, Calif., on the state's north coast, equipped with firearms, where they cut down illegal marijuana. But they aren't the army. They aren't even the police. They are Lear Asset Management (no phone listing or company website), a private security firm that is attracting a lot of attention for the work it's doing -- and even perhaps some work it hasn't done.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:33PM
text California Fair Sentencing Act Passes Out of Assembly - by ACLU of Northern California
SACRAMENTO, CA — Facing its final vote in the Assembly, the California Fair Sentencing Act (SB 1010) authored by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) won strong approval on a bi-partisan vote on August 14. SB 1010 now returns to the Senate for a final procedural vote before being sent to the Governor.
Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:21PM
text Fresno Cannabis Association opposes Senate Bill 1262 - by Bud Green
Senate Bill 1262 would institutionalize a chaotic and ever-changing patchwork of “wet” and “dry” cities and counties, leaving medical cannabis patients in Fresno and much of the Central Valley with no safe access to medical cannabis.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 3:02PM
document ACLU Sues Fresno over Medical Marijuana Bans fresno_medicinal_cannabis.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by ACLU of Northern California
Fresno – Today the ACLU of Northern California sued the City and County of Fresno (see PDF) over complete bans on cultivation of medical marijuana. The bans are inconsistent with state law that allows medical marijuana to be grown. The City and County also ban all medical marijuana dispensaries.
Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:00PM
image Thousands Attend Annual 420 Celebration at UC Santa Cruz 120_ucsc-420_1_4-20-14.jpg original image ( 800x600) - by Bradley Allen
Thousands of people, though not as many as in previous years, returned to Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz on April 20, 2014 (also Easter Sunday) to celebrate 420, the unorganized annual counterculture holiday. All these people have at least one thing in common; a love for smoking cannabis. Although cannabis is widely consumed throughout California, only medicinal use is legal under state law. 420 (pronounced "Four Twenty") celebrations at UC Santa Cruz, and cities throughout the world, are ...
Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:23PM
document Santa Cruz Needle Exchange Numbers In: 170,373 Collected, 165,712 Dispensed syringe_services_report.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Drug War News
The Santa Cruz needle exchange reports in the last year it has taken in more needles than it has given out. The Health Services Agency (HSA) in Santa Cruz County submitted its annual Syringe Services Program (SSP) report. From April 30, 2013 to February 28, 2014 the SSP served 876 unduplicated clients. During that period they collected 170,373 used syringes and dispensed 165,712 sterile syringes.
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:50PM

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