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Shaw Case Success Shows the U.S. Congress Can and Will End MJ Prohibition - by via Lanny Swerdlow
The importance of the Shaw case cannot be underestimated on so many different fronts. In a nutshell, Lynette Shaw who opened the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in the world in the small northern California town of Fairfax in 1997, had her collective closed by the maleficently evil US Attorney Melissa Haig in 2012.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 6:23PM
Passion and Progress at County Cannabis Committee Meeting - by via SLVNews.net
At the 6th meeting of the Santa Cruz County Cannabis Cultivation Choices Committee (C4) all thirteen appointees expressed agreement that their focus should be on establishing an acceptable local licensing scheme to permit commercial cannabis cultivation.
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 2:00PM
A2C2 Closes, Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR) Sets Up New Headquarters - by Save Cannabis
New Headquarters For 2016 California Legalization Efforts Opens Upon Closure Of The All American Cannabis Club (A2C2)
Posted: Tue Nov 3, 2015 8:38AM
2016 Cannabis Initiatives in California - by Bradley Allen
In the state of California, there are numerous cannabis related initiatives that are currently active measures hoping to land a spot on the November 2016 ballot.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:48PM
The Genie is Out of the Bottle and She is Not Going Back In - Ask Paul Chabot - by via Lanny Swerdlow
There has been a little noticed and for the most unheralded paradigm shift in the ongoing battle to free the weed.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:15AM
We've filed our initiative to legalize cannabis in California in 2016! - by via ReformCA.com
I wanted you to be the first to know. We've filed your initiative!
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 1:06PM
Patients to File Lawsuit Over New Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act - by via Steve Kubby
The American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA) has announced that it is filing a lawsuit over the violation of Prop. 215 by the California Legislature and Governor Brown. The recent adoption of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act attempts to modify a voter initiative, Prop. 215, something specifically forbidden by the California constitution.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:06AM
Campaign contributions fuel UFCW bid to unionize cannabis workers - by Bud Green
The arrest of former UFCW organizer Dan Rush calls into question efforts to unionize California cannabis workers, as well as pro-union provisions found in Assembly Bill 266 and other pending state legislation.
Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2015 4:20PM
"The Safe Communities, Parks and Schools Act of 2016" Filing Announced - by via Californians for Safer Communities
Californians for Safer Communities desires to improve our communities and parks through reasonable and common-sense policies that emphasize the importance of public safety and sustainable environmental practices.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:20PM
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Officers Raid San Lorenzo Valley Cannabis Gardens - by Bradley Allen
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart and the Marijuana Compliance Team are operating in violation of County cannabis cultivation law.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:25PM
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