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Free 'Know Yr Rights' training in SF 6-28/Dinner afterwards/ County DA's and the MMJ law
Date Wednesday June 28
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Wednesday, June 28
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Central City SRO Collaborative
253 Hyde Street (at Turk Street)
San Fransisco
Dinner served for participants afterwards.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/Authorvia list
Greetings Medical Marijuana Patients,


There might not be an organization like ASA if it were not for the efforts of Hilary. It sounds like we can support a friend. Get an education about rights that may save us a prolonged stay in jail, and get dinner too! Not a bad deal considering how many county's think Marijuana for medical use is still illegal. I will provide a summary of the county DA's that responded to my inquiry....many did not respond and are keeping it a secret or just do not know yet. Beware!

My point is that what may be "legal medically or religiously" can still get you put into jail, and in the mean time you should know how to minimize your time there. Tricks of the trade when dealing with the police.

Hilary McQuie / Harm Reduction Coalition
mcquie at harmreduction.org Harm Reduction Coalition

wrote:
Know Your Rights: Stay Out of Jail

If you or your friends use illegal drugs, this
**free** training is for you

We'll talk about basic legal information for dealing
with the cops, including questioning, searches, staying safe and legal, cops' dirty tricks, and much more.

Wednesday, June 28
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Central City SRO Collaborative
253 Hyde Street (at Turk Street)
San Fransisco
Dinner served for participants afterwards.

If you have questions about the training,
call Hilary McQuie from the Harm Reduction Coalition
at (510) 444-6969
Please pass on to those who may be interested.
If you want to set up such a training in your area,
please contact us.

Our postal address is
22 West 27th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10001
United States
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SUMARY OF COUNTY URL’S

Local California Dispensary Regulations

http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=3165



Placerville Dispensary Regs

http://www.cityofplacerville.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=3194
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/downloads/Placerville.pdf

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Riverside County

This County of
Riverside site:

Community Health

http://www.rivcocha.org/



links to this site:

Department of Public Health:

http://www.rivcoph.org/



who then links to this site:

Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)

http://www.rivcommic.org/



Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)

http://www.rivcommic.org/

County
Policy

http://www.dhs.ca.gov/hisp/ochs/mmp/Legislative_History/Links/SB_420_Chaptered.htm

http://www.dhs.ca.gov/hisp/ochs/mmp/Legislative_History/Links/Proposition_215.htm



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Butte

http://www.buttecounty.net/da/215.htm

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Humboldt

http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us/distatty/pdf/Medical%20Marijuana%20Ordinance.pdf

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El Dorado

http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/ELDODA/cua.html

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Sierra County

Sierra County is following the State of California Medical Marijuana

Guide Lines. We can not respond to or for other Counties or agencies.



Sincerely,



Joyce Cameron, Public Health Assistant

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????????Los Angeles County????????????

Dear Mr. M,



We cannot assist you in your legal research nor can we advise you with

your

legal questions, as we are prevented from doing so by the California

Business & Professions Code 6131. Thanks for asking, though.



Sincerely,





John R. Stephens, D.A.'s Field Deputy/Webmaster

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

http://www.lacountyda.org

webmail [at] lacountyda.org

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????????????Lake County?????????????

From:


DCA [at] dca.ca.gov Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Date:


Mon, 22 May 2006 11:36:12 -0700

Thank you for contacting the State of California, Department of

Consumer

Affairs (DCA). The information you requested is a business that does

not

require registration with any regulatory division within the

Department;

therefore, we would like to offer you the following information.



At this time, internet companies are not regulated by any state agency

in

California. However, we recommend you contact the California


Department of

Justice, Office of the Attorney General (AG). The AG's office

establishes

and operates projects and programs to protect consumers from

fraudulent,

unfair, and illegal activities that victimize consumers. The AG

enforces

consumer laws by seeking injunctions and civil penalties and has

jurisdiction to stop a particular business practice and seek penalties

for

violations of
the law. For more information, please visit the AG's Web

site at http://www.caag.state.ca.us.



Thank you for contacting the Department of Consumer Affairs.



B69

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?????????????San Bernardino County?????????????
The County doesn't have its own guidelines. The County is also challenging the ID Card system of the MMP (Medical Marijuana Program) law (S.B.420) along with San Diego County.

The MMP's guideline of 6 mature, 12 immature and 8oz of bud seems a fairly rational guideline. Trafficking cases (HS11359, HS11360) will always be filed regardless of medicinal usage claims. Personal use medical marijuana usage cases are evaluated (as all cases) on a case-by-case basis.

If you have more specific questions, please let me know.
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Trinity County
There are no local guidelines in Trinity County. Law enforcement follows the state statutes.
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??????????????????Nevada County????????????????????????

https://docs.co.nevada.ca.us/dsweb/Get/Document-57122/

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?????????????????????Plumas County???????????????????????
"http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm
Plumas: 6 mature plants OR 12 immature plants AND 8 ounces of bud"

This is the first I've heard of such guidelines for Plumas County. The last I checked, sales of a gram is still a felony, a twenty acre farm for personal use by a guy with an oral recommendation by a physician is legal. We don't have a URL or a PDF site in this regard. Thanks so much, though, for your efforts to save the county money from prosecutions that will have to be dismissed.
Jeff Cunan
Plumas County DA
????????TEHAMA COUNTY?????????
Updates received for SAN Tehama received Wed, 19 Apr 2006

TEHAMA COUNTY SHERIFF NUMBER M2
OPERATION DIVISION PROCEDURE EFFECTIVE DATE: 010100
CLASSIFICATION: PUBLIC INFORMATION AMENDED: 101005

SUBJECT: MEDICINAL MARIJUANA INVESTIGATIONS

PURPOSE: TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM PROCEDURE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF MEDICINAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CASES AND SET GUIDELINES ON THE QUANTITY OF PLANTS TO BE LEGALLY POSSESSED BY THE GROWER WHO IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE COMPASSIONATE USE ACT OF 1996.

REFERENCE: HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTIONS 11362.5 AND 11367.77


1. GENERAL

A. Subsequent to the passage of Proposition 215 by the voters of the State of California, law enforcement agencies have been burdened with a law that does not contain guidelines for the quantity of marijuana plants and dried marijuana to be possessed by persons who are complying with the law. In 2003, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 420 which finally sets guidelines for the quantity of plants that can be cultivated and the amount of marijuana that may be possessed by recognized medicinal marijuana growers and users. On September 27th 2005, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 98-2005 that establishes a quantity of plants that can be cultivated and the amount of marijuana that may be possessed by recognized medicinal marijuana growers and users. These guidelines are highlighted below.

B. Therefore, this policy serves as a guideline for setting the standards within Tehama County for those persons who comply with Section 11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

C. The purpose of this policy is to foster a positive relationship and provide for mutual cooperation between law enforcement and those persons complying with Section 11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

D. It is anticipated that those persons complying with Section 11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code will voluntarily identify themselves to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department so that a voluntary monitoring program can be implemented.


2. RESPONSIBILITY

A. The investigation of cases involving the cultivation of marijuana and personal possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes will be the responsibility of the Operations Lieutenant and marijuana Detective. Any and all information regarding medicinal marijuana cases will be forwarded to the marijuana Detective.

B. Once a medicinal marijuana grow or medicinal marijuana possession case is identified, it will be the responsibility of the Operations Lieutenant and marijuana Detective to contact the involved subjects and confirm that the subjects have the necessary recommendations in his/her possession.

C. The Operations Lieutenant and marijuana Detective, with the cooperation of the persons complying with the medicinal marijuana law, will inspect the marijuana cultivation site to ensure that the following guidelines are met.
(Outdoor Cultivation)
1. Seedlings-12 or
2. Flowering Plants-6 or
3. Mature Plants-6
4. Dried Marijuana-8 ounces

(Indoor Cultivation)
1. Seedlings-12 or
2. Flowering Plants-6 or
3. Mature Plants-6
4. Dried Marijuana-8 ounces

If the above quantities are not exceeded, the documented medicinal marijuana cultivator and possessor is in compliance with the standards set forth by this agency and the investigation will not be submitted for prosecution.



Approved:_____________________
Clay D. Parker
Sheriff

Date: _____________________



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Amador County

SB420 allows eight (8) ounces of dried mature processed flowers of the

female cannabis plant AND no more than six (6) mature or twelve (12)

inmature plants per qualified patient.



This information is straight from our Most Frequently Asked
Questions

that is given to all of our applicants. We have no information

available on dispensaries.

Ventura County

Dear Mr. Muller:



Our office cannot comment on the contents of websites from other

counties or entities.



I have no knowledge of a web site affiliated with Ventura County
that

provides the specific information that you requested.



Following the enactment of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996

(California Health and Safety Code section 11362.5 et seq.), the

Ventura

County Sheriff promulgated the "Ventura County Medical
Marijuana

Inter-Agency Protocol and Enforcement Guidelines." On March 27, 2002,

these guidelines were adopted by the Ventura County Law Enforcement

Coordinating Committee. The policy was signed by the District

Attorney,

the Sheriff, and the chiefs of police of Ventura,
Oxnard, Port Hueneme,

Santa Paula, and Simi Valley. The original guidelines allowed for a

standard of six plants or one pound of marijuana to be cultivated and

possessed by patients as defined by the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.


They also establish that local law enforcement will be reasonable in

investigating and prosecuting marijuana possession and cultivation

charges, using a "totality of the circumstance" approach with

deference to the right of a medical marijuana user to rightfully

possess

and cultivate.



Senate Bill 420 ((SB 420, an act to add Article 2.5 (commencing with

Section 11362.7,
added by Stats. 2003) to Chapter 6 of Division 10 of

the Health and Safety Code, relating to controlled substances)), signed

by the Governor on October 12, 2003, quantifies legal possession for

the

qualified patient or primary caregiver as:

1. No more than eight (8) ounces dried marijuana, and six (6)

mature plants or twelve (12) immature plants,
OR

2. If their doctor's recommended quantity differs from the amount

cited in the SB 420, possession amount is consistent with the

patient's needs.



In response to this new statewide standard, local law enforcement has

amended the Ventura County Medical Marijuana Inter-Agency Protocol and

Enforcement Guidelines to comport with state law and patient needs.









Very truly yours,



Gregory W. Brose

Senior Deputy District Attorney

Ventura County District Attorney's Office


It is OK to be right and legal it is an other thing to stay out of jail. I think I will go!

Richard Muller


Other links of interest:

Chris Conrad, court-qualified cannabis expert
PO Box 1716, El Cerrito CA 94530
510-215-8326 / 510-234-4460 fax
http://www.chrisconrad.com/
http://www.safeaccessnow.net/
Important information for patients and
caregivers about California's Medical
Marijuana ID Card Program
http://www.safeaccessnow.net/cards06.htm
California's medical marijuana guidelines
How to Stay out of trouble....click on this link
http://www.safeaccessnow.net/countyguidelines.htm

Medicinal Cannabis Practitioners,
On Seeking Physician Approvals (RX):
http://www.canorml.org/prop/215physicians.html
Cannabis Patients' Cooperatives and Support Groups:
http://www.canorml.org/prop/cbclist.html

Proposition 215 Enforcement Guidelines:
http://www.canorml.org/prop/local215policies.html

CALIFORNIA NORML ADVICE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
PROVIDERS:
http://www.canorml.org/prop/cbcbusinesstips.html

CALIFORNIA NORML Proposition 215 & SB 420 Patients
guide:

http://www.canorml.org/prop/patientsguide.htm
Cal. Attorney Referral List:
http://www.canorml.org/laws/lc.html
News Releases:
http://www.canorml.org/newsindex.html
CALIFORNIA NORML Home with URL links to other
resources:
http://www.canorml.org/home.htm#leg
Local California Dispensary Regulations
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=3165
How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient
This resource is meant to assist patients in states
with medical marijuana laws. Each states' medical
marijuana law is different, and some can be quite
complex. Please read the guide for your state of
residence in order to stay safe and legal.
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?list=type&type=127
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