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View other events for the week of 1/22/2007
Medical Cannabis March on SF City Hall Monday, Noon
Date Monday January 22
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
450 Golden Gate
for a march to San Francisco city hall.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
For Immediate Release

January 22, 2007

LOS ANGELES,SAN FRANCISCO

MEDICAL CANNABIS PATIENTS, ADVOCATES MARCH ON CITY HALL - DEMAND END TO
DEA RAIDS - CALL ON SPEAKER PELOSI TO OPEN CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS


Contacts: Degé Coutee, Education Director - Patient Advocacy Network (Los
Angeles), 323/334-5282 patientadvocates [at] riseup.net
Shona Gochenaur, Executive Director - Axis of Love San Francisco,
415/240-5247 axisoflovesf [at] gmail.com

Medical cannabis patients, care providers and advocates will march on city
halls in Los Angeles and San Francisco Monday, January 22nd, 2007 at noon in
reaction to the recent DEA raids on 11 medical cannabis
dispensaries last week in West Hollywood, Venice and the San Fernando
Valley.

San Francisco advocates will meet at noon at the federal building at 450 Golden Gate
for a march to San Francisco city hall.

"We stand in solidarity," states Shona Gochenaur, director for the San
Francisco-based patient advocacy organization, Axis of Love, "West
Hollywood is our sister city," where five of the raids took place. Like
San Francisco, West Hollywood has medical cannabis regulations, a lowest
law enforcement priority ordinance for adult possession and is an
established sanctuary city for medical cannabis. "If the DEA is going to
disregard West Hollywood's regulations and sanctuary status, they'll
consider raiding San Francisco as well," adds Shona.

"In addition to seeking answers from our local officials regarding
comments made by LAPD Chief Bratton to the media about shutting down
collectives in LA, we are also asking our officials to contact Speaker
Nancy Pelosi and ask her to open congressional hearings on medical
cannabis," states Degé Coutee, director for the Patient Advocacy Network
in Los Angeles. "Regardless of the support we gain on the local level it
ultimately means nothing to the feds until congress really takes hold of
this issue."

Patients and advocates across the United States are being urged to contact
Speaker Pelosi and request that congressional hearings be opened on
medical cannabis immediately.
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 22nd, 2007 10:35 AM
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