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Medical Cannabis Federal Court Support Action
Date Wednesday February 09
Time 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
in front of City Hall
Federal defendant heard at 1:30pm 450 Golden Gate
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAxis of Love
At the start of medical cannabis week, Axis of Love SF patient advocacy team has organized an all day court support against the tragic backlash towards disabled and sick patients safe access both locally and federally.

Who: Axis of Love SF, PAN, Political Prisoner Scott Feil, BACH (Bay Area Compassionate Heathcare), Black & Brown Just Policy, Harvey Milk Cannabis Caucus

When: February 9th
Patient picnic and speak out at noon in front of City Hall
Federal defendant heard at 1:30pm 450 Golden Gate
Local board of appeals is at five at SF City Hall

Medical cannabis civil rights advocates stand their ground against local and federal backlash

At an all day court support action, this Wednesday February 9th

At the start of medical cannabis week, Axis of Love SF patient advocacy team has organized an all day court support against the tragic backlash towards disabled and sick patients safe access both locally and federally. ''We dedicate this day to supporting compassionate providers, and our voting citizens who time and time again have requested that our governments should not being wasting resources on vindictive prosecutions of medical cannabis providers,'' says director of community center for low income medical cannabis patients, Shona Gochenaur. ''Both the Obama administration and the sanctuary city for medical cannabis, have policies and law in place to protect our civil rights to choose medical cannabis as a health care option, that we are wasting our resources, yet again, I call both Attorney General Eric Holder and interim Mayor Ed Lee to intervene, and stand up for civil rights and the state rights of medical cannabis patients and providers.''

The city of San Francisco is a sanctuary for medical cannabis patients and providers. But our Board of Appeals may adopt findings to prevent a legally zoned and approved by planning commission, MDC in the Sunset based on misinformation and fear mongering organized by Supervisor Carmen Chu. The Board of Appeals is hanging their hats on three points of misinformation and fear that may cost the city a huge embarrassment and quite a penny in Superior Court litigation against safe access to medical cannabis in a world renowned sanctuary city and leader in compassionate use law.

Supervisor Chu, with the Chinese gospel church, has recited a portion of the medical cannabis act that is a typo, which Supervisor Mirkarimi is working with patient advocates this week to fix. An inflammatory letter from Captain D. Schmdt that held no water or merit in two city oversight bodies, planning commission and police commission. None of what she wrote could be cited as factual information and crime maps have the evidence that weighs heavily against her off-base accusations. And lastly Supervisor Chu has done nothing but incite reefer madness to home owners and neighbor groups lacking education regrading medical cannabis and its effects upon property value, and using the common battle cry of reefer madness in this decade that somehow children will be affected, although not allowed into dispensaries and not a single case in law or even police reporters of any misconduct towards children in neighborhoods that safely host MDC's and have for years in San Francisco. Reverend Maureen Burns, the Medical Cannabis Taskforce neighborhood alliance seat holder, stated, “It would be helpful to all parties if we could work better with Supervisor Chu on education regarding medical cannabis facts.”

On the Federal level the family of Scott and Diane Feils is before federal magistrate Zimmerman. In another case of vindictive prosecution, when the LAPD raided Scott and Diane's L.A. MDC, they skipped one major point when obtaining the warrant, they didn't tell the judge that they had done their due diligence and opened a medical cannabis club working with local authorities. A panel of three judges ruled in favor of Scott and his family and expressed into legal record their concerns regarding THE REWARDS that local and federal narcotic agents receive from raids, and this one with a faulty search warrant. In retaliation for losing, the case was turned over to the DEA, and now Scott looks at a twenty year sentence at federal level.

"We call on President Obama to stand by his declared policy direction, and follow up with the opening of congressional hearings on the conduct and jurisdiction of the DEA in medical cannabis states and prevent the waste of federal resources at not only raids but in the federal courts,” said Gochenaur.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 8th, 2011 7:53 PM
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