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Rally for Patients' Rights
Date Thursday June 16
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Sonoma County Superior Court
600 Administration Dr, Santa Rosa, California 95403
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorSonoma County Growers Alliance
Join your community in supporting safe and legal access to medical cannabis, and in strongly opposing unjustified arrests, and seizures. Please rally with us in the courtyard at the Sonoma County Superior Courthouse at 11am, Thursday, June 16th.

Background: Santa Rosa and Sonoma County law enforcement and the DEA (Federal Drug Enforcement Administration) closed down the facilities of CBD Guild / Care By Design, a medical marijuana company operating in full compliance with California State Law.

CBD Guild produces medical marijuana products for thousands of patients in California suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD and other intractable medical conditions.

CBD Guild products, including the Care By Design line, are medical not recreational and focus on CBD, a therapeutically beneficial compound that does not get people high.

CBD Guild and its affiliates have worked tirelessly over the past years to ensure that its facilities, employees, company policies and procedures are in full compliance with city, county and state laws.

CBD Guild is willing to cooperate fully with law enforcement and code enforcement to demonstrate its compliance with state law during this transitionary period.

Please help us inform law enforcement that their actions have the potential to deprive many thousands of profoundly sick patients of much needed medicine, and threatens the livelihood of close to a hundred employees.
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 16th, 2016 7:23 AM
Santa Rosa, CA (June 15, 2016): Early this morning the Care By Design (CBD Guild) production facilities in Santa Rosa, California and Sonoma County were searched and temporarily closed by local law enforcement and the DEA (Federal Drug Enforcement Administration). Law enforcement seized equipment, computers, product, payroll, and financial paperwork.

Care By Design produces an array of medical marijuana products for tens of thousands of patients in California, including patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD and other intractable medical conditions.

Care By Design products are CBD-centric. CBD is therapeutically beneficial compound that does not get people high, and can counteract the intoxicating effects of THC. Care By Design products are available in non-smokable, medically appropriate formulations such as gel caps and oral sprays, and available in a variety of CBD:THC ratios so that patients can manage the psychoactive effects of medical marijuana.

Contrary to initial press reports, none of the Care By Design facilities are involved in the production of hash; nor is butane used in the company’s extraction process. Care By Design utilizes a non-volatile supercritical CO2 extraction method, and does not produce any hash, rosin, wax, shatter or similar products that are popular with recreational users.

Care By Design and its affiliates have worked tirelessly over the past years to ensure that its facilities, employees, company policies and procedures are in full compliance with city, county and state laws. The company has pursued a policy of full transparency, providing dozens of state and local officials with tours of its cultivation and extraction facilities, and administrative offices.

Nick Caston, CBD Guild and Care By Design spokesperson, stated: “This law enforcement action is unprecedented, unfortunate, and has the potential to deprive thousands of profoundly sick patients of much needed medicine. We will cooperate fully with law enforcement in an effort to resolve this as quickly as possible, and hope to have our nearly one hundred employees in Sonoma County back to work this week.”

Legal Inquiries:
Joe Rogoway Esq.
joerogoway [at] rogowaylaw.com
707-526-0420 (office)
707-481-1667 (mobile)

Media Inquiries:
Nick Caston
nick [at] cbd.org
707-291-3470