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Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers
"Thousands of California patients woke up today fearing for the future of their medicine" said Don Duncan, California Director of Americans for Safe Access. “It is time for local authorities to address perceived violation of regulations by means of civil penalties instead of criminal action. The path taken by Sonoma law enforcement yesterday is counterproductive to moving cannabis businesses towards licensing and regulatory compliance.”
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:08PM
California: Marijuana Infractions Unfairly Enforced Against People of Color
Oakland, May 31, 2016 – New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California (see PDF) find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction in 2011. Possession of under an ounce of marijuana is punishable in California by a base fine up to $100 (plus substantial fees).
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 5:06PM
Medicine for Real: California Lawmakers Should Tax and Regulate Cannabis Like Medicine
We would not tolerate a sin tax on insulin or chemotherapy, even if the revenue was dedicated to a laudable goal. Lawmakers must resist the temptation to lump medical and non-medical cannabis use together when making policy choices.
Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:01PM
No on Medical Marijuana Tax Bill AB 2243 in California
The CA Assembly is expected to vote on Asm. Wood's bill AB 2243 to impose a $9.25/ounce tax on cultivation of medical (only) marijuana in coming days.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:29AM
California Apartment Association targets medical marijuana users
The California Apartment Association has sponsored a bill (AB 2300) that allows landlords to prohibit renters from smoking medical marijuana in their apartments, that advanced yesterday from the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) is author of AB 2300.
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:18PM
Group Votes to Recommend Ban on Sale of Santa Cruz Home Grown Pot
The 13 member Santa Cruz County Cannabis Cultivation Choices Committee (C4) tasked with developing recommendations on the regulation of cannabis cultivation in Santa Cruz County is recommending a ban on all GMO cannabis and almost all home grown plants. It’s estimated that more than two thirds of current grow sites could become illegal if the current recommendations were adopted.
Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:30PM
Oppose SB 987 in California: A 'Sick Tax' Against Medical Marijuana Users
California Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) has introduced SB 987, a bill that will assess an additional 15% excise tax on medical cannabis in the state. The new tax will be in addition to the ordinary state sales tax and any local tax patients already pay for their doctor-recommend medicine. SB 987 imposes an unnecessary and unfair burden on medical cannabis patients.
Posted: Wed Mar 2, 2016 7:25PM
Take Back Santa Cruz - Needles Solution Team
Take Back Santa Cruz has a long history of disdain for needles found in public and the people who use them. Dating back to 2013 Samantha Simon Olden and Lisa Sokolowski have been ardent critics of the former volunteer run Syringe exchange program, in particular mobile van services and today, will comment on and encourage conversations that call for shutting down the Syringe Program.
Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:45PM
Marty Higgins Libertine of debauchery or a curmudgeon being entrenched in impropriety
Marty Higgins or Martin J Higgins is a name that is growing notoriety in print and audio media for being a nefarious figure in real estate. He is overly involved in his endeavors, and stoically makes poor judgements based on his rapacious nature and over inflated ego. This is in many cases the face of corruption and unethical conduct, it is usually the family oriented community involved person who camouflages a more sinister existence. First Class Lodi llc, TP partners, The Apartment Group, a...
Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:11PM
Santa Cruz County Cannabis Growers Survey
Will you help us get some real answers to the questions about how many local residents are growing cannabis in Santa Cruz County?
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:25PM
CA Medical Association Announces Support For Responsible Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Consistent with CMA White Paper of 2011, measure will tightly control, track, research and regulate the adult use of marijuana and invest new revenue in a way that protects public health
Posted: Tue Feb 2, 2016 10:23AM
Miwok Elder Participates in his Fifth Longest Walk
Norman "Wounded Knee" DeOcampo (Miwok), a long-time resident of Vallejo, will be taking part in the Longest Walk 5. Wounded Knee is the only person who will have participated in all five Longest Walks.
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:14PM
Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws
The report takes a patient-centered approach, evaluating programs on how effective they are in meeting patients’ needs. ASA is asking their members to share the report with their state representatives. "With the increased interest in medical cannabis access around the country, it is imperative that we ensure that new and existing programs adopt regulations and standards that provide patients with safe medicine while protecting their rights," said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "This r...
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:46AM
End Criminalization of Cannabis Consumers
A reply from Mikki Norris regarding the Adult Use Marijuana Act.
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:30AM
Statement in Favor of New Cannabis Licensing Ordinance for City of Greenfield
The following statement in favor of a new cannabis licensing ordinance for the City of Greenfield was written by Mic Steinmann, Community Services Director of Greenfield, in the staff report for the January 12, 2016 city council meeting.
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:09PM
Shaw Case Success Shows the U.S. Congress Can and Will End MJ Prohibition
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
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
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
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