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text Stay the Course With Prop 47 for Real Criminal Justice Reform by Steve Pleich
Critics Off the Mark
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:35AM
image Patient Advocates Denounce Sonoma Sheriffs for Raids on Medical Cannabis Manufacturers 480_rally-for-patients-rights-santa-rosa_6-16-16_1.jpg original image (900x675) by Americans for Safe Access
"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
calendar Rally for Patients' Rights 480_rally-for-patient-rights_1.jpg original image (1568x590) by Sonoma County Growers Alliance
Sonoma County Superior Court 600 Administration Dr, Santa Rosa, California 95403
Event Date: Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:23AM
calendar Meeting on Likely DEA raids in Sonoma 480_sonoma-county-cultivators-alliance.jpg original image (1000x1000) by Sonoma County Cultivators Alliance
2255 Challenger Way, Suite 106, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Event Date: Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:08PM
image More Information (Comment On: Meeting on Likely DEA raids in Sonoma) by Press Democrat
Report from JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | June 15, 2016 Sonoma County law enforcement agencies raided a half-dozen properties associated with a local nonprofit cannabis oil company called Care By Design Wednesday morning, including a large laboratory at a west Santa Rosa business park. Santa Rosa Police Lt. Michael Lazzarini said that “several” people had been arrested on drug possession charges during the coordinated searches at businesses at Circadian Way and Standish Avenue, a nursery at a rural property on Irwin Lane and residences in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. Detectives suspect the entirety of the operation — from the cannabis oil manufacturing to the way the business was being run — was being done outside the law and city codes, Lazzarini said. But a spokesman with Care By Design, a well-known brand of products infused with cannabis oils, said that they are a legal business and have been working with state regulator to “set the gold standard” for how concentrated cannabis manufacturing. Santa Rosa police teamed up with Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents to conduct coordinated searches of at least six properties in the city and county affiliated with the group, Lazzarini said. Read More:
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:55PM
calendar SCC Board of Supervisors meeting on Cannabis Cultivation summary-of-sccc-7-128-draft.pdf_140_.jpg original image (x) by Cannabis Advocates Alliance
5th floor of the County Building at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz
Event Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:30PM
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:02AM
calendar Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Information Night 480_auma-caa_1.jpg original image (2550x3300) by Cannabis Advocates Alliance
Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Event Date: Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 7, 2016 8:47PM
image Stop AUMA FakeLegalization (Comment On: Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) Information Night) by Denise Dorey
Predatory AUMA guarantees jail time for 7 or more plants even for patients who need more. Giving it to poor patients would be illegal. It upholds all new & existing city/county grow bans, public toking fines increase from $100 to $250 even for patients!! AUMA 'Dr.' Lyman claims cannabis is unhealthy to justify scandalous unnecessary regulations to benefit big pHARMa, private prisons who prefer docile cannabis prisoners to real criminals, bad cop$. Good cops I know of won't want to enforce it. Vote NO on AUMA.
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:50PM
calendar Cannabis Advocates Alliance meeting 480_louden-nelson-community-center-santa-cruz_1.jpg original image (1379x1379) by Cannabis Advocates Alliance
Louden Nelson Community Center 301 Center Street Santa Cruz
Event Date: Thu Jun 2, 2016 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 8:32PM
image California: Marijuana Infractions Unfairly Enforced Against People of Color cop_writing_ticket.jpg by via ACLU of Northern California
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
image And Here’s Another Thing the Clinton’s Fucked Up. 480_boycottpaper2.jpg original image (984x1030) by Lloyd Hart
In the late nineties Duh Prez. appointed General Barry McCaffery to be the Drug Czar!
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:57AM
image Medicine for Real: California Lawmakers Should Tax and Regulate Cannabis Like Medicine 480_medical-marijuana-taxes_1.jpg original image (600x550) by via Americans for Safe Access
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
image No on Medical Marijuana Tax Bill AB 2243 in California 480_no-tax-on-medical-cannabis_2-23-16_1.jpg original image (2053x1953) by via California NORML
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
image Taxation shift to distributors (Comment On: No on Medical Marijuana Tax Bill AB 2243 in California) by Gwen
The latest amendments to the Bill show the taxation shift to distributors, with a delay of 270 days after sufficient funding to implement the Bill is available (which will be publicly posted), and with a clause to eliminate the clause if AUMA passes. It sounds like only distributors will be required to pay this tax, so cultivators with direct relationships to dispensaries are not covered, until MMRSA requirements for distribution are implemented in 2018.
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:59AM
calendar The Truth about Cancer by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date: Wed May 25, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Sun May 1, 2016 8:32PM
calendar Cancer: The Forbidden Cures by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date: Wed May 18, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Sun May 1, 2016 8:24PM
calendar Fluoride: Poison on Tap by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date: Wed May 11, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Sun May 1, 2016 8:13PM
calendar The True History of Marijuana by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date: Wed May 4, 2016 7:30PM
Posted: Sun May 1, 2016 7:59PM
text California Apartment Association targets medical marijuana users by Lynda Carson
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
image Correction: Jim Wood sponsored a bill for the CAA targeting medical marijuana users (Comment On: California Apartment Association targets medical marijuana users) by Lynda Carson
Correction: Jim Wood (D. Healdsburg) sponsored a bill for the California Apartment Association that targets medical marijuana users. It appears that Jim Wood has received at least 2 contributions from the California Apartment Association totaling $5,600, according to Follow The Money. In 2014 Jim Wood accepted $16,400 from the California Association of Realtors. The California Apartment Association and the California Association of Realtors are backers of the bill AB 2300. Sorry for any confusion. Lynda Carson
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:13AM