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February 29, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 12 Messages in 4 Topics

    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 10:46AM -0800  

    http://cannabiswarrior.com/2012/02/28/my-big-plan-to-legalize-cannabis-in-ca-in-2012-the-lottery/
     
     
    Yesterday we got news that Colorado qualified an effort to legalize cannabis for the November ballot, and Washington State has also qualified an adult use measure there. As I sit here in California, the mecca of cannabis, I am ultimately frustrated with the lack of support for a legalization measure here, as I firmly believe that in a Presidential Election year with very weak Republican candidates, we have a real shot at getting that 50% + 1 voter out to support this cause. Even with the opposition to 19, in a non-Presidential year we got 46%, so I have no doubt California would pass a legalization effort if given the opportunity.
     
    At this point, I am praying for a miracle. Well, not so much praying any more, as trying to take destiny into my own hands. I have decided that quite possibly our best shot for legalization is if I played the lottery. That's right. I said it. I went to the store and bought lottery tickets for tonights big $94 million Mega-Millions lottery drawing. If I win, I commit to spending the vast majority of the winnings on legalizing cannabis, here in CA first and then the World. I would hope that others would do the same. I figure, if the big magnet in the sky and the controlling powers of the universe believe in cannabis and want to see it returned to our society as the safe, enjoyable, and helpful plant it is, that the skies will open up and I will win the lottery tonight…or maybe next week. Who knows? I am committed to playing every week until cannabis is legal. It is really all a little guy with no money can do at this point.
     
    Maybe one day I will be the big bucks millionaire and I will be able to put my money up for a cause I truly believe in. I sure hope that we see real cannabis reform for adult use allowance far before then, though….so I am playing the lottery. It is the least I could do. I want to be the guy who won the lottery and used his winnings to change the world. That would be the shit.
     
    Does this sound delusional? Well maybe it is, but that is about the most hope I have at this stage of the game for legalization in CA for 2012. That is sad. It is all of our sad realities. In our best opportunity to actually pass the fucking thing, we have no major angel donors, or real effort to get the signatures to qualify for the ballot. We will likely fall short, and be forced to dance the "who is sick enough to use cannabis?" dance for another 4 years. It almost makes me cry to say it out loud….but I am still very hopeful about my lottery ticket prospects. In fact, it is all I really have going at this moment that makes me smile in this Godforsaken industry and its ever-lasting volatility and uncertainty.
     
    I believe in miracles, so I am still hopeful that even if the lottery does not work out, one of these rich people who love weed as much as I do because it makes my world a better place will step up to the plate and do the right thing in CA. It is not too late to be that person who drastically improves the lives of millions of people with one stroke of the checkbook.  And….I will be your best friend (or not, whichever you prefer). But myself, and millions of others will cherish you, name strains after you, and the whole nine. You will be our new Bob Marley.
     
    Until then, though, I am playing the lottery.
     
    Mickey Martin
    T-Comp Consulting Director
    www.cannabiswarrior.com
    www.tcompconsulting.com
    s..s@a2c2.us
    (phone#-removed)
    http://twitter.com/micKEYmarTIN
    http://twitter.com/CANNABISconsult
     
     
    ***The views expressed in this communication are not necessarily the views of T-Comp Consulting, Tainted Compassion, Cannabis Warrior any other group I am affiliated with.***

     

    "Dr. David Bearman" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 02:55PM -0500  

    If every body on this list committed to lining up 10 friends and each of us and them agreed to collect only 150 signatures what would that give us/. If there are 400 on this list and we each recruit 10 that is 4400 potential signature gathers. 150X 4400= 660,000. Jusat a thought. We might even hook up with the Ron Paul campaighn to help gather signatures on college campuses. The more signatures we can collect the more likely we are to attract large contributors. Praying for the big donor isn't going to make it happen. This isn't rocket science.As many have pointed out ,this is politics.
    Peace
    David Bearman,M.D.

     

    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 11:59AM -0800  

    I think the lottery has better odds than a volunteer effort to make the ballot. Have there been any solely volunteer efforts to qualify in CA in the past 20 years? I cannot recall one. Several people have won the lottery though. Just a thought….
     
    Mickey Martin
    T-Comp Consulting Director
    www.cannabiswarrior.com
    www.tcompconsulting.com
    s..s@a2c2.us
    (phone#-removed)
    http://twitter.com/micKEYmarTIN
    http://twitter.com/CANNABISconsult
     
     
    ***The views expressed in this communication are not necessarily the views of T-Comp Consulting, Tainted Compassion, Cannabis Warrior any other group I am affiliated with.***
     
     
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    From: Dr. David Bearman <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Cc: Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:55 AM

    If every body on this list committed to lining up 10 friends and each of us and them agreed to collect only 150  signatures what would that give us/. If there are 400 on this list and we each recruit 10 that is 4400 potential signature gathers. 150X 4400= 660,000. Jusat a thought. We might even hook up with the Ron Paul campaighn to help gather signatures on college campuses. The more signatures we can collect the more likely we are to attract large contributors. Praying for the big donor  isn't going to make it happen. This isn't rocket science.As many have pointed out ,this is politics.
    Peace
    David Bearman,M.D.

     

 

 

    Mikki Norris <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 12:12PM -0800  

    Unfortunately, volunteerism isn't what it used to be. Are you willing to
    get 150 signatures? It's a nice idea, but people don't seem to have the
    time or inclination in the numbers required to do this. We can probably
    count on 150,000 signatures at most with an all volunteer effort, not
    nearly enough to qualify. I wish it was different, but it's not.
     
    Mikki Norris
     

     

    "Dr. David Bearman" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 03:09PM -0500  

    well we can just sit on our collective hands and pray for money to fall from the sky. This list did have someone say that 40 years ago the first prop 19 got on the ballot with mainly volunteer help and money from selling Amorphia cigarette papers.
    I'm not saying that we could collect all the signatures needed by volunteers. I am saying that such an effort might help the big bucks boys unlimber their wallets. We may need more then just good ideas and listening to the sound of our own voices to generate the financial support necessary to put an initiative on the ballot.
    peace
    David
    > I think the lottery has better odds than a volunteer effort to make the ballot. Have there been any solely volunteer efforts to qualify in CA in the past 20 years? I cannot recall one. Several people have won the lottery though. Just a thought….
     
    Mickey Martin
    T-Comp Consulting Director
    www.cannabiswarrior.com
    www.tcompconsulting.com
    s..s@a2c2.us
    (phone#-removed)
    http://twitter.com/micKEYmarTIN
    http://twitter.com/CANNABISconsult
     
     
    ***The views expressed in this communication are not necessarily the views of T-Comp Consulting, Tainted Compassion, Cannabis Warrior any other group I am affiliated with.***
     
     
    ________________________________
    From: Dr. David Bearman <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Cc: Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:55 AM

    If every body on this list committed to lining up 10 friends and each of us and them agreed to collect only 150  signatures what would that give us/. If there are 400 on this list and we each recruit 10 that is 4400 potential signature gathers. 150X 4400= 660,000. Jusat a thought. We might even hook up with the Ron Paul campaighn to help gather signatures on college campuses. The more signatures we can collect the more likely we are to attract large contributors. Praying for the big donor  isn't going to make it happen. This isn't rocket science.As many have pointed out ,this is politics.
    Peace
    David Bearman,M.D.
    —- Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> wrote:

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 01:23AM -0800  

    Just so out of state people know part of the issue of our state id
    cards in California is the cost . They are unreasonabley expensive . I
    would like to see these Id cost the same as our regular state ID
    cards.
     
     

    Shona Gochenaur
    Executive Director
    Axis of Love SF
    http://www.facebook.com/axisoflove
    http://www.twitter.com/axisoflove

     

 

    "Dr. David Bearman" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 28 02:46PM -0500  

    You are correct. The cost is prohibitive for low income patients.
    Patients should be advised that getting the state ID card at least once or twice is a very good police harassment repellent.
    Dr.Dave
    —- "Axis of Love SF wrote:

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 07:05PM -0800  

    All ….Tom office came to our taskforce meeting in SF today and gave
    a presentation. Which included a timeline of sorts and when our first
    organizing influences should be ready. Including suggested amendments.
    Which our taskforce will vote on our set next month. First comitte
    will be in one month …its currently on legilsative hold for 30 days.
    Its looking like it will be assigned to dual comittees before hitting
    the assembly floor. Lynette points are correct indeed. Toms office
    stressed us all working in a unified manner. We also heard a rumor is
    what Im calling it for safety sake becuase I personaly havent seen the
    letter but a taskforce member stated that one more landlord letter in
    SF has been received. We gave thank you letters to our four
    supervisors who showed up and spoke out at 2/15 press conference.
     
     

    Shona Gochenaur
    Executive Director
    Axis of Love SF
    http://www.facebook.com/axisoflove
    http://www.twitter.com/axisoflove