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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
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    s..s@a2c2.us
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    "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
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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)
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    http://twitter.com/CANNABISconsult
     
     
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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.
    —- 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

     

February 28, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 22 Messages in 6 Topics

    "andrew garret" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 04:47PM -0800  

    VIRGINIA Hemp page, now up
     
     
    The web-page dealing with the State of Virginia is now up and running.
    Sorry it took so long, but we had to document everything.
     
    The INDUSTRIAL HEMP section deals with the following questions:
     
    —Was THOMAS JEFFERSON a Marihuana smuggler? And why did he do it?
     
    —Did George Washington really grow Hemp?
     
    —Did Virginia really have a law requiring one to grew HEMP or else.
     
    The REEFER MADNESS section asks the following question – Was the MOVIE
    REEFER MADNESS a PORNO or an educational film? We simply provide the
    facts as Harry Anslingers (National Archives files) state them — you
    decide?
     
    The site also has a Medical Cannabis section. — to get their just go to
    the main webpage www.AntiqueCannabisBook.com — go down toward the bottom
    and click on the State of Virginia flag.
     
     
    Antique Andy
    Museum Curator
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    www.ReeferMadnessMuseum.org
     
     
     
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    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 06:48PM -0800  

    There are some amendments needed to Toms bill here are my suggestions –
    define the five residence seats to* actual qualified seats* – 1] planning
    code, land use specialist 2] person with a degree in public health and
    safety 3] person with a degree in social work/or civil rights lawyer
    4] disabled law specialist/ or labor law 5] building code and construction
    specialist
    *
    – along with defining patient advocate?
    *
    Lets finally *define ''affordable access''* and for medical mj stores? Lets
    get into the health code as a state legal medicine and work out co-pays for
    lowincome and disabled people in California?
     
    And in SF? lets be able to get a co-pa*y via healthy sf* – if we can get a
    co-pay for morphine ? And other drugs that kill us ? how about one for what
    our doctor recommends?
    Lets have this board be professionals and and be able to read and develop
    code. Be able to compare and contrast in areas needed – and consider true
    community benefit .
     
    NOT A STACKED MONOLOPY
     
    I think the time line is off – if we are going to consolidate criteria to
    approve permits? that in and of itself could take up to a year and then
    reviewing all the applicant's? it will require weekly meeting of board?
     
    Last but not least lets support amend ab2312 going thru the state houses
    not waste our resources to fund ballot that cant be amended and would close
    down compassionate care and create a monopoly.
     
     
     

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

     

    "s..s@a2c2.us" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 05:09PM -0800  

    Great breakdown. A lot to absorb. So what would you do? Shun Ammiano, do
    both, or back Ammiano.?
     
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    —–Original message—–
    Sent: Sun, Feb 26, 2012 23:34:45 GMT+00:00
     
    I can't speak for either camp, but I'll give a quick recap of what I saw:
     
    — The first distinction is critical but not visible. A voter-approved
    initiative, like Prop. 215, may not be amended by later pronouncements of
    the state Legislature, as we found out with the MMPA's
    possession/cultivation limits in People v. Kelly. Two key concepts here:
     
    1. Because federal law remains the big elephant in the room, a state's
    rights challenge on Tenth Amendment grounds is inevitable. A voter-approved
    state initiative may have more sticking power in federal courts than a
    legislative bill that does the same thing.
     
    2. Putting federal law aside for a moment, California ballot initiatives
    have great staying power when faced with attacks from state and local
    lawmakers. What the Legislature can do, the Legislature can undo in a
    heartbeat, and likely will given further federal meddling. MMRCT's reforms
    (which don't amend the Compassionate Use Act in any way) will have equal
    legal status as the CUA. Unlike the CUA, MMRCT does allow for amendment "to
    further the purposes of the Act" with a 2/3 vote of each house of the
    Legislature. That's not easy, as our annual budget fiascos illustrate, so I
    don't know if that's a deal-killer or not.
     
    — Both versions amend H&S 11362.775 to remove that problematic "shall not
    solely on the basis of that fact" language that has bedeviled attorneys
    since 1993. What remains is that qualified patients, MMPA cardholders
    "shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or sanctio

     

 

    Jeff Jones <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 11:12PM -0800  

    Great review of both AB 2312 and MMRCT's. I would only add that the state the ID process has been targeted but only at local county level. As the State keeps no names or files but most Counties do (except San Francisco) when issuing the State ID Card. We just don't know the full impact of this yet on patient records. I will release that the DEA asked for LA county files for state card patients during the start of the flare up there. I know this as the LA County program called my office to ask advice about what to do. We stated don't comply as they are protect patient medical records, but seems like most local bureaucrats won't protect our files if question by Washington DC departments.
     
    Give the Feds a reason and they will press the subpoena's forward as they have recently again in SF DHP for all files related to most of the 21 providers left in business. Which they do seem to keep very specific records about collectives that are operating with permits.
     
    I support both efforts as it took MMRCT being filed with AG Harris to get AB 2312 in such good form as most of it's content is ideas from the our own movement and helps both efforts from my perspective.
     
    Kudos to both efforts to protect safe access and try to add some clear regulations for the industry to build from.
     
    Jeff Jones
    Patient ID Center
    Oaksterdam University
     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

    David Malmo-Levine <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 12:33PM -0800  

    On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Bud <s..s@a2c2.us> wrote:
     
     
    "The point being: It's time to grow up. You need a license to drive a car,
    a permit to open a business, a tax ID number to process retail transactions
    at dispensaries. California is one of the most regulated places on the
    planet; to oppose mandatory registrations, tamper-proof ID cards,
    reasonable security precautions and other tools of the modern regulatory
    trade is quite damaging to the larger cause. I hope to live to see a day
    where none of those things will be required, but I know that day will never
    arrive without taking reasonable, necessary steps now to assure our friends
    in mainstream society and law enforcement that cannabis isn't as dangerous
    as currently advertised."
     
    I agree. It's time to grow up.
     
    It's time to grow up and defend pioneers like WAMM, which would be put out
    of business with such regulations.
     
    It's time to grow up and include some sort of guaranteed funding for the
    battle between the Feds and the State – as is included in RMLW, rather than
    just have everyone involved in the industry register – open themselves up
    to attacks from the Feds with no plan of defence – and hope for the best.
     
    It's time to grow up and create standards that any honest member of our
    community could meet in order to participate in the economy, rather than
    some sort of elite regulatory body that will inevitably become corrupt, and
    an economy that is even more vulnerable to monopoly than the current one.
     
    Grown-ups would address these concerns – children would keep dodging them.

     

    "Dr. David Bearman" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 05:24PM -0500  

    hi,
    As a former director of a county health department my experience is that local authorities will fight DC. it is a misdemeanor to release these mmj records without the patients permission. There would be one hell of a lawsuit. Also county health department directors are changed with maintaining the privacy of a wide variety of medical records and if they do not protect all the records that they are charged with maintaining the privacy of,it calls into question their willingness and ability to protect any information that they have been entrusted with. We need to be vigilant if we know of any breeches in local health departments not protecting patient privacy. My guess is we would have an ally in the Health oifficers Association of California.
    peace
    David Bearman,M.D.

     

    Mikki Norris <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 12:44PM -0800  

    It's probably a good idea to back both efforts. If it doesn't make the
    ballot, at least there is hope with a legislative effort. A vote of the
    people will generally have more weight and assurance that it will be what
    the proponents want, whereas legislation can be changed (and possibly
    vetoed). But, if it doesn't have enough money to make the ballot and win,
    then legislation is a more affordable route.
     
    Mikki Norris
     
     
     

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 09:25AM -0800  

    THx for weighing in Dan . Today colorado shut down or move. I agree
    the governor wont sign and thats diffcult to acknowlegde. But theres
    issues in mmtrc that would shut down collectives like WAMM. And its
    seating is unfair how doeas that move us forward?
     
     

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

     

    El Camino Wellness Center <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 10:33AM -0800  

    Thanks Dan for the clarification. And for all of your good work.
     
    On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur <
     

    Thank you,
     
     
    S. Kumar
    Executive Director
    El Camino Wellness Center
    www,elcaminowellnesscenter.com
    "A Community of Compassion"

     

    lynnette shaw <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 10:43AM -0800  

    I must respectfully remind you that the governor does not have to sign the law for it to go into effect. He can passively allow it to become law without his signature. Also, after a certain percentage of Legislature approval ( 2/3rds or 3/4ths I forget which exactly right now ) it is veto-proof.
    – Lynnette ; )
     
     

     

    Jeff Jones <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 11:13AM -0800  

    Lynnette
    I completely agree with you and Brown does have a some history of
    doing almost that when he decriminalized under one ounce of cannabis
    possession in the 1976 by signing the Moscone Act on the last night
    before it would have just become law anyways in 1975. So I understand
    what you are saying and also what Dale G. feels that this issue is
    different then the past vetoed Hemp bill of Oct 2011.
     
    As the confussing mess with respect to medical cannabis is already
    here and needs straighten out sooner then later. I just worry he will
    sign or allow a law to regulate us that is more imperfect then what is
    being discussed now. So we must keep our pressure on him, as AG Harris
    wants some type of action this year it seems.
     
    Jeff
     
    lynnette shaw wrote:

     

    David Malmo-Levine <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 05:37PM -0800  

    Love the Reefer Madness Museum. The audio and comic book sections
    entertained me all day!
     
    When you have a spare second, please put the herbmuseum.ca website in your
    links page.
     
     
     

     

    Steve Elliott <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 27 09:43AM -0800  

    Hi Andy,
     
    If you are able to make copies of Anslinger's voice, I'd love to have a copy emailed to me, if possible.
     
    Thank you!
     
    Steve Elliott, Editor
    Toke of the Town
     
     
    "I'm for mystery, not interpretive answers. … The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."
     
    ~ Ken Kesey
     
    On Feb 26, 2012, at 3:22 PM, andrew garret wrote:
     

     

    LANNYSWERDLOW <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 05:50PM -0800  

    There is so much going on that the Monday, Feb. 27 broadcast of the award winning radio show Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense features three guests providing information on upcoming events you need to know about.
     
    Our first guest is famed marijuana media personality Sarah Diesel who will be providing information on the Great Smoke Out Music Fest taking place on Saturday, March 3 in San Bernardino's Orange Bowl. This cannabis friendly event is one of the biggest music fests in the Inland Empire with over 25,000 expected. The Smoke-Out comes complete with a smoking area for patients, an incredible all-star line-up of performers and even a sideshow Prohibition Panel moderated by me. Sarah tells all this Monday.
     
    Our second guest will be bringing us the low-down on a far more serious event – one that might very well include an appearance by Presidential candidate Ron Paul. The event is Freedom Rally 2012 scheduled for March 16-19 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Irvine. Sponsored by Freedom Law School, the school's founder Peymon Muttahedeh will give us the run down on their all-star line-up as well information on the scheduled presentation by Ron Paul.
     
    Finally long, long time medical marijuana activist Richard Davis will be on the show with information on the newly opened Hemp and Cannabis Museum in Los Angeles. What the museum is all about and how it came into being is a fascinating story. It is certainly something you will want to tour the next time you visit the big city to the west.
     
    Listen in this Monday at 6 pm and every Monday at 6 pm as Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense informs and entertains you with news, events and gossip about all things marijuana in the IE and elsewhere.
     
    Hear it over the air on IE Talk Radio station KCAA 1050AM and on the Internet simulcast at kcaaradio.com where you can also see the chaos in the studio with Uncle Ronnie, Kali Smith and myself by clicking on KCAATV on kcaaradio.com website.
     
    You are also cordially invited to join us in the KCAA studios for our live broadcast this Monday at 6 pm and every Monday 6 pm on the second floor of San Bernardino's delightfully deserted Carousel Mall at the corner of 2nd and G St. in downtown San Bernardino.
     
    I would like to thank the sponsors of our show, GreenMile Hydro, Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center, William Gunn Construction and Presto Quality Care, formerly THCF Medical Clinic. Their support makes the show possible so you support them too. If you would like to advertise on the show and reach out to our loyal audience, shoot me an email or give me a call at(phone#-removed).

     

    Thc <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 06:11PM -0800  

    The statement about BBQ's, vegan population and apartments is fucking ignorant to even be repeated. I study apartment laws because I am a CRM. This law was created by the fire departments in California and New York because stupid RENTERS don't have a fucking clue about cleaning up coals…..
     
    When will you people start educating yourself before just saying whatever falls into your head. You stupid "sheeple" learn the laws…..
     
    Sent from my iPhone
     

     

February 27, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 12 Messages in 7 Topics

    "andrew garret" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 03:22PM -0800  

    Harry Anslinger’s Voice – Part 4:
     
    We’ve been able to obtain yet another example of Harry Anslinger’s voice
    –– No doubt about it, he died a Drug Addict all-right; —one almost
    feels sorry for him. Let me explain, sometime ago I wrote the following:
     
    “—I almost jumped out of my chair when I heard Harry Anslinger’s
    (America’s first drug czar) voice for the first time. Despite having
    been recorded with less than ideal instruments ; despite all the
    pop’s and hisses of having been copied (who knows) how many previous
    times, still his charismatic voice came through – very loud and
    clear. It was only after hearing his voice that I fully understood
    how this one man could have done so much harm. Man, this guy wasn’t
    just charismatic, let’s just say that voice wise, he was Adolph
    Hitler’s twin-brother.—”
     
    BUT THAT was the 1930’s Anslinger, what I heard next, also made my ears
    pick-up, but in a different way. By the year 1951 (the next recording of
    him we were able to locate), he already sounded like a dope addict
    mumbling along.
     
    And I’m afraid that this new find confirms that ugly truth. During his
    latter days, there was something real wrong with him. Maybe drugs like
    Morphine (Anslinger died a Morphine Addict) really do effect the brain.
     
    NOTE – There is no copy-write on the recording, and I am trying to figure
    out how to make copies of it. If anyone want’s I can try to figure out
    how to do that and email you the recording.
     
     
    Antique Andy
    Museum Curator
    s..s@a2c2.us
    www.AntiqueCannabisBook.com
    www.ReeferMadnessMuseum.org
     
     
     
     
     
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    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 11:47AM -0800  

    Greetings all and specifically the folks putting forth MMRCTA,
     
    So I have had a chance to read over the Ammiano Bill, and understand that there are some differences between the Ammiano effort and the MMRCTA effort. Dale spoke to the patients rights afforded by the section that states medical cannabis users have the same rights as those using prescription drugs, and Ammiano calls for rescheduling at the State level, even though it does not set forth that provision. The state tax thing, is a local tax allowance. 
     
    But overall, many of the good things that you are promoting from MMRCTA are included in it, some of it verbatim. The differences are not that great, and overall I think the make up of the Bureau in Ammianno's is easier to understand and straight forward, as well as a more traditional method of appointment. 
     
    But none-the-less, union and other more specified and deliberate appointements aside, it creates a very similar Bureau with similar or identical duties.
     
    So the question is, does the MMRCTA campaign think we should a.) Reject Ammiano's proposal?  b.) Support Ammiano but still spend somebody's hard earned cash for a public campaign?; or c.) Just support Ammiano's and put resources towards lobbying other legislators to pass it with amendments to reflect those in MMRCTA?
     
    Will there be a public response to the Ammiano effort?
     
    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.***

     

    Bud <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 02:24PM -0800  

    I can't speak for either camp, but I'll give a quick recap of what I saw:
     
    — The first distinction is critical but not visible. A voter-approved
    initiative, like Prop. 215, may not be amended by later pronouncements of
    the state Legislature, as we found out with the MMPA's
    possession/cultivation limits in People v. Kelly. Two key concepts here:
     
    1. Because federal law remains the big elephant in the room, a state's
    rights challenge on Tenth Amendment grounds is inevitable. A voter-approved
    state initiative may have more sticking power in federal courts than a
    legislative bill that does the same thing.
     
    2. Putting federal law aside for a moment, California ballot initiatives
    have great staying power when faced with attacks from state and local
    lawmakers. What the Legislature can do, the Legislature can undo in a
    heartbeat, and likely will given further federal meddling. MMRCT's reforms
    (which don't amend the Compassionate Use Act in any way) will have equal
    legal status as the CUA. Unlike the CUA, MMRCT does allow for amendment "to
    further the purposes of the Act" with a 2/3 vote of each house of the
    Legislature. That's not easy, as our annual budget fiascos illustrate, so I
    don't know if that's a deal-killer or not.
     
    — Both versions amend H&S 11362.775 to remove that problematic "shall not
    solely on the basis of that fact" language that has bedeviled attorneys
    since 1993. What remains is that qualified patients, MMPA cardholders
    "shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or sanctions under Section
    11357, 11358, 11359, 11360, 11366, 11366.5, 11379.6, or 11570 on the basis
    of that fact, unless those persons are not in compliance with the
    registration requirements…"
     
    — MMRCT is much stronger on state pre-emption, barring cities and
    counties from "regulating, taxing and controlling medical marijuana." AB
    2312 goes a little soft in 11362.83, allowing local governments to allow
    zoning laws "consistent with" state laws, which is subject to
    interpretation and frequent legal challenge, a la Pack, Riverside, Anaheim,
    et al. Neither MMRCT nor AB 2312 goes the full monty by occupying the whole
    field of medical cannabis regulation, which would give the greatest clarity
    to the courts but no doubt raise opposition by cities and counties. AB 2312
    clarifies that the law applies to both charter cities and general law
    cities and removes any language that regulations be "reasonable," as called
    for in MMRCT.
     
    — "Mandatory registrant" is defined differently, meaning anyone who holds
    a registration in MMRCT, and anyone who is required to hold a registration
    in AB 2312.
     
    — Personal grow sites "in accordance with local zoning and building codes"
    need not register, in AB 2312. Which is great, but take a look at the
    indoor/outdoor/both cultivation bans and onerous requirements sprouting up
    around the state. This goes back to the full-monty argument: If we don't
    occupy the full field of regulation at the state level, local govs are
    going to do what they're going to do. They may have a harder time doing it,
    but I doubt anyone will be particularly happy with the results.
     
    — AB 2312 adds a penalty account to the Medical Marijuana Fund, which the
    Legislature can allocate as it sees fit, and removes MMRCT's outlined
    funding for medical cannabis research and emergency medical services. It
    also shrinks the 21-person board to a more manageable (but more effective?)
    9-person board.
     
    — AB 2312 removes a clause in MMRCT that permits the Board of Medical
    Marijuana Enforcement to transmit a confidential index of mandatory
    registrants to the state tax board.
     
    — AB 2312 strengthens protections against local cannabis taxes by
    requiring a 2/3 voter approval and an earmark for the funds. It hasn't set
    the maximum tax that may be passed. The full impact of AB 2312 and MMRCT on
    the local taxes passed in Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, etc., I can't
    figure out on first reading.
     
    — AB 2312 drops most of Section 6 from the MMRCT, which allows for
    misdemeanor prosecution of violations of 11357, 11358, 11359 and 11360.
    Ammiano's AB 2017, introduced last year, did the same thing for cultivation
    only (11358) but the bill died earlier this
    month<http://asmdc.org/members/a13/legislation/itemlist/category/288-2011-legislation>,
    so it figures a broader application of the concept wouldn't help 2312's
    chances for passage. Giving prosecutors flexibility to charge these
    "wobbler" offenses as misdemeanors where appropriate is a good thing, of
    course, and non-patients as well as patients with lapsed or shaky
    documentation would benefit from the broader protections in MMRCT.
     
    Some people wince at mandatory registrations, licenses, permits, ID cards
    and any mechanism at all by which local governments and law enforcement can
    identify the good folks from the bad folks. That goes double when the feds
    eat their Wheaties and start making us question all the regulatory progress
    we've made so far. Consider how the ID cards in SB 420 were made voluntary
    instead of mandatory, making them of limited usefulness statewide despite
    their added protections from arrest. And for all the saber-rattling,
    nobody's (yet) made a run at the state database of ID cardholders; it's
    just doing its thing, aiding law enforcement in the field and hopefully a
    few patients along the way.
     
    The point being: It's time to grow up. You need a license to drive a car, a
    permit to open a business, a tax ID number to process retail transactions
    at dispensaries. California is one of the most regulated places on the
    planet; to oppose mandatory registrations, tamper-proof ID cards,
    reasonable security precautions and other tools of the modern regulatory
    trade is quite damaging to the larger cause. I hope to live to see a day
    where none of those things will be required, but I know that day will never
    arrive without taking reasonable, necessary steps now to assure our friends
    in mainstream society and law enforcement that cannabis isn't as dangerous
    as currently advertised.
     
     

     

    Starchild <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 25 10:35PM -0800  

    Where does it end indeed?
     
    I just got back from the Republican Party state convention in Burlingame (where we held an awesome rally for Ron Paul — see http://reason.com/blog/2012/02/25/hundreds-of-ron-paul-supporters-occupy-c for photos & video and a brief mention of yours truly!), where one of the GOP candidates for Senate told a Republican Liberty Caucus crowd his personal smoking-intolerance story.
     
    The candidate, an old surfing rabbi with a foot-long beard (I swear I'm not making this up!), was apparently out on the beach in Malibu early one cold, drizzly morning having a smoke after catching some waves, with nobody anywhere nearby, when out of nowhere a sheriff's deputy comes jogging across the sand and tells him he has to put out his cigar. The rabbi said surely he must be kidding, and the deputy said no, put it out or I'll have to arrest you. The rabbi told us how much this incensed him, how American soldiers didn't die at Valley Forge and Iwo Jima "for some punk to tell me I can't smoke on the beach", and that he was "drawing a line in the sand".
     
    I wish I could report that this man of the cloth was a big defender of personal choice, but while he did offer that he wouldn't arrest anybody for smoking pot, he also hypocritically opined a few minutes after telling his cigar story (in response to a question) that calls to end the drug war were a distraction from more important issues (i.e. education and the economy), at which point I had to give him a shout-out reminder that "tobacco is a drug too". Not sure whether that message sunk in or not, but the story does provide one more (as if more were needed) wryly amusing illustration of how out of control this health fascism has become, and how we can raise the issue as an argument for cannabis freedom.
     
    My suggestion to the Rocklin homeowner would have been instead of going whining to the city council, simply buy a large, powerful outdoor fan, point it at your neighbors' yard, and turn it on whenever you smell smoke. Perhaps the neighbors would then complain about the constant breeze coming from next door, at which point the two parties could sit down and work out their dispute like adults. Expecting such a civilized yet assertive response from people used to turning to government to resolve all the minor annoyances in their lives might be a stretch, but you've gotta start somewhere.
     
    At the risk of belaboring the point, all of this sort of thing is a direct consequence of this society's devaluation of property rights. Once we've bought into the idea that it's okay to tell other people what they can and can't do on their own property — and your first and most valuable piece of personal "property" is your own body — the potential for all manner of legal absurdities and petty tyranny knows no bounds.
     
    Love & Liberty,
    ((( starchild )))
     
     
    On Feb 24, 2012, at 2:07 PM, David Jack wrote:
     

     

    Bud <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 11:31AM -0800  

    Coalinga's 2010 ordinance bans dispensaries, collectives, outdoor
    cultivation and even the consumption of medical cannabis outside the
    patient’s own home. And while all eyes are on dispensaries, God love 'em,
    local cultivation bans are gaining momentum statewide, attacking not just
    collectives but personal cultivation by individual patients and caregivers.
     
    Don't get caught by surprise; assign someone to watch those agendas like a
    hawk. Agendas for Tuesday council/supervisors meetings are usually posted
    online by the Friday before. If you've got a Planning Commission, put them
    on the watch list too. The cultivation bans are coming!
     

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 25 10:09PM -0800  

    All…I think what Dale is referenceing and Its one of the points I
    Had mentioned prior as a good public policy point to take out of the
    ASA ballot that would ironicaly kill organizations like WAMM. For
    business purpose any distrubtion would be commerical? There is a level
    ofsharing that goverment shouldnt touch and doesnt with most other
    plants n foods. So I am certianly NOT stating that ASA supports non
    commerrical access …. The ASA ballot is business centered. But by
    someone? Whomever you are pls do take credit. It does give civil
    rights not just affirmative defense? Correct? legal folks and dale?
    Thats key and community should ask Tom to re insert that element. Its
    was the sweet spot in a ballot measure that otherwise is soar toward
    patients rights and promotes a monopoly that would FINE and FEE
    commpassionate care like WAMM out of existance and have dfisabled
    patients give their entire check to the industry . Its Called poverty
    pimping.
     
     

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

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 01:29AM -0800  

    completed my first reading? yes! this is worlds upon worlds better
    than the ballot MTRA . My suggestion is that the ballot intative pulls
    out and puts their support behind this bill or make immediate amends
    if possible . My support depends or hinges on the defining of patient
    advocate . If paid lobbyist is able to be seated as? No way! If ceo of
    facilty or co op ? No way! If a paid employee? If a consultant for
    coops? No way! A permit smoother or expidter? A govermental relations
    or stragetic communications specialist? No way! It must be defined as
    an indivual that advocates on behalf of patients soley and not
    employed by a collective or cooperative. Or primarliy funded by. And
    needless to state but certianly not a ceo of a drugpolicy org! But
    lord have mecry once again I find myself agreeing . This board
    configureation? Worlds better. Defitions include sliding scale and
    depenandt on project? We dont loose organizations like WAMM. And last?
    but not least! we dont establish AS?A MONOPOLY.
     
     
    The bill is posted at
    http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB2312&search_keywords=
     
    On Feb 25, 2012, at 11:54 AM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur wrote:
     
    > Axis of Love SF
    > http://www.facebook.com/axisoflove
    > http://www.twitter.com/axisoflove
     
    Dale Gieringer – s..s@a2c2.us
    California NORML www.canorml.org
    (phone#-removed) / FAX(phone#-removed)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 25 10:43PM -0800  

    Hi Marquis … Et all can we please add this student group to our
    list? These questions are great . I wish I had as great of answers for
    our youth and students. This bill doesnt prevent closures. I think
    there is a hope that if the state "controls" the industry maybe? The
    feds will back off? This bill and the state ballot measure it mirrors
    do nothing to promote disabled employment inside an industry that
    promotes itself as serving sick n disabled . Who need to be consider
    in our employement? a top priority. I know students especialy are
    concerned about keeping their medicine affordable? And taxes raise the
    cost of already expensive medicine. The rub there is that if we give
    the state taxes? We legitize our commerical industry . But I see ?
    Taxation without representation playing out currently at state level.
    Thank you for you thoughtful questions . Your a great youth
    representive ! Hopefuly we can widen our circle here and others can
    give marquis and other students their insight .
     
     

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

     

    David Jack <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 08:10AM -0800  

    3 Major Legalization Initiatives Unite in California
     

    <>
     
    Rarely do competing camps come together, but in an effort to end
    marijuana prohibition in California all three legalization efforts unite.

     

    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 08:37AM -0800  

    A little watered down for my taste, but progress none-the-less…..now if someone can define "support 100%" for me. LOL.
     
     
    Statement of Unity
    >Bill Panzer, Proponent, RCPA
    >___________________________________________
    >Buddy Duzy,Treasurer, CCHHI
     
    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: Tim Perkins <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2012 8:29 AM

    A little void of context isn't it?
     
    On 2/26/2012 8:10 AM, David Jack wrote:

     

    Starchild <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 12:40AM -0800  

    Shona,
     
    It's possible I'm misreading what you wrote below, but it sounds like you're saying ASA (Americans for Safe Access) has a top-down, authoritarian approach and are resistant towards others (other than who?) having leadership or a voice. If so, I'd like to say a few words in their defense.
     
    For starters, they're the only drug reform group I know of that has regular activism/education-focused meetings here in San Francisco. I know that your group Axis of Love hosts free dinners and offers other charity help for patients (which being more into the activist side of things and not being in need I have not taken part in myself) and sometimes events (including at least one at which I spoke), but if AoL or other local anti-Drug War groups have anything similar to ASA's regular meetings where anyone can come and have a voice, I don't know about it.
     
    Sure, I'd like ASA to be more bottom-up — virtually every organization has room for improvement. In fact I just recently had a conversation about this with David Goldman, one of their main local organizers. One of the things I brought up during that conversation was that I liked how at the group's previous meeting place, people had kind of gathered around in a loose circle, instead of everybody sitting and facing the leadership seated on a raised platform at one end of the room which I've usually seen at the current 847 Howard Street space. But at the very next meeting I attended (last Tuesday), the first thing I noticed when I walked in was that most of the group was seated in a circle. Perhaps this was a coincidence, but I like to think they listened to the concern I raised.
     
    In general I have not gotten strong top-down/controlling type vibes from ASA. While I admittedly haven't tried to become a core organizer myself and haven't been paying super close attention, my impression is that their local leadership is composed of a number of people without there being any real hierarchy, and that people not infrequently come and go from this organizing core. I've always been allowed to say my piece along with everybody else, even when I've disagreed on issues such as the group's exclusive focus on medical use and refusal to advocate for *everyone's* freedom to put what they want into their own bodies, or when I've brought up matters not specifically related to cannabis. They recently hosted a sign-making party for people to make signs to protest at Obama's recent visit to SF, and although all the materials were supplied by someone with ASA, nobody tried to tell me what I could or could not put on the signs I worked on.
     
    So while I tend to be strongly sympathetic to any push for more grassroots democracy, transparency, dispersal of power and leadership responsibilities, etc., within activist organizations, from where I sit ASA doesn't seem any worse than most other groups I've observed, and is definitely better than some. I would be interested in learning more about how these issues are handled at Axis of Love, and if I see that you guys have what looks to me like a more bottom-up organizational model, would likely join with you in encouraging ASA to adopt it. Who are the other core AoL members besides yourself, and how do you make decisions?
     
    As for unions, I would agree that they can potentially be a powerful lobby for cannabis freedom, but, like dispensaries, only to the extent that they are willing to work for the whole cause, rather than just being narrowly focused on defending their own perceived economic interests. By this I mean we should watch out for attempts by established business and labor interests to throw business competitors, non-unionized workers, and/or cannabis consumers and patients under the bus, metaphorically speaking, or even worse, to actively lobby for such arrangements. Unions that already have close relationships with establishment politicians or government officials based on other (non-cannabis) interests should be treated with extreme wariness, as they may well consider maintaining those relationships more important than fighting for our rights.
     
    Marginalized and undocumented members of the cannabis community (e.g. those operating without licenses or permits who are at greater risk of government persecution) are part of the community, and deserve to be defended along with the rest of our community, especially since they have less influence and standing with which to defend themselves. We should always let the Prohibitionists do their own dirty work, and not give them any moral sanction for it through complicity or deliberate ("strategic") silence.
     
    Love & Liberty,
    ((( starchild )))
     
     
    On Feb 25, 2012, at 12:44 AM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur wrote:
     

     

    David Jack <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 26 08:53AM -0800  

    Forward From Steve Kubby:
    —————————————————————————————————————————————————–
    Dear All,
     
    This "Statement of Unity" is exactly what the funders, media, activists
    and our friends want to see happen. It is NOT what the US Attorneys,
    DEA, and local narcs want to see. Congratulations to all for your
    leadership in reaching this historic agreement.
     
    Let freedom grow,
    Steve Kubby
     
     
    Statement of Unity
     
    Recognizing that to allow these oppressive prohibitionist laws to remain
    in place any longer would be a travesty of justice, we have come
    together in the spirit of unity to offer a challenge.
     
    All three of the legalization initiatives trying to make it on to the
    ballot in November recognize that time is short.
     
    It will take an expensive signature gathering campaign for any of these
    initiatives to qualify for the November ballot.
     
    We invite any freedom loving American with some serious assets to take a
    look at all three of our initiatives.
     
    Choose the one that you are willing to finance.
     
    The other two initiatives will support the one you choose 100% to ensure
    a victory in 2012.
     
    _____________________________________________
    Steve Collett, Treasurer, RMLW
     
    _____________________________________________
    Bill Panzer, Proponent, RCPA
     
    ___________________________________________
    Buddy Duzy,Treasurer, CCHHI

     

February 26, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 10 Messages in 8 Topics

    Mickey Martin <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 25 02:26PM -0800  

    At first glance, I like the Ammiano effort better than MMRCT, but admittedly I have not poured over it with the highlighter and Uniball yet….but I think the governing board structure is interesting….
     
    Dale…you state it, "Doesn't expand patient rights." I do not recall MMRCT expanding any patient rights. Can you explain what you were speaking of in that context? Thanks.
     
    More to come on this for sure…..
     
    I think that because Ammiano is bringing it forth, normally billed a cheerleader for cannabis, that it will have legs; but the public call for something to be done may drive that. We will see who puts out the first press release from or industry declaring victory before anything has happened that will sour the rest of the legislature on the whole deal….
     
     
    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: Dale Gieringer <s..s@a2c2.us>
    Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 10:36 AM

    —————————————————————————
      SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has filed a bill to create a 
    statewide medical marijuana regulation system.  The proposed bill, AB 
    2312, closely resembles the proposed Medical Marijuana Regulation 
    Control and Taxation initiative (www.regulatemedicalmarijuana.org). 
    Major differences are that it does not propose a state tax (which 
    would require a 2/3 majority) but instead authorizes local taxes; 
    establishes a different governing structure for the regulatory agency, 
    and doesn't expand patient rights or reduce felony penalties.
          – D. Gieringer, Cal NORML
     
    FACT SHEET from Assemblyman Ammiano's office:
    > the diversion of marijuana to nonmedical use.
    >  SUPPORT  TBD  FOR MORE INFORMATION Curtis Notsinneh Office of 
    > Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (916) 319-2013
     
    Dale Gieringer – s..s@a2c2.us
    California NORML www.canorml.org
    (phone#-removed) / FAX(phone#-removed)
     
    —————————————————————————
     
    Attachment: http://drugsense.org/temp/eCHxjVfI3016323.html

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 24 05:48PM -0800  

    all im forwarding fast ads im receiving forgive my typos .so this is
    from my friend quitin in toms office .also very cool i supported him
    for mayor of sf a few years ago and it seems he has attchd more for us
    to reveiw. Pls share widely to taskforce and every comitte n list .
     
     
     
     
    Begin forwarded message:
     
    <s..s@a2c2.us<mailto:s..s@a2c2.us>>
    <s..s@a2c2.us<mailto:s..s@a2c2.us>>
    Cc: "Mecke, Quintin" <s..s@a2c2.us<mailto:s..s@a2c2.us>>
     
    Good Afternoon:
     
    Just a quick note that Assemblymember Ammiano has introduced AB 2312,
    which would create the Board of Medical Marijuana Enforcement within
    the California Department of Consumer Affairs to oversee and enforce
    medical marijuana in California. The bill was put across the desk
    today and should be in print at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov this
    weekend. It is quite long and comprehensive so I encourage you all to
    have a look. For convenience, I have attached a factsheet on the bill.
    This is only the introduced version and has a long ways to go this
    year, but I wanted to send out the information.
     
    Enjoy your weekend!
     
    Curtis
     
    Curtis I. Notsinneh
    Office of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
    Chair, Assembly Committee on Public Safety
    (916) 319-2013 office
    s..s@a2c2.us<mailto:s..s@a2c2.us>
     
     
     
     

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

     

    Frank Lucido MD <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 24 01:05PM -0800  

    February 24, 2012
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    Contact: Susan Soares
    s..s@a2c2.us
    (phone#-removed)
     
    USC STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY TO HOST THE CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INITIATIVES FORUM ON SUNDAY
     
    Los Angeles, CA – In an effort to unite the competing 2012 California cannabis ballot initiatives, the University of Southern California chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy has announced a statewide forum on Sunday, February 26 at USC's University Park campus. The 'California Cannabis InitiativesForum' will take place in Room 101 at Taper Hall of Humanities from 12pm – 3pm.
     
    Currently, California has six initiatives competing for signatures, fundraising, and volunteers, all hoping to qualify for the November ballot: Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012, Regulate Marijuana Like Wine, Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act of 2012 Initiative, California Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative of 2012, Marijuana Penalties Act of 2012 and Patient Reasonable Access Act. Co-proponents will be present to address questions surrounding the legalities and strategies of their initiatives.
     
    "Resources are being spread too thin, and time is running out on each of these six initiatives to make the November ballot. Students have expressed concerns about the lack of urgency and cohesion in the marijuana legalization movement. We feel that our voices must be heard and questions need to be answered," says Steven Hwang, Co- Founder and President of USC Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
     
    The forum will serve to educate students and community members about the different aspects of each initiative in a neutral manner. The goal is to foster a cooperative spirit in building a unified cannabis coalition and to ensure that sensible steps are being taken to give California voters an opportunity to vote on this issue in November 2012.
     
    To ensure a seat during the 'California Cannabis Initiatives Forum', please RSVP to s..s@a2c2.us by Saturday, February 25 at 5pm.
     
    Founded in 1998, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is comprised of thousands of students at hundreds of campuses in several countries. Its members are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities and believe that the War on Drugs is failing our generation on society.
     
    ###
     

     
    Beatrice Stonebanks
    Publisher
    Stonebanks Sales Management
    (phone#-removed) phone
    (phone#-removed) fax
    s..s@a2c2.us
    www.stonebanks.net
     
    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world . . . and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
     
    Nelson Mandela, quoting Marianne Williamson
    ~1994 Inaugural Speech

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 24 07:42PM -0800  

    or there are several other resources . Dege was the frontline person
    in LA and helped create ASA raid training before she left ASA to
    create own indi group which responded to many raids in LA. Axis has a
    rapid response list we both keep yr info tight and close and have
    proven track record of being there. For all. I suggest? Receive PAN
    raid training . Or asa sf but get one asap. Get to your local actvist
    and train a team of advocates? From your collective . Not your workers
    or volunteers who may under lock down . But advocates from yr
    neighborhood who love and know you . Give them yr tailored media
    response and a media training . Several of which can be found online .
    Get a in case of emgerancy to your district supervisor w talking
    points in a media response bulletin. Know yr point patient well and be
    able to have them have yr lawyers numbers handy as in memorized as
    well as phone tree of people avail.during work hours. Dont talk to
    feds .keep yr hands where they can c them . Ask them t let yr patients
    leav
     
     

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

     

    David Jack <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 24 02:07PM -0800  

    This article and video is about cigarette smoking. Crazy. My
    sister-in-law lives in an apartment where outside BBQing is banned
    because of the vegan population renting there. Amador County just banned
    all outdoor growing of cannabis because of the smell…..where does it end?
     
    ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/02/24/rocklin-considering-banning-smokers-from-smoking-outside-their-own-homes/
     
     
    Rocklin Considering Banning Smokers From Smoking Outside Their Own Homes
     
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Placer County town is considering a ban on smoking
    that some say goes way too far.
     
    The Rocklin City Council is considering making it against the law for
    smokers to smoke anywhere outside on their property.
     
    The city council is considering the ban after one home owner complained
    about smoke coming from their neighbors' backyards saying it caused
    health problems for their kids.
     
    But before going to the city council, the family first asked their
    neighbors to stop smoking.
     
    One couple agreed, according to their son.
     
    "They felt that there wasn't any reason to put the household in any sort
    of health risk," Eric Croslin said explaining his parent's position.
     
    But some smokers and even some non-smokers saying this ban goes too far.
     
    "So what about people who have children in their home and they don't
    want to smoke in their home?" asked non-smoker Tamara Davis.
     
    "As a smoker, I think that smokers should be considerate," said Rocklin
    resident and smoker Ryan Malonson. "But on your own property, that's
    unacceptable…It's not going to pass."
     
    It is already against the law for smokers to light up near businesses,
    parks and playground in California.

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 25 12:44AM -0800  

    I dont think it cant change and would like them to? who knows maybe
    the union will be a source of change and actualy demand that everyone
    gets to the table and create a real win win . True equity ? But thats
    not whats happening and its true union locals and local patient
    advocates, I would add, have way more leverage than out of town well
    heeled industry lobbyist but how does that help if unions get in and
    do the bidding for the industry lobbyist at the expense of many? To
    help a few very wealthy owners? We need to change this story. I hear
    allot from dan about unity? But I dont see it in reality, inclusion .
    I think his heart wants it beleives it but its not there yet . Were
    not going to blindly support without input or equity . Lets get to the
    crossroads and find middle ground ? Right? To make sure everyone
    survives not just a few .
     
     

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

     

    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 25 12:29AM -0800  

    sory for delayed response. I respect your integrity and intelligence
    in your relpy. And thank you sincerely for the education on your union
    itself. Here is some of my perspective? As far as no worker complaints
    in medical cannabis? Well most disabled workers who used to be partial
    employed or even full time? Lost their jobs when it became chic not
    fearing arrest ect to work at clubs and some club owners practiced
    outright discrimantory hiring practices. Trimmers have been exposed to
    terrible work conditions. And on the other hand? Some of us have
    treated so well its unbeleiveable. No stanard it really depends on who
    you get a chance to work with or for. I think what I was trying to
    convey? Is that this union isnt yet sitting down with disabled
    patients and hearing us nor the small business your working with one
    group? who ironicaly isnt union ? ASA? Who is very emprical very top
    down aprroach and predatory towards others having leadership or voice
    ? Why arent don clubs union or sparc?cont msg
     
     

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

     

 

    Starchild <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 24 07:49PM -0800  

    Steve Collett's presentation for Regulate Marijuana Like Wine is viewable here — . I haven't seen any other links.
     
    Love & Liberty,
    ((( starchild )))
     
     
    On Feb 24, 2012, at 8:45 AM, Donna Lambert wrote:
     

     

February 25, 2012 – Digest for s..s@a2c2.us – 6 Messages in 5 Topics

    Susan Soares <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 24 08:02AM -0800  

    Begin forwarded message:
     

     

    "andrew garret" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 23 07:35PM -0800  

    Jensen-Salsbery Laboratories Inc.
    Kansas City, Missouri
     
    Just got back from the National Cowboy Museum (that’s there name) where I
    was able to make copies of selective pages from the Jensen-Salsbery Lab’s
    (1929) sales and product catalog. Among there products were these three:
     
     
    Tincture Cannabis American –pg. 224
     
    Chlorocamph Anodyne –pg. 136
    Each Fl. Oz. Contains:
    Cannabis Am. 27grs.,
    Gum Camphor 60 grs.,
    Chloroform 45 min.,
    Volatile oils Q.s.
     
    Bromo Chloral Compound –pg. 132
    Each fluid ounce contains:
    Chloral Hydrate 120 grs
    Potassium Bromide 120 grs
    Fl. Ext. Henbane 10 min
    Fl. Ext. Cannabis 10 min
     
    NOTE: Jen-Sal was a Veterinary company and these medicines were ALL meant
    for horses etc., NOT for human use.
     
    If anyone wants scans of these pages can be emailed out to you, feel free
    to ask. Also note, we have good quality pictures of the bottle labels
    also feel free to ask for them.
     
    ————
    2nd subject
    It is taking a bit longer than planed to proof-read the Jefferson webpage.
    Just keep waiting, it will be sent out to those ho asked as soon as
    possible.
     
     
    Antique Andy
    Museum Curator
    s..s@a2c2.us
    www.AntiqueCannabisBook.com
    www.ReeferMadnessMuseum.org
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    "Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..s@a2c2.us> Feb 23 10:49PM -0800  

    agenda hopefuly attached? Let me know if not. I will ask our rotating
    chair Dr. Jean traleyrand and taskforce members to amend with three
    additional items. 1) reveiw of introductions by state legislator 2)
    presenting at a hearing before our board of superrvisors our annual
    report 3) a vote on acceptance of a letter our veterans comitte
    drafted in regards to vets barriers to safe access and how city
    permitd mdcs can help. And thankfuly brent suape enterd my fourth item
    and its reflected upon agenda which was protecting safe access in
    emgerancys . Thanks in advance for your support. Everyones input is
    needed monda
     

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