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Fresno City Council Bans Medicinal Marijuana Grows

From: redway420 – January 1, 1970

Here’s an example of a man who’s got a life: http:mapper.acme.comll40.0(phone#-removed)9&z19&tS He has probably never heard of Don Duncan much less William West and he’s so busy making money growing weed that he could care less. On Mon Mar 24 2014 at 11:37 AM Glenn Macbeth wrote: > West why don’t you give it a rest. We’ve been hearing you Teflon Don > horseshit for years now. Get a life. > > > On Fri Mar 21 2014 at 5:42 PM William W. West wrote: > >> On 3202014 8:23 PM Brenda Sherman wrote: >> >>> It’s a sad sad day for patients in Fresno >>> >>> http:www.yourcentralvalley.comstorydstoryfresno-city- >>> council-bans-medicinal-marijuana-grows34787GIWgtPhLpkK3EjDGcPVxXQ >>> >>> The Fresno City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to ban indoor medicinal >>> marijuana grows. Outdoor grows and marijuana dispensaries were already >>> outlawed in Fresno County last month following a vote by the Board of >>> Supervisors. >>> Councilman Clint Olivier who represents the seventh district was the >>> only council member to vote against it. >>> “The City of Fresno our police officers are looking to stop the kinds >>> of crimes that are related to this where we have break-ins where we have >>> robberies where we have even violent crimes surrounding these pot grows” >>> Olivier says acknowledging the reason for the ordinance. >>> Some city leaders say even legal pot grows are often magnets for crime. >>> “What we have seen is an abuse. We see structures that have been damaged >>> inside to accommodate the grows we’ve seen home invasion robberies. In >>> fact we had one this morning and so what that does is subject the people >>> in these neighborhoods to being injured” says Fresno Police Chief Jerry >>> Dyer. >>> But banning legal grows leaves medicinal marijuana users like Veronica >>> Methola to turn to other options to treat their illnesses. >>> “I have cerebral palsy also I had a hip replacement.” Methola says >>> medicinal cannabis for her is an alternative to using addictive >>> prescription pills. >>> In California medicinal marijuana is legal. This ban creates a conflict >>> between state and local laws. >>> Attorney Brenda Linder says this ban could push legitimate users into >>> the wrong avenues. >>> “If the city and the county keep talking about how they’re trying to >>> control crime in reality I think they’re creating more crime and making >>> criminals out of sick patients who have a right to do this other places in >>> the state” Linder says. >>> “Hopefully they think about the people that are not abusing it” Methola >>> says. “We’re using it for help for medicine.” >>> >>> This is the platform for Pot Monopolies to come in make their >> “back-door deals” obtain control and setting prices like gas it is not >> decreasing. This also pushes federal laws of supplying. What is needed is a >> comparison of “legal” alcohol vs. “legal” medical marijuana. Where are the >> voters rights We need to take a day and have every city protest the >> predigest taken towards all patients. 4-20-14 would be good if the troops >> can be rallied It’s time someone takes a stand. This time if shops do not >> support an effort to keep them open boycott them since it is in their best >> interest. We need to unite and stay united until it is back in our hands. >> Simply put they are dividing and conquering. City by city this is all >> from Teflon Don’s “Stricter Guidelines & Regulations”. Again thanks Measure >> D in showing corruption & greed still works with politicians. >> >> >> — >> You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. >> >> To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us >> >> To Unsubscribe from this group send email to >> savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us >> >> View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org >> — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >> Groups “Save Cannabis” group. >> For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. >> >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an >> email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us. >> > > — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us.

Fresno City Council Bans Medicinal Marijuana Grows

From: redway420 – January 1, 1970

West why don’t you give it a rest. We’ve been hearing you Teflon Don horseshit for years now. Get a life. On Fri Mar 21 2014 at 5:42 PM William W. West wrote: > On 3202014 8:23 PM Brenda Sherman wrote: > >> It’s a sad sad day for patients in Fresno >> >> http:www.yourcentralvalley.comstorydstoryfresno-city- >> council-bans-medicinal-marijuana-grows34787GIWgtPhLpkK3EjDGcPVxXQ >> >> The Fresno City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to ban indoor medicinal >> marijuana grows. Outdoor grows and marijuana dispensaries were already >> outlawed in Fresno County last month following a vote by the Board of >> Supervisors. >> Councilman Clint Olivier who represents the seventh district was the >> only council member to vote against it. >> “The City of Fresno our police officers are looking to stop the kinds of >> crimes that are related to this where we have break-ins where we have >> robberies where we have even violent crimes surrounding these pot grows” >> Olivier says acknowledging the reason for the ordinance. >> Some city leaders say even legal pot grows are often magnets for crime. >> “What we have seen is an abuse. We see structures that have been damaged >> inside to accommodate the grows we’ve seen home invasion robberies. In >> fact we had one this morning and so what that does is subject the people >> in these neighborhoods to being injured” says Fresno Police Chief Jerry >> Dyer. >> But banning legal grows leaves medicinal marijuana users like Veronica >> Methola to turn to other options to treat their illnesses. >> “I have cerebral palsy also I had a hip replacement.” Methola says >> medicinal cannabis for her is an alternative to using addictive >> prescription pills. >> In California medicinal marijuana is legal. This ban creates a conflict >> between state and local laws. >> Attorney Brenda Linder says this ban could push legitimate users into the >> wrong avenues. >> “If the city and the county keep talking about how they’re trying to >> control crime in reality I think they’re creating more crime and making >> criminals out of sick patients who have a right to do this other places in >> the state” Linder says. >> “Hopefully they think about the people that are not abusing it” Methola >> says. “We’re using it for help for medicine.” >> >> This is the platform for Pot Monopolies to come in make their > “back-door deals” obtain control and setting prices like gas it is not > decreasing. This also pushes federal laws of supplying. What is needed is a > comparison of “legal” alcohol vs. “legal” medical marijuana. Where are the > voters rights We need to take a day and have every city protest the > predigest taken towards all patients. 4-20-14 would be good if the troops > can be rallied It’s time someone takes a stand. This time if shops do not > support an effort to keep them open boycott them since it is in their best > interest. We need to unite and stay united until it is back in our hands. > Simply put they are dividing and conquering. City by city this is all > from Teflon Don’s “Stricter Guidelines & Regulations”. Again thanks Measure > D in showing corruption & greed still works with politicians. > > > — > You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. > > To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us > > To Unsubscribe from this group send email to > savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us > > View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org > — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups “Save Cannabis” group. > For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an > email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us. > — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us.

Fresno City Council Bans Medicinal Marijuana Grows

From: theweedlynews – January 1, 1970

On 3202014 8:23 PM Brenda Sherman wrote: > It’s a sad sad day for patients in Fresno > > http:www.yourcentralvalley.comstorydstoryfresno-city-council-bans-medicinal-marijuana-grows34787GIWgtPhLpkK3EjDGcPVxXQ > > The Fresno City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to ban indoor medicinal marijuana grows. Outdoor grows and marijuana dispensaries were already outlawed in Fresno County last month following a vote by the Board of Supervisors. > Councilman Clint Olivier who represents the seventh district was the only council member to vote against it. > “The City of Fresno our police officers are looking to stop the kinds of crimes that are related to this where we have break-ins where we have robberies where we have even violent crimes surrounding these pot grows” Olivier says acknowledging the reason for the ordinance. > Some city leaders say even legal pot grows are often magnets for crime. > “What we have seen is an abuse. We see structures that have been damaged inside to accommodate the grows we’ve seen home invasion robberies. In fact we had one this morning and so what that does is subject the people in these neighborhoods to being injured” says Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. > But banning legal grows leaves medicinal marijuana users like Veronica Methola to turn to other options to treat their illnesses. > “I have cerebral palsy also I had a hip replacement.” Methola says medicinal cannabis for her is an alternative to using addictive prescription pills. > In California medicinal marijuana is legal. This ban creates a conflict between state and local laws. > Attorney Brenda Linder says this ban could push legitimate users into the wrong avenues. > “If the city and the county keep talking about how they’re trying to control crime in reality I think they’re creating more crime and making criminals out of sick patients who have a right to do this other places in the state” Linder says. > “Hopefully they think about the people that are not abusing it” Methola says. “We’re using it for help for medicine.” > This is the platform for Pot Monopolies to come in make their “back-door deals” obtain control and setting prices like gas it is not decreasing. This also pushes federal laws of supplying. What is needed is a comparison of “legal” alcohol vs. “legal” medical marijuana. Where are the voters rights We need to take a day and have every city protest the predigest taken towards all patients. 4-20-14 would be good if the troops can be rallied It’s time someone takes a stand. This time if shops do not support an effort to keep them open boycott them since it is in their best interest. We need to unite and stay united until it is back in our hands. Simply put they are dividing and conquering. City by city this is all from Teflon Don’s “Stricter Guidelines & Regulations”. Again thanks Measure D in showing corruption & greed still works with politicians. — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us.

SAN JOSE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA – UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNCIL DIRECTION

From: losgatosfriend – January 1, 1970

Dave you having your BBQ anytime soon I want to bring 3 or 4 signature volunteers activists Sent from my iPhone On Mar 10 2014 at 9:46 AM Dave Hodges wrote: > On Friday 372014 the City of San Jose released the memo below. Along with this memo the City of San Jose published a side-by-side comparison of the cities current draft regulations and the Medical Marijuana Regulations for San Jose Act. I have attached a chart created by the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition that addresses errors in the chart published by the city of San Jose. -Dave > > ———- > SUBJECT: MEDICAL MARIJUANA – UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNCIL DIRECTION > > INFORMATION > > The purpose of this memorandum is to update the City Council on implementation of the Councils direction of December 10 2013 regarding medical marijuana establishments operating in San Jose. > > Background > > The San Jose Municipal Code does not allow medical marijuana uses anywhere in the City. Therefore all medical marijuana establishments operating in San Jose including but not limited to collectives cooperatives dispensaries and delivery service businesses (hereafter “Collective(s)”) are operating illegally. > > However due to the Citys limited resources for enforcement for the past two years the Police Department the Department of Planning Building and Code Enforcement the Finance Department the City Attorneys Office and the City Managers Office (collectively the Administration) have focused their enforcement efforts on those Collectives creating a public nuisance failing to pay the Citys Marijuana Business Tax (MBT) and failing to comply with State law distance requirements. Regardless of their legal status all Collectives operating in San Jose are required to pay the City’s MBT currently 10 of gross receipts pursuant to Chapter 4.66 of the San Jose Municipal Code. Payment of these taxes in no way legalizes business activities that are otherwise unlawful in the City. > > December 10 2013 Council Direction > On December 10 2013 in response to increasing concerns from the community regarding the operation of Collectives in San Jose the Council directed the Administration to: > (a) Expand its enforcement efforts to include those Collectives located within: > (1) 1000 feet of public and private schools child daycare centers churches with child daycare centers communityrecreation centers parks libraries and other Collectives; > (2) 500 feet of substance abuse rehabilitation centers; and > (3) 150 feet of residential uses (with immediate attention focused on those Collectives that share a zero lot line with residential uses). > > The Council further directed the Administration to return to the Council within ninety (90) days with a robust medical marijuana regulatory program that allows Collectives to operate in the City and takes into consideration and addresses a number of issues identified by the community as more fully outlined in the Administrations memorandum dated January 16 2014 and found at http:www.sanioseca.govDocumentCenterView25937. > > Enforcement: > Since the December 10th Council direction staff from the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Planning Building and Code Enforcement identified 28 Collectives which shared a zero lot line with residential uses. In order to manage the work required by the Code Enforcement Division the City Attorneys Office and the Police Department to enforce against these particular locations Code Enforcement staff issued Compliance Orders to only about half (or 12) of the Collectives located immediately adjacent to residential uses. The 12 Collectives that were chosen to receive Compliance Orders were selected based on the fact that they were side-by-side with residential uses facing the same direction as the residential use. The remaining 16 Collectives are back-to-back with residential uses facing the opposite direction. The Compliance Order sent to each of the 12 Collectives required them to within thirty (30) days of the Compliance Order shut down their operations. Attachment A is an example of a Compliance Order sent to one of the 12 Collectives. In instances where the Collective and the respective property owner are one and the same the Compliance Order is also sent to the owner of the property. > > All but two (2) of the above 12 Collectives challenged the Compliance Order and requested an administrative hearing with the City. Those Collectives that challenged the Compliance Order have since proceeded through the administrative hearing process. If the hearing officer upholds the Compliance Order affirming that the Collective must shut down its operations the Collective can seek appeal and have the matter heard by the San Jose Appeals Hearing Board. The San Jose Appeals Hearing Board will then conduct a new hearing and exercise original jurisdiction over the matter. If the Collective does not agree with the decision of the San Jose Appeals Hearing Board the Collective can file an appeal in State Superior Court. For reference Attachment B is a table that identifies the name address and current status in the administrative process for each of the 12 Collectives served with a Compliance Order. > > As Collectives work their way through the administration process Code Enforcement staff will review the location of the remaining Collectives and if staff confirms that they continue to be located immediately adjacent to residential uses those Collectives will receive Compliance Orders requiring them to shut down their operations as well. Similarly as those Collectives work their way through the administrative process the Administration will send Compliance Orders to Collectives that exist in the remaining areas which fall within the priority criteria set by Council. Because these establishments frequently change locations Code Enforcement staff will also make continued efforts to identify any new Collective that might meet Councils criteria for enforcement. > > Local Initiative Measure: > On January 13 2014 Dave Hodges founder of the San Jose Cannabis Buyers Collective and A2C2-All American Cannabis Club filed a Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition with the City Clerk for an initiative measure entitled Medical Marijuana Regulation of San Jose Act of 2014 (hereafter Measure). > > Mr. Hodges and his supporters have until July 28 2014 to circulate the petition for signatures in support of the Measure. On or before August 27 2014 the Registrar of Voters (City Clerk) must count and verify signatures. If enough valid signatures are gathered the Council has the option of either adopting the Measure or sending the Measure to the voters of San Jose for approval. > > Although the City Charter prohibits the Council from submitting an alternative ballot measure to the voters at the same time the City Charter does not preclude the Council through its legislative powers from enacting its own medical marijuana ordinances at any time during the initiative measure process. > > For convenience Attachment C to this memorandum is a side-by-side comparison of some of the provisions of the Measure versus those that will be contained in the Council directed medical marijuana ordinances. The categories selected for comparison are those which have been identified by both the Collectives and the community as areas of concern. > > Timeline: > As indicated on December 10 2013 the Council directed the Administration to return within 90 days with a robust medical marijuana regulatory program for its consideration. Although the Administration was committed to return to the Council in March the Council also directed the Administration to explore an allowance for the Collectives to engage in off-site cultivation of medical marijuana. In order to return with a regulatory program that allows for off-site cultivation the Administration is first required to conduct environmental clearance review and bring the land use component of what will be the proposed medical marijuana regulatory program before the Planning Commission for public hearing and the Planning Commissions recommendations. In light of this additional required level of review the Administration anticipates a Planning Commission hearing in April 2014. In turn the complete proposed medical marijuana program which will include both the land use component and the regulatory component would come back to the Council for consideration in May 2014. In the interim the Administration will continue its enforcement efforts as directed by the Council on December 10 2013. > > s > ANGELIQUE GAETA ASSISTANT TO CITY MANAGER > — > You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. > > To post to this group send email to > savecannabisa2c2.us > > To Unsubscribe from this group send email to > savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us > > View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org > — > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. > For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us. > > > > > — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. 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MMJ Advocates Object to Proposed SF E-Cig Ban

From: dale – January 1, 1970

San Francisco – The SF Board of Supervisors Rules Committee has unanimously approved an ordinance banning the use of smokeless e-cigarettes wherever smoking is banned. California NORML and other medical marijuana advocates objected that the ordinance would be harmful to medical marijuana patients many of whom are already prohibited from smoking their medicine due to the city’s strict anti-smoking laws. Sup. Eric Mar who sponsored the ban said the ordinance was not aimed at marijuana vaporizers but only at e-cigs that resemble cigarettes so as to “simulate tobacco smoking”. Nonetheless this left many questions unanswered as many e-cigs are also used for marijuana. Patient advocates remain concerned that the ordinance will encourage discrimination against MJ patients by promoting the false impression that vaporization is publicly hazardous like smoking. Scientific studies have shown that vaporizers dramatically reduce users’ exposure to harmful toxins to levels commonly accepted for workplace exposure and pose no actual second-hand health risks to bystanders. The ordinance will be heard by the full BOS next week but public comment won’t be allowed. Attached is Cal NORML’s written testimony explaining our objections to the e-cig ban. – Dale Gieringer > From: Dale Gieringer > Subject: SF Vape Ordinance Passes > Date: March 6 2014 6:33:34 PM PST > > > SAN FRANCISCO Mar. 6th – We were heavily outgunned at the SF Supes’ hearings on the e-cig ban but won some concessions for medical marijuana. > The bill’s sponsor Eric Mar invited a slew of witnesses to give lengthy presentations including two members of the Dept of Public Health Stanton Glantz and fellow UCSF researchers the head of the SF Board of Eucation and the Tobacco-Free Coalition. Also in support of the bill were: The American Heart Association the Amercian Cancer Society the American Lung Association the SF Small Business Commission (why) the SF School District SF for Non-Smokers Rights and several youth organizations. > The sixty public speakers including our Cal NORML delegation and CASAA rep Bill Michael Barger were given just a minute each to speak. We were deep into the hearing before the first public speaker David Goldman for Cal NORML voiced opposition to the bill decrying its impact on medical cannabis patients. Sup. Mar replied that the ordinance was not aimed at medical marijuana but rather tobacco and that it would only apply to devices that mimic cigarettes thus excluding bulkier vaporizers. This wasn’t fully evident from the wording of the bill but was confirmed by the City Attorney. Due to the time limits I had to restrict myself to marijuana and forego discussing the scientific data on nicotine e-cigs in particular the Burstyn review which found that all of the alleged toxins in nicotine e-cig vapor are present in trace concentrations less than 1 – 5 of the accepted levels for workplace exposure and thus present zero heath hazard to bystanders. This crucial point was never brought up in the hearings. Instead the witnesses dwelt at length on the marketing machinations of the tobacco companies and the enormous surge in popularity of e-cigs among kids. The tone of the discussion was set by Tomas Aragon of the SF Health Dept who referring to the tobacco industry as zombies come back from the dead warned not to be swayed by the harm reduction argument declaring the real issue is “Will we let the zombie industry promote nicotine addiction to our kids” This appeared to be the overwhelming sentiment of the crowd despite testimony from our delegation of cannabis advocates (Cal NORML SSDP and ASA) about the impact on medical cannabis patients. A handful of e-cig sellers and users also spoke up. At the end the vote was 3-0 with Sup. Norman Yee putting in a word to Sup. Mar to make sure that medical marijuana was protected. I expect the full Board to concur. > Sorry not to have better news but it’s hard to argue against the entire public health establishment. I just wish they would take a more honest look at the evidence. > – Dale Gieringer Dale Gieringer dalecanorml.org California NORML 2261 Market St. 278A San Francisco CA 94114 – www.canorml.org — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. To post to this group send email to savecannabisa2c2.us To Unsubscribe from this group send email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us View Archives at http:SaveCannabis.org — You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups “Save Cannabis” group. For more options visit https:groups.google.comaa2c2.usdoptout. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it send an email to savecannabis unsubscribea2c2.us. SFECigBOSTTY.pdf