Monthly Archives: July 2014

PAC patients for compassionate use policies , position on sb1262

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

Allies below is the government relations policy peice from my PAC patients for compassionate use policies. We will be and have been in Sacramento several times last and this coming week . We’ve had some great conversation with correa office and several other committee members office our position is first to correct if corrections amendments are not made Our position switches to kill the bill Should you have any questions about our concerns or want more information regarding our independent lobby day next week Always feel free to call..(phone#-removed) IN SOlIDARITY Shona Dear Stakeholders Below are a set of concerns and proposed solutions to SB 1262 as it left amended from the Assembly public safety committee. The majority of the amendments block patients safe access and create unfair and corrupt processes. One piece missing entirely is a set of protections for compliance. As it left the committee it dismantled SB 420 our right to communal gardens this violates the Kelly decision and instead limits to five patients: this will impact low income patients The definition is painted with too-broad strokes. It should embrace what is and what’s to come with a fair public process. Not pricing out systems currently in place that patients depend on It should be to scale with the scope of the project including variances hardships waivers and appeals. Classes of commercial licenses need to be inserted including statewide networks historical preservation large scale Costco size public memberships medium and small (not over 1000) memberships. The price of provisional licenses should be sliding scale and the above categories should be applied with the right to bundle all associated licenses kitchengarden etc. Otherwise the state is assisting in supporting a monopoly of the largest profit driven network pricing everyone else off the map which is punitive to patients as it limits our choices affordability and services. The bureau proposed lends itself easily to cronyism and corruption. It should be balanced with a consumer panel vetting it’s suggested policy as it benefits the patientsconsumers before any policies are adopted. Do not force non profit status but add structures to support groups with authentic non profit missions (please review the MCLR for some suggestions). Mandatory compassionate care for our state’s low-income patients similar to Washington D.C. and the city of Berkeley. Thank you for your consideration. Low-income patients in the future would like to be at the stakeholders meetings as this directly impacts our healthcare. We have caring and diplomatic representatives across the state. — Shona Gochenaur Executive Director Axis of Love SF http:www.facebook.comaxisoflove http:www.twitter.comaxisoflove — 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.

CALCBC: Cal NORML’s new position on SB1262

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

I have several concerns about 1262 and share some of your concerns. As it left public safety it was stuffed with the same Bill ASA monopoly has been working on shoving into the state law . I am organizing a independent lobby next week I’m confused as to why anyone who has concerns about what ASA is doing would gathering to legitimate the only organization that supports this as it came out of public safety I’m aware that plenty of knowing people tell me they are going to question and challenging ASA. I say storm the Bastille Take back reclaim our policy and patient advocacy social justice movement’s and work independently. ASA as I’ve warned folks for nearly a decade does not have our backs but are working in their own interests and on behalf paying clients and needs to register as a lobbyistsgovernment relations firm and quit the illegal posture that they are a non profit mission for patients it’s clear it’s obvious and frankly at this point down right embarrassing. On Wednesday July 30 2014 normelle wrote: > ————————————————————————— > California NORML has changed its position on SB1262 from “neutral pending amendments” to “opposed unless amended”. > > We have grave concerns about new language inserted into the bill just before it was sent to the Legislative Counsel’s office last week in advance of an Assembly Appropriations committee hearing in August. > > We have been in touch with Rep. Ammiano’s office and understand that he has asked Senator Correa to make needed changes to the bill. We likewise have asked the Senator to address our concerns. > > The new language would enact an unnamed cap on the number of cultivators in the state. This is problematic both for the small farmer and in terms of funding the of Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation in the bill. > > It would establish of a “chief” of the bureau with broad authority plus has new language about public safety being the paramount concern that is vague and overreaching. > > It has a new requirement for HIPPA exams by physicians that implies they are not currently HIPPA compliant; it’s unnecessary. > > The discriminatory language about disallowing former felons in the bill remains a problem. Also the provisional licensing fee of as much as 8000 remains prohibitive to small operators and puts start-up funding of the bureau in jeopardy. > > California needs a good medical marijuana regulation system and we favor further efforts by the authors to come up with an effective and workable bill. > > It ought to be an interesting lobbying day on Monday August 4. http:www.safeaccessnow.orgcacitizenlobbyday. > > Ellen Komp > Deputy Director > California NORML > www.CaNORML.org > > Join CalNORML and help fight for our rights > http:www.canorml.orgcanormlmission.html > > Find California NORML on Facebook > https:www.facebook.comCaliforniaNORML > > Follow us on Twitter > https:twitter.comCaliforniaNORML > > ————————————————————————— > > Attachment: http:norml.netattached3Ihm3x8E2I4785.html > — Shona Gochenaur Executive Director Axis of Love SF http:www.facebook.comaxisoflove http:www.twitter.comaxisoflove — 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 City Council to vote on MMJ tax and fees

From: theweedlynews – January 1, 1970

On 7272014 1:04 AM ElectroPig von FkkenGrven wrote: > Brilliant. Now does when I said “If we allow these idiots to create > ANY cannabis-specific taxes AT ALL they’re just going to keep right > on raising it to steal as much as they can from those least able to > pay it…or to fight for their rights” > > Naw…probably doesn’t make any sense to anyone…even though it’s > DOUBLING. Just I said it would. Years ago. > > Sure is a good thing we continue to refuse to say the words “REPEAL > CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW” This is obviously a much better approach > than what I was suggesting. If you’re completely incapable of > rational thought or observing objective reality anyway. > > In the meantime while people continue to refuse to look up the words > “LEGAL” and “FREE” to come to the astonishing conclusion that they are > different words because they mean different things (despite what > lawyers politicians and cops want you to believe) I believe that > the operative phrase we should be using in all such “we’re creating > more taxes we can’t afford because that’s better than freedom” > scenarios will revert to “Bend over and take it and keep begging for > more of the same.” > > Don’t forget to act surprised when you keep getting what you DO keep > begging for more of instead of “what you say you want but refuse to > even say the words that would make it even a remote possibility that > we achieve it.” > > (sigh…) > > > > ElectroPig von FkkenGrven > Overgrow The World (2014) > > > ———————————————————————— > From: dmumphresshotmail.com > To: savecannabisa2c2.us > Subject: Save Cannabis San Jose City Council to vote on MMJ tax and fees > Date: Fri 25 Jul 2014 08:30:22 -0700 > > The council will meet on Tuesday August 5th to consider asking > November 2014 voters to raise the marijuana business tax from 10 > maximum to 20 max. > It is agenda item 3.5. > MMJ dispensary Fees can be found at > http:sanjoseca.govDocumentCenterView33337 > tax info can be found at > http:www.sanjoseca.govDocumentCenterView33333 > > Dennis > > When are you going to realise taxing any taxing to me is ensuring we > are penatized and held under “their thumb” why Damn did any one > learn from Teflon Don and A.S.A.’s tactics when Measure D (uncan) got > through Just promise “them” tax and create restrictions > black-balling any compitition and “they” will fight for you For > officials it en-slaves THE PATIENTS through tax money few can spare > Remember them The sincere good hearted ones that got all this started > until the “tax whores” got into the picture. We all know what happened > then the Feds. so on and so on. Fix the problem at the root. It only > takes one bad “weed” to ruin the crop. Get back to the basics. Clean > house from the top down. Regroup reassest and keep it simple like it > was meant to be. Where does anyone have the right to tax something > freely given to us through God’s hands Show me the signed contract > anyone has. > — > 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 > . — 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 City Council to vote on MMJ tax and fees

From: electropig – January 1, 1970

Brilliant. Now does when I said “If we allow these idiots to create ANY cannabis-specific taxes AT ALL they’re just going to keep right on raising it to steal as much as they can from those least able to pay it…or to fight for their rights” Naw…probably doesn’t make any sense to anyone…even though it’s DOUBLING. Just I said it would. Years ago. Sure is a good thing we continue to refuse to say the words “REPEAL CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW” This is obviously a much better approach than what I was suggesting. If you’re completely incapable of rational thought or observing objective reality anyway. In the meantime while people continue to refuse to look up the words “LEGAL” and “FREE” to come to the astonishing conclusion that they are different words because they mean different things (despite what lawyers politicians and cops want you to believe) I believe that the operative phrase we should be using in all such “we’re creating more taxes we can’t afford because that’s better than freedom” scenarios will revert to “Bend over and take it and keep begging for more of the same.” Don’t forget to act surprised when you keep getting what you DO keep begging for more of instead of “what you say you want but refuse to even say the words that would make it even a remote possibility that we achieve it.” (sigh…) ElectroPig von FkkenGrven Overgrow The World (2014) From: dmumphresshotmail.com To: savecannabisa2c2.us Subject: Save Cannabis San Jose City Council to vote on MMJ tax and fees The council will meet on Tuesday August 5th to consider asking November 2014 voters to raise the marijuana business tax from 10 maximum to 20 max. It is agenda item 3.5. MMJ dispensary Fees can be found at http:sanjoseca.govDocumentCenterView33337 tax info can be found at http:www.sanjoseca.govDocumentCenterView33333 Dennis — 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.

San Jose City Council to vote on MMJ tax and fees

From: dmumphress – January 1, 1970

The council will meet on Tuesday August 5th to consider asking November 2014 voters to raise the marijuana business tax from 10 maximum to 20 max. It is agenda item 3.5. MMJ dispensary Fees can be found at http:sanjoseca.govDocumentCenterView33337 tax info can be found at http:www.sanjoseca.govDocumentCenterView33333 Dennis — 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.