Monthly Archives: April 2015

Big Pharma Facing Big Challenges BESIDES Medical Marijuana

From: savecannabis – January 1, 1970

Prominent hedge fund manager Kyle Bass threat last January to knock out big pharmaceutical companies patents has not proved idle. In recent months his Coalition for Affordable Drugs has filed petitions for inter partes review of nine drug patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The review process was part of a series of reforms brought about by the 2011 America Invents Act making it faster and easier to challenge patent validity outside of federal courts and allowing petitions by third parties. Read more at http:www.insidermonkey.combloghedge-fund-news-alex-denner-steven-tananbaum-bill-ackman-344382R22FxFrm4IsMteRg.99 — 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.

KNOW THE TRUTH. SHOW YOUR COLOURS.

From: patmonkrn – January 1, 1970

I suggest that one reliable way to assess the authenticity and motivations of anyone who professes an interest in repealing prohibition and restoring individual rights and freedoms is to ask if they have taken the time to read “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander; if not – why not; if so – are they committed to reversing all these evils and inequities and seeking reparations for the victims. Just my 2c. www.newjimcrow.com www.californiacannabiscoalition.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.

To Defuse Suspicion, the Emerald Grower’s Assn’s Ex. Dir. Should Answer Seven, plus Two More, Simple Questions

From: savecannabis – January 1, 1970

Cannabis activists and true grassroots Not long ago Ron Hennig tipped some of us off to the existence of a group calling itself the Emerald Growers’ Association (EGA). A woman who claimed to be a rep of group calling itself “The Emerald Growers’ Association” had announced that it was part of the CCReeP’s Coalition to “reform” cannabis laws on January 20 2015 at a CreePs coalition-building meeting in San Diego. There are two different entities called EGA: one is just EGA and one is EGA of California. One of these EGAs is apparently soliciting donations to “lobby” for “craft growers” (the term “craft growers” isn’t defined so it could include a division of R.J. Reynolds for all we know LOL). Plus it was apparently making such solicitations of funds as a suspended corporation — possibly a violation of the Fair Political Practices Act. In an effort to be fair and find out what’s really going on on April 23 2015 8:06 p.m. I submitted seven very simple and very relevant questions to EGA’s Executive Hezekiah Allen:(1) What is the corporate number used by the Emerald Growers Association for which you act as Executive Director; is it C3445810 Or is it C3771656(2) As of April 20 2015 was “your” Emerald Growers Assn.’s corporate status “suspended” Or was it “active” (3) Did your Emerald Grower’s Association if its status was “suspended” as of April 20 2015 either solicit or collect donations between the effective dates of such suspension (which you should know) and April 20 2015 (I will say “your” EGA from now on to distinguish it from the other EGA for which you are not executive director.) (4) Did you the Board of EGA or EGA’s members authorize anyone to represent “your” Emerald Growers Association at the January 20 2015 San Diego meeting that was held by CCRP to start building interest in CCRP’s not-yet-formulated marijuana initiative for 2016(5) If so has “your” EGA held a Board of Directors’ or membership meeting to vote on whether to support an unwritten initiative or not(6) Who is on “your” EGA’s Board of Directors(7) How many active members does “your” EGA have and do they have the right to vote on issues such as what initiatives to support or are such decisions solely the right of the Board to make These question remain unanswered — even though Mr. Allen’s e-mail of Apr 24 2015 at 10:31 p.m. shown below indicates that he has been very very busy dealing with such problems as and I quote: – an activist from So Cal said that EGA could be a front group funded by R.J. Reynolds – a former board member was concerned about the possibility of potential liability and mentioned that If there’s a cause of action that accrues I’ll make sure to sue you personally for your incompetence andrecalcitrance. The email continued: You ought to resign from your position–I will make this an issue with your membership. – a patient from Siskiyou (or maybe Shasta) emailed me this: Hmm and you accused me of blackening yo name Seems I was wrong as black aint dark enough. Zek when you are dealing with our lying legislators you gotta have something in common with em to deal with em. As I believe I said in my e-mail to Mr. Allen the EGA’s Executive Director the best way to defuse suspicion is to be transparent. Answering the questions posed above would be a great first step. And the eighth and ninth questions I now have are this: 8. Does the EGA define in any corporate documents exactly what a “craft grower” is 9. What is that definition if any P.S. Here’s a list of nonviolent methods to bring change to the world. I believe that (1) sharing intel (2) calling people out on their back-stories and (3) noting when the back-stories are not forth-coming may all be on that list. A Force More Powerful A Force More Powerful198 Methods of Nonviolent Action. Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. View on www.aforcemorepow… Preview by Yahoo —– Forwarded Message —– From: Debbie Tharp To: “savecannabisa2c2.us” Cc: Letitia Pepper ; California Cannabis Coalition ; Dale Gieringer Sent: Sunday April 26 2015 2:39 PM Subject: Re: Save Cannabis Fwd: An update and a call to action Ha Shot fired shot landed You are now officially my hero I especially love the “git yer papers in order”

Fwd: An update and a call to action!

From: ronloma – January 1, 1970

Begin forwarded message: > From: EGA > Subject: Re: An update and a call to action > Date: April 25 2015 at 3:38:36 PM PDT > To: Ronald Hennig > Cc: California Cannabis Coalition “dpfcadrugsense.org bterrell002gma” > > Ron: > > I wish you the best of luck in your work. Thanks for your email and your input. I continue to advocate actively for the clear definition and protection of non-commercial cannabis rights. I accept the reality that unregulated commercial activity has led to an environmental and public safety crisis and that this crisis has led to a wave of anti-cannabis sentiment. I believe firmly that we must work collaboratively for a system of regulation that provides fair market access for small farms and businesses. I am committed to a just end to the war on cannabis and a just industry that protects consumers and small business from the destructive tendencies of big business and conglomerates. We have more in common than you realize. I can provide ample documentation and specific written examples of the advocacy work we are doing but I don’t think it would be helpful. Once again best of luck on your work. I will not be responding to anymore emails from you unless you begin approach in our conversation with the respect that this important exchange deserves. > > Best regards > Hezekiah > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Apr 25 2015 at 2:37 PM Ronald Hennig wrote: > >> Zek >> That was me-> the patient from Siskiyou co.> rosy Ron >> >> git you papers in order too >> >> >> On Apr 24 2015 at 10:31 PM Hezekiah Allen wrote: >> >>> >>> Hi ron — >>> It has been a very busy 48 hours since I wrote you last. I have taken immediate steps filing paperwork yesterday (Thursday) with the Secretary of State to restore our active status. Several board members have stepped up to ensure the 2013 tax return is filed expeditiously and all liabilities are met. Our board and regional council will be meeting early next week and I expect to have another update for you by Wednesday. I remain confident (and committed to ensuring) that this will not significantly impact our advocacy work. >>> >>> Right now I want to update you about our recent and upcoming activities and ask for your help in Sacramento. But first I must extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our members and the community as a whole that have emailed countless kind words and support as we work through this unpleasant affair with the Franchise Tax Board. And yes there has been some negative feedback too… >>> >>> an activist from So Cal said that EGA could be a front group funded by R.J. Reynolds >>> a former board member was concerned about the possibility of potential liability and mentioned that If there’s a cause of action that accrues I’ll make sure to sue you personally for your incompetence and recalcitrance. The email continued: You ought to resign from your position–I will make this an issue with your membership. >>> a patient from Siskiyou (or maybe Shasta) emailed me this: Hmm and you accused me of blackening yo name Seems I was wrong as black aint dark enough. Zek when you are dealing with our lying legislators you gotta have something in common with em to deal with em. >>> Despite these comments I am feeling tremendously grateful for the positivity and support that youour many members and supportershave offered as we work to manage this unpleasant affair. I continue to be available to answer questions or address concerns. >>> >>> I am going to keep my update brief since it is 10:30 PM on a Friday and I have been on the road for 2 days (Nevada City Oakland Santa Cruz) and will be on the road for 2 more (Mendocino and Trinity) before I start a long work week back in Sacramento. >>> >>> A brief legislative update is available here. >>> >>> Take Action: >>> >>> Tuesday April 28 at 8:30 AM the Assembly Business and Professions Committee will convene the most important hearing thus far in the decadal effort to regulate medical cannabis in the state of CA. AB 266 (Cooley) sponsored by the League of Cities and the Police Chiefs and AB 34 (Bonta and Jones-Sawyer) will both be heard. We continue to oppose AB 266 and we are extremely excited to offer our support for AB 34. >>> >>> Please sign our support letter here. >>> >>> Activities: >>> >>> We have been working on ongoing projects with the Board of Equalization the State and Regional Water Boards and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to ensure that regulatory programs are friendly to small farms. >>> >>> We have collaborated with the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform the Drug Policy Alliance and other to convene 5 events focused on taking community input on the 2016 ballot initiative. These events were held in Redway Eureka Redding Nevada City and Santa Cruz. We have been working closely on specific language and ideas with dozens of other stakeholders from across the country. Our focus is on ensuring fair market access for small and specialty craft cultivators and ensuring sustained opportunities for small and startup businesses. >>> >>> Our membership growth has been steady with communities in counties across the state getting organized to support our work. Our base is broader more diverse and more committed every day. >>> >>> We had a great time with Humboldt Green at Cannifest have started meeting with stakeholders in Nevada County have met with local leaders in Santa Cruz continue to support local organizing efforts in Clearlake and are continuing to monitor local government in several other counties. >>> >>> We have been interviewed by several major media sources including MSNBC and the Associated Press as well as KPFA KSRO the Press-Democrat and many more. We continue to humanize and empower our community of small cannabis farmers. >>> >>> Accomplishments: >>> >>> A part of history: More than 150 of our members and partners from around the state including more than 50 supporters of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt were part of history when Assembly Member Jim Woods AB 243 was passed out of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. This was a seminal hearing on the future of cannabis. On a personal level it was an honor to be asked to testify in support and share our perspective and thanks with the committee and the community that gathered. The bill passed out of committee and will be heard next week. We will continue to support this bill in the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee. >>> >>> On the senate side it was exciting to testify in support of Senator Mike McGuires SB 643. Senator McGuire has authored an exciting bill that balances many different perspectives. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the senator to make progress on the many complex policy questions surrounding the regulation of commercial cannabis. We continue to advocate for regulation as an agricultural product balancing enforcement with incentives tiered business licensing and other specific policy points to empower small businesses and craft farms. >>> >>> Thank you for your continued support and patience. Our board will be meeting early next week and we will have an update by Wednesday. >>> >>> >>> Hezekiah Allen >>> http:www.emeraldgrowers.org >>> — >>> Emerald United States >>> This email was sent to ronlomamindspring.com. To stop receiving emails click here. >>> >>> — >>> Created with NationBuilder the essential toolkit for leaders. >>> >>> >> — You received this message because you are part of the SaveCannabis group. 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Fwd: Californians’ Attitudes toward Marijuana Legalization

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

So therefore overly restrictive laws are not what joe voter is voting for bam 🙂 nor will joe voter be charmed by top down policy young voters are aligned with movement like occupy which clowned the pyramid scheme. And this is why they are in a rush to kill medical cannabis in the statehouse they know by prop 19 we can out vote them-easily. Therefore all the policy efforts are engineered to confused the voters or circumvent the voters at the hearing level no matter what we will take our ballot to the voters stop the maddness 🙂 thanks in advance… On Apr 25 2015 1:59 PM “Jared Laiti” wrote: > > ———- Forwarded message ———- > From: Public Policy Institute of California < > PublicPolicyInstituteofCalifmail.vresp.com> > Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 at 10:01 AM > Subject: Californians’ Attitudes toward Marijuana Legalization > To: liaisoncagreens.org > > > > > > > image: New Publications FOLLOW US: image: Twitter > > image: Facebook > > image: YouTube > > image: RSS > > image: Email > Californians’ > Attitude toward Marijuana Legalization > > Mark Baldassare Dean Bonner Lunna Lopes image: marijuana leaves > Californians remain divided on legalization but there are signs of > increased support. A majority of both younger andfor the first timeolder > Californians are in favor. > READ MORE > > —————————— > FOLLOW US: image: Twitter > > image: Facebook > > image: YouTube > > image: RSS > > image: Email > > —————————— > Public Policy Institute of California > 500 Washington Street Suite 600 > San Francisco CA 94111 > Phone: (415) 291-4400 > Website: www.ppic.org > > PPIC Sacramento Center > Senator Office Building > 1121 L Street Suite 801 > Sacramento CA 95814 > Phone: (916) 440-1120 > Please direct any questions or concerns about this email to Marjorie > Goodwin at goodwinppic.org. > > —————————— > Click to view this email in a browser > > > If you no longer wish to receive these emails please reply to this > message with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line or simply click on the > following link: Unsubscribe > > Click here > > to forward this email to a friend > Public Policy Institute of California > 500 Washington Street > Suite 600 > San Francisco California 94111 > USA > > Read the > VerticalResponse marketing policy. > image: Try Email Marketing with VerticalResponse > > > > > cal-forum mailing list > cal-forumcagreens.org > http:lists.cagreens.orgcgi-binmailmanlistinfocal-forum > — 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.