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[mmjnews] CA: Lanny Swerdlow: End of SB 420 Collectives at hand but not the July 4 Freedom & Cannabis Celebration

From: ronloma – January 1, 1970

Lanny I cant see your sponsorship of 266 as anything good. Its ALL a New Prohibition and those putting it forward are harry anslinger stooges . MMJ regulations creates more bureaucracy and the Gov loves more bureaucracy. More places hands to loose money by. The state is notorious for ITS Taxation and IT IS TIME TO STOP THIS CRAP Norml wants a 25 TAX on top of everything else. Ron On Jun 28 2015 at 3:59 AM Brett Stone zz4320gmail.com mmjnews wrote: > > ———- Forwarded message ———- > From: Lanny Swerdlow > Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 at 10:48 PM > Subject: End of SB 420 Collectives at hand but not the July 4 Freedom & Cannabis Celebration > To: > > > > > AB 266 the Biggest Change in Medical Marijuana Law since SB 420 > > Wed. July 1 MAPP meeting explains it all > > Our legislature in Sacramento seems poised to pass the biggest overhaul in medical marijuana laws since the passage of SB 420 in 2004. AB 266 has passed the Assembly and is now in the Senate where it is likely to be merged with a somewhat similar bill but less regulatory SB 634. Bets are that it will wind up looking much more like AB 266 than SB 634. > > > AB 266 creates a new Governor’s Office of MMJ Regulation to oversee and coordinate a three-headed medical marijuana regulatory system: > > > 1. the Dept of Food and Agriculture for cultivation > > 2. Public Health for product safety and labeling > > 3. the Board of Equalization for licensing regulating taxing and whatever else they can think of.. > > > The bill codifies into law the right of municipalities to regulate and ban medical marijuana. Collectives and cooperatives will be phased out and replaced with licensed dispensaries that can be profit-making operations. > > > There is some debate on whether the bill specifically gives municipalities the right to ban cultivation I hope to have some kind of definitive answer by the meeting this Wednesday. > > > In addition to the discussion on AB 266 and how it will impact patients in the Inland Empire the meeting will also feature a panel of patients who attended ASAs Citizen Lobby Day in Sacramento on June 15 and meet with the offices of their state legislators. They will report on what lobbying was like and what they gleamed about the legislation and their state legislator. Some of these may be your state legislators. > > > If you do not know about AB 266 then this is your chance to find out just what it is and how it is going to affect your access to medicinal marijuana. The collective system will be coming to an end so be at the meeting and learn what is replacing it. > > > There will also be a presentation from the folks at Marijuana Control Legalization and Revenue Act initiative. They will be making a short presentation on the current status of the initiative. Jacqueline McGowen initiative campaign assistant from the Bay Area along with IE proponent Joe Hemp will discuss recent changes to the initiative and how the program to qualify the initiative for the ballot is proceeding. > > > The Wednesday July 1 MAPP meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the THCF Medical Clinic 647 Main St. Unit 4D Riverside 92501. > > > The Brownie Mary Democratic Club monthly meeting will take place before the MAPP meeting at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend no matter your political party affiliation or lack of affiliation. > > > > Cannabis is serious stuff but it is also fun stuff so the Palm Springs meeting on Saturday July 4 will be combined with the Joshua Tree for our event that for sure you will want to attend and that is the July 4th Freedom and Cannabis celebration in Joshua Tree which happens surprise surprise on Saturday July 4. > > > > Note: The Sat. July 4 Palm Springs meeting > will not be held at 11:30 a.m. > The meeting has been combined with the Joshua Tree meeting > for the July 4th event in Joshua Tree. > > > > Ask Gov. Brown to Sign AB 258 MMJ Organ Transplant Bill > > > AB 258 has been passed by the California Legislature and will either be signed or vetoed by Governor Brown within the next six days. > > > AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process unless a doctor has determined that medical cannabis use is clinically significant to the transplant process. Medical cannabis patients in California are routinely removed from the organ transplant waiting list if they test positive for cannabis use even legal doctor-recommended medical cannabis. > > > Governor Brown needs to sign this bill. Could you take a minute and send an email to Governor Brown asking him to sign AB 258. Its easy and takes less than a minute. Please CLICK HERE now and ask Governor Brown to sign AB 258. > > > This is a time sensitive matter. It would be most helpful if you could forward this message on to as many friends family and colleagues as soon as possible. > > > Promoting the Whole Plant with Project CBD & Martin Lee > plus Medical Marijuana Pioneer Alice OLeary Randall > on Internet Radio Show > > Promoting the Whole Plant at Project CBD with celebrated Smoke Signals author Martin Lee and Medical Marijuana Pioneer Alice OLeary Randall headline the newest episode of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense that can be heard right now atwww.blogtalkradio.commarijuananews > > Project CBD exists to defend and promote whole-plant cannabis treatments. The Director and Co-Founder of Project CBD is Martin Lee the celebrated author of Smoke Signals – The Social History of Marijuana Medical Recreational and Scientific. > > > > As this shows first guest Mr. Lee will explain how Project CBD goes about promoting and publicizing research about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and the rest of the phytocannabinoids and their program to connect with doctors researchers and patients concerning developments in cannabinoid science. Mr. Lee will also delve into the lawsuit Project CBD has filed to strike down Medical Marijuana Inc.s 100 million lawsuit. > > > > Alice OLeary-Randall is a senior spokesperson for the medical marijuana movement. In 1976 her late husband Robert C. Randall became the first person in the U.S. to legally receive medical marijuana. In 1978 Alice and her husband Robert were instrumental in the passage of the first ever medical marijuana law when New Mexico legislature passed a law recognizing marijuanas medical value and establishing a statewide program of controlled legal access to the drug for patients with glaucoma and cancer chemotherapy. > > > As the shows second guest Ms. OLeary Randal will discuss how New Mexicos law came into being why it faltered and the beginnings of the modern day medical marijuana movement which began when they co-founded the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics (ACT) the first non-profit organization dedicated solely to resolving the medical marijuana issue and drafted national legislation that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. > > > Hear these fabulous interviews plus news views and grow tips right now by CLICKING HERE or going anytime to:www.blogtalkradio.commarijuananews. 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NCAL: Cal NORML News and Events: June 26, 2015

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

Great update On Jun 26 2015 9:27 AM “normelle” wrote: > ————————————————————————— > SACRAMENTO UPDATE > AB 258 the bill that would end discrimination against medical marijuana > patients who need organ transplants has now passed both houses of the > state legislature by a large margin and is on Governors Browns desk > awaiting his signature. > > PLEASE WRITE GOV. BROWN TODAY AND ASK HIM TO SIGN THIS IMPORTANT HUMAN > RIGHTS LEGISLATION: > http:salsa3.salsalabs.como51046pdiaaction3commonpublicactionKEY16161 > > WASHINGTON REPORT > The Senate International Narcotics Control caucus co-chaired by Senators > Grassley and Feinstein held a June 24 hearing on obstructions to medical > marijuana research at which Senators Gillibrand and Booker co-sponsors of > the CARERS Act were permitted to ask questions. At the hearing Feinstein > said that shed support fast tracking and funding an expansion of a > research program currently supplying 420 children with severe epilepsy with > the GW Pharmaceutical CBD product Epidiolex. The committee won assurances > from officials at FDA NIDA and DEA that research into the benefits CBD and > medical marijuana would be streamlined. Nora Volkow of NIDA agreed that > multiple sources for research materials would be beneficial. > > The hearing video is at: > http:www.drugcaucus.senate.govcontentdrug-caucus-hearing-barriers-cannabidiol-research-0 > Read a blog post about the hearing from NORMLs new Political Director > Danielle Keane: > > http:blog.norml.org20150625nida-acknowledges-drawbacks-to-monopoly-on-marijuana-supply > > TAKE ACTION Write to Senator Feinstein and demand greater reforms: > > http:salsa3.salsalabs.como51046pdiaaction3commonpublicactionKEY17048 > > COMING EVENTS > Assembly Public Safety Committee Hearing on SB 212 and SB 303 > Tuesday June 30 2015 9 AM > Room 126 State Capitol Building Sacramento > > Public hearing on the impacts of the drought and marijuana grows on > fisheries > Wednesday July 1 10 AM > Room 2040 Capitol Building Sacramento > Read more: > http:www.times-standard.comgeneral-news20150624state-forum-to-focus-on-drought-marijuana-watersheds > > Assembly Business and Professions Committee Hearing on SB 643 > July 7 2015 9 AM > Room 447 Capitol Building Sacramento > > Senate Health Committee Hearing on AB 266 > July 8 2015 1:30 PM > Room 4203 Capitol Building Sacramento > > NEWS > Federal Study: Passage Of Medical Marijuana Laws Dont Increase Teen Use > > http:blog.norml.org20150616federal-study-passage-of-medical-marijuana-laws-dont-increase-teen-use > > Fed Study: Booze impact greater than pot on driving > > http:www.cnn.com20150624politicsmarijuana-study-drivers-impactindex.html > > Feds Back MJ Research Programs as Defense Against Legalization > > http:www.forbes.comsitesjacobsullum20150625bureaucratic-barriers-to-medical-marijuana-research-are-crumbling > > One Barrier to Cannabis Research Removed Others Remain > > http:blog.norml.org20150623one-barrier-to-cannabis-research-removed-others-remain > > State BOE Official: Its Time to Regulate Marijuana > http:www.sacbee.comopinionop-edsoapboxarticle24804274.html > > Drug warriors are still crying reefer madness. The facts dont support > them > > http:www.latimes.comopinionopinion-lala-ol-marijuana-laws-colorado-washington-blowback-20150615-story.html > > Massive Three-Day Marijuana Bust in Emerald Triangle > > http:www.pressdemocrat.comnews4111899-181massive-marijuana-bust-in-emerald > (CCVH is unveiling their ordinance Tuesday on the Humboldt County > courthouse steps.) > > Medical Marijuana Patients Fight Fresno County > > http:www.courthousenews.com20150624medical-marijuana-patients-fight-fresno-county.htm > > 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.netattached2gx2hrUY2k9802.html > > To unsubscribe send an email to ncal-requestnorml.net containing > the command “unsubscribe” or manage your subscription(s) at: > http:canorml.orgmailinglist.htm > > — 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.

DPFCA_NEWS: EBX: Column: A Tectonic Shift for Marijuana

From: jeffj – January 1, 1970

Ron Would like to hear what your thoughts are about this article. Is it true or false. http:www.thecannabist.co20150622marijuana-prices-colorado36515 It seems taxes can drop even on cannabis for adults. Jeff Jones Patient ID Center Oaksterdam University > On Jun 18 2015 at 2:55 PM Ronald Hennig wrote: > > Do you actually expect prices to drop > The prices certainly will be higher and only kept higher. Mr. Jones whenever has a tax come down or been removed NEVER bubba never. — 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.

Action Alert

From: ronloma – January 1, 1970

When has the Gov. ever used science logical reason compassionhumanity To Justify ANYTHING The Gov. is Supreme as in Supremacy. Somehow they reason that “We the people” means them so they can rule undisturbed unaccountable THEY need to have it all S H O V E D in their face with the Missouri Restoration and Protection Act. Cut out crawlin on our knees to them with regsrestrictionstaxeslicensing and given them the good ole American finga with that Missouri Act The prohibition was illegal incorrect illogical a lie from the git go. If enough of us say so AS IN VOTING THEY MUST BEND. Ya like in 215. NO like in making it a state constitutional amendment The BOE is a government agency that makes its rules to benefit the state and thus has state protection to ‘tax a ham sandwich or anything they want to and Fo what ever reason they want to The FDA is BS as they allow B. Pharm. to do their own testing and submit the research as proof positive iss all good for ya while millions are crippled or die from their products All In The Name o -> “In regard to the State Board of Equalization their regulations state that medical marijuana is not considered a medicine by the FDA so they are taxing what they call “Tangible Personal Property” since if it Was considered Medicine they would Not Be Able to impose a Sales Tax.” > I think it’s a little more nuanced than that. The IRS allows people to deduct the cost of prescription drugs but not OTC meds or other things like herbal medicines. > I think the BOE uses that IRS treatment of PRESCRIPTIPON drugs as the justificationbasis for treating non-prescription medications as taxable. Doesn’t make logical sense and is just another example of Big Pharma getting unreasonable preferences > > From: the420testimony . > To: savecannabisa2c2.us > Cc: “drbrazilgmail.com” ; Letitia Pepper ; California Cannabis Coalition ; Ronald Hennig ; Lucky Kotnik ; Curtis Keaton ; “mmjnews-owneryahoogroups.com” > Sent: Monday June 22 2015 11:17 AM > Subject: Re: Save Cannabis Re: Action Alert > > supremacy clause when applied properly is such that although the federal side does not allow they have no teeth to enforce if the states are no longer assisting them with their raids. > The fact that the state simply allows or no longer prosecutes but does not assist with the disribution or use of a CSA substance canot be Undone by a supremacy clause. > Congress cannot force a state to prohibit what their voters have decided should not be prohibited…That is the current nuance of the supremacy clause…Congress cannot pass a law that forces a state to make a federal crime also a state crime. Congress cannot force state or local police to arrest people for a federal crime. > > “Although the U.S. Supreme Court has established Congresss constitutional authority to enact the > existing federal prohibition on marijuana principles of federalism prevent the federal government > from mandating that the states actively support or participate in enforcing the federal law. While > state resources may be helpful in combating the illegal use of marijuana Congresss ability to > compel the states to enact similar criminal prohibitions to repeal medical marijuana exemptions > or to direct state police officers to enforce the federal law remains limited by the Tenth > Amendment.” > > In regard to the State Board of Equalization their regulations state that medical marijuana is not considered a medicine by the FDA so they are taxing what they call “Tangible Personal Property” since if it Was considered Medicine they would Not Be Able to impose a Sales Tax. > > On Sun Jun 21 2015 at 9:14 PM Axis of Love SF Shona Gochenaur wrote: > Wait a minute actually allot of what is being purposed doesn’t support patients and taxes are associated with donations and limits that dismantle sb420 > On Jun 18 2015 7:42 AM “EGA” wrote: > Hi Ron: > > All sales in the state of CA are taxed. Every single commercial grower of any crop in the state of CA has a sellers permit. In fact every person or business who engages in sales in the state has a sellers permit. > > As I have told you several times: we firmly defend the right of people and patients in the state to engage in non-commercial cannabis activity. Grow your own smoke your own don’t worry. No sellers permit needed. > > However if you engage in commerce and you sell cannabis then you need a sellers permit and you are required to pay taxes. > > There really is nothing out of the ordinary about the system. > > By the way I have removed you from our mailing list. I hope that no longer receiving our emails helps you find peace. > > I wish you the best > Hezekiah > > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Jun 17 2015 at 3:01 PM Ronald Hennig wrote: > >> I Wanna have cannabis treated like any other PLANT no sales tax on tomatoes no permits on tomatoes. You wanna restrict patients to a few plants regardless of what their doctors recommend and the patient in the end decides what is right for themselves. You want this so they have ta come to creeps like you and pay insane high prices for something alla us can grow. >> Zek you want the sales of cannabis to be encumbered by taxes and this tax revenue protected by the cops and of course the cops get a huge piece o the action. Bust those who dont agree with your new form of a taxed prohibition. Giving them an excuse to snoop with helicopters drones illegal land line and c-phone surveillance ; you wanna give em another excuse for more NSA type shit You want this all just so a few rich pieces of shit like yoself and Pot Barons from Colo. an Big Pharma Tobac can profit on this plant like they have since prohibition was illegally created by another piece o shit harry anslinger for his rich relatives and friends. Give it a break boy get offa the tax crap which will onlyl involve the legislature and our over paid and undereducated boys in blue who are already outa control STOP THIS NEW FORM OF PROHIBITION Dont you get it I >know< you do but ya dont care cause is yo god. You say it is recreational; I say all use is medicinal The reason folks like this herb is that it makes em feel fine YES YES to that Feeling fine I say is medicinal . There is recreational food yes Bubble gum to potato chips twinkies ya this shit is recreational poison food AND snot taxed HEY they tax stuff like stevia and vitamins Zo taxing has no reasoning logic practicality Its what eva da elected a-holes want can hoodwink the unaware electorate to believe. Cannabis for chrise sake is gooood for you >> Besides this recreational crap is just a scheme by those that wanna make a profit and fear competition with medical dispensaries. Did they have recreational cannabis at the turn o the century NO it was a legitimate medicine use by the American doctors of the time. When it was propose to be illegalized by anslinger the american doctors assoc. of the time protested because hempcannabis products were a frequently used medication. anslinger came back to them by saying F U You guys have to come to me to get you licenses approved for prescribing medications – silence . . . . Now prescription drugs are toxic crap and doctors are silent. >> Im not on a horse about this; IM ON A DRAGON ABOUT THIS boy Your intentions aint honorable. That is what OFFENDS me. So take me offa yo list if ya caint stand the heat Noml has The words I speak come are a natural progression from years o crappy government legislation G D morality >> p.s. Please to check out Missouri Restoration and Protection Act >> >> >> rosy Ron >> >> >> On Jun 17 2015 at 1:11 PM Hezekiah Allen wrote: >> >>> Hi Ron: >>> >>> All sales in the state of CA are taxed. Every single commercial grower of any crop in the state of CA has a sellers permit. In fact every person or business who engages in sales in the state has a sellers permit. >>> >>> As I have told you several times: we firmly defend the right of people and patients in the state to engage in non-commercial cannabis activity. Grow your own smoke your own don’t worry. No sellers permit needed. >>> >>> However if you engage in commerce and you sell cannabis then you need a sellers permit and you are required to pay taxes. >>> >>> There really is nothing out of the ordinary about the system. >>> >>> By the way I have removed you from our mailing list. I hope that no longer receiving our emails helps you find peace. >>> >>> I wish you the best >>> Hezekiah >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> On Wed Jun 17 2015 at 12:49 PM Ronald Hennig wrote: >>> First of all let me say : YOU GOD DAMN PRICK YOU MOTHERFUKIN’ ASS-HOLE. YOURE A TREACHEROUS COCKSUCKER. YOU WANT TAXES AND YOU WANT THE COPS TO BACK THIS UP BY INCREASED ENFORCEMENT. YA DAMMED FOOL NO OTHER PLANT HAS SUCH RESTRICTIONS N O N E YA SUCKIN 1ER. >>> YOU DEFINITELY WILL BE REMEMBERED WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE. >>> r r Ron >>> On Jun 17 2015 at 10:24 AM Hezekiah Allen wrote: >>> >>>> >>>> >>>> Hello ron — >>>> >>>> Tired of talking Take action now >>>> >>>> There a few things you can do right now to help build a healthy and sustainable cannabis future. Taking action is as easy as 123: >>>> Legislation: Plant count limits must go Click here to call Assembly member Rob Bonta. >>>> Marketing: The deadline to submit your farm story to be included in the Emerald Grown is coming up quickly. Click here for more information. >>>> Compliance: Get your sellers permit from the Board of Equalization by by clicking here. 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Re: DPFCA: Re: DPFCA_NEWS: EBX: Column: A Tectonic Shift for Marijuana

From: axisoflovesf – January 1, 1970

HaLMAO opposition comes from mostly “hardcore” actvist I feel so punk rock giggling thats far from true opposition to call for amends comes from a variety of comunity and industry corners this is blatant tactics of marginalization merchantsgrowers and patients who can read policy and forsee the implementation want changes but equally want to get this to the voter’s On Jun 20 2015 8:19 AM “Ronald Hennig” wrote: > Do you actually expect prices to drop The whole point of the regs that > Mr. Allen your wife Mrs. Jones and their like-minded legislative friends > is to maintain a flow of revenue for the state. F everything else > including unregulated unlicensed access for med. cannabis patients. Yes > patients will be allowed a minimum amount probably 6-12 if they register > get a license and obey specific rules of the stringent counties. Hey the > counties will want a piece too. This is all about creating an > above-ground taxed and therefore controlled flow of money to the states > sieve-like coffers. From taxation all kinds of so-called legitimate > uses will be put to this flow. Overviews’ of processing cultivation > selling would all be directed to state agencies as they all holler for > their cut’ You couldnt have any regulations without taxation. A piece > certainly will be thrown to the states dogs the insidious enforcement > group. Sure enforcement would provide discipline for a while but the job > would soon drain the coffers and theyd scream for mo . They are > essential to all of this as MANY will resist this new prohibition. The > prices certainly will be higher and only kept higher. Mr. Jones whenever > has a tax come down or been removed NEVER bubba never. This money > will create enforcement techniques we have only begun to see today. > Surveillance will be upped through the use of technologies only begun > lately. It also gives a reason to snoop now; think NSA > The only way we are going to see a halt to all of this legal mess is > to truly make this plant exactly like any other plant on this planet. > After all what gives them the right to tax this plant like NO other > plant The damned legislature makes damned laws That IS the whole > problem – our countrys pernicious use of law. > Government makes things a crime to control man the church makes things > a sin for the same reason. Take away crime and sin and what do you have > Something only the insecure would fear No Fkn Leaders The insecure need > to be led. But thats how they get their power – by breeding insecurities > among us be it communism socialism ( think the wars they gave us) the > economy ( think the trickle down BS they gave us ) the drugs war (think > the situation we have now ). All government employees drink the > ‘government kool-aid and become dummies for the administration. They all > work for themselves with a view of us in their hindsight only. > Decriminalization as in the Missouri Restoration and Protection Act > shows a beautiful one-page answer to all of these problems. The plant was > never meant to be illegal except by the hand of man. This whole > prohibition scam is by the hand of man. The prices that it created gave > rise to this whole problem. Allow this marvelous plant to be free and it > will find its own natural price. Allow its market to be created naturally > and things will develop out of natural progression by people concerned more > about quality then by price. I can only cite the wine industry as an > example. And watch to see if they and their industry does not sweat and > protest as cannabis becomes its natural competitor. But at least this will > progress without the evil hand of government in it. > Thank you > Ron > p.s. This Missouri Act was written by the then head of Missouri Noml Nick > Raines. When he proposed it to Norml they told him to give up his Norml > chapter. Norml wanted a 25 tax on to of everything else. Funds would go > to the Police Retirement fund; you see how things work. > > — > 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. > > > > > > On Jun 17 2015 at 5:27 PM Jeff Jones wrote: > > > What if the prices fall As they will likely start out higher then > expected due to bottlenecks in regulations. > > > > But what if over production leads to lower prices and more types of > products for medical patients to choose from Is this more of a problem > > > > I do expect to see some flux as this larger change takes effect. It > will be a better starting point then just after Prop 215 past. We have > brought more safe access to patients then the police ever wanted but > regulation will move that ball forward > > > > Don’t you think > > > > Jeff Jones > > Patient ID Center > > Oaksterdam University > > > >> On Jun 17 2015 at 4:36 PM Ronald Hennig > wrote: > >> > >> > >> IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. THIS ONLY MEANS THE PROHIBITION WILL GO ON > LIKE NEVER BEFORE. THANKS TO MR ALLEN AND COHORTS IN LEGISLATION FOR EVEN > HIGH CANNABIS PRICES THEN EVER BEFORE WHICH WILL BRING MORE ENFORCEMENT > SURVEILLANCE AND ASSET FORFEITURE THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A DOBIE AT > >> r Ron > >> > >>> On Jun 17 2015 at 8:46 AM Jay Bergstrom wrote: > >>> > >>> > http:www.eastbayexpress.comoaklanda-tectonic-shift-for-marijuanaContentoidC45265 > >>> > >>> Source: East Bay Express (CA) > >>> Pubdate: 17 jun 15 > >>> Author: David Downs > >>> > >>> A TECTONIC SHIFT FOR MARIJUANA > >>> > >>> With a Landslide Vote the California Assembly Passed Sensible Medical > Pot Regulations. This Is What the End of a Drug War Looks Like. > >>> > >>> California’s billion-dollar medical cannabis industry stands a good > chance of getting its first-ever state-level regulations this year. > Assembly Bill 266 passed by a landslide vote – 62-8 – on the Assembly floor > on June 4 and experts say it faces decent odds of passing the state Senate > and being signed by Governor Jerry Brown. > >>> > >>> If that happens California will begin regulating the cultivation and > distribution of medical cannabis statewide as called for by voters > nineteen years ago when they passed Proposition 215 and kicked off the > modern era of medical pot. “We watched history getting made” said Nate > Bradley lobbyist for the California Cannabis Industry Association > referring to the Assembly floor vote. “The votes came out and it was just a > powerhouse – boom 50. Then it went to 62. Even some ‘no’ votes flipped. > That many votes is nothing but a win.” > >>> > >>> AB 266 is an unprecedented compromise – the merging of one > police-crafted bill and one that was more industry-leaning. It is > co-authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) Ken Cooley (D-Rancho > Cordova) and Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles). The bill spreads > regulatory authority over seven state agencies with oversight by the > governor’s office. It creates twenty specific business licenses for the > commercial medical cannabis industry. “Local jurisdictions were onboard – > along with industry patients the reform movement unions the medical > board; it’s really kind of historic that happened” said Hezekiah Allen > director the Emerald Growers Association which represents small pot > farmers. > >>> > >>> Bonta said in an interview that his bill would benefit East Bay > patients and collectives by “fully bringing the industry out of the > shadows.” The bill also could end the federal crackdown by installing the > strong state controls that the US Department of Justice has called for. “By > implementing this stronger regime throughout California it adds a greater > chance and a higher level of protection against that type of federal > intervention we’ve seen in the past” Bonta told me. > >>> > >>> AB 266 now heads to the Senate where medical pot regulations have > already passed two key litmus tests. Last year a regulatory bill from > then-Senator Lou Correa cleared the Senate before it died in the Assembly. > The Senate also voted this year to pass pot regulations from Senator Mike > McGuire (D-Eureka). “I think that those are good signs” Bonta said. “I > think there’s some inter-house dynamics that can get tricky. This is when > things get a little more difficult.” > >>> > >>> Regulations could cost 10 million annually but would be financed > mostly by licensing fees. There are an estimated 40000 cultivation sites > throughout California and an estimated 4000 medical marijuana > dispensaries. > >>> > >>> We’re also seeing unprecedented buy-in from California’s sprawling > bureaucracy and the Brown administration. The state Board of Equalization > has employees assigned full-time to a task force on cannabis taxation. The > state water board is working on water regulations. And other state agencies > are mobilizing as well. “From what we’ve been told divisions are already > preparing” Bradley said of the state agencies. “Everyone has people > assigned to look at this issue.” > >>> > >>> The bill also creates a first-ever oversight role for the governor’s > office to ensure accountability and sort out regulatory overlap. “The > governor was part of the conversation through which the bills were merged” > explained Allen of the Emerald Growers Association. > >>> > >>> Opposition to AB 266 is mostly coming from hardcore marijuana > activists and law enforcement groups which either want fewer regulations > or marijuana to remain illegal. > >>> > >>> AB 266 would have mixed effects on patient rights. The legislation > exempts patients “who do not provide donate sell or distribute cannabis > to any other person or entity” from having to get a license as well as > primary caregivers who have up to five patients. > >>> > >>> But the bill also continues the patchwork of bans and restrictions on > cultivation and distribution that have been enacted by about half of > California’s cities. Patients in places such as Fresno and Pleasanton as a > result would remain behind enemy lines. > >>> > >>> But statewide rules should ease local bans over time Bradley said. > Local pot industry tax revenue is “also going to be another huge motivating > factor” he said. > >>> > >>> “It won’t address the patchwork overnight but it will start > standardizing the elements of regulations that locals can customize” > Allen added. > >>> > >>> All in all a tectonic shift in California policy is occurring. “A > revolution is underway in how we talk about cannabis and nowhere is that > revolution more obvious than in the legislature” said Allen. > >>> > >>> “We’re really excited with where this bill is” Bonta said. “I think > it’s historic. It’s unique. We’ve never seen a bill of this nature on this > topic have this much momentum at this stage in the process.” > >>> > >>> If California sorts out its regulations in 2015 the stage will be set > for adult-use legalization next year in the eighth largest economy in the > world thereby bringing the century-long war on marijuana to an end. > >> > > — > 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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