lavonne victor <s..[email protected]> Apr 10 09:42AM -0700
Since Prop 215 came about, the co authers put this together for the well being of those whom benifit from the use of cannabis for medical purposes… for those citizens whom were seriously ill or facing challenges with their illness.
since then.. there has been many challenges that has been faced over the years, and thru the expence of those citizens whom faced the court system behind the passing of Prop 215… the price that they paid in order to utalize cannabis for their medical relief…
Some say it is the responsiblity of that person, whom is in jail, or facing prison time, or facing the courts behind the use of their cannabis for their medical use.. but in fact it is the reponsibility of the organizations whom have put this law into statute to protect these citizens whom utalize cannabis for their medical needs… after all.. they have wrote the law and put it into Statue…
Now in this present time of the Reality that faces us.. the activist of the movement are more concern about getting this law legalized for all personal adult use… or more concern about keeping the store fronts open instead of the welfare of their citizens .. not just for their medical needs, but for what most are facing in the legalities of the court room… and there is not one organiztion that is willing to stand by most of these people whom are in the pit of hell behind the use of cannabis… even though these organizations and these store fronts bring in thousands of dollars for their events, for many other fun events that they hold… Cannabis Cup, Convention Events.. Comedy shows, need i go on?…
But for those whom are facing the court system.. who's life is in the hands of Justice behind this issue… there is no real concern for those in the hot seat behind the cannabis issue… only for those these organizations party with or see on a daily basic… but have these organiztions forgotton about those others outside whom utalize cannabis for medical proposes? Or those whom are facing the courts due to the educational tools that these organizations put forth?
We all ualize cannabis for one purpose or another.. but to disregard a citizens whom is facing the court system behind this issue while others are having a great time and raising funds to pass more intitatives is a devestating thing to see, especially while others are suffering behind the legalities of this issue… and receive no support of any kind from those in the Activist movement of the cannabis world…
For those whom have passed this law, and made it possible to pass this law for citizens to utalize cannabis , now in this reality only care about thier own agenda's and putting new intitiatives on the ballet, or trying to … are not concern about those whom are in the shitter… and then you say.. its their personal choice?…
when you have someone in the group, that is facing the court system… you support them.. but that is not true…there are many in this movement that are liers, con artist, and use others to get what they want… but when it comes to having a good time.. everyone is there to support the event… but when it comes to someone facing the court system, wheater you know this person or not… there is none… or there is only support for those whom are liked, and non for those you do not like or not know….
Most are winning about having the store fronts closing, and patients out on the black market… well.. the black market is not those whom are not connected with the store fronts, there are many whom do provide for themselves and also provide in an associated garden whom do not want nothing to do with these activist groups anymore due to the bias greed behind this cannabis movement…. it is broken in two.. or torn apart .. and no one gives a rats ass about a person that is facing the courts or facing deportation , or even care if a person has served their country that is facing trial behind the use of cannabis for medical use… what is wrong with this picture…
We have so many organizations out there.. and all they care about is passing a new intitiative to make it legal for all adult use… but they can not take care of the issues that is behind the laws already in place for medical use.. and in my opion i don't think that they give a hoot…
The king has died.. and unless you put forth all your efforts into this movement, and be involved with the events, with the groups, with the store fronts enities, and put your own life on hold then your accepted into the circle… but if you have a difference of opions, and are not involved in the circle , but utalize cannabis for your medical purposes, your not worth nothing to anyone and your not supported… unless your new.. and then these new people are taken in by the glory of the entertainment behind this movent..but if they are in trouble for following what they were told that they were allowed to do.. then your shit out of luck… and then no one wants anything to do with you…
There are many personalities of the human race.. and we all have our likes and dislikes and we all have opions.. some are dooers, while others are followers, some are homebound, or too sick to do anything at all, or have responsiblities that are in need of priority, but then you have others whom are young, young at heart, whom are able to do , and work and play.. in this movement… but then you have those whom believe what you tell them and then go in dis belief when they are raided by our law enfocement or by our federal and then no one is there to support them.. and they all disapear out of site… and i am not talking about Richard Lee, or the others at the top of this movement.. i am talking about the citizens whom believe that they are able to do this by those whom educate them, and get them involved within this movement… whom are not in the financial situations as those at the top of the cannabis chain….
When you serve your country, and you utalize cannabis for your medical needs behind this issue… then everyone in this movement should come forth and show support… after all.. our country men whom died for us , whom served our country to protect our citizens in our country deserve more respect then the rest… and deserve to be top priorty then all the rest.. not a oh well.. so what.. it was his choice and now its his shit… what the F…..
Those whom put this law in statute, have put many in the frying pan… not just the law enfocement or drug enforcement agencies whom go against this stateu of law when it comes to cannabis… whom take the rights away from the citizens whom utalize cannabis under the laws of this state.. that is a different enity outside of this issue…
This issue is about the saftey of those whom utalize cannabis.. whom grow for themselfes, whom go from home to home to help others get relief… has nothing to do with sales, of cannabis, nothing to do with store fronts issue.. this is the welfare of a citizen whom has served our country , whom has been in the United States for many many years, has papers to prove that he is a citizen of the United States that is being abused and used by the system all due to cannabis… that he uses for medical purpose under the laws of this state….
If the laws are going to change,, it has to start with the issues that we are already facing.. if you can not fix the laws that are already in statue in this state.. then my question to you all in this movement is how are you going to pass another intiative for all adult use when you can not even deal with this law already in place…
Its not your pocketbooks that need to be filled , its the life of all cannabis patients whom are citizens whom are facing the frying pan whom need the support of these big organizations like Norml, ASA, and many other groups out there whom are able to raise thousands of dollars to support their intiatiatives that will only cause more harm then good..
For if you can not find unity amounst the hardship of those whom are facing the courts behind this issue.. then this will be taken away from all of us whom benifit from the use of cannabis for what ever purpose many may have… for if you do not care enough to help another person in need.. then those whom see this will not support you at all in your quest for lealization….. if you have no concern for the welfare of those whom face the courts behind the issue of cannabis… then why should we… have concern to support these intitiatives… while many lives are at stake…
There are many attorneys out there.. whom are benifiting big time behind this issue and making a killing off the profits that they recevie behind these court case.. but only for those whom have the monies to put forth, while those whom do not are being sent down the river without a paddle… without the compassion behind this movement… there is no movement any more.. only those whom want to make a profit off of those whom fill their store with moneis to receive., safe access to their cannabis to fit their needs… without those people whom put forth the monies, without those growers whom fill your stores, your nothing… without the citizens whom give you monies toward those intitiatives that the top dogs want to pass for their own agendas while tearing the rights of others away… your nothing….
For years on end.. i supported the cannabis movement… now all i see is self gloryfying and greed…
I am not the only one that have served time in this movement that sees this.. there are many whom have had their eyes open to the real truth behind the agendas of many in this movement.. unless your in the circle your nothing to these organizations.. unless your putting your time and energy into this movement your nothing…
sick and tired of the movement whom say that they are for the welfare of their cannabis communtiy when they are not.. they are only concern about how much monies that they need to keep the store open and the bills paid…
instead of the needs of those whom are really in need of help …..
inspite of all this… that i have put forth…. i believe that cannabis works for many in this movement but i also beleive that the prority behind this movement has stepped of the given path… you want unity and support.. well it goes both ways… in order to get unity and support of those many on the other side of the coin… from the medical cannabis community… from those whom are sick.. whom are terminally ill.. whom knows cannabis works… you also need to show support for those in need when they face the trials of the court system… not only for a few.. but for all citizens whom utalize cannabis….. THE COMPASIONATE USE ACT……..
If not.. there is no cannabis movement …. … only those whom only want to party and get high, whom are able to walk, and talk, and juggle, and smoke, for utalization of legalization… not for the medical use of cannabis for those whom benifit from the use of it for their well being……and i am a citizen of this beautiful United States…
I am a voter… and i have been on both side of the coin….
These pateints whom face the court system need the support of all the organizations in this movement… if you can not give this to them… then.. you have shown me your true colors… and your greed, and your uncompassioante voice toward those whom are in the fying pan of hell facing the courts… i beleived in this movement 12 years ago.. and i believed in the compassionate use behind this issue… but now… i am not so sure any more….its bad enough we are having issues with other issues in our country.. but to turn against those in need…is a very very sad thing indeed….to turn our backs on those whom face the court system behind the use of cannabis… due to their financial issues… they can not be helped.. only those whom have the finacial backing can hire the best… but not for those whom can not…
and to turn your back on an Activist whom is also a Vet.. in the US Army… just shows how much this movement cares ..
"Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..[email protected]> Apr 10 07:39PM -0700
huh? Whats confusing here ? Its pretty striaght up writing. I
undertsand the frustration contained within. I have this say lavonne
thank you for sharing your heartfelt prespective. I think patient
advocates need to constantly define the different roles we play within
this arena . Define to supprotive govt the difference btwn industry
lobbyist and patient advocates. I beleive in equity. And widening the
circle not marginalization . Ofcourse to a degree it all about the
haves and have nots . Both those with privegde and without must demand
balance at every policy table , court room and comunity center. Again
thank you lavonne for honesty and care .
Axis of Love SF
"Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..[email protected]> Apr 09 10:40PM -0700
GReat news? Right? So then it goes from comittee straight to assembly
floor? For vote? Hows the floor vote shaping up?I got your txt and
willbe calling thrusday? Weve exprienced a loss in the patient
comunity and for nxt 48 hrs will be preparing memorial services. Thank
you for prompt response to concerns.
Axis of Love SF
Toma <s..[email protected]> Apr 10 11:14AM -0700
Thank you for informing me. Is there any way I can show support to the grieving family?
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Matthew Abel <s..[email protected]> Apr 10 11:17AM -0400
It is too late to modify our language this year in Michigan. We have 90 days left to obtain signatures.
Also, I like this and would not change it. It is simple and elegant.
Changes you discuss would require much additional language. The more words, the more subject to challenge.
Thanks for your comments.
Attorney at Law
Cannabis Counsel, PLC
Detroit, MI 48207
Karen Kissler <s..[email protected]> Apr 10 04:13AM -0700
I use Henry Levy in Oakland and attended his 280e seminar with atty. Henry
Wykowski (SF) and Steve DeAngelo. Great seminar. Henry (Hank) and I have
talked about what kind of accountant to use and he says just to use any
experienced one. he will, at the end of the year, take all the expenses and
put them in catagories that comply with the Champ decision. I found one
with lots of business experience (but not with disensaries.) I may use her-
she's nice and willing. Said it'll cost about $300/mo. Let me know if you
want her name? She's in Sta Rosa.
PS we open next week!
Alternatives, A Health Collective
1603 Hampton Way
Santa Rosa Ca 95407
(phone#-removed) for now)
Open Daily 10-7
Mickey Martin <s..[email protected]> Apr 10 08:51AM -0700
Picking ourselves up and dusting ourselves off….
Posted by Mickey Martin on April 10th, 2012
It is easy to let the overwhelming battle of cannabis prohibition knock us down. We are fighting immeasurable ignorance and inherent evil in our quest to free a safe, enjoyable, and helpful plant from the clutches of tyranny. Many are in shock from the crackdown that started in October. Our Federal Government has decided to trample state’s rights and the kicker is that they are now doing zoning and code enforcement.
Meanwhile Rome is burning. Our economy is still somewhat in the shitter, gun violence is rampant, people are literally starving in our streets, our education system sucks, our infrastructure is crumbling, and a hell of a lot of people do not have healthcare, or are one injury away from being bankrupt from our shitty healthcare system. Big businesses lobbyists and those who would rather be uber-rich than live in a world where everyone had a fair shake, seem to be running our society into the ground to increase their profits. It is an ass-backward existence no doubt, and to put the icing on the cake, we have spend trillions of dollars enforcing laws against people who use cannabis. We have seen our local police forces militarized to a point of intimidation in the name of a failed war on drugs. We have locked up innumerable amount of our neighbors (mostly poor people) to justify the spending of resources on more cops, more guns, more helicopters, more SWAT
team gear, more manpower, and more bullshit to fight a war that will NEVER be won. It is the most fucking insane bullshit ever, and I just cannot wrap my fucking head around it.
So when they came in to Oakland last week with their par-military Federal sideshow and stormed Oaksterdam with a force of Feds that matched Waco, it was a clear sign that this battle was pretty fucking far from over. It was disheartening and demoralizing for so many reasons, but the biggest is because we all believed we were beyond this shit. Some thought the age of Obama would usher in new understanding and that a more sensible approach would lead to greater understanding and acceptance; and for a while it seemed like it had.
In October of 2009, the now infamous “Ogden Memo” was released, sending a signal to the community that there was some level of acceptance that would be tolerated, and that those in “clear and unambiguous compliance with State law” would be left alone. This sparked a series of expansions in the industry, including the State of Colorado passing their entire regulation model, cities and counties passing ordinances, and states like Arizona, Rhode Island, and New Jersey developing regulatory systems for access to cannabis. People believed that if the states authorized it that the Feds would take a step back and allow for the market to flourish…and it did, for a while. The industry grew by leaps and bounds and people found a renewed sense of legitimacy that made people come out of hiding, advertise their goods and services, and push the envelopes of what was allowable under these new guidelines. It would seem the Feds opened Pandora’s box with
their silly memo; and after the effects began to take hold, they decided they had made a huge mistake and now are scrambling to put the genie back in the bottle. Good luck with that.
So now they have began to senselessly attack an industry that they helped create, and seem to be determined to scare the shit out of people who provide cannabis. They have succeeded in crippling some of our best operators and have worked to close down some of the industry’s most storied organizations. Why? Who the fuck knows, really? I quit trying to figure out what the Feds are up to a long time ago. I am not sure they even fucking know any more. They seem to be throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks, and they have created more chaos, confusion and real crime in the process. Their coordinated crackdown has struck at the core of the medical cannabis movement, with the Oaksterdam raids marking the “Oh Shit” mark for many. They have succeeded, if nothing else, in making many of us question the future of the movement and our own survival in it. We have had our ass kicked a little over the past few months and took a direct shot to the chin
on Good Monday.
But we are fighters. We have come to far to surrender now. It is time for this movement to get up, dust ourselves off, and get ready for battle. These assholes know that their days of kicking in people’s doors for plants are limited, as our society continues to question the validity of their failed War on Drugs. They are hiding behind bad law and a war on drugs that was instituted by Richard Nixon, our Nation’s most corrupt President ever. Way to go assholes. Keep Nixon’s lies and deceit alive with your continued ignorance. These idiots have managed to corrupt our society and fleece Americans for billions to fund their failure, as they wage war on innocent and harmless drug users. They have made criminals out of an alarming amount of our neighbors, as the US has 25% of the world population for prisoners, while we only have 5% of the world’s population. That is a BIG fucking problem and one that continues to cost us dearly in the form of
increased enforcement costs and a society of disenfranchised people who have been marginalized by a system of intolerance. It is simply unacceptable and it is up to us to stay the course and end this bullshit once and for all.
So the time for belly-aching and crying over spilled milk has past. Get the fuck up, dust yourself off, and get back to work. There are millions of our fellow countrymen depending on us to end this thing once and for all and to restore sanity to the American landscape. We will never be able to do that by sulking and feeling sorry for ourselves. We are better than that.
WE ARE RIGHT. THEY ARE WRONG. Never forget that. So when the road less traveled seems too hard or too difficult, just remember that you are fighting for millions of people who do not have a voice. You are fighting for the patient who cannot use cannabis in Tennessee, and the kid who will lose his college money for weed in Michigan, and the mother who lost her baby to prison because he sold some marijuana, and the parents who had their children taken because they used cannabis, and the carpenter from Idaho who lost his job because of using pot. There is SO much at stake in this battle that we cannot afford to turn back now. We cannot give an inch in our quest for cannabis freedom and sensible drug policy. We must put one foot in front of the other and carry on. We are winning, and we must not let up for a minute. It is go time.
Never let the assholes kill your spirit or make you second guess your role in this battle. We are the one’s we have been waiting for, so get to fucking work because there is a hell of a lot of work to do. I will see you at the finish line. I will bring the doobies. WOOOOOOOSH!
Buy the ticket. Take the ride.
>-Hunter S. Thompson
T-Comp Consulting Director
***The views expressed in this communication are not necessarily the views of T-Comp Consulting, Tainted Compassion, Cannabis Warrior any other group I am affiliated with.***
rose jeri <s..email@example.com> Apr 10 08:27PM
At last Anonymous has gotten passed the political and come to see THE ANSWER to ending the corporate monopoly based on OIL
Anonymous Announces OpCannabis, Phase 1
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture, News
Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm
The online activist organization Anonymous has begun Phase 1 of
OpCannabis, its effort to educate the public and work on behalf of
cannabis legalization worldwide.
In announcing OpCannabis, which officially launches on April 20,
Anonymous released the following statement:
Dear Citizens of the World
For far too long cannabis has been oppressed by big corporations, big
pharma and governments when it could be benefiting all of mankind on
many different levels. We have heard and we have watched your
government lie and deceive you on all the dangers of cannabis. Show
support by making your profile pictures green this April 20th on your
social network profiles.
OpCannabis phase 1, initiated. We are Anonymous…..Expect us.
Attention individual people, governments, companies and fellow Anons!
We are Anonymous and we have an important message for you:
Plato said that it was ok to tell a lie ONLY if it truly benefits all
of mankind. Plato called this lie the "noble lie." For far too long
there has been a lie that has been perpetrated but it is neither noble
nor does it benefit all of mankind, actually quite the opposite… the
cannabis plant is one of the world's oldest and best medicines that
has been known as beneficial for thousands of years!
It can replace many medicines and can be made into many different
things such as plastics and fuels and paints etc. The bounds of this
plant are limitless, we ALL are effected by illness such as cancer,
diabetes, Crohn's disease, chronic pain, mental illness, alcohol abuse
and a myriad of other physical and mental disorders. Cannabis had been
proven over and over to help or even cure and reverse the effects of
these diseases that will affect us all at some point in our life!
Yet it is kept from the people who need its curing powers by
governments, big corporations, by big pharmaceutical companies because
it is a threat to the money they make! They make more money off you
being sick so they do not want you to have a cure, these people do not
truly care about your wellbeing only the money they will make from
Since it is an easily grown plant that can be grown freely by anyone
they have made it an illegal Schedule I drug. Cannabis has been
oppressed by the powers that be that are afraid of its true benefits,
and these benefits do help all of mankind!
So cannabis fits the criteria for Anonymous' support. We ask that all
Anons and individuals please support the legalization efforts in any
way possible! Even simply signing a petition or sharing info or even
just having an open mind about the subject will help!
We ask you to please educate yourself on its many benefits and share
these benefits with your sick or injured friends. We all know somebody
that has cancer or diabetes and cannabis has helped or cured both and
many other disorders!
Anonymous will begin its support for the legalization of marijuana on
4/20/12. So please show your support by educating yourselves and
making your profile pic or timeline banner on your social services
accts green or 420 friendly.
We have all seen the power of the SOPA blackout so Anonymous feels
that we can help cure the world simply by everyone showing their
support for this most beneficial plant! We must end the prohibition of
These oppressors make trillions of dollars off of the war on drugs by
keeping their privately owned jails overcrowded with nonviolent drug
offenders! We are approaching the 11 billion dollar mark that the
government has spent on the drug war this year alone and have put
millions of nonviolent offenders behind bars. This is a true crime
against humanity and needs to end!
Saying cannabis is a dangerous drug and is not a medicine is NOT a
noble lie… it is simply a lie!
WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE LEGION for legalization!
WE DO NOT FORGIVE the crimes of the War on Drugs.
WE DO NOT FORGET our brothers + sisters locked up because of it.
Mikki Norris <s..firstname.lastname@example.org> Apr 10 03:46PM -0700
See article below about an important hearing this Thursday. Also, there
will be a Silent Action from 4-6 PM beforehand, to remember those impacted
by the Drug War, in front of SF City Hall. Please bring a memento or photo
of a loved one who has been hurt by drug policies for the silent protest.
The public will have an opportunity to speak for two minutes during the
public comment section, if you'd like to say something there.
Hope to see you there.
SF Human Rights Commission invites your testimony on impact of War on Drugs
at April 12 public hearing
April 4, 2012
by Noah Frigault and Zoe Polk
on-us.jpg> Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the War on Drugs, on
Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 250 of City Hall, the San
Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) will join the national conversation
on drug enforcement policies and practices in the United States by hosting a
public hearing entitled ³The Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs.²
Taking place at San Francisco City Hall, this public hearing will focus on
the impact the War on Drugs has had in San Francisco and document testimony
from affected community members, criminal justice experts, direct service
providers and community-based organizations on this critical issue.
Last year, on April 14, 2011, the Human Rights Commission voted unanimously
to join the Reentry Council of San Francisco and send a letter to the San
Francisco Board of Supervisors and the mayor urging them to develop and
enact legislation to prohibit discrimination in San Francisco against people
with prior arrests and/or convictions many of whom are low-income people
of color targeted in their communities by discriminatory police practices.
For example, in California, African Americans are 10 times more likely than
whites to be imprisoned for possession of marijuana, despite similar drug
use rates across color lines. In 2006, African Americans were arrested in
San Francisco for drug offenses at five times the rate of African Americans
statewide and at 16 times the rate of other races in the City. Young African
American women ages 10-29 were 12 to 21 times more likely to be arrested for
drug felonies. When compared to women of other races in their age groups,
African American women ages 18-69 were 25 to 30 times more likely to be
arrested for drugs.
In 2006, African Americans were arrested in San Francisco for drug offenses
at five times the rate of African Americans statewide and at 16 times the
rate of other races in the City.
The hearing will examine the lifetime impact of drug conviction on
employment, housing opportunities, education, family, community and access
to health programs. As the result of a felony conviction, people are
ineligible to vote while they are in prison, ineligible for public housing
and food stamps for the rest of their lives, unable to receive federal
financial aid for college, and subject to legalized discrimination in
employment, housing, and parental rights, among other impairments.
alil-Bendib.jpg> ³This hearing is a part of our continuing effort to conduct
education and outreach on the ŒUnfinished Agenda¹ report and the
discrimination against people with criminal records and its disproportionate
impact on the African American and Latino communities,² said Commissioner
Sheryl Evans Davis. ³We¹re finding a lot of people want more accurate
information, particularly about drug arrests and convictions. Through this
hearing and the report that will follow, we hope to parse out concerns,
myths, biases and facts about the criminalization of drugs.²
According to Executive Director Theresa Sparks, ³Across the country,
religious leaders, community organizations, public safety experts,
Republicans and Democrats are examining how effective the War on Drugs has
been. People are asking questions about the impact it has had on families,
crime, neighborhoods and civil rights. We hope to explore those impacts in
The HRC has invited speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union, the
Youth Commission, All of Us or None, the S.F. Drug Users¹ Union, the Lawyers
Committee for Civil Rights and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, among
others, to attend and give testimony. In addition, the HRC is actively
seeking community members to share their stories and recommendations in
During public comment, anyone who shows up and fills out a comment card will
be given two minutes to air their views to all present, including all of the
Human Rights Commissioners and influential community leaders the HRC has
invited to attend. If you¹re not able to make it to the hearing, consider
submitting written testimony. This testimony will be used after the hearing
in preparation for a report the HRC will present with recommendations to the
City. Written Testimony Forms are available upon request and will be
available at the hearing.
The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 12, in Room 250 of City Hall.
For more information, as well as an opportunity to submit written testimony
online, visit www.facebook.com/HRChearing
Noah Frigault, a student at Hastings College of the Law and an intern at
HRC, can be reached s..email@example.com. Zoe Polk, a supervisor at
HRC, can be reached at s..firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pebbles Trippet <s..email@example.com> Apr 10 09:49AM -0700
"Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur" <s..firstname.lastname@example.org> Apr 10 03:52AM -0700
interesting useful and good suggestion to sit down w your collectives legalteam!
Greetings Colleagues -
In the 11th hour AB 2312 has been pulled from the calendar for tomorrow
April 10, 2012, and will be heard next week. I believe I misspoke last
message; the bill is being heard in the Assembly's public safety
committee. Contact info below:
Members of the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety -
Chair, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano – D-13 (San Francisco area)
Vice Chair, Assembly Member Steve Knight – R-36 (Palmdale/Lancaster area)
Assembly Member Gilbert Cedillo – D-45 (Metro LA area)
Assembly Member Curt Hagman – R-60 (Anaheim, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, La
Habra, Orange, Whittier, Yorba Linda and nearby areas)
Assembly Member Holly J. Mitchell – D-47 (Culver City area)
Assembly Member Nancy Skinner – D-14 (Oakland, East Bay area)
I encourage you to share the text of this bill with your attorney(s) and
learn how this proposed law may affect your collective. In municipalities
that lack regulation, state rules would become the default. The requisite
article states "a medical marijuana facility may not operate until it has
filed. . . and the board has approved…"
The bill lacks language to address situations where a municipality's
regulations have been deemed unlawful or situations where collectives have
a settlement agreement as a result of lawsuits and what legal status those
entities would have within this proposed law. (The bill grandfathers
facilities in good standing with their local regulations.)
There is also the matter of the federal government. When Oakland tried to
regulate gardens, city officials were threatened by US Attorneys.
Mendocino suspended its plant registration program as a result of federal
threats. It will be interesting to see if our State legislature is
threatened for moving this bill forward.
Be safe and stay well.
Executive & Program Director
Patient Advocacy Network
PAN is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization
Axis of Love SF
Terry Vail <s..email@example.com> Apr 09 09:41PM -0700
I say the very bad items outweigh the very good items enough so that i
believe we as collectives should give it a pass; and work for something
more favorable. Why give up the high ground until we know what the
Supreme's are thinking?
On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Axis of Love SF, Shona Gochenaur <