Yesterday, the Senate Public Safety Committee advanced legislation that will help strengthen and clarify legal protections for medical marijuana providers. MPP submitted a letter of support to the committee, and hundreds of our subscribers emailed their senators urging them to pass the bill. Now it’s your turn. Email your senator...
and ask her or him to vote “yes” when SB 1182 is called to a vote.
SB 1182 - http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=yCg6GibsqmehBlnoUHXDOA
, introduced by Sen. Mark Leno, would exempt from certain criminal acts and nuisance provisions medical marijuana providers who act in compliance with the Guidelines For The Security And Non-Diversion Of Marijuana Grown For Medical Use http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=RdZ6dsAy6UUzRUA6ABqhuQ
, published by the Attorney General’s Office in 2008. The bill clearly exempts cooperatives, collectives, and their employees from criminal violations for providing medical marijuana to patients with physician recommendations, ensuring California medical marijuana patients have immediate and safe access to their physician-recommended medicine. The need for this bill is apparent considering some prosecutors have claimed that collectives are not allowed to transport or sell medical marijuana under current law.
Please email your senator
today and ask for his or her support on SB 1182. Make sure your friends and family are aware
of this important bill as well.