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Author Topic: ASA California Weekly Roundup: August 3, 2012
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California Roundup
Medical Marijuana Patients Get Their Day in Federal Court with the Obama Administration
Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Landlords of Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses
LA Times Fooled by Fake Press Release; Pro-Marijuana Groups Claim Responsibility
Butte supervisors move toward outdoor marijuana growing ban

Events
Tuesday August 7 - Peaceful Protest, Vallejo

Take Action
Register for Camp Wakeupobama - a virtual, online summer camp!
Join ASA's Legal Support Team

ASA Services
Peer Counseling
Wednesday August 8 - Sebastapool
Thursday August 9 - Oakland

ASA Chapter Meetings
Tuesday August 7 - San Francisco
Wednesday August 8 - Marin County

California Roundup

Medical Marijuana Patients Get Their Day in Federal Court with the Obama Administration

Late last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreed to hear oral arguments in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, a lawsuit challenging the federal government's classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical value.

Read More: http://americansforsafeaccess.org/article.php?id=7260

Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Landlords of Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses

Washington, D.C. -- Late yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and eight initial co-sponsors introduced HR 6335, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Protection Act, in an attempt to stop the seizure of property from landlords of state law-compliant medical marijuana businesses.

Read More: http://americansforsafeaccess.org/article.php?id=7263

LA Times Fooled by Fake Press Release; Pro-Marijuana Groups Claim Responsibility

If only the War on Drugs had extended to all drugs -- including the makers of Viagra, Xanax, and whatever other pills people pop these days.

Read More: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/08/fake_press_releases_punk_us_at.php

Butte supervisors move toward outdoor marijuana growing ban

Less than a month after the defeat of Measure A, Butte County is on the way to a more restrictive medical marijuana ordinance.

Read More: http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_21201791

Events

Peaceful Protest
Patients and volunteers of Vallejo’s Better Health Group will be holding a peaceful protest in front of the Vallejo City Hall on August 7th 2012 in response the atrocities performed by the VPD officers during the illegal and 3rd raid of BHG on June 22, 2012. Officers covered up cameras with surgical gloves, ripped the digital video recorder out of the wall removing evidence of their actions, shredded completed and sealed voter registration forms all while unnecessarily intimidating both patients and volunteers.

Regardless if you are a medical marijuana patient, if you believe that these raids are a waste of time and resources, then please join us August 7th and let your voice be heard!

Tuesday August 7 - 7PM
Vallejo City Hall
555 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

For more info or if you would like to help, contact: events@betterhealthvallejo.com
If you cannot attend the protest, please help by writing or emailing your concerns to the following people:
Solano DA, Donald A du Bain at 355 Tuolumne St #3200 Vallejo CA 94590 Email: SolanoDA@solanocounty.com
Attorney General Kamala D Harris, California Dept of Justice Attn: Public Inquiry Unit PO Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244.

Those attending are encouraged to write and email their concerns as well!

Take Action

It's time for camp - Camp Wakeupobama!

Frustrated watching on the sidelines as the Obama Administration tramples on patients rights? Tired of reading news story after news story about friends in our movement being targeted? Wish there were more ways that you could plug into a national movement?

Then Camp Wakeupobama is just for you!

Join activists across the nation by making your summer plans to alter history at Camp Wakeupobama! This is no ordinary camp: each activity you participate in will be building toward national actions this fall! And as you complete camp activities you will win merit badges and prizes, from t-shirts, to our grand prize a full scholarship (travel and lodging) to ASA's national conference in DC February 22-25, 2013! All while fighting for patients rights!

Read More: http://americansforsafeaccess.org/campwakeupobama

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Join the ASA Legal Support Team Today!

"Medical marijuana patients are finally getting their day in court," said Joe Elford, Chief Counsel with Americans for Safe Access.

Fighting for medical cannabis in federal court is a long and expensive struggle. ASA needs the support of our constituency to keep moving forward and finally prevail. The budget for these two cases alone – including briefs, hearings, soliciting, amicus briefs, research, and press – will be well over $300,000.

Join the Legal Support Team today for a minimum pledge of $100 a month for 18 months. As a Legal Support Team member, you will be invited to quarterly calls with Joe Elford to get updates on these cases, you will receive briefs the day they are filed, and you will be listed on ASAʼs website and publications (if you opt in) as a member of the legal support team.

Read More and join: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/182/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8502

ASA Services

Peer Counseling

Wednesday August 8 -- Sebastopol - 3:30 to 5:30PM
Peace In Medicine
6771 Sebastopol Avenue # 100
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Thursday August 9 -- Oakland - 5:30 to 7:30PM
Harborside Health Center
1840 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

ASA Chapter Meetings

Tuesday August 7 -- San Francisco ASA
7:30PM @ 847 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
For more info, contact: dcgoldman@yahoo.com or 415-728-7631

Wednesday August 8 -- Marin County ASA
7:30pm @ the Whistlestop, 930 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael, CA, located next to the Transit Center
For more info, contact: ASA_Marin@yahoo.com or marinsafeaccessnow@yahoo.com

Launching an ASA chapter is a great way to formally bring together like-minded activists in your community to work together toward ensuring safe access to medical cannabis. ASA chapters are part of a national network of ASA activists and staff who work together on a regular basis to achieve shared goals. A great ASA chapter brings together vibrant activists in an environment of mutual respect, shared responsibility, and constructive political activism and creates a space for new advocates to plug in to the movement. The ideal ASA chapter is networked into the larger community and is a constructive voice for patients and providers of medical cannabis. To learn more about launching an ASA Chapter in your area contact Hunter Holliman, National Field Coordinator, Hunter@SafeAccessNow.org.

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