CALIFORNIA: If you are in California and want to help promote safe access to cannabis, check out the message that I received below:
We need more than one hundred people at the State Capitol in thirteen days to talk to lawmakers and staff face-to-face about medical cannabis. Will you be there?
Register right now for the California Summer Lobby Day in Sacramento on Monday, August 12, and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will make an appointment for you to see your Assemblymember that day. The registration fee is only $25 and includes breakfast, a legislative briefing, professional lobby training, printed materials for your visit, and a very special VIP reception with elected officials that night!
Your Assemblymember needs to hear from you on August 12, because an important bill hangs in the balance the very next day. SB 439, authored by Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), will create a uniform statewide standard for medical cannabis patients’ collectives and protect their staff from wrongful prosecution. The bill must pass the Assembly Health Committee the day after our lobby day.
Medical cannabis opponents will be trying hard to defeat the bill or to add “poison pill” amendments. We need to show some grassroots muscle on Monday, August 12, so that lawmakers know there is support in their home Districts for a sensible medical cannabis policy. Otherwise, the bill may die or be gutted by our opponents.