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Jovan Jackson’s Conviction Overturned in San Diego – Dispensaries Have the Right to Operate

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by highboldtage

A big win for ASA in San Diego

Joe Elford

http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/blog/2012/10/24/a-big-win-for-asa-in-san-diego/

California’s 4th District Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of San Diego medical cannabis provider Jovan Jackson today. The decision in People v. Jackson recognizes the right of medical cannabis dispensaries to exist and provide medicine to patient-members.  The decision further clarifies that members can participate in the association though financial contributions (sales) alone. This is an important milestone, because until now, some law enforcement and law makers all have refused to acknowledge that patients can organize cooperative and collective associations that sell medical marijuana. Today’s decision may have far-reaching implications for local and state implementation and regulation of medical marijuana.

 

Jovan Jackson was first arrested for providing medical cannabis in the City of San Diego in 2008. He was prosecuted for cannabis possession and sales and acquitted by the jury. San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a steadfast opponent of medical cannabis, retried him on the same charges in 2009. In that case, Superior Court Judge Howard Shore denied Mr. Jackson the right to use California’s medical cannabis laws as a defense in court. Judge Shore referred to medical cannabis as “dope” and called state medical cannabis laws a “sham” during the trial.

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) took Mr. Jackson’s appeal last year, because we knew this case was important for the future of safe access in California. Medical cannabis opponents have argued steadfastly that every member of a patients’ association must physically participate in the cultivation of plants and that no member can buy medicine. ASA disagreed, and this was just the case to settle the issue. Relying heavily on People v. Colvin, a prior appellate decision in the California’s 2nd District, the court ruled that

“Jackson was only required to produce evidence which would create a reasonable doubt as to whether the defense provided by the [Medical Marijuana Program Act] had been established… the collective or cooperative association required by the act need not include active participation by all members in the cultivation process but may be limited to financial support by way of marijuana purchases from the organization. Thus, contrary to the trial court’s ruling, the large membership of Jackson’s collective, very few of whom participated in the actual cultivation process, did not, as a matter of law, prevent Jackson from presenting an MMPA defense.”

The California Attorney General may decide to appeal the Jackson decision, and ASA will be ready to fight this case all the way to the state Supreme Court. Regardless of what comes next in court, patients should hope lawmakers are listening to court today. California votes called on state officials to “to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana” when they approved Proposition 215 in 1996. State lawmakers tried to further clarify the issue when the adopted the Medical Marijuana Program Act in 2003. That bill explicitly allowed collective and cooperative associations and provided for reimbursements for medicine.  It is past time for prosecutors like Ms. Dumanis, local law makers, and state representatives to stop stall and start regulating.

Demand Your Rights to Safe Access in Eureka – Deregulate Marijuana – Let the Dispensary Ban Sunset

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by highboldtage

shortlink here:  http://wp.me/pbr9G-3sW
The “emergency” ban on medical marijuana dispensaries is about to sunset in early November.  Call every member of the city council and DEMAND that the ban on dispensaries be allowed to sunset, and thereafter that medical marijuana dispensaries be allowed to be licensed in the city like any other legal business without discrimination.
The city council in Los Angeles was FORCED to rescind its ban on dispensaries just this week  because the people down there got ORGANIZED AND GATHERED 40,000 SIGNATURES TO RESCIND THE BAN.
Stand up for your rights!
Besides allowing legal and safe access to needed medicine, deregulation of the medical marijuana business here in Eureka will quickly fill half a dozen empty storefronts and industrial buildings and will provide good employment for 50 or 60 people.
Call every city council person – they all represent you – and demand that they do the right thing for mmj patients and the economic health of Eureka!
Remind them that if they do nothing – and let the dispensary ban sunset – that the Feds can do nothing to them.  They cannot be prosecuted by the Feds for something they haven’t done.
Remind them that they cannot discriminate against legal dispensary businesses – to do so is to invite expensive antidiscrimination lawsuits that WILL  BE LOST just like so many recent lawsuits against the city!
When you contact your city council person be civil, but be firm!
Marian Brady (707) 441-4169  mailto:mbrady@ci.eureka.ca.gov
Linda Atkins (707) 441-4168    mailto:latkins@ci.eureka.ca.gov
Mike Newman (707) 441-4170  mnewman@ci.eureka.ca.gov
Melinda Ciarabellini  (707)  441-4167  mciarabellini@ci.eureka.ca.gov
Lance Madsen (707) 441-4171 lmadsen@ci.eureka.ca.gov
thanks,
have a peaceful day,
Bill
please forward
link here: http://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/demand-your-rights-to-safe-access-in-eureka-deregulate-marijuana-let-the-dispensary-ban-sunset/  or http://urlet.com/los.reply

Fascist Anti-Marijuana Crackdown in Santa Rosa – PERSONAL GARDENS RAIDED

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by highboldtage

Dozens of combat-clad police officers, deputies and federal agents swarmed a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood Wednesday morning in the region’s largest-ever operation against residential marijuana gardens.

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“A team of 150 law enforcement officers raided 32 homes on Moorland Avenue, Eddy Drive, Barbara Drive and Neville Way, immediately south of the Corby Auto Mall.

Following the initial raid, officers carrying search warrants went into yards and confiscated a large amount of marijuana plants. Residents, many of them handcuffed, sat in front yards and watched as the pot was piled in great heaps.

The raids began about 9 a.m. when FBI agents in full military gear ordered residents to leave their homes, then rushed into the residences, most of them modest multi-plex units. The neighborhood was punctuated by the sounds of exploding flash grenades at several homes.

The FBI assault team, its large military-type truck and a big-wheeled SWAT vehicle had left the neighborhood, but people still sat handcuffed in their front yards, as a woman who asked not to be identified surveyed the scene from the hood of a parked car.

As pot piles grew in the street, groups of neighbors gathered to watch. Several called the officers’ tactics “overkill” and questioned the value of ripping out the gardens.

“It’s a big bunch of crap,” said one neighbor Lora Wilson. “How much taxpayer money did we just waste doing this?”

The staging ground for the operation was the parking lot of the Santa Rosa’s Veterans Memorial Building. At about 9 a.m., a long line of FBI and sheriff’s SUVs, trucks, patrol cars and large assault vehicles snaked out of the parking lot and onto Highway 12, then southbound 101.

Onlookers said an FBI team dressed in fatigues and helmets and carrying an assortment of battering rams, shields, ladders and weapons first entered a residence on Moorland Avenue at Barbara Drive.

That team then moved to several homes on Barbara Drive. Soon, handcuffed and guarded residents sat in front yards up and down Barbara Drive and the adjoining streets.”

more pix and complete article:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120926/ARTICLES/120929653/1033/news?p=2&tc=pg

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Sonoma Coma – Sativa Dom Hybrid – San Jose

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2012 by highboldtage

Sonoma Coma – Sativa Dom Hybrid – San Jose

Sonoma Coma strain review at:   https://www.stickyguide.com/dispensaries/canna-culture-collective/products/sonoma-coma

Pot Market Crashing? SacBee Thinks So

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by highboldtage

via Sacramento Bee:

ARCATA – The pot market is crashing in California’s legendary Emerald Triangle.

The closure of hundreds of marijuana dispensaries across California and a federal crackdown on licensing programs for medical pot cultivation are leaving growers in the North Coast redwoods with harvested stashes many can’t sell.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/05/4467516/californias-emerald-triangle-pot.html

Tahoe Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bombed on Eve of 4/20

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by highboldtage

via SacBee:

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. —     Police are investigating after an improvised explosive device was thrown through the window of a South Lake Tahoe marijuana dispensary [Patient to Patient Collective] on the eve of a marijuana holiday.

Read more here:  http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/20/4430428/explosive-hits-tahoe-pot-dispensary.html
“Erika Triglia, manager at the dispensary, said the device was a PVC pipe containing sulfur and a fuse. The suspect targeted the room where the collective typically keeps maturing marijuana plants, Triglia said. The incident was an attempt to kill the plants by clouding the room with excessive amounts of sulfur, Triglia said.”
“According to Friday’s statement, the Douglas County Bomb Squad removed the device from the building, rendered it safe and booked it into evidence for processing.
Triglia said the device was removed by her husband, Matt Triglia, who operates the collective. She questioned the need for the bomb squad’s robot, as well as police overtime in the response to the incident.”
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/ARTICLE/20120420/NEWS/120429995/-1/

Will Arcata Poop and Pee on This Year’s 420 Celebration?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by highboldtage

Last year the Arcata PD and the other assorted LE in the area spread very stinky manure all over Redwood Park in an attempted buzz kill.  This was real as opposed to the phony ‘poop and pee’ on the US Bank in Eureka during last fall’s Occupy encampment.

Will they do this again this year?  Maybe we should be prepared to move the celebration somewhere else, like maybe the Arcata Plaza or someplace else?

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