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Marijuana legalization measures have been a mixed bag of good and bad for medical marijuana patients. With California most likely to have a legalization initiative on the ballot in 2016, legalization proponents want to work with medical marijuana patients to ensure that their rights are protected under any marijuana legalization initiatives that are on the ballot.
Dale Sky Jones is Director of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, a California based nonpartisan organization dedicated to ending marijuana prohibition through ballot initiatives, legislative collaboration and public education campaigns. As the shows first guest, Ms. Jones will provide information on the series of roundtable discussions being held in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Santa Ana on Jan. 30 and 31. Information on prospects for the 2016 initiatives and how patients can work together to make sure they do not have a negative impact is at the center of these community forums.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of California at Irvine are sponsoring a symposium on Saturday, Feb. 21 that will bring together experts from the legal, political, and judicial arenas, as well as civil rights activists, harm reduction workers, entrepreneurs, and full-time reform workers for an in-depth look at how U.S. drug policies have affected society, and what lies ahead on the horizon.
The show’s second guest is Lauren Ayn Mendelsohn, coordinator for SSDP at UCI who is also a J.D. Candidate, 2016. She will explain the ins and outs of this important symposium and reveal the names of the invited speakers and participants. Marijuana law reform is a key component of the reform process and Ms. Mendelsohn will provide information on how this is incorporated into the symposium’s presentations.
With medical marijuana dispensaries that can sell to tourists set to open soon in Nevada, Las Vegas is rapidly becoming a hot spot for marijuana tourism. Longtime Las Vegas patient advocate Cindy Brown has been involved in the Las Vegas mmj scene for many years and will bring us up to date on what is happening in Sin City including when the dispensaries are expected to open, what will be the requirements to purchase and just how cannabis friendly is Las Vegas really becoming.
Keeping up with our nation’s rapidly changing marijuana laws can be a real challenge. Thankfully there is the Margolin Guide to Marijuana Laws in California and throughout the United States. As one of the longest practicing marijuana attorney’s in California and as director of the LA Chapter of NORML, Bruce Margolin has been involved in many precedent setting marijuana cases and has seen the changes in the marijuana law at all levels of government. As the show’s second guest, attorney Margolin will talk about how the guide came into being, what are its contents and how to use it when you need marijuana law information. Plus you can learn how you can obtain a free copy of this authoritative book.
John Cornyn and Sheldon Whitehouse = Prison reform Another Trending Duo
News that Matters - Marijuana state-level marijuana reform developments
Prisoners Perspective - communication, causes, Case-In-Law
Events of Interest
Inclosing - Sometimes related to issues in the current episode
SiteSeeing Tour Bus goes to marijuana
UN-RIDDLE - Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
The Marijuana Policy Project has sponsored more successful medical marijuana and legalization initiatives than any other organization in the U.S.A. In 2016 they will be involved with legalization initiatives in Arizona, California, Maine and Nevada. Our first guest is Morgan Fox, Communications Manager for MPP providing insights into the planning and preparations being made in 2015 to insure the success of these marijuana legalization initiatives. With a successful track record at the ballot box unmatched by any other organization, Mr. Fox will lay out the plans for success and most importantly how you can participate with MPP to make the world safe for marijuana.
20 miles from the sprawling 29 Palms Marine Base and just 15 miles from the renowned Joshua Tree National Park, sits Yucca Valley a small desert town of 20,000. The town had “tolerated” one medical marijuana dispensary for three years but forced it to close in 2014. Our second guest is Jason Elassner who headed the successful campaign to place an initiative before voters allowing dispensaries to open. Having collected enough signatures to require a special election, Jason will divulge the backroom deals and expose the small town intrigues that are changing the political landscape.
It sure sounds like snake oil, but if marijuana can cure cancer maybe it can aid in the control of Ebola. David Allen M.D. takes a look at the latest scientific evidence that the cannabinoids in cannabis, particularly Cannabidiol (CBD), may offer control of the immune system and in turn provide protection from viral infections such as ebola.
The November 4 mid-term elections were a boon for marijuana advocates as much as they were for Republicans. Dale Gieringer, Executive Director of CalNORML and political analyst extraordinaire, will examine the legalization initiatives explaining how they will effect marijuana consumers, speculate on the fate of the Washington D.C. initiative with a Republican controlled congress, evaluate how supportive some of the newly elected members of congress will be and prognosticate on the future of legalization in the U.S.A.
The Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere. The show’s first guest, Laura Carlsen, Director of CIP Americas, will provide information on this relatively unknown but important organization and explain their programs including those dealing with our country’s War on Drugs in Latin America. For more information on CIP Americas, CLICK HERE.
From San Diego County to Sonoma County, Step Sherer, Exectuive Director of Americans for Safe Access, is making a whirlwind tour of California providing information and seeking input from patients on what needs to be accomplished on the state and local level regarding legislation on bans, patient rights and commercial regulation. Why the tour is happening and what is hoped to be accomplished will be explained along with tour dates, times and locations.
The Family Law & Cannabis Alliance is a clearinghouse for local, state-based, and national information related to marijuana policy, child protective services (CPS), and family court. The Alliance’s Executive Director Sara Arnold provides an overview on the problems parents who are medical marijuana patients are facing and overcoming and how her organization works with local Children’s Protective Service agencies and other private and governmental organizations to keep families intact.
The 8th Annual San Francisco Patient’s Choice Medical Cannabis Cup was held the weekend of November 29th with patient judges awarding prizes for best cannabis in all its form - bud, concentrates and edibles. Cup organizer David Goldman will recount the highlights of the 2014 cup competition including a look at the entrants and how the judges decided on what was the best.
With over 75% approval, voters in the Vallejo California, population around 120,000, enacted Measure C in 2011 which established a tax of 10% on medical marijuana products. Although it would seem obvious that voters would not approve a tax for businesses that they thought shouldn’t be allowed to operate, the Vallejo City Council thought the voters were too stupid to understand the issue and enacted a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses in 2013.
In February, several of the operating medical marijuana dispensaries attempted to pay almost $50,000 in taxes but were turned away with a city employee telling them that “As of January 13, 2015, the City of Vallejo City Council directed city staff to no longer accept medical marijuana monthly tax returns or any tax payments related to medical marijuana.”
Attorney James Anthony represents the 11 medical marijuana dispensaries that were operating before enactment of the 2013 moratorium. As the show’s first guest, Mr. Anthony will explain how it came to pass that the city is refusing to collect an estimated $5 million in annual taxes and what the collectives will do to force them to take their money.
Combining content and lessons learned from previous attempts to place a marijuana legalization initiative on the California ballot, the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR) was started by Americans for Policy Reform as an open-source, grassroots project. The goal was to bring everyone together on the "same page" for the next legalization initiative.
John Lee is one of the chief organizers of MCLR and as the show’s second guest will explain the new initiative and how they are committed to drafting and passing an initiative that reflects the will of people.
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