(Originally posted at The 420 Times, but so important I want the news out everywhere)
I just received an urgent call for action from Don Duncan, the California Director of Americans For Safe Access, one of the top national organizations working tirelessly to protect your right to use cannabis as medicine. The California legislature has taken the time and effort to stop you from being able to buy your medicine safely and legally as provided for by law. Even though you elected these
idiots representatives, they are now working against you — the people of California who passed both Props 215 and 420. Now our only hope is to remind Governor Jerry Brown who elected him!
So here’s ASA’s message in its entirely. Please make the appropriate mouse clicks and phone calls today and tomorrow, or you might soon be on the street looking for an illegal drug dealer, because all your dispensaries have been shut down:
There are two bills on the Governor’s desk that will severely limit safe access to medical cannabis in California. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is calling on supporters to contact Governor Jerry Brown today and ask him to veto SB 847 and AB 1300 to protect local access in our communities.
Can you take a few minutes right now to call or email Governor Brown? ASA’s online action center makes it easy!
Senator Lou Correa’s (D-Santa Ana) SB 847 requires that medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives be located at least 600 feet from any residential zone or use. This will force patients’ associations to the outskirts of most cities – if they can find a location at all! Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield’s (D-Van Nuys) AB 1300 explicitly authorizes cities and counties to ban cooperatives and collectives. That means access can be eliminated in some communities altogether! That is not what voters intended when they adopted Proposition 215 in 1996, calling on lawmakers “to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana to all patients in medical need of marijuana.”
These bills passed through the legislature easily. If we do not make a good show of opposition at the Governor’s office, he will sign SB 847 and AB 1300 into law. Research conducted by ASA and years of experience in implementing our state law show that sensible regulations reduce crime and complaints around cooperatives and collectives. Tell Governor Brown we can work with lawmakers to adopt better laws than these.
Please act today. The bills could be signed at any minute!
Thank you for helping,
California Director, ASA