Medical Marijuana Under Attack In California

(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,
Don Duncan
California Director, ASA

About Old Hippie Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


Have you factored in that the vast majority of politicians are in the pay (one way or another) of the cartels? Brown is going to screw you.

I hate to break the news to you. If you place your faith in any politicians but libertarians you are going to get it where it hurts. The Republican Liberty caucus is a place to look for libertarians that actually get elected.

Nationally I like Gary Johnson and Sarah Palin. Don’t laugh. Look into her husband Todd.

And have a look at this article I got published in an online socon magazine.

It should give you some ideas.

BTW I used to live in Briceland a very long time ago. Redway is the closest town of any size. Unless you count Whitethorn.

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