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Tell Governor Brown to veto SB 847 and AB 1300

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
The California Legislature has adopted two bills that may severely limit safe access to medicine in our communities. Tell Governor Jerry Brown to veto Senator Lou Correa's (D-Santa Ana) SB 847 and Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield's (D-Van Nuys) AB 1300. Tell the Governor that we should find better solutions to regulating medical cannabis in California.

SB 847 requires that legal medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives be located at least 600 feet from residential uses and zones statewide. This means eliminating vast swaths of safe and easily accessible commercial property for patients associations. Research conducted by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) almost sixteen years of experience show that cooperatives and collectives can be good neighbors. We do not need harsh restrictions like these.

AB 1300 will explicitly allow cities and counties to ban medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives - even if we win ongoing court battles. This bill will add momentum to the anti-medical cannabis lobby and increase the number of communities with no access to medical cannabis. AB 1300 flies in the face of the will of the voters who adopted Proposition 215 in 1996. Let's regulate medical cannabis, not ban it!

Write to Governor Brown today and ask him to veto SB 847 and AB 1300.
 

TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
SB 847 requires that legal medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives be located at least 600 feet from residential uses and zones statewide. This means eliminating vast swaths of safe and easily accessible commercial property for patients associations. Research conducted by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) almost sixteen years of experience show that cooperatives and collectives can be good neighbors. We do not need harsh restrictions like these.
If the justification for the current legality to some in CA is that it is medicine, then that's discriminatory unless other places that sell meds (IOW, pharmacies) fall under the same restrictions.

AB 1300 will explicitly allow cities and counties to ban medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives - even if we win ongoing court battles. This bill will add momentum to the anti-medical cannabis lobby and increase the number of communities with no access to medical cannabis. AB 1300 flies in the face of the will of the voters who adopted Proposition 215 in 1996.
If the citizens of California have voted medicinal cannabis into the state's constitution (as an amendment) then such legislation would appear to be unconstitutional as it purports to empower the local jurisdictions to infringe on Californian's (state) constitutional rights. Since it is assumed that state legislators are both (a) smart enough to tie at least one of their own shoes and (b) able to read the constitution of the state that they serve, I believe that knowingly taking steps to infringe on a citizen's rights in such a manner is an impeachable offense (or at least it should be) and that the introducer and everyone who voted for it should be immediately and permanently removed from office. Seems like criminal charges should be filed as well.

But that's just my opinion.

Be sure to write a real letter and snail-mail it, don't just email.
 
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