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Santa Cruz Medical Marijuana Seminar: A Benefit for WAMM

Featuring a panel of experts including Valerie Corral, Mike Corral, Ralph Trueblood, attorney Ben Rice, Dr. Frank Lucido, Aurora Leveroni, and more! Topics will include cooking with medical marijuana, indoor and outdoor growing techniques, and medical marijuana collectives. Attorney Ben Rice and Dr. Frank Lucido will be sharing their valuable expertise in their fields of law and medicine. This information is beneficial to all who are interested in medical marijuana, and offers clarification in what is often a confusing system of information and regulation. Cost: $150, benefits the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana Tickets are available by stopping by the WAMM office (831-425-0580 for directions) or by donating online through http://www.wamm.org/scseminar.php. Presenters: Mike Corral: Court qualified expert witness and agricultural director of WAMM has been cultivating marijuana in Santa Cruz County for 35 years. He has consulted with and advised numerous patients and organizations in the U.S. and internationally. Including the Ministry of Health of Israel in it’s effort to establish a government sponsored Medical Marijuana program. His expertise is in all phases of marijuana production. Valerie Leveroni Corral: The co-founder the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana. Since 1993, WAMM has served thousands of critically ill members of our community with organic medical marijuana on a donation basis. She served as director of WAMM for 17 years. She has worked with Mike Corral to cultivate heirloom, medical marijuana for more than 35 years WAMM is a revolutionary collective, the only one of its kind in the nation. The federal court calls WAMM the "gold standard of the medical marijuana movement." From our grassroots foundation we have built a truly unique social movement. At the same time we have witnessed the death of at least one member a month from terminal illness. Some would have been alone and without resources. In these cases, and whenever asked, she attends to needs of our dying friends, including organizing our caregiver team to help WAMM members greet death with as comfortable and noble a transition as possible. Santa Cruz Attorney Ben Rice: "Ben Rice is one of the most experienced medical marijuana attorneys in the country. His depth of knowledge and expertise concerning California's medical marijuana laws, and his ability to navigate the complex legal and political landscape surrounding the issue are unsurpassed. Ben is a fiercely committed advocate for medical marijuana patients and those who care for them. Ben has litigated cases as co-counsel with the National ACLU, and we regularly refer clients with medical marijuana questions to him, for the simple reason that he is the very best at what he does." Allen Hopper, ACLU DLRP Litigation Director Dr. Frank H. Lucido graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1974, and completed his Family Practice Residency through University of California at Davis in 1977. He has been practicing Family and General Medicine in Berkeley, California since 1979, and just celebrated 30 years in his Berkeley medical office. Since the passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, he has also been performing Medical Cannabis evaluations, and has written and lectured on the subject. In 2004, he co-authored the widely read article "Implementation of the Compassionate Use Act in a Family Medical Practice, Seven Years' Clinical Experience" with Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, published in O'Shaughnessy's, the Journal of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. This article is designed to be a blueprint for physicians in making safe and appropriate recommendations. In 2004, he founded MedicalBoardWatch.com to keep watch on Medical Board of California actions against physicians who make medical cannabis recommendations. He is also founder of the Association of Independent Medical-Legal Consultants (AIMLegal.org), to give expert medical testimony for legitimate patients who use cannabis medicinally, and for responsible physicians who recommend it appropriately, both in California, as well as in other states. He lectures on medical cannabis, and practice standards, and is particularly interested in speaking to physician groups to increase the number of responsible physicians willing to make appropriate recommendations for this safe and effective medicine. Dr. Lucido is a member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Co-Founder of American Association of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM) Ralph Trueblood has been growing marijuana for more than 40 years, of which 11 have been indoors. Ralph's organization "Bay Area Advocates for Medical Marijuana" grew, processed, and distributed medicine to more than 30 medical marijuana patients at no charge, over a five year period until funds ran out for that project. Ralph has also set up dozens of patient home gardens in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas using donated equipment and has given away several thousand marijuana plants for patient gardens from his warehouse. Ralph is a past member of the Oakland Growers Consortium and has served on the board of directors of the "Wo/men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana" for the past ten years.
Date: 
Sat, 08/21/2010 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

Feedback: Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

Do you read Drug War Chronicle? If so, we'd like to hear from you. DRCNet needs two things:

  1. We are in between newsletter grants, and that makes our need for donations more pressing. Drug War Chronicle is free to read but not to produce! Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal, or to print out a form to send in by mail.

  2. Please send quotes and reports on how you put our flow of information to work, for use in upcoming grant proposals and letters to funders or potential funders. Do you use DRCNet as a source for public speaking? For letters to the editor? Helping you talk to friends or associates about the issue? Research? For your own edification? Have you changed your mind about any aspects of drug policy since subscribing, or inspired you to get involved in the cause? Do you reprint or repost portions of our bulletins on other lists or in other newsletters? Do you have any criticisms or complaints, or suggestions? We want to hear those too. Please send your response -- one or two sentences would be fine; more is great, too -- email [email protected] or reply to a Chronicle email or use our online comment form. Please let us know if we may reprint your comments, and if so, if we may include your name or if you wish to remain anonymous. IMPORTANT: Even if you have given us this kind of feedback before, we could use your updated feedback now too -- we need to hear from you!

Again, please help us keep Drug War Chronicle alive at this important time! Click here to make a donation online, or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036. Make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation to make a tax-deductible donation for Drug War Chronicle -- remember if you select one of our member premium gifts that will reduce the portion of your donation that is tax-deductible -- or make a non-deductible donation for our lobbying work -- online or check payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, same address. We can also accept contributions of stock -- email [email protected] for the necessary info.

Appeal: 2010 is Important in Drug Policy -- And So Are You



Dear friend of drug policy reform:

I am writing today to ask you to step up for drug policy reform. 2010 is a critical year in drug policy, with great opportunities for changing minds, laws, and lives:

10 Rules for Dealing with Police DVD

stop sign graphic

There is a long, hard road still ahead, but things are definitely moving our way. Like every nonprofit, our funding has been affected by the troubled state of the economy, and we need your help. Can we count on your support in this important year? Please make a generous donation to StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) today!

The support of our generous members has been part of a winning combination that saw us draw nearly two million annual visitors to our web site last year -- the most yet! -- and which saw opinion leaders in the blogosphere using our work on a regular basis. (See links about this below.) StoptheDrugWar.org, thanks to you, is the #1 source for news, information and activism promoting sensible drug law reform and an end to prohibition worldwide. The more we do at StoptheDrugWar.org, the faster the reform movement will grow and the sooner that minds, laws and lives will change.

Your support counts now more than ever -- please join our 2010 "Changing Minds, Changing Laws, Changing Lives" campaign by donating to StoptheDrugWar.org today.

I would like to send you some free gifts to show our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, choose either the important new DVD, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, or its classic predecessor, Busted: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters -- or choose either of our popular StoptheDrugWar.org t-shirts -- "alcohol prohibition/drug prohibition" or "consequences of prohibition." For a gift of $55 or more, you get to pick any two... for a gift of $80 or more, pick any three... for a gift of $100 or more you can get all four! (Want to substitute? No problem. Choose any item from our inventory of books, videos and StoptheDrugWar.org items.)

By joining today, you will make an immediate impact by helping StoptheDrugWar.org:

We are truly seeing more good things happen than ever before -- and the road ahead while challenging is also promising. Please donate to StoptheDrugWar.org today - with your help, we can win this.

Sincerely,

David Borden
Executive Director, StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet)

P.S. Prohibition does not work -- and more and more people know it. Now is the perfect time to galvanize support for the cause. Please send in your donation and get your thank-you gifts today! Thank you for your support.

We Are the Drug Policy Alliance

 

 

 

 

We need your support to keep fighting for better drug policies.  Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by June 30th.

 

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Dear friends,

We’re nearly halfway through what is shaping up to be the most exciting year I’ve seen in all my years fighting for drug policy reform.  We’ve had some major breakthroughs in Congress and in state legislatures throughout the country, but our toughest battles are still on the horizon.  We can’t lose momentum now.

Will you make a donation and help us raise $10,000 by June 30th?  We need to be relentless in our fight to dismantle the war on drugs, and your support is essential as we face new challenges in the months ahead.

The White House has abandoned some of the old drug war rhetoric, but the decision to nominate Michele Leonhart to head the DEA raises serious questions about the administration’s commitment to reform.  Leonhart is responsible for obstructing scientific research and overseeing raids on medical marijuana patients and caregivers.  She’s the worst imaginable choice, and we need to show our political leaders that we won’t tolerate her backwards ideas.

It’s clear that despite the many gains we’ve made this year, we still have far to go.  It’s more important than ever that we keep our focus because in the coming months we’ll have the opportunity to turn the drug war on its head.   With your support, we can win our biggest victories to date.

California could become the first state to end marijuana prohibition, and DPA is right there on the front lines.  We’re working with legislators in New Jersey, Maine and Washington, DC as they implement new medical marijuana legislation. And we’re closer than ever to reforming the draconian and racially biased sentencing laws enacted during the drug war hysteria of the 1980s.

The momentum is on our side.  This year DPA has been winning more unprecedented reforms than ever.  The Senate voted unanimously to reform unjust federal sentencing laws that disproportionately impact communities of color. Meanwhile, New Jersey became the fourteenth state to legalize medical marijuana, and the first state to reform its harsh and ineffective “drug free zone” laws.

We’ve had great success, but in so many ways our work has just begun.  That’s why I hope I can depend on you to contribute and help us raise $10,000 by the end of June.

It’s your support that makes our work possible.  Together, we are the Drug Policy Alliance.

Sincerely,

Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director
Drug Policy Alliance



Bay Area Drug Policy Reform Mixer

It's summertime! Come mingle with your fellow drug policy reformers. We'll mainly be hanging out at the tables out front of Van Kleef's, but there's a whole bar inside too... YOUR HOSTS: Drug Policy Committee of the National Lawyers Guild Americans for Safe Access Students for Sensible Drug Policy For more information, see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134638843228398
Date: 
Thu, 07/22/2010 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
1621 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612-2113
United States

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users Fundraising Dinner

PLease join us at the VANDU Fundraiser Dinner for the BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors Program: 7:00pm-8:00pm Drinks & Appetizers 8:00pm-10:00pm Dinner & Program Price: $50.00/ticket Ticket Payment: Either by cheque or cash at the door Please RSVP to Nicole at [email protected] or 604-726-4077 *Space is limited so please RSVP*
Date: 
Wed, 06/30/2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
380 East Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1P4
Canada

Appeal: 2010 is Important in Drug Policy -- And So Are You



Dear friend of drug policy reform:

I am writing today to ask you to step up for drug policy reform. 2010 is a critical year in drug policy, with great opportunities for changing minds, laws, and lives:

10 Rules for Dealing with Police DVD

stop sign graphic

There is a long, hard road still ahead, but things are definitely moving our way. Like every nonprofit, our funding has been affected by the troubled state of the economy, and we need your help. Can we count on your support in this important year? Please make a generous donation to StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) today!

The support of our generous members has been part of a winning combination that saw us draw nearly two million annual visitors to our web site last year -- the most yet! -- and which saw opinion leaders in the blogosphere using our work on a regular basis. (See links about this below.) StoptheDrugWar.org, thanks to you, is the #1 source for news, information and activism promoting sensible drug law reform and an end to prohibition worldwide. The more we do at StoptheDrugWar.org, the faster the reform movement will grow and the sooner that minds, laws and lives will change.

Your support counts now more than ever -- please join our 2010 "Changing Minds, Changing Laws, Changing Lives" campaign by donating to StoptheDrugWar.org today.

I would like to send you some free gifts to show our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, choose either the important new DVD, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, or its classic predecessor, Busted: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters -- or choose either of our popular StoptheDrugWar.org t-shirts -- "alcohol prohibition/drug prohibition" or "consequences of prohibition." For a gift of $55 or more, you get to pick any two... for a gift of $80 or more, pick any three... for a gift of $100 or more you can get all four! (Want to substitute? No problem. Choose any item from our inventory of books, videos and StoptheDrugWar.org items.)

By joining today, you will make an immediate impact by helping StoptheDrugWar.org:

We are truly seeing more good things happen than ever before -- and the road ahead while challenging is also promising. Please donate to StoptheDrugWar.org today - with your help, we can win this.

Sincerely,

David Borden
Executive Director, StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet)

P.S. Prohibition does not work -- and more and more people know it. Now is the perfect time to galvanize support for the cause. Please send in your donation and get your thank-you gifts today! Thank you for your support.

Feedback: Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

Do you read Drug War Chronicle? If so, we'd like to hear from you. DRCNet needs two things:

  1. We are in between newsletter grants, and that makes our need for donations more pressing. Drug War Chronicle is free to read but not to produce! Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal, or to print out a form to send in by mail.

  2. Please send quotes and reports on how you put our flow of information to work, for use in upcoming grant proposals and letters to funders or potential funders. Do you use DRCNet as a source for public speaking? For letters to the editor? Helping you talk to friends or associates about the issue? Research? For your own edification? Have you changed your mind about any aspects of drug policy since subscribing, or inspired you to get involved in the cause? Do you reprint or repost portions of our bulletins on other lists or in other newsletters? Do you have any criticisms or complaints, or suggestions? We want to hear those too. Please send your response -- one or two sentences would be fine; more is great, too -- email [email protected] or reply to a Chronicle email or use our online comment form. Please let us know if we may reprint your comments, and if so, if we may include your name or if you wish to remain anonymous. IMPORTANT: Even if you have given us this kind of feedback before, we could use your updated feedback now too -- we need to hear from you!

Again, please help us keep Drug War Chronicle alive at this important time! Click here to make a donation online, or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036. Make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation to make a tax-deductible donation for Drug War Chronicle -- remember if you select one of our member premium gifts that will reduce the portion of your donation that is tax-deductible -- or make a non-deductible donation for our lobbying work -- online or check payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, same address. We can also accept contributions of stock -- email [email protected] for the necessary info.

Feedback: Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

Do you read Drug War Chronicle? If so, we'd like to hear from you. DRCNet needs two things:

  1. We are in between newsletter grants, and that makes our need for donations more pressing. Drug War Chronicle is free to read but not to produce! Click here to make a donation by credit card or PayPal, or to print out a form to send in by mail.

  2. Please send quotes and reports on how you put our flow of information to work, for use in upcoming grant proposals and letters to funders or potential funders. Do you use DRCNet as a source for public speaking? For letters to the editor? Helping you talk to friends or associates about the issue? Research? For your own edification? Have you changed your mind about any aspects of drug policy since subscribing, or inspired you to get involved in the cause? Do you reprint or repost portions of our bulletins on other lists or in other newsletters? Do you have any criticisms or complaints, or suggestions? We want to hear those too. Please send your response -- one or two sentences would be fine; more is great, too -- email [email protected] or reply to a Chronicle email or use our online comment form. Please let us know if we may reprint your comments, and if so, if we may include your name or if you wish to remain anonymous. IMPORTANT: Even if you have given us this kind of feedback before, we could use your updated feedback now too -- we need to hear from you!

Again, please help us keep Drug War Chronicle alive at this important time! Click here to make a donation online, or send your check or money order to: DRCNet, P.O. Box 18402, Washington, DC 20036. Make your check payable to DRCNet Foundation to make a tax-deductible donation for Drug War Chronicle -- remember if you select one of our member premium gifts that will reduce the portion of your donation that is tax-deductible -- or make a non-deductible donation for our lobbying work -- online or check payable to Drug Reform Coordination Network, same address. We can also accept contributions of stock -- email [email protected] for the necessary info.

Appeal: 2010 is Important in Drug Policy -- And So Are You



Dear friend of drug policy reform:

I am writing today to ask you to step up for drug policy reform. 2010 is a critical year in drug policy, with great opportunities for changing minds, laws, and lives:

10 Rules for Dealing with Police DVD

stop sign graphic

There is a long, hard road still ahead, but things are definitely moving our way. Like every nonprofit, our funding has been affected by the troubled state of the economy, and we need your help. Can we count on your support in this important year? Please make a generous donation to StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) today!

The support of our generous members has been part of a winning combination that saw us draw nearly two million annual visitors to our web site last year -- the most yet! -- and which saw opinion leaders in the blogosphere using our work on a regular basis. (See links about this below.) StoptheDrugWar.org, thanks to you, is the #1 source for news, information and activism promoting sensible drug law reform and an end to prohibition worldwide. The more we do at StoptheDrugWar.org, the faster the reform movement will grow and the sooner that minds, laws and lives will change.

Your support counts now more than ever -- please join our 2010 "Changing Minds, Changing Laws, Changing Lives" campaign by donating to StoptheDrugWar.org today.

I would like to send you some free gifts to show our appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, choose either the important new DVD, 10 Rules for Dealing with Police, or its classic predecessor, Busted: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters -- or choose either of our popular StoptheDrugWar.org t-shirts -- "alcohol prohibition/drug prohibition" or "consequences of prohibition." For a gift of $55 or more, you get to pick any two... for a gift of $80 or more, pick any three... for a gift of $100 or more you can get all four! (Want to substitute? No problem. Choose any item from our inventory of books, videos and StoptheDrugWar.org items.)

By joining today, you will make an immediate impact by helping StoptheDrugWar.org:

We are truly seeing more good things happen than ever before -- and the road ahead while challenging is also promising. Please donate to StoptheDrugWar.org today - with your help, we can win this.

Sincerely,

David Borden
Executive Director, StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet)

P.S. Prohibition does not work -- and more and more people know it. Now is the perfect time to galvanize support for the cause. Please send in your donation and get your thank-you gifts today! Thank you for your support.

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