Lawsuit to combat Sacramento’s “Corporatization” of Marijuana.


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Steve Kubby, head of the American Medical Marijuana Association, lets us know the next move of those who are fighting for a democratic marijuana future, against this latest corporatist mooncalf just passed in Sacramento and signed by the Governor, the “Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.”  (hat-tip Paul Lucas)

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MEDICAL MJ PATIENTS TO FILE LAWSUIT OVER NEW
MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGULATION AND SAFETY ACT

(Orange County, California) The American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA) has announced that it is filing a lawsuit over the violation of Prop. 215 by the California Legislature and Govern Brown.  The recent adoption of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act attempts to modify a voter initiative, Prop. 215, something specifically forbidden by the California constitution.

“Our medical cannabis rights, protected for nearly 20 years by Prop. 215, have been hijacked and Prop. 215 is under attack like never before.  The new law is an unacceptable and illegal infringement on our rights under Prop. 215,” said Steve Kubby, Executive Director of AMMA.

Kubby listed five areas that were of the greatest concern to patients and their physicians:

  1. Patient gardens now limited to 100 square feet.
  2. It is now a crime to share a joint from your garden with anyone.
  3. No longer allowed more than six plants.
  4. Must now use your regular doctor for recommendations — good luck with that.
  5. Allows city, county or both to ban cultivation, storage, manufacture, and transport.

“I’m getting calls from frightened patients who fear their own state government is planning on going after cannabis doctors as if they are some sort of dangerous threat that must be carefully supervised. Sick people cannot handle this kind of stress. Thousands of patients will die because of this mean spirited attempt to thwart the will of the people and deprive them of medical cannabis and the doctors who write recommendations to use the healing herb,” added Kubby.

David Allen, a retired heart surgeon and expert on cannabinoid medicine, warns against the unintended consequences of the new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. According to Allen, the proposed law “will create more crimes of cultivation, processing, storage, transportation, sales, and possession. It will create an army of bureaucrats that will increase the police state and create super drug task force solely for Cannabis and no other drug,”

(Steve Kubby is Executive Director The American Medical Marijuana Association, http://americanmarijuana.org)


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