30,000+ Free Medical Marijuana Recommendations and Up to 100 pounds of Weed for San Jose Residents

San Jose Cannabis Collectives Give Back to San Jose Residents

San Jose, CA (July 14, 2014) The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition has secured vouchers for 30,000 free medical marijuana evaluations as well as over 45,000 vouchers for free grams of medical marijuana. The group plans to pass the vouchers out to San Jose residents over the next 3 days. Starting today the group will also be putting on an “occupy style” protest at San Jose City Hall for the remainder of the week. All patients, collective employees and community supporters are urged to attend the protest and to sign a petition for a referendum that would stop the city from closing collectives in just 4 days, on July 18th.

The group plans to pass out the vouchers at 10-12 locations throughout San Jose. A Google map with the locations for the free medical marijuana evaluation & medical marijuana can be found at http://www.svcannabis.org/free/

“The city’s polling proved that over 80% of San Jose residents do not want to ban collectives,” said John Lee, Director of the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC). “So instead of banning collectives outright, the Mayor decided to make it impossible to operate them, and that’s what we’re fighting against.”

Activists claim the regulations supported by Mayor Reed put hundreds of employees out of work and endanger neighborhoods by pushing marijuana sales back to the “black market.” This “market” for marijuana will not ask for ID or medical recommendations, and will make it easier for children to access marijuana.

San Jose’s new regulations require all medical marijuana concentrates, edibles and topicals be produced on-site, by the collective; something that’s virtually impossible for the dozens of businesses currently operating in the city. Medical marijuana vendors statewide will not be allowed to provide any products to collectives in San Jose. Outdoor growing is banned as are medical marijuana patients ages 18 to 20 from working at, or even getting medication from, collectives.

“While the mayor claims there are ‘hundreds of potential locations,’ the fact is, even in the best case scenario, it would be hard if not impossible for anyone to operate a club under these new regulations,” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club (A2C2).“And of the potential locations, only a handful are available to lease for a cannabis club.”

Media Advisory About the “Occupy Style” Protest & Rally this Week

What/Why: Occupy style camping & protest against the city of San Jose’s plans to begin closing cannabis collectives in the city on July 18th, 2014

When: Monday July 14th, 2014 at 12pm until Thursday July 17th, 2014 at 8pm

Where: San Jose City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Who: All San Jose medical marijuana patients, supporters, collectives and their employees and community supporters are invited to attend.

 

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1000 Free Medical Marijuana Recommendations for San Jose Residents TODAY 7/10 at City Hall Rally

San Jose Cannabis Collectives To Protest at City Hall Today

San Jose, CA (July 10, 2014) Cannabis Clubs will be protesting today in front of San Jose City Hall from 12:00pm-7:10pm Thursday, July 10th. The first 1,000 San Jose residents to attend will be given a voucher for a free medical cannabis evaluation, and if they qualify as a medical cannabis patient, they can get a free Medical Marijuana Recommendation (aka: a “cannabis card”).  All patients, collective employees and community supporters are urged to attend the protest and to sign a petition for a referendum that would stop the city from closing collectives in just 8 days, on July 18th.

The group behind the referendum, Control & Regulate San Jose (CRSJ), is reporting they have collected over 50,000 signatures in the past 8 days.  The campaign is on track to successfully qualify both referendums by the July 18th deadline.

“The city’s polling, proved that over 80% of San Jose residents do not want to ban collectives,” said John Lee, Director of the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC). “So instead of banning collectives outright, the Mayor decided to make it impossible to operate them, and that’s what we’re fighting against.”

Activists claim the regulations supported by Mayor Reed put hundreds out of work and endanger neighborhoods by pushing marijuana sales back to the “black market.” This “market” for marijuana will not ask for ID or medical recommendations, and will make it easier for children to access marijuana.

San Jose’s new regulations require all medical marijuana concentrates, edibles and topicals be produced on-site, by the collective; something that’s virtually impossible for the dozens of businesses currently operating in the city. Medical marijuana vendors statewide will not be allowed to provide any products to collectives in San Jose. Outdoor growing is banned as are medical marijuana patients ages 18 to 20 from working at, or even getting medication from, collectives.

“While the mayor claims there are ‘hundreds of potential locations,’ the fact is, even in the best case scenario, it would be hard if not impossible for anyone to operate a club under these new regulations,” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club (A2C2).“And of the potential locations, only a handful are available to lease for a cannabis club.”

Media Advisory About the Protest & Rally this Thursday
What/Why: A protest against the city of San Jose’s plans to begin closing cannabis collectives in the city on July 18th, 2014
When: Thursday July 10th, 2014 from 12:00pm-7:10pm

Where: San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Who: All San Jose medical marijuana patients, supporters, collectives and their employees and community supporters are invited to attend.

Visit your local cannabis club to sign the referendum. For more information visit SVCannabis.orgSJ-City-Council-7-10-Social

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San Jose Clubs Protest in San Jose Thursday 7/10. Residents at Rally will Receive Free Cannabis Cards!

San Jose Cannabis Collectives Slated to Be Shutdown Organize Protest at City Hall This Thursday
San Jose Residents at Rally will Receive Free Cannabis Cards

SAN JOSE, CA-(Jul 8, 2014) – More than 70 San Jose cannabis collectives have banded together and organized a protest against the city’s plans to begin shutting them down on July 18th. A full media advisory is below. The protest will take place in front of San Jose City Hall from 12:00pm-7:10pm this Thursday, July 10th. The first 1,000 San Jose residents to attend will be given a voucher for a free medical cannabis evaluation, and if they qualify as a medical cannabis patient, they can get a free “cannabis card.” All patients, collective employees and community supporters are invited to attend the protest and to sign a petition for a referendum that would stop the city from closing collectives.

Time is quickly running out for cannabis clubs in San Jose. Many are small businesses who have worked hard to establish what they have. Combined they employ well over 1,000 people in San Jose. However, in less than 10 days, these employers that provide vital services for hundreds of local patients will be shut down. Their staffs will be unemployed and the legal business they would have received will be shifted back to illegal drug dealers as desperate patients in need have little other recourse to get their medicine.

Dozens of collectives are working together to try to stop the shutdown, but need all the help they can get. They are reaching out to their San Jose members and having them, their families and friends sign the referendum. If the referendum does not succeed, many seriously ill medical cannabis patients who are unable to travel great distances will have no access to their medicine.

“For the past five years I have fought hard to see reasonable regulations in San Jose,” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club (A2C2). “Unfortunately, if we cannot get the signatures needed for the referendum, A2C2 will close on July 18th. I will always support the cause, but A2C2 lacks the resources to continue the fight.”

San Jose’s new regulations require all medical concentrates, edibles and topicals be produced on-site, by the collective; something that’s virtually impossible for the dozens of businesses currently operating in the city. Medical marijuana vendors statewide will not be allowed to provide any products to collectives in San Jose. Outdoor growing is banned as are medical marijuana patients ages 18 to 20 from working at, or even getting medication from, collectives.

“We need all the help we can get,” said John Lee, Director of Control & Regulate San Jose (CRSJ). “For many clubs this is a do-or-die situation, with no other option available. They couldn’t be more motivated to make this happen.”

Media Advisory about the Protest & Rally this Thursday

What/Why:
A protest against the city of San Jose’s plans to begin closing cannabis collectives in the city on July 18th, 2014

When:
Thursday July 10th, 2014 from 12:00pm-7:10pm

Where:
In front of San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Who:
All San Jose medical marijuana patients, supporters, collectives and their employees and community supporters are invited to attend.

More Info:
Unless enough signatures are gathered for the referendum, in 10 days the process of closing San Jose cannabis clubs will begin. The following 73 employers will be affected:
1. A Better Way – 3851 Charter Park Drive, Suite Q
2. A2C2 – 1082 Stockton Avenue
3. A2C2 – 3131 S. Bascom Avenue #220
4. Amsterdam’s Garden – 2142 The Alameda
5. ARC – 246 East Gish Road
6. Blue Sky Care Center – 3039 Monterey Road
7. Buddy’s – 4140 Stevens Creek Boulevard
8. Canna Culture Collective – 3591 Charter Park Drive
9. Capitol Collective – 459 S Capitol Avenue
10. Compassionate Care Clinics – 265 Meridian Avenue, Suite 9
11. Cookies – 972 Rincon Circle
12. DABS – 334 Commercial Street
13. Deals 4 Less – 156 S Jackson Avenue
14. Deals 4 Less – 1999 Monterey Road #130
15. Delta Heath Center – 3114 Story Road
16. Elemental Wellness – 711 Charcot Avenue
17. Fire House – 1629 Almaden Road
18. Fortune Wellness – 2231 Fortune Dr
19. Garden House Remedies – 1814 Hillsdale Avenue, Suite A
20. Greenjeans Place – 3229 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite A
21. GSCC – 623 N.1st Street
22. Harborside – 2106 Ringwood Avenue
23. HAZE – 2348 Alum Rock Avenue
24. HAZE – 1814 Hillsdale Ave Suite A
25. Herbs – 1420 S. Winchester Boulevard
26. Herbs – 282 San Jose Avenue
27. Herbs – 1641 West San Carlos Street
28. HHCC – 88 Tully Road, #107
29. I&I – 2630 Union Avenue
30. I&I – 1530 Alum Rock Avenue
31. Indicare – 2171 Del Franco Street
32. Leaf Lab – 847 Commercial Street
33. Magic Health – 1999 Monterey Highway, Suite 100
34. MediMarts – 1851 Little Orchard Street
35. MedMar Healing Center – 170 S Autumn Street
36. MINT Alternative Healing – 2322 Senter Road
37. Natural Herbal Pain Relief – 519 Parrott Street
38. NC3 – 2175 Stone Avenue, Suite 1
39. Nirvana Wellness – 1926 O’Toole Avenue
40. NorCal Care – 25 N. 14th Street, Suite 60
41. Palliative Health Center – 1670 Zanker Road Suite A
42. Papadon – 590 Lincoln Ave
43. Papadon’s 420 Collective – 931 Commercial Street
44. Patient to Patients – 1692 Tully Road, Suite 6
45. Platinum Society – 1174 Lincoln Avenue
46. Portal Herbal Health – 1141 Ringwood Ct #100
47. Premium Fire – 2081 Bering Drive, Suite Y
48. Purple Lotus Patient Center – 903 Commercial Street #50
49. Pyramid Medicinal – 90 E. Gish Road, Suite 250
50. Revolution Health Center – 1621 Almaden Road
51. Bay Leaf – 1692 Tully Road #3
52. Bay Leaf – 3894 Monterey Highway
53. San Jose Health Center – 396 S Bascom Avenue
54. San Jose Medicinal Group – 52 S. 1st Street, Suite 220
55. San Jose Organic – 88 Tully Road, Suite 100
56. Santa Cruz Naturally – 93 N. 14th Street, Suite 4
57. Sensi Herbal Care – 21 Post Street
58. Serenity Collective – 2601 Senter Road
59. SJ Patients Group – 824 The Alameda
60. South Bay CRC – 90 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 202
61. South Bay Healing Center – 991 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 140
62. South Bay Natural Remedies – 2943 Daylight Way
63. South Valley Farmacy – 5591 Snell Avenue
64. Southbay Natural Remedies – 2950 Daylight Way
65. Story Wellness – 1221 Story Road, Suite 40
66. SVCare – 1711 Hamilton Avenue, Suite B
67. TreeHouse – 1937 Concourse Drive
68. YB Amber Pearl – 2129 S. 10th Street
69. YB Blossom Hill – 4464 Pearl Avenue
70. YB Pyramid – 1324 N 10th Street
71. YB Saratoga – 4211 Barrymore Drive
72. YB Valley Fair – 325 S. Monroe Street
73. 408 Collective – 2435 S. Bascom Avenue

Visit your local cannabis club to sign the referendum.

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San Jose’s Regulations Go Into Effect:

July 18, 2014

From Title 6 Page 46:

6.88.800 Existing Medical Marijuana Operations - A. Any existing Medical Marijuana Collective, dispensary, operator, establishment, or provider at the time of the effective date of this Chapter is not in compliance with the San José Municipal Code, and shall immediately cease operations. This Chapter does not create any defense to civil or criminal enforcement of the provisions of the San José Municipal Code until such time, if any, that all requirements of this Chapter are met.

6.88.800 Existing Medical Marijuana Operations

Read it yourself:

Full Text of Title 6: http://bit.ly/t6sanjose
Full Text of Title 20: http://bit.ly/t20sanjose

THIS AFFECTS
EVERY CANNABIS CLUB
IN SAN JOSE

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Help Save Cannabis Clubs in San Jose This Fourth of July

Activists need your help to save medical marijuana clubs from being shut down July 18th

San Jose, CA (July 3, 2014) In less than 15 days, cannabis clubs will begin to shut down in San Jose. Money will be shifted back to street dealers as patients will have no other place to go. Activists are working hard to gather signatures this weekend on a referendum to stop the closures, but they need your help.

“If you see someone gathering signatures this weekend, please take the time to sign our petition,” said John Lee, Director of Control & Regulate San Jose (CRSJ). “We’re encouraging people to host 4th of July signature gathering parties this weekend. If you are having a party with a lot of people and want a signature gatherer there, please send us an email at July4mmj@gmail.com.”

Beginning July 18th, there will be no Bhang Chocolates, Big Pete’s Treats, CannaCaps, Cheeba Chews, Day Dreamers, Kind Caps, Kiva, Korova or any other branded products in San Jose. On June 17th the San Jose City Council passed an effective ban on medical marijuana collectives. The regulations require all concentrates, edibles and topicals be produced on-site, by the collective. Medical marijuana vendors statewide will not be allowed to provide any products to collectives in San Jose. Outdoor growing is banned and medical marijuana patients ages 18 to 20 are banned from both working at or getting medication from collectives.

“Branded products provide consistency to patients who rely on this medication,” said Marilyn Gomez, a patient who relies on medical marijuana. “Without consistent products, it’s nearly impossible to find the right dosage of medicine to treat my rheumatoid arthritis.”

If the referendum does not succeed, many seriously ill medical cannabis patients who are unable to travel great distances will have no access to their medicine. Clubs are working to try to stop the shutdown, but need all the help they can get.

“We have turned A2C2 into campaign headquarters for the referendum,” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club (A2C2). “If we can get the signatures needed for the referendum, there will be no need for any legal actions and the whole city can move forward in a productive way.”

Training / Petition Pickup & Drop-offs at A2C2 – 1082 Stockton Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

  • THURSDAY 7/3, 11am ,3pm & 7pm
  • FRIDAY 7/4, 11am & 3pm
  • SATURDAY 7/5, 11am & 3pm
  • SUNDAY 7/6, 11am & 3pm
  • MONDAY 7/7, 11am, 3pm & 7pm
  • TUESDAY 7/8, 11am, 3pm & 7pm
  • WEDNESDAY 7/9, 11am, 3pm & 7pm

Signature Pay Rates

Visit your cannabis club to sign the referendum.

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Over 70 Medical Marijuana Clubs to Be Shut Down in San Jose Starting July 18th

Activists say the city’s new regulations will shut down virtually every cannabis collective in its borders

San Jose, CA (July 2, 2014) The clock is ticking for cannabis clubs in San Jose. Many clubs are small businesses who have worked hard to establish what they have. Combined they employ well over 1,000 people in San Jose. But in less than 16 days, these small businesses will be shut down. Their people will be unemployed and the business they would have received will be shifted back to drug dealers as patients in need have little other recourse. This is reality beginning July 18th.

Many clubs are working together to try to stop the shutdown, but need all the help they can get. Clubs are reaching out to their San Jose members and having them, their family and friends sign the referendum.

“For the past five years I have fought hard to see reasonable regulations in San Jose,” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club (A2C2). “Unfortunately, if we cannot get the signatures needed for the referendum, A2C2 will close on July 18th. I will always support the cause, but A2C2 lacks the resources to continue the fight.”

On July 18 the process of closing San Jose cannabis clubs will begin. The following 73 employers will be affected:

  • 1. A Better Way – 3851 Charter Park Drive, Suite Q
  • 2. A2C2 – 1082 Stockton Avenue
  • 3. A2C2 – 3131 S. Bascom Avenue #220
  • 4. Amsterdam’s Garden – 2142 The Alameda
  • 5. ARC – 246 East Gish Road
  • 6. Blue Sky Care Center – 3039 Monterey Road
  • 7. Buddy’s – 4140 Stevens Creek Boulevard
  • 8. Canna Culture Collective – 3591 Charter Park Drive
  • 9. Capitol Collective – 459 S Capitol Avenue
  • 10. Compassionate Care Clinics – 265 Meridian Avenue, Suite 9
  • 11. Cookies – 972 Rincon Circle
  • 12. DABS – 334 Commercial Street
  • 13. Deals 4 Less – 156 S Jackson Avenue
  • 14. Deals 4 Less – 1999 Monterey Road #130
  • 15. Delta Heath Center – 3114 Story Road
  • 16. Elemental Wellness – 711 Charcot Avenue
  • 17. Fire House – 1629 Almaden Road
  • 18. Fortune Wellness – 2231 Fortune Dr
  • 19. Garden House Remedies – 1814 Hillsdale Avenue, Suite A
  • 20. Greenjeans Place – 3229 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite A
  • 21. GSCC – 623 N.1st Street
  • 22. Harborside – 2106 Ringwood Avenue
  • 23. HAZE – 2348 Alum Rock Avenue
  • 24. HAZE – 1814 Hillsdale Ave Suite A
  • 25. Herbs – 1420 S. Winchester Boulevard
  • 26. Herbs – 282 San Jose Avenue
  • 27. Herbs – 1641 West San Carlos Street
  • 28. HHCC – 88 Tully Road, #107
  • 29. I&I – 2630 Union Avenue
  • 30. I&I – 1530 Alum Rock Avenue
  • 31. Indicare – 2171 Del Franco Street
  • 32. Leaf Lab – 847 Commercial Street
  • 33. Magic Health – 1999 Monterey Highway, Suite 100
  • 34. MediMarts – 1851 Little Orchard Street
  • 35. MedMar Healing Center – 170 S Autumn Street
  • 36. MINT Alternative Healing – 2322 Senter Road
  • 37. Natural Herbal Pain Relief – 519 Parrott Street
  • 38. NC3 – 2175 Stone Avenue, Suite 1
  • 39. Nirvana Wellness – 1926 O’Toole Avenue
  • 40. NorCal Care – 25 N. 14th Street, Suite 60
  • 41. Palliative Health Center – 1670 Zanker Road Suite A
  • 42. Papadon – 590 Lincoln Ave
  • 43. Papadon’s 420 Collective – 931 Commercial Street
  • 44. Patient to Patients – 1692 Tully Road, Suite 6
  • 45. Platinum Society – 1174 Lincoln Avenue
  • 46. Portal Herbal Health – 1141 Ringwood Ct #100
  • 47. Premium Fire – 2081 Bering Drive, Suite Y
  • 48. Purple Lotus Patient Center – 903 Commercial Street #50
  • 49. Pyramid Medicinal – 90 E. Gish Road, Suite 250
  • 50. Revolution Health Center – 1621 Almaden Road
  • 51. Bay Leaf – 1692 Tully Road #3
  • 52. Bay Leaf – 3894 Monterey Highway
  • 53. San Jose Health Center – 396 S Bascom Avenue
  • 54. San Jose Medicinal Group – 52 S. 1st Street, Suite 220
  • 55. San Jose Organics – 88 Tully Road, Suite 100
  • 56. Santa Cruz Naturally – 93 N. 14th Street, Suite 4
  • 57. Sensi Herbal Care – 21 Post Street
  • 58. Serenity Collective – 2601 Senter Road
  • 59. SJ Patients Group – 824 The Alameda
  • 60. South Bay CRC – 90 Great Oaks Boulevard, Suite 202
  • 61. South Bay Healing Center – 991 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 140
  • 62. South Bay Natural Remedies – 2943 Daylight Way
  • 63. South Valley Farmacy – 5591 Snell Avenue
  • 64. Southbay Natural Remedies – 2950 Daylight Way
  • 65. Story Wellness – 1221 Story Road, Suite 40
  • 66. SVCare – 1711 Hamilton Avenue, Suite B
  • 67. TreeHouse – 1937 Concourse Drive
  • 68. YB Amber Pearl – 2129 S. 10th Street
  • 69. YB Blossom Hill – 4464 Pearl Avenue
  • 70. YB Pyramid – 1324 N 10th Street
  • 71. YB Saratoga – 4211 Barrymore Drive
  • 72. YB Valley Fair – 325 S. Monroe Street
  • 73. 408 Collective – 2435 S. Bascom Avenue

For more information and locations to sign the referendum visit SVCannabis.org

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Signature Gathering Has Begun!

Control & Regulate San Jose (CRSJ) has until July 17th to collect 100,000 signatures! The clock is ticking. In less then 30 days, most, if not all cannabis clubs in San Jose will be forced to close.

Training / Petition Pickup & Drop offs:

  • THURSDAY 6/26, 4pm @ PapaDons – 590 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
  • FRIDAY 6/27, 4pm @ PapaDons – 590 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
  • SATURDAY 6/28, 11am, 2p & 4pm @ PapaDons – 590 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
  • SUNDAY 6/29, 11am, 2p & 4pm @ PapaDons – 590 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
  • MONDAY 6/30, 11am & 4pm @ PapaDons – 590 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
  • TUESDAY 7/1, 4pm @ PapaDons – 590 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
  • WEDNESDAY 7/2, 4pm @ UFCW Hall – 240 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95112
  • (more locations & times coming soon)

Signature Gathering Pay Rates & Details:

CRSJ has 2 petitions, thus each person = 2 signatures.

CRSJ will pay $1 per signature (hopefully $2 per person signing) + a bonus for VALID

BONUS STRUCTURE:

  • FOR VALID SIGNATURES ONLY
    • $1.00 per VALID signature ($2 per person signing) for 1-1000
    • $1.50 per VALID signature ($3 per person signing) for 1001-2500
    • $2.00 per VALID signature ($4 per person signing) for 2501-5000+

ALL PETITIONS MUST BE TURNED IN BY JULY 16TH!

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San Jose Stamps Ordinance to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Advocates State the Proposed Regulations Will Effectively Ban Most Collectives in San Jose

Yesterday, the San Jose City Council passed an effective ban on medical marijuana collectives. The regulations require all concentrates, edibles and topicals be produced on-site, by the collective. Medical marijuana vendors statewide will not be allowed to provide any products to collectives in San Jose. Outdoor growing and medical marijuana patients ages 18 to 20 are banned from working at, or even getting medication from, collectives.

“We need regulations in San Jose, but ones that work.” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club, and Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC) member. “Street dealers will become the providers of medical marijuana rather than licensed business people providing legal product,” he said. “We are almost guaranteed to see an explosion in illegal neighborhood grows, and backyard BHO concentrate production.”

To stop the cities regulations, organizers have less than 30 days to collect 50,000 signatures to qualify for a referendum. Control & Regulate San Jose will be hosting private meeting tomorrow at 1pm to discuss fundraising. For details contact John Lee at John@SaveCannabis.org

“A referendum is the only option we have,” said John Lee, director of the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition and Control & Regulate San Jose. “We need all patients, dispensaries, delivery services, growers, edible makers, concentrate producers and everyone who wants safe medical cannabis in San Jose to work together. We have a daunting task in front of us, and if we all unite, the referendum will succeed.”

“To get this done, we need to spend almost $1,000,000 in the next 30 days,” said Dave Hodges. “So far we have had a group of 35 clubs agree that 10% of their gross income would be a fair price to pay to stay open. If we can get everyone who derives their income by providing legal medical cannabis in San Jose to do the same, the needed funds for the referendum won’t be a problem. If you care about medical cannabis in San Jose and can give $500 or $100,000, we need every penny.”

Key problems with the City of San Jose ordinance are:

  • A collective must grow all their own cannabis
  • All topicals & edibles must be produced at the dispensary in San Jose
  • Concentrated cannabis is prohibited
  • All members and employees must be 21 & over
  • Mandatory background checks on all employees (i.e. bud tenders, transporters, growers, etc.).
  • Security guards must be at the grow site 24/7 regardless of operating hours
  • No on-site consumption

The portions of the city’s regulations that will be the subject of the referendum are available at: http://bit.ly/sj-regerendum.

More information: http://SVCannabis.org

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PROTEST TUESDAY 6/17 @ San Jose City Hall

On Tuesday 6/17 the San Jose City Council will pass regulations that will force most (90%) of clubs to close. The regulations will go into effect 30 days from Tuesday.

These are the key points of regulations:

  •  All Members Must Be 21 & Over
  • Background On All Employees (ie: bud tenders, transporters, growers, etc..)
  • Clubs Must Grow All Their Own Medication
  • All Concentrates, Edibles & Topicals Must Be Produced At The Dispensary In San Jose.

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Cannabis Coalition Offers Solution with 5th Medical Marijuana Initiative Filing in San Jose

Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition Files Updated Cannabis Commission Initiative to Address City’s Concerns, as Council Meets to Effectively Ban All Cannabis Clubs

San Jose, CA (June 10, 2014) – The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC) has filed an update to its Cannabis Commission Initiative for San Jose. The group intends to meet the criteria that, according to city staff, was missing from all of the previously filed initiatives. With the failure of any medical marijuana initiative to qualify for the November 2014 ballot in San Jose, initiative language that address the cities concerns is essential. Activists state the current regulations presented by city staff at the City Council meeting today would create an effective ban.

“The SVCC proposal to create a Cannabis Commission might be the only way to appropriately address the issues related to medical marijuana in San Jose,” said Dave Hodges, founder of the All American Cannabis Club, and SVCC member. “For the past five years the council has taken the wrong approach to cannabis clubs. Creating regulations that make it impossible to operate does not move San Jose forward.”

The SVCC’s updated initiative addresses all state and federal requirements, while creating an oversight committee to regulate cannabis clubs immediately. The commission would create the regulations, oversight and long term solutions for marijuana businesses in San Jose. It would also aid the city in adjusting to any statewide regulation of medical marijuana or legalization of marijuana for adult use in the future. The cannabis commission would act as a regulatory body for all marijuana businesses in the nation’s 10th largest city.

The Commission would:

  • Establish strict operational and safety standards for marijuana businesses;
  • Ensure medical marijuana is not distributed to minors;
  • Ensure medical marijuana does not impact K-12 schools;
  • Ensure drug cartels, criminals & gangs are not working with marijuana businesses.
  • Ensure marijuana businesses participate in drug diversion & youth drug education programs;
  • Ensure bad operators are referred to the city for appropriate action;
  • Actively monitor the compliance of marijuana businesses; and
  • Study, hold and conduct forums on any problems or concerns of the community related to marijuana businesses.

“By addressing the concerns and empowering a Cannabis Commission to oversee an issue the council has unsuccessfully struggled with for five years, the new initiative is designed to provide a working solution for all sides,” said John Lee, director of the SVCC. “We hope to see the council take a better direction, but if they don’t we may have to go to a special election.”

The San Jose City Council is expected to pass regulations that are virtually identical to those in 2011. Three years ago medical marijuana advocates repealed a similar unworkable ordinance. This problem is something directly City Council itself created by failing to properly regulate cannabis clubs for the past five years.

SVCC Initiative Language: http://bit.ly/svcc-lanaguage

 

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