Owners of Raided Medical Marijuana Club Found Unanimously Not Guilty on All Counts in Santa Clara County Court, Press Conference Today 6/3/2016 at 11am

The over two month long trial of the MediLeaf Medical Marijuana Clubs, and 6 year old case was concluded this week.

In 2010 MediLeaf, a Medical Marijuana Club with Locations in both Gilroy and San Jose was raided by a group known as SCCSET (the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team). The widely publicized raids have now proven to be one of the biggest waste of resources by the DAs office in Santa Clara County’s history.

More than 50 narcotics agents were used to raid MediLeaf’s Santa Clara County locations Thursday December 9, 2010. Almost 3 years later, charges in the case where filed, and the trial finally began March of 2016.

“This was an unreasonable waste of public resources, it makes you question if the mishandling of other cases in Santa Clara County are related” Said Attorney, J David Nick, who represented defendants in this case “I certainly hope the DA’s office changes the way they manage their priorities”

It took Santa Clara DA Jeff Rosens office over 5 years to build a case and hundreds of thousands in tax payers money, for a case they had no reason to proceed with. According to testimony by the Gilroy Police Records Clerk beginning in 2014, the evidence for this case had more visits by the DA’s office than any other evidence, for any other case, in her 25 year career.

Tuesday May 31st, 2016, the MediLeaf operators were found unanimously not guilty on all 22 counts by a jury of 12 in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

“The waste of resources, and disrespect for California’s medical marijuana laws in this case are horrendous” said Dave Hodges, director of the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition, and expert witness in this case. “Based on the prosecutor’s statements in court, combined with policies recommended by the DA’s office to our elected officials, it’s clear that Jeff Rosens office has a hatred for all Medical Marijuana operations”.

The group claims over the past 4 years enforcement against legal medical marijuana operations has increased in Santa Clara County. Also that representative from the DA’s office Attorney Patrick Vanier, has actively been encouraging both city and county officials to create policies that ban access to medical marijuana or make it very difficult for any medical marijuana business to operate.

“This case and the horrible regulations in San Jose show the prejudice towards lawful medical marijuana businesses by dishonest elected officials throughout Santa Clara County” said Hodges “Rosen ran on a platform of respecting medical marijuana, but as always, actions speak louder than words”

Although, the case is now over, and MediLeaf proven victorious, the group has no chance of reopening in Santa Clara county unless San Jose ballot Measure C passes in the June 7th election next week. San Jose Measure C would modify San Jose’s current regulations to allow for more access to Medical Marijuana, and allow Medical Marijuana patients under the age of 21 to safely access their medication without buying it off the streets.

“The only opportunity to for clubs like MediLeaf to reopen would be if San Jose ballot Measure C were to pass.” Said Attorney Russell Goodrow, who also represented defendants in this case “Unfortunately with bans in every city in Santa Clara County except San Jose, and a bad law that prevents new collectives from opening in San Jose, Measure C is the only hope for reasonable regulations in Silicon Valley.”

The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition will be holding a press conference today to release more details regarding the case.

What:
Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition Press Conference Regarding the Medaleaf Case

When:
Today 11 am 6/3/16

Where:
Santa Clara County Hall of Justice
190 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Attachments:
Kuburovich vs. California – DA Forensic Accounting Report (PDF)

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San Jose’s medical marijuana czar is out

Source: http://blogs.mercurynews.com/internal-affairs/2016/05/31/san-joses-medical-marijuana-czar/

Just before 9 a.m. Friday morning, a reporter ran into Angelique Gaeta, a longtime administrator who runs the city’s medical marijuana program, at City Hall’s coffee cart.

After some small talk, an interview for Tuesday was set up — a chance to chat about medical marijuana deliveries in San Jose — an idea being mulled by the City Council.

But by Tuesday morning, Gaeta was gone. City Hall is mum about why Gaeta, who’s been with the city 15 years, was shown the door.

Gaeta, 46, declined to comment about the situation Tuesday, but said she was “surprised” by the decision.

“I’m looking into all options available to protect both my legal rights and my reputation that I’ve earned of hard work and doing what is in the best interest of the city,” she said in a statement. “I’ve been with the city for 15 years and have always received positive performance reviews from both the City Attorney’s Office and the City Manager’s Office.”

Gaeta said medical marijuana inquiries should now go to Michelle McGurk, a policy analyst in the City Manager’s Office and former press secretary to former Mayor Chuck Reed.

After leaving private practice 15 years ago, Gaeta, an attorney, worked as a deputy city attorney at the City Attorney’s Office for a decade before shifting to the City Manager’s Office.

“She got along with everybody,” said City Attorney Rick Doyle on Tuesday. “She was very professional but she decided she wanted to do something different and went to work for the City Manager’s Office.”

Gaeta’s new gig at City Hall wasn’t always easy. She regulated the city’s pot dispensaries — which were pared from 80 shops to just 16 after new city rules kicked in.

In December, some medical marijuana shop owners accused Gaeta of lying and making threatsduring an internal meeting — charges she denied. Other dispensary owners defended her and Gaeta’s boss, City Manager Norberto Dueñas, dismissed the claims. He praised Gaeta’s work on the complex issue.

“I have complete confidence in the work Angelique has done,” Dueñas said at the time.

So, what changed? Dueñas could not be reached Tuesday.

Gaeta earned $146,248, according to city spokesman David Vossbrink.

A "Yes on Measure C" pops up near San Jose State University

A “Yes on Measure C” pops up near San Jose State University

The decision to oust the city’s medical marijuana czar comes a week before voters decide whether to undo all the city pot regulations by approving Measure C — which allows medical cannabis dispensaries to open virtually anywhere in the city.

And although Measure C’s author now opposes his own measure, others have picked up the campaign. “Yes on Measure C” signs are popping up everywhere. “The campaign is being carried out by people acting dishonestly and acting illegally,” said former Mayor Reed.

Sources say the campaign was resurrected by the California Medical Marijuana Association and physician Sacha Nemcov, both based out of Beverly Hills.

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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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