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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