We will be at the Know Your Rights Expo

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As you may have heard the Know Your Rights Expo is approaching in August and we are to have a booth set up, With our Ribbons and lots of other fantastic things at our table. As we have more concrete plans, You will be able to read about it here! Please make a date and Join us it will be a beautiful progressive day!

 

 

 

 

Orange County NORML and the Law Firm of Glew & Kim

presents

Orange County’s First Medical Cannabis, Legal Marijuana & Natural Medical Expo

 

One day Only! Saturday, August 28, 2010
at the Anaheim Convention Center [click for directions]

 

The Expo will feature hundreds of vendor booths for attendees to browse and shop for the latest products and services as well as a separate stage area that will feature live entertainment and speakers on medical cannabis, legalization, media and other topics related to the emerging industry.

 

Patients, collectives & general public come hear from judges, lawyers, doctors, & experts about changes in the CA medical marijuana law. Information on medical collectives, and the upcoming Tax & Regulate Bill on the November Ballot!

 

Watch our commercial as seen on Canabis Planet TV [click to watch]

 

Hosted by Russ Belville of the NORML Audio Stash.

 

Over 20,000 attendees are expected

Doors open at 10:00am | Doors close at 10:00pm

18 and up | Admission is only $15 | $10 for Seniors

Anaheim Convention Center

Center 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

 

Tickets available at the door the day of

 

 

 

 

Marty’s story

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My challenge with the use of cannabis started in 1999.. when my health started to go downhill. I had a very ill wife at this time and was also a caregiver in my home for my mother and her husband.. When i was recommended cannabis, it was all new to us.. but then it was also beyond our means of affordability to obtain our cannabis.. so we grew for the first time, we even call our law enforcement,, whom told us 14 cannabis trees were OK, but then we faced the court system for the first time for three years and had spent lots of monies for legal fees along with the challenges mentally and physically that came along with the arrest.. well we won that case..
 
We grew again, not for ourselves but allowed others to join us.. the police told us to put up high security fences along with cameras, in 2003.. which we did.. then in 2009 they came again and took everyone’s cannabis away from them.. I faced the courts again, but this time we had the support from our group “MAPP” and our associated members and also other support from The Human Solution’s, Norml, and other support groups…. and we got by with the help from our friends .
 
I have won my case , for the second time, for our association of patients to be able to do what we do.. I have received everything that they took back and now we and our association of patients  are facing a civil suite against our city and our County.    Enough is enough.. I had suffered enough to utilize the cannabis plant under the laws of our state.. now its time that they follow the same laws put forth.
Stop the Ban, and start supporting the will of the people.
 

My name is Marla James

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My name is Marla James. I am a medical marijuana patient and activist. In December 1999 I got Necrotizing Fasciitis, (flesh eating bacteria). The only way the doctors could cure it was by cutting it out. This left me with a great deal of pain. My doctors gave me Oxycontin and Hydrocodone for the pain. Needless to say, I got addicted. They kept upping my doses. I was on 180 mg of Oxycontin and all the Hydrocodone in between. I was basically catatonic. I could not function. When I told my doctor I wanted to get off the pills, he asked me why I would want to be in pain.  I fired my pain doctor and found another. I had to come off the medication 15 mg per month.  It was the most horrible thing that I ever went through. You get up, your throw up, your body hurts all over. My husband, who is a long time medical marijuana activist, suggested that I try medical marijuana. It really helped with the nausea and also helped with the pain.  It took a long time to get off the narcotics. I can now use medical marijuana on those occasions when I am in pain; it works quickly and allows me to function in the world and live my life.

Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act

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You Can Make A Difference
Be Part of the Solution

H.R. 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, introduced by Barney Frank of Massachusetts 6/09
6/11/2009–Introduced.
Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act – Transfers marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.
Provides that no provision of the Controlled Substances Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict, in a state in which marijuana may, under state law, be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use: (1) a physician from prescribing or recommending marijuana for medical use; (2) an individual from obtaining, possessing, transporting, manufacturing, or using marijuana in accordance with such a prescription or recommendation; (3) an individual authorized under state law to do so from obtaining, possessing, transporting, or manufacturing marijuana on an authorized patient’s behalf; (4) a pharmacy or other entity authorized to do so from obtaining, possessing, or distributing marijuana to such patients; or (5) an entity established by such a state or local government thereof to do so from producing, possessing, or distributing marijuana for such a prescription or recommendation

This bipartisan legislation currently has 31 co-sponsors. In order to move  this from committee, we need 100 representatives to co-sponsor this.  
This will make a huge difference in our movement.
Below is a template of a letter you can use (cut and paste) to ask your  Congressional Representative to help us by co-cosponsoring the bill. You can change it any way you want to make it unique to you. If you get a response back, good or bad forward it to us. We want to know how they feel about this.

If you do not know who your Congressional Representative is click on this link, http://www.house.gov/zip/ZIP2Rep.html put in your zip code and go to your Representative’s website and click on the contact link.

Form Letter to Congresspersons

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(Today’s Date)
Dear Congressman (Fill in last name of Congresspersons),
My name is (your name).  I am a medical marijuana patient here in (your town).  There is some very important legislation currently stuck in the Commerce and Energy Committee.  It is H.R. 2835: The Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, introduced by Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
Congressional Research Service Summary
The following summary was written by the Congressional Research Service, a well-respected nonpartisan arm of the Library of Congress.
6/11/2009–Introduced.
Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act – Transfers marijuana from schedule I to schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.
Provides that no provision of the Controlled Substances Act or the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act shall prohibit or otherwise restrict, in a state in which marijuana may, under state law, be prescribed or recommended by a physician for medical use: (1) a physician from prescribing or recommending marijuana for medical use; (2) an individual from obtaining, possessing, transporting, manufacturing, or using marijuana in accordance with such a prescription or recommendation; (3) an individual authorized under state law to do so from obtaining, possessing, transporting, or manufacturing marijuana on an authorized patient’s behalf; (4) a pharmacy or other entity authorized to do so from obtaining, possessing, or distributing marijuana to such patients; or (5) an entity established by such a state or local government thereof to do so from producing, possessing, or distributing marijuana for such a prescription or recommendation

This bipartisan legislation currently has 31 co-sponsors. In order to move  this from committee, we need 100 representatives to co-sponsor this.  I am asking for you to please help in co-sponsoring H.R. 2835.

Thank you for your time and effort in helping me.
Your Constituent,