San Diego ASA Meeting – 2/10/09

February 10 SD ASA Meeting
ASA – Americans for Safe Access Suite 208 Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: toll-free (888) 929-4367 Fax:(510) 251-2036
Local Website – http://www.safeaccesssd.com/
National Website – http://SafeAccessNow.org/

I. Opening – Welcome -Who, what is ASA?
Meeting coordinator- Dion Markgraaff –619-518-0776 – 4cccp@cox.net

II General News

Special guest Don Duncan, California Director of ASA

Americans for Safe Access Monthly Activist Newsletter February 2008

The Washington Times ran an article about the 5 DEA raids on medical cannabis dispensaries
that have occurred in California since President Obama took office. In the piece, White
House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, “The President believes that federal resources should
not be used to circumvent state laws, and as he continues to appoint senior leadership to
fill out the ranks of the federal government, he expects them to review their policies
with that in mind.”
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/05/dea-led-by-bush-continues-pot-raid

The following morning, over 130 protesters organized a response to the raid in front of
the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles.

Local Nurse Brings the Medicinal Cannabis Fight to the Feds Alibi New Mexico
Psychiatric nurse Bryan Krumm’s opinion of the state’s medical marijuana program is not an
uncommon one. “Until they can keep the federal government out of the program, they are
not going to be able to make our program functional.” The Department of Health established
regulations regarding the growth and distribution of medical marijuana last week. The
department accepting applications from nonprofit businesses interested in producing
medical marijuana. Krumm filed suit against the U.S. attorney and others in District
Court to combat federal interference, and he’s using a stipulation in the Controlled
Substances Act to do it. (15 Jan 2009) http://www.mapinc.org/newscc/v09/n052/a05.html

– Charles Lynch is the former owner of the medical marijuana dispensary in Morro Bay, the
one that was shut down when the local sheriff called in the feds to shut him down. Lynch
is set to be sentenced Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m. – facing 100 years in prison!
http://www.friendsofccl.com/ FREE BUS RIDE from San Diego! Meet @ Mt. Alifan leave
5:30am – 78&5 Freeway Park and Ride Lot 6:15am leave.
Big news from Rudy Reyes – DEA Guest Speaker

2/2 “Ground Hog Day Raids” – The raids this last week, all/most? the cases are linked to
a local patient “Jessica Owen” and/or CANORML list. The few people I have confirmed (at
least 4) were all entrapped by a long-haired guy using the name Jaime Conlon (the
undercover cop) who met the people at a house in Navy housing on Pico St in the Pt. Loma
area. They (cops) say the whole set up is caught on tape. Therefore, hopefully the victims
(these local mobile dispensaries) will be able to defend themselves in court.

Lessons: 1) Better communication, ie. text system 2) Be prepared – bail, PHONE #s, plan
3) Be careful 4) Support ASA and those people who already have cases, civil and
criminal.

Planned Response? – Support these people through the system. Demonstrate? I say regulate.
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Hope Unlimited San Diego – – Also fighting to inform SD city council and Mayor, about
patients plight for medical cannabis, meets twice monthly Thursdays @ The Old Mill Café,
3949 Ohio Street, SD 92104 hopeisunlimited@gmail.com
– Meet w/ Todd Gloria’s Communication Director

– San Diego Medical Cannabis Dispensaries – from http://www.canorml.org
– SD City Hall movement – Meeting w/ new members to get us on the agenda. The ball is in
our hands.
III General SD ASA happenings & Community Announcements
“Waiting to Inhale” (the documentary was shown at the SD Central Library 2/9) that is of
acceptable visual quality. You can view it here~ www.safeaccesssd.com
-Need new leadership – SD ASA Parties – $250 raised at Jan. 16 Fundraiser

– $$$$$ Treasure report – contributions in the banks = $1,708 – robbed by local police @
$300
Need a new place to meet Get involved in ASA – Time, energy, and/or money – Emergency
response (2 people needed) – Media relations – SD council watcher – Phone tree
coordinator –Outreach, Computer committee, Sign/banner coordinator -General meeting help
– Volunteers to staff events
Next general meeting – 7pm /8pm – –March 10 –
Medical Marijuana Comedy Show ExtravaGANJA !!

Global Hip Hokp Sensation Los Marijuanos will be headlining this event.

Tuesday, March 10, at the world famous Comedy Store in La Jolla, 916 Pearl St., 92037.

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