San Diego ASA – April Meeting Notes

April 14 SD ASA Meeting
ASA – Americans for Safe Access Suite 208 Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: toll-free (888) 929-4367 Fax:(510) 251-2036
National Chapter Email: info@safeaccessnow.org
Local Site – http://www.safeaccesssd.com/

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

II General News

– Americans for Safe Access Monthly Activist Newsletter April 2009

– The top U.S. Lawyer, Eric Holder, has signaled a change on medical marijuana policy,
saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both
federal and state law.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_snhHjlTXXE&feature=channel_page

– ASA’s Joe Elford debates Joseph Russoniello, US Attorney for Northern California on
medical marijuana law

– Science: THC induces autophagy in human brain cancer cells. Spanish researchers were
able to demonstrate that the cannabis compound THC (dronabinol) induces death of human
brain cancer cells through stimulation of autophagy

– Medical marijuana advocates will get to argue before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals on Tuesday, April 14th, the right to challenge an outdated position held by the
federal government: “marijuana has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the
United States.”
“A walk towards freedom” – Free from fear of our government not following the law.
The sting, by District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis, was called “Operation Endless Summer”
started as “Operation Green Rx”.
Joe Malone’s case http://www.10news.com/video/19144419/index.html

2009 California Strategy Session: Usher in a New Era
April 25th-26th, Berkeley CA, in association with Students for Sensible Drug Policy
– 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. Need to pressure -Council President Ben Hueso benhueso@sandiego.gov

III General SD ASA happenings & Community Announcements
Dr Alfonso Jimenez www.1888215HERB.com – lost license
EarthFair 2009 Sunday, April 19, 2009 Balboa Park • 10am – 5pm w/ sandiegomarijuana.com
Healing Arts Festival Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
On the Lawn and Federal Lot – Park Blvd. & President’s Way in Balboa Park
http://althealnet.org/healing-arts-festival-09/
-Need new leadership need – SD ASA Parties 420?

– $$$$$ Treasure report – contributions in the banks = Rich – @ $1,000
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 – –May 12 – Location TBA

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