May 12 SD ASA Meeting

ASA – Americans for Safe Access Suite 208 Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: toll-free (888) 929-4367 Fax:(510) 251-2036
Email: ~ LOCAL –

I. Opening – Welcome -Who, what is ASA?
Meeting coordinator- Dion Markgraaff –619-518-0776 –

II General News

– Americans for Safe Access Monthly Activist Newsletter May 2009

Asked if he too favoured legalisation, Schwarzenegger told reporters: “Well, I think it’s
not time for that, but I think it’s time for a debate. a Field Poll survey showing that 56
percent of Californians favor legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana similarly to
alcohol, a nationwide Zogby poll commissioned by the O’Leary Report found 52 percent of
Americans nationwide favor something similar. The state Board of Equalization has
estimated that legalizing marijuana would reduce its street price by 50 percent, increase
consumption, and generate about $1.3 billion annually in taxes.

Mexico Decriminalizes “personal use” amounts of drugs; Recognizes harm reduction as a
guiding principle; Does not require forced drug treatment for “personal use” possessors;
Recognizes traditional cultural drug use; Allows states and municipalities to prosecute
small-time drug dealing (“narcomenudeo”), an offense which currently is handled
exclusively by federal authorities; Allows police to make drug buys to build cases.The
amounts of various drugs that are decriminalized for personal use are: opium — 2 grams,
cocaine — ½ gram, heroin — 1/10 gram, marijuana — 5 grams, LSD — 150 micrograms,
methamphetamine — 1/5 gram, ecstasy — 1/5 gram

Update: The sting, by District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis, was called “Operation Endless
Summer” started as “Operation Green Rx”.
Joe Malone’s case, Donna, Cleatus, & more – Talk/action with acting head of Narc for SD
DA Dumanis – They are not following the law.

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

– 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 (619) 236-6688

Oceanside may impose a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries until city
officials decide how to regulate them. an “urgency ordinance” that would immediately
prohibit dispensaries from opening and operating. The moratorium would last 45 days, with
optional extensions of nearly two years. Adoption requires a four-fifths vote. The council
meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 300 N. Coast Highway.

III General SD ASA happenings & Community Announcements

New fliers!!!!!! Thanks Beau – The Campaign for Change of Dumanis June 13th and 14th – Todd McCormick – Cancer patient, researcher,
– and from SD – got 5 years federally for medical marijuana EarthFair 2009 Sunday, April 19, 2009 Healing Arts
Festival Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Breast Cancer Walk

-Need new leadership need – SD ASA Parties &
presents the ~Unplugged Session~ Friday, May 15th, 2009 8PM

*******Acoustic sets by High Tide & A Scribe Amidst The Lions********
$10/door 18 & over w/ID Bar-b-q, raffles, games, speakers, & more
6070 mt alifan san diego, ca 92111 Legalize it! Bring your buds!

– $$$$$ Treasure report – contributions in the banks = Rich – April = $132 Total $1,140

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 – June 8 –- Location TBA

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