Medical Marijuana Week 2010

Saturday, February 13th, through Sunday, February 21st

Every year, Medical Marijuana Week focuses public attention on the need for safe access to medical marijuana.

Activists and organizations across the country use Medical Marijuana Week to educate the community and get active. ASA allies, chapters, affiliates, ambassadors, and activists hold events and activities that help with their local goals.

  • 2010 Medical Marijuana Events
  • How can you use Medical Marijuana Week in your community?

2010 Medical Marijuana Events:

ASA is happy to provide the information below on behalf of the many activists who are organizing these events in their communities. For questions or follow up, please contact the specific event organizers.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Birmingam, Alabama

“On Feb. 13, 2010 beginning at 1 p.m., members of Alabamians for Compassionate Care/Alabama NORML will kick off Medical Marijuana Awareness Week with a celebration in Birmingham, Alabama that includes a pot luck dinner, fellowship, speakers, and a short demonstration.

If you plan to attend please bring a dish to share with other attendees; drinks will be provided. Later on we plan to have individual patients tell their stories about why they use medical marijuana, what they have to endure to get their medicine and how such obstacles have negatively impacted their lives. We will conclude our event by marching from 2330 Highland Ave. down to the fountain at 5 Points South and the back to the Hwy 280 overpass. Please make and bring signs about medical marijuana.

Possible slogans include:

I am a PATIENT not a criminal
My other medicine is addictive

Please feel free to make up your own sign slogans so long as they have to do with medical marijuana.

The address of our celebration is:

2330 Highland Ave. South (on Southside), Birmingham, AL 35205

This location is right next to Caldwell Park. Should our group become too large for the location we have selected we can and will spill over into the park, weather permitting.

Load your cars and trucks up with as many people as you can find and we look forward to seeing you there.

If you have questions or need further information please feel free to email me at You can also contact our Outreach coordinator Christie O’Brien at 205-907-6131 / or by contacting our Web Coordinator Penny Vaughan at 256-276-0083/”

Christie O’Brien
Outreach Coordinator
Alabamians for Compassionate Care

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Olympia, WA

Olympia Patient Resource Center, Cannabis College, Learn to Grow Medical Marijuana, 11am – 3:30pm. You must be pre-registered, $75 donation. 2747 Pacific Ave SE, Ste B-23. For more information and registration:

Sunday, February 14, 2010
Napa, CA

Napa: Understanding the Legal and Safety Aspects of Responsibly Using Medical Cannabis.
An awareness seminar for the city of Napa. 10:30 to 12pm
Napa city public library, 580 Coombs Street in the community room.
Come learn about the history of cannabis, legal information, safety standards of clean medicine, and edibles.
Free Event, for more info:

Monday, February 15, 2010
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco: Annual Seed Planting.
Meet in front of San Francisco City Hall at high noon, snacks, and seeds will be freely distributed. Singing, and shouting out loud will be encouraged. This has always been an interesting time of sharing among patients. 2:15pm Symbolic seed planting. All are welcome. For info: Just show up

Monday, February 15, 2010
Richmond, CA

Medical Marijuana Week 215 Patient Appreciation Party!
Hosted by Seven Stars, celebrating their first year serving patients!
6pm At the Seven Stars Monday Night Vapor Lounge
3288 Pierce St. Suite # M108 (Inside Pacific East Mall)
$10, all proceeds will be donated to Americans for Safe Access
Raffle, pool table, movies, vapor lounge, DJ, dance floor, food, & patient grab bags!
This event is for VERIFIED patients only. Please bring verifiable recommendation and ID card or pre register by calling 510-527-STARS.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
San Francisco, CA

Oakland: Medical Cannabis Safety Council
East Bay General Meeting
12 pm – 2 pm Oaksterdam Student Union, 1915 Broadway
Snacks will be provided.

San Francisco: Open house at the Greenway SOMA 5 pm — 7 pm
One of SF’s newest medical marijuana physician’s clinics Dr. Melissa Soriano will be the featured speaker, and special guests will include medical marijuana attorney Brendan Hallinan, former SF DA Terence Hallinan, and other medical marijuana specialists. Refreshments will be served.
393 Tehama Street, off 5th, between Howard & Folsom Streets (415) 777-0157

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Chapter meeting
Location TBA, 805-217-6116

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign:
“Feb. 17th, Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana Day at the State Capitol”

“To help with the Oklahoma Compassionate Care Campaign go to – – call (405)714-1236 – Send a contribution to DPFOK, P.O. Box 10641, Midwest City, OK 73140

Please attempt to arrange a meeting with your state senator and representative by calling their office. Arrange the meeting between 1:00-3:00 p.m. To find out who your state senator and representative are, call your local Board of Election/Election Board, or the State Election Board (405) 521-2391.

It isn’t a problem if you can’t arrange a meeting with your elected official. We are going to visit their office anyway. If we can’t speak directly to our elected officials, we will leave the information with their staff.

No one will have to visit their legislators alone. Our volunteers will gladly go along to support you. We will stick together to demonstrate that many good people support medical marijuana in Oklahoma.

If you can’t make it to the Capitol that day, please contact your legislators anyway. Please call, email, fax and/or write letters today! Ask them to please introduce and endorse The Oklahoma Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana Legislation. Let them know we are sending the legislation to their office and that they can meet actual medical marijuana patients on Feb. 17.”

Thursday, February 18, 2010
San Jose, CA

San Jose: Silicon Valley Chapter Fundraiser
Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant 5:00-8:00pm
Bring a flyer, buy food and a drink
15% of sales go to Silicon Valley ASA
For more details:

Thursday, February 18, 2010
San Francisco, CA

Open house at the Greenway
5 pm – 7 pm. One of SF’s newest medical marijuana physician’s clinics Dr. Melissa Soriano will be the featured speaker, and special guests will include medical marijuana attorney Brendan Hallinan, former SF DA Terence Hallinan, and other medical marijuana specialists. Refreshments will be served. Bring your recommendation if you are currently a patient. Greenway Haight is located at 776 Haight Street, near Pierce Street. Contact:

Sacramento: Sacramento ASA will be hosting a mixer for patients only, bring your recommendation at 7:30pm at 1236 “C” St. Join us for door prizes, music, raffles, refreshments and fun!

Friday, February 19, 2010
Oakland, CA

Volunteer Day at the ASA office, come join ASA staff from 12pm-4pm to help us work on projects in the office. Get to know other volunteers in the Bay Area. ASA Headquarters 1322 Webster Suite 402. Info: 510-251-1856 or email

Oakland: An afternoon of Fun and Games Hosted at Oaksterdam Student Union 4:00pm — 6:00pm, 1915 Broadway at 19th
Ticket Price: $20 General Admission/$10 Student & Alumni, Half of the proceeds will be donated to ASA, the other half toward a California Ballot initiative.
Activities include Shuffle Board, Pool, Dart Board, and so much more! Tickets can be purchased day of at Oaksterdam University 1600 Broadway or at the Student Union. For more information: or 510-832-3746

Saturday, February 20, 2010
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco ASA Chapter Party 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Dennis Peron’s home, 3745 17th Street (between Sanchez and Church Streets). In celebration of Medical Marijuana Week, SF-ASA is having a party at the home of Dennis Peron, one of the activists responsible for getting Proposition 215 passed in 1996. A $10 donation suggested, no one turned away. For more info:

Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunrise, FL

People United For Medical Marijuana is hosting a Rally 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in Markum Park, 16001 State Road 84.

“This is the time to meet like-minded individuals, share ideas, and plan a strategy to get our goals accomplished. It is time to strengthen our ties not only to the community, but with other organizations that support our cause as well. The exact location within the park will be posted within the next few days. For details visit:

PUFMM will go throughout the park after the meeting and collect signatures as well. Please plan to bring something to eat [just in case you get hungry]. Water and drinking cups will be provided. If you care for anything else to drink, please bring your favorite refreshment with you.”

How can you use Medical Marijuana Week in your community?
Ideas worth considering, from small to big:
A candlelight vigil in support of patients

  • A city or county proclamation
  • A lobbying visit with your elected officials
  • Letter-writing to medical marijuana prisoners or elected officials
  • An effort in support of the Truth in Trials Act
  • A local film showing (or a film festival!)
  • A protest or political action outside a DEA office or federal building
  • A community meeting with local law-enforcement
  • A medical marijuana teach-in
  • A panel discussion on the science behind medical marijuana
  • A guided tour of a leading medical marijuana dispensary for local officials
  • A fundraiser (maybe even for ASA!)
  • A party for all of your past hard work

Possible goals:

  • Attract more people to your ASA chapter
  • Reach out to elected officials
  • Raise money
  • Raise money for ASA!
  • Build relationships with doctors
  • Recruit more activists
  • Raise media awareness
  • Thank your supporters


Medical Marijuana Week originally came out of California’s Proposition 215 — thus the annual date February 15th. Now on its eighth year, Medical Marijuana Week is a national phenomenon, and we encourage you to join us. We’d also like you to consider donating a portion of any Medical Marijuana Week proceeds you fundraise to ASA.

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