MMJ WeekFebruary 11 - 17th is National Medical Marijuana Week and we have got some great events planned to remind people that patients are suffering out there because of the Cultivation Ordinance. We are running a very touching ad in the Union from Feb 11 - 16 to raise public awareness. ASA recognizes that a patient’s first line of defense starts with cultivators. It’s simple: No cultivators, no medicine. As you probably know, our attorney, Jeff Lake successfully negotiated a Cultivation Ordinance in Yuba County that is considered “the most liberal in California.” We are trying to persuade our Board of Supervisors to take a similar approach rather than continuing our lawsuit. We should have a response soon. In the meantime, we will continue unabated with our efforts to replace the Ordinance. Feb 5 we are holding a training on how to conduct our telephone survey. We plan on reaching over 1,000 registered voters in Nevada Co to get their opinions on a wide range of cultivation related issues. We will use this information to judge whether we have enough support to launch an initiative. I think we do. I hate to nag, but we really have to raise some more money for our lawyer. We’ve done a really good job to date, but the expenses keep mounting. We really only have two choices: Give up and go home or keep fighting. The people in Butte County fought back against their Ordinance and got their BOS to overturn their own Ordinance once enough signatures were collected to force a special election. It would cost Nevada County approximately $250,000. to hold a special election so that’s a pretty big carrot. The point is, if you don’t fight back, there is no way you can win.
Dates to RememberFeb 12: Tues, 6:00-8:00pm
- Grass Valley General Membership Meeting is at the Nevada County Contractors Assoc., 149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley, CA.
- KVMR, The Cannabis Crusades, hosted by Patricia Smith and Gaynell Rogers,
- Guests: Senator John Vasconcellos, author of SB420, and Len Richmond, Producer and Director of "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer"
- Sweetland Nursery
- Mother Truckers
- Briarpatch Co-op
- Hometown Hydroponics
- NSJ General Membership Meeting is at the NSJ Senior Center, Hwy 49, NSJ