For the Friends of Al Olthof

alolthof5.jpgFor the friends of Al Olthof

Celebration of Life Memorial

Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m.

There will be a memorial observance for Al Olthof at the Beatnik Café in Joshua Tree on Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. Al died on December 24 at his home in 29 Palms. The coroner determined that his death was due to natural causes.

Al was a long-time local medical marijuana and cannabis law reform activist and a staunch supporter of MAPP. He was an excellent videographer and directed almost 100 Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense TV shows for MAPP that were cablecast throughout the Inland Empire and for a six month period in Los Angeles County as well.  Al’s work as a video chronicler went far beyond cannabis as he attended and made recordings and documentaries of many High Desert events at the Beatnik Café and elsewhere as well as documenting many of the events and programs of the Palm Springs Chapter of Veterans for Peace. Many of Al’s videos produced under the name of Ruby Dunes can be found on youtube.com.

Tom Swann, Executive Director of Palm Springs Chapter of Veterans for Peace will be presenting a commerative and others in attendance are encouraged to do so as well. Coffee and other beverages will be provided and if you would like to bring a food item to share, that would be much appreciated.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend Al’s Celebration of Life Memorial on Sunday, January 16 at 2 p.m. at the Beatnik Café, 61568 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Due to the fact that many elderly people will be attending, please note that we ask that only people who are vaccinated attend the event and that masks are required to be worn. For more information contact Lanny at 760-799-2055 or at [email protected]

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Invitation to meet cannabis cultivation guru Ed Rosenthal

ed_rosenthal2.jpgMeet Cannabis Cultivation Guru and Legendary Legalization Activist Ed Rosenthal

I would like to extend an invitation from the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project, an Inland Empire based medical marijuana patient support group and law reform organization I founded back in December 1999, to attend their Sunday, Jan. at 7:30 p.m. ZOOM meeting to hear and learn from one of our movement's most famous and infamous proponents Ed Rosenthal.

ed_rosenthal.jpgEd is a leading cannabis horticulture expert, educator and legalization activist. Reverently given the nickname, “Guru of Ganja” by High Times Magazine, Ed has propelled the effort to legalize marijuana as well as leading the movement to grow your own cannabis. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books on marijuana cultivation and social policy, including his latest, “Cannabis Grower’s Handbook.”. For more info on Ed's extensive selection of cannabis cultivation books CLICK HERE.

If you have ever thought about growing your own, you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts and most knowledgeable educator on the subject of cannabis cultivation. If you have been growing your own, this is your chance to get some answers to those vexing questions that will make your cannabis grow reach the zenith of perfection as there will be plenty of time for your questions. If you don't want to grow your own and/or learn how to grow bigger and better, you shouldn't miss your opportunity to meet and hear from one of the movements most respected and colorful pioneers

jan._2.pngMark your calendar for the MAPP Zoom meeting with Ed Rosenthal on Sunday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m.  Zoom-in and phone-in meeting information below.

Lanny Swerdlow is inviting you to a meeting with Cannabis Cultivator Guru Ed Rosenthal

Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM PST

Join Zoom Meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84111591152?pwd=ODJEOFp6b0pTbVZkUHlrMitlZWprUT09

Meeting ID: 841 1159 1152

Passcode: 918536


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Meeting ID: 841 1159 1152
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Looking forward to seeing you at this most worthwhile meeting.

Lanny

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MAPP meet features cannabis cultivation guru Ed Rosenthal

Over the last few months, I have received calls and emails asking about when I will start sending out email newsletters and re-start the MAPP meetings. I have been derelict in getting this done as I have been working as an RN at COVID vaccination centers and it has been keeping me very busy with lots of overtime. However, I have now set the time aside to get it done and I am delighted that this long overdue email newsletter is to let you know that I have gotten it done.

When MAPP first started meeting in December 1999, the meetings were always held on the first Sunday of every month and now that we are in our 21st year, I thought going back to the original day would be very fitting. Only this time instead of meeting at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral City Public Library or other venue, we will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. and we will be meeting virtually utilizing ZOOM making it easy, convenient and accessible for all.

This will allow us to have speakers both famous and infamous. For our first meeting which will be on Sunday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m. I am so proud to announce that our speaker will be both famous and infamous – one of the premiere proponents and educators of cannabis cultivation, Ed Rosenthal.

ed_rosenthal.jpgEd is a leading cannabis horticulture expert, educator and legalization activist. Reverently given the nickname, “Guru of Ganja” by High Times Magazine, Ed has propelled the effort to legalize marijuana as well as leading the movement to grow your own cannabis. He is the author and editor of more than a dozen books on marijuana cultivation and social policy, including his latest, “Cannabis Grower’s Handbook.”. For more info on Ed's extensive selection of cannabis cultivation books CLICK HERE.

If you have ever thought about growing your own, you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading experts and most knowledgeable educator on the subject of cannabis cultivation. If you have been growing your own, this is your chance to get some answers to those vexing questions that will make your cannabis grow reach the zenith of perfection as there will be plenty of time for your questions. If you don't want to grow your own and/or learn how to grow bigger and better, you shouldn't miss your opportunity to meet and hear from one of the movements most respected and colorful pioneers.

Mark your calendar for the MAPP meeting with Ed Rosenthal on Sunday, January 2 at 7:30 p.m.  Zoom-in and phone-in meeting information below.

Lanny Swerdlow is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: MAPP meeting with Ed Rosenthal - Cannabis Cultivator Guru
Time: Jan 2, 2022 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84111591152?pwd=ODJEOFp6b0pTbVZkUHlrMitlZWprUT09

Meeting ID: 841 1159 1152

Passcode: 918536


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Meeting ID: 841 1159 1152
Passcode: 918536

Looking forward to seeing you at this most worthwhile meeting.

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From working to establish reasonable and realistic regulations for cannabis businesses to protecting cannabis consumers from losing their jobs for using legal cannabis, MAPP is here. Please help us be there for you.

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MAPP Receives Veterans Award

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You are invited to attend the Veterans for Peace Memorial Day ceremonies and award luncheon on Monday, May 31

I am proud to announce that the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project has been selected to receive the Veterans for Peace “Outstanding Organization of the Year Award.” From working with VA Hospitals to lobbying local, state and national officials, MAPP has worked diligently over the years to facilitate safe and easy access for cannabis for our veterans.

At the award ceremonies we will be announcing the start-up of our program to provide free cannabis to veterans. Beginning in mid-June, we will be working with Veterans for Peace to enroll eligible veterans, Bloom Networks to provide free cannabis and the 420Bank to distribute free cannabis to veterans who benefit from its use. We will be signing veterans up for the program at the event.

Below is a special invitation from Tom Hernandez, President of Veterans for Peace, inviting all MAPP supporters to attend the Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday May 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM to be held at Desert Memorial Park, 31-705 Da Vall Drive, Cathedral City followed by the 15th Annual MEMORIAL DAY AWARDS LUNCHEON from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant, 35-325 Date Palm Drive, Suite 111, Cathedral City CA.

In addition to MAPP’s recognition, awards will also be presented to Bishop Paul Breton and Palm Springs City Council member Lisa Middleton. Please see Tom’s special invitation below.

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A Special Invitation to the Supporters of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project

by Tom Hernandez

Veteran, United States Marine Corps President, Veterans for Peace

VA_awards-page-001-2.jpgOn behalf of our veterans, I want to cordially invite you to attend our 15th annual Memorial Day Awards Luncheon on Monday May 31 at 12 Noon in Cathedral City. This year we are so pleased to present the “Outstanding Organization of the Year Award” to MAPP. Several years ago we honored Lanny Swerdlow and now we are honoring the fine organization he leads. We want you to please attend this luncheon and receive the recognition you deserve.

For many years our government that was created to protect our liberty waged a war against people who used cannabis. As military veterans we know how horrific a war is especially when it is against our own citizens. The war on cannabis launched by late President Richard Nixon that lasts even until today in many states is a disgrace.

What is remarkable is that MAPP courageously and with great perseverance launched a strong tide of resistance against the war on cannabis. You educated both elected officials and the public to realize this war was wrong. You transformed people’s attitudes and behaviors. You made it legal and safe to use cannabis. You are true patriots who have changed our country for the better.

book_cover_ad-page-001.jpgAs a military veteran with PTSD, I have to thank you for making it legal and safe for me to use cannabis to effectively treat my medical condition. Thousands if not millions of veterans like me are so grateful for your endurance and hard work to help us receive the medical benefits of cannabis. The benefits of cannabis would not be a reality for many veterans if MAPP had quit the cause at the first obstacle. You overcame numerous stubborn hurdles and roadblocks and you won for all of us.

VFP salutes MAPP. Our luncheon is very affordable with a sliding scale for low-income residents. Please come to our luncheon and receive the appreciation and gratefulness we want to bestow upon you. Thank You.

Tom Swann Hernandez

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Kicking Butt in SB County to Allow Cannabis Businesses

kick_sb_co-page-001.jpgIt’s Time to Kick the Butts of the San Bernardino Co. Board of Supervisors to Allow Cannabis Businesses

Riverside County has allowed cannabis businesses to open as permitted under Prop. 64. It’s time for San Bernardino County to end their reefer madness and enter the 21st century and allow cannabis businesses too.

zoom_meet.jpgIt can be done and we are going to discuss just how it can be done on a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. that is open to all. Here is what we will be discussing:

  1. A letter and phone campaign to every San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors’ member asking that San Bernardino follow in the footsteps of Riverside County and enact an ordinance that will regulate and license cannabis businesses including cultivation, manufacture, distribution (sales) and on-site consumption lounges.
  2. Organize a meeting with each member of the SBBOS to secure their support to direct the Planning Commission to develop an ordinance that will allow cannabis businesses in San Bernardino County.
  3. Determine what actions can be taken to elect SBBOS members who will support allowing cannabis businesses by “unelecting” any SBBOS member who refuses to take action to allow cannabis businesses. This will include getting political activist-oriented' individuals to run against them and joining a coalition of organizations that can get them elected.

Joining us on the meeting will be cannabis activists and political experts that can provide the blueprints that will be make us an effective force. Put it on your calendar now. Forward this email to all your cannabis consuming friends and family member and ask them to join in on the Zoom conference.

Note: You can attend this meeting on your computer and also by phone. See the information below for the Zoom weblink and for phone numbers to call.

arrow.pngTopic: Allowing Cannabis Businesses in San Bernardino County

Time: Apr 13, 2021 06:30 PM PST

      Meeting ID: 863 1366 8684

Join Zoom Meeting at the following weblink:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86313668684

No computer? Phone in at 1-669-900-9128

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http://www.marijuananews.org/

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New Speaker - LA's Dopest Attorney at Sat. March 6 virtual MAPP meet

 

allisonmargolin4.jpgAllison Margolin Featured Guest at the 1 p.m. Saturday March 6 virtual MAPP meet

Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, previously scheduled attorney Bruce Margolin cannot be the featured speaker at the 1 p.m. virtual MAPP meeting on Saturday, March 6. I am thrilled to announce that we have a new guest speaker who just happens to be his daughter, Allison Margolin. Billing herself as LA’s Dopest Attorney, the sophisticated debonair millennial has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a SuperLawyer, the only cannabis attorney in the United States with this distinction.

At the Saturday virtual MAPP meeting, Allison will be taking an enlightened look at the current status of licensing in California with a special emphasis on what is happening in the IE as well as a rundown on the rapidly changing status of cannabis on the federal level. Should be a very interesting meeting. Best of all there will be plenty of time for attendees of Saturday’s virtual meeting to ask her questions and get her unique, nuanced and learned response.

mapp_march_allison-page-001.jpgThe Saturday, March 6 virtual MAPP meeting at 1 p.m. is free and done entirely on the phone – no need for a computer, internet connection, camera and all the other Internet paraphernalia needed to attend a virtual meeting. The MAPP virtual meeting is truly a come as you are event. To hear and speak with attorney Allison Margolin this Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m. call 701-802-5390 and enter the access code 2545046#.

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Cannabis Legalization - WARP speed ahead + Veterans MAPP meet

 

warp_speed-page-001.jpgCannabis Headed for Legalization at

WARP SPEED

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on New Year’s Eve that his office has expunged almost a half-million cannabis-related arrest records and has issued pardons for almost 10,000 low-level cannabis related offenses. What a marvelous way to start 2021 – the year that will see federal cannabis prohibition come to an end.

The actions by the Governor of Illinois are not an isolated event. Pardons and expungements are happening throughout the county as more and more states legalize cannabis.

In 2011, the year before Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis, there were 757,969 arrests for marijuana. In 2019, there were 545,602, a decrease of almost 30%, but that is still more then all the arrests made for violent crimes. We still have a long way to go, but the numbers will continue to drop as more states embrace legalization.

leaving_jail2.jpgEnding the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of millions of Americans for cannabis offenses is one of the major reasons I, and so many others, strongly supported and continue to support legalization efforts even though they are far from perfect.

With four more states legalizing cannabis in the 2020 elections, the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter and brighter. The 2020 elections have brought us to the precipice of truly “freeing the weed” as with the Dems in control of the Senate there really is a really real chance that federal cannabis prohibition will come to an end this year.

schumer.jpgThe Senate's new majority leader, Chuck Schumer, has said, "Cannabis is now Schedule 1—which is to the point of absurdity to say marijuana is more dangerous than crack cocaine. It's crazy. So we decriminalize it, we deschedule it, and we incentivize and invest in states and local governments to create expungement programs."

more_act-page-001.jpgThe House passed the MORE act in Dec. 2020 which deschedules cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act bringing about the end to federal cannabis prohibition. It will now go to the Senate where Schumer, unlike former Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel, will allow it to come up for a vote. It will pass because almost all Democrats and a significant number of Republican Senators support it. From there it goes to the desk of President Biden.

Biden is in favor of decriminalization and not legalization, but that’s OK as the MORE Act doesn’t actually legalize cannabis - it just takes the feds out of the picture by no longer criminalizing it. By taking the feds out of the picture, it allows the states to make the decision on whether cannabis should be legal within their borders or not. bidenharrispotleaf-page-001.jpgThat is a position that Biden has publicly supported many times during the 2020 elect­­ion. Further I imagine Biden will also sign it since our new VP, Kamala Harris, was THE chief sponsor of the MORE Act in the Senate.

book_cover_ad-page-001.jpgOne thing that is not mentioned often about the importance of ending federal cannabis prohibition is recognizing that whatever the United States does has a profound impact the world over. This is especially significant for those Asian and Middle East countries that are still executing people for cannabis crimes. The imprimatur of the U.S. on cannabis legalization will eventually lead to an end of their hideous actions towards their own citizens.

With federal cannabis prohibition ended, each individual state will decide to either legalize or keep criminal marijuana. Unfortunately, those that chose to legalize can set up whatever Rube Goldberg system of legalization they want to. It is now up to those who live in states where cannabis is still illegal to see to it that cannabis is legalized and when it is legalized, make sure that the legalization system that is set up is not so complex that it would be easier to open up a nuclear power plant then open a dispensary.

stomp_mj-page-001.jpgIn California, state and local elected officials will no longer be able to cite its illegality under federal law as a reason they cannot allow the implementation of Prop. 64 and the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of cannabis in their jurisdictions.

no_tax_money-page-001.jpgWith state and local governments suffering massive loss of tax revenues due to the COVID19 pandemic, elected officials are desperately looking for new sources of revenue. Nothing changes minds faster than $$$. The lure of replacing some of those lost tax dollars with cannabis dollars will transform the mind of even the most reefer madness addled politician. It certainly has changed the minds of many California voters as 33 cities and counties that had formerly prohibited cannabis businesses passed ordinances during the November elections allowing them.

Although I thoroughly believe cannabis should be treated like caffeinated beverages, it is likely to have a byzantine system of complex and opaque regulations that makes the system regulating alcohol and tobacco seem like a Libertarian’s dream.

I know people complain that marijuana is not alcohol and not tobacco and that its regulation should not be so stringent. I only wish cannabis would be regulated like alcohol and tobacco.

constore-page-001.jpgIf cannabis was as easily available and as cheaply available as alcohol and tobacco is, we would be ecstatic. Imagine walking down to your neighborhood convenience store to get your cannabis. Imagine going to big grocery stores and big box stores and they are all selling cannabis in competition with each other.bigstore.jpg Some might even offer cannabis as a loss leader to get you into the store knowing that you are very likely to purchase other items to enjoy your cannabis with.

costco-page-001.jpgMy goal for cannabis legalization has always been when I can go to Costco and buy my cannabis. At Costco, it will be reasonably priced and good quality, although you will have to purchase a kilogram at a time. But that’s ok as it will come broken into packages of a dozen different strains which probably means there will be a drawer at home full of packages of that one strain you don’t like.

mj_field.jpgMost importantly, especially from the affordability angle, is that farmers will be able to grow cannabis like any other agricultural crop. When they are able to do that and grow hundreds and thousands of acres of cannabis, prices will come tumbling down to levels that the taxes will be, like a lot of alcohol products and almost all tobacco products, the biggest part of the purchase price. Cannabis selling for $25 a pound, before taxes, would be an entirely reasonable price providing a fair profit for growers, manufacturers and distributors. After all, what other agricultural crop sells for $25 a pound – especially in its natural unprocessed state?

With the end of federal prohibition, we have the opportunity to make this happen, but this cannabis nirvana is not going to be served up to us on a silver platter. We have to be active to shape the coming changes to cannabis accessibility.

rich_man.pngI know many of you are concerned about big businesses and conglomerates taking over the cannabis industry. It is a legitimate concern and they will be there with big bucks representing their business interests, but who will be representing yours?. Who is going to be lobbying your city councils and county boards if you don't?

That's where you come in. You need to be involved - you need to contact your local officials to see to it that when cannabis comes to town, it comes in a way that benefits the consumer. Call them, email them and most importantly go to the City Council and County Board of Supervisors meetings and let them know how the ordinances allowing cannabis business and home cultivation should be written. I have seen it time and time again - when enough citizens show up at these meetings - they listen and then they act to get done what needs to be done so they will vote for them in the next election.

citizen_lobby_day.jpgWe need to coordinate and work with other cannabis organizations on the state level to make sure state regulations and taxes don’t financially strangle but rather promote consumers access to cannabis. We need  to go to Sacramento and lobby our state Assembly members and Senators to make the needed changes to Prop. 64 so that we do indeed have cannabis nirvana in California.

we_can_do_it.pngMore and more cities and counties are opting to allow the cannabis business provisions of Prop. 64 to take effect. Even more will join in when federal prohibition comes to an end. I know many of you want to see cannabis cultivation, manufacture and distribution take place in your local communities along with reasonable home cultivation regulations. I am here to help you with that, so contact me if you are ready to roll up your sleeves to make cannabis safely, reliably, legally, locally and AFFORDABLY accessible.

veterans_raise_pot_flag-page-001.jpgA Holistic Outreach to Veterans at Sat. Feb. 6 MAPP Virtual Meeting

Two veterans’ organization that promote the use of cannabis as part of their programs providing health services to veterans will be featured at the 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 virtual MAPP meeting.

mapp_feb_21_meet-page-001-2.jpgA Future for Veterans Foundation is developing a program called SPACE (Safe, Predictable, Affordable, Collegiate Environments) to empower veterans in the development of their mental and physical well being by providing housing, education, job assistance and peer support counseling to military veterans.

Veterans Walk and Talk is a community of veterans who advocate for outdoor and psychedelic therapy utilizing exercise, cannabis, psychedelics and community to enable veterans to take control of their health journey.

AlexDeLaCampaJr.jpgAlex De La Campa, the founder of A Future for Veterans Foundation will discuss how his organization ensures that charities like Veterans Walk and Talk and Operation Evac have a fiscal 501c3 sponsor for their hikes and peer support groups. His presentation will include information on veterans' transitional housing programs as well as their work with the tech community in the development of AI to facilitate veteran reintegration. 

collin.jpgA veteran of Afghanistan having served in the Army Infantry, Colin Wells is the founder of Veterans Walk and Talk. Formed in 2016, there are now VWAT chapters all over the country. Facilitating psychedelic and cannabis medicines for VWAT members, he will be discussing their cannabis related programs that employ and empower veterans in the legal cannabis space, enhance wellness programs and relate personal anecdotes that illuminate how cannabis benefits veterans on many different levels.

luna.jpgLuna Stower, CEO/Founder of Luna Stower Marketing, LLC will share her experience as a liaison helping to provide cannabis to veterans utilizing SB34 and Prop. 64 via the Bloom Network's Compassion Program, Fiorello Brands' partnership with A Future for Vets and Jetty Extracts Shelter Project for Cancer Patients. 

mapp_feb_21_meet-page-001-2.jpgThe Saturday, Feb. 6 virtual MAPP meeting at 1 p.m. is free and done entirely on the phone – no need for a computer, internet connection, camera and all the other Internet paraphernalia needed to attend a virtual meeting. The MAPP virtual meeting is truly come as you are. To hear and speak with Alex, Collin and Luna this Sat. Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. call 701-802-5390 and enter the access code 2545046#.

Want to help MAPP? Consider joining our 420 Club and make an effortless donation of $4.20 each month or make a one-time donation. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

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Renowned cannabis nurse at virtual MAPP meet Sat. Jan. 2

ML_Mathre.jpgMeet MaryLynn Mathre at 1 p.m. Sat. Jan. 2 virtual MAPP meet

Yes we needed to legalize cannabis to end the arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of Americans, to end the control and distribution of cannabis by criminals, allow for the creation of a vibrant market for cultivators, manufacturers and distributors to provide legal cannabis, but one of the major reasons, if not THE major reason, was to make the health and medical benefits of cannabis use legal, reliable, safe and affordable for everyone.

teleconference_jan_2-page-001.jpgConsequently, I am so pleased to let you know that MaryLynn Mathre, one of the foremost proponents of the health and medical uses of cannabis, will be the guest speaker at the 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan.2 virtual MAPP meeting. As co-founder and President of Patients Out of Time, MaryLynn has been educating health care professionals and the public  for almost three decades, about the therapeutic uses of cannabis. POT has sponsored the most amazing conferences bringing together scientific researchers, doctors, nurses, national, state and local elected officials, patients and the general public to further the acceptance and availability of cannabis.

pot_conference.jpgI have attended several of their conferences and I can say without a moment’s hesitation, that they have been outstanding in both the caliber of presenters, the wealth of information presented and most importantly the networking provided by bringing all these people together.

At the virtual meeting this Saturday, MaryLynn will discuss the formation in 1995 of Patients Out of Time, the programs they have brought to fruition and their current efforts to further the use and understanding of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Most excitedly, she will provide information on the upcoming 25th Anniversary celebration as well as discuss their conference series including the 14th annual POT conference this May and how you can attend them.

no_csa-page-001.jpgMaryLynn will also discuss the ongoing efforts of POT working in conjunction with a broad coalition of activists and reformers to de-schedule cannabis and related resolutions. After her presentation there will be time tor you to ask questions

The Saturday, Jan. 2 virtual MAPP meeting at 1 p.m. is done entirely on the phone – no need for a computer, internet connection, camera and all the other rigamaro needed to attend a virtual meeting. The MAPP virtual meeting is truly come as you are. To hear and speak with MaryLynn Mathre this Sat. Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. call 701-802-5390 and enter the access code 2545046#.

Won’t see you then, but looking forward to speaking with you.

happy_new_year-page-001.jpgOh yes – have a happy new year – you might find my thoughts on celebrating it to be of interest. If so, CLICK HERE.

Lanny

rightfoot2.jpgJust before the clock strikes midnight on December 31, raise your left leg so that you will start off the year on the right foot.

420_club_bldg.pngThen continue 2021 on the right foot by joining MAPP’s 420 Club and donating $4.20 every month to keep us going throughout 2021.

From working with Riverside County to establish reasonable and realistic regulations for cannabis businesses to protecting cannabis consumers from losing their jobs for using legal cannabis, MAPP is here. Please help us be there for you.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN MAPP'S 420 CLUB

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION

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The Failures of Prop. 64 and What to Do About It

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Prop. 64 was suppose to end the criminal penalties for cannabis consumption and allow for the creation of licensed and regulated businesses to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis to both medical and recreational users. Unfortunately Prop. 64 was not written to create a cannabis nirvana but rather to assuage the fears of voters who were on the fence about legalizing it.

jdavidnick.jpgAttorney J. David Nick is the featured guest on the latest episode of the award-winning Internet podcast of Marijuana Compassion and Common Sense. On the show he tells why Prop. 64 has totally failed to meet its goals of cannabis justice and create a sensible, rational and reasonable system of regulation. With a precision analysis, he points out that this current system of loop holes for prosecutors, outrageous taxation, over control by local municipalities and the crazy quilt map of municipalities that continue to have total bans without justification or a vote by local citizens has created a system that is unfair, unjust and unworkable. radio_show.jpgOffering a variety of solutions both simple and complex including the need to submit a new proposition, Attorney Nick provides a  clear explanation and a thought-provoking analysis of Prop. 64 and the current status of cannabis legalization in California.

With offices in San Francisco and Palm Springs, J. David Nick has been practicing law for 28 years. His areas of legal expertise include federal and state court litigation, criminal defense, appeals in criminal and civil matters and civil litigation. He has had multiple appellate court opinions on the subject of cannabis regulation published. From criminal liability to regulation, taxation and cannabis business disputes, he has represented many cannabis icons such as Dennis Peron, Brownie Mary, Steve Kubby and NORML.

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Looking for the perfect gift for your iconoclastic cannabis connoisseur friends? Here it is!

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