Newsletter #018 "Chef Frederick Nesbitt Killing it in the Kitchen!"
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"Chef Frederick Nesbitt Killing it in the Kitchen!"


Lobby Day & New Chapter Training

Thursday, January 21 at 5 PM

Higher Ventures 1401 El Camino Ave. #500, Sacramento, CA


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NOTE: If anyone needs help starting a local county NORML Chapter we will set you up with the following for FREE:

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This statement in favor of a new licensing ordinance for the City of Greenfield was written by Mic Steinmann, Community Services Director of Greenfield, in the staff report for the January 12, 2016 city council meeting


Allowing dispensaries and cultivation and manufacturing facilities is the right thing to do. It is also the moral thing to do. The people of California and the State legislature have clearly stated that the people of California have a right to use, possess, and purchase medical marijuana – this is the law of California – this is the right of ALL people. The legislature has enacted laws to protect and promote the exercise of that right and to provide a mechanism whereby the people can exercise that right in a lawful, safe, and supportive environment. As a city, we should also support that right, just as we should support all other rights of the people. That is a basic function of government – to support, protect, and enhance the rights of its citizens. It is not our right to pick and choose which rights we will support, which we will encourage, which we will impose barriers to their exercise, and which we will make more inconvenient for the residents of our community to exercise. It is not our right to tell our residents that they may exercise their rights, not in our community, but somewhere else.

Would it have been proper for this community to tell Cesar Chavez that he could fight for the rights of minority farm workers, organize marches and demonstrations on their behalf, but not in our community? Could we have said the same to Martin Luther King? Can we tell a gay or lesbian couple they may be married in California but they cannot do so in our community? Can we tell people they have a right to their own religious beliefs, but they cannot exercise that right in our community? How can the exercise of a right of the people be relegated to anywhere but in our community? On what moral authority does anyone have the right to tell another person that although they have certain rights, they cannot exercise those rights in this community? Or to use the power of government to make the exercise of those rights more difficult, cumbersome, or inconvenient? On what moral authority can people say certain rights can be exercised in our community but for other rights those same people must go elsewhere?

It is the moral authority and responsibility of government to support and protect the rights of all people. It is also the responsibility of government to take no action that will adversely affect the free exercise of those rights. That is a basic and paramount function and purpose of government; it is the very reason why governments even exist – to support, protect, and enhance the rights of all people – and all rights, not just some.


Citizens of California may initiate legislation as either a state statute or a constitutional amendment. In California, citizens also have the power to repeal legislation via veto referendum. The California State Legislature may also place measures on the ballot as legislatively referred constitutional amendments or legislatively referred state statutes. Referred amendments require a 2/3 vote of each chamber.

Crafting an Initiative

Of the 24 states that allow citizens to initiate legislation through the petition process, several states have adopted restrictions and regulations that limit the scope and content of proposed initiatives. These regulations may include laws that mandate that initiatives address only one topic, restrict the range of acceptable topics for proposed laws, prohibit unfunded mandates and establish guidelines for adjudicating contradictory measures.

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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of California is the organization where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement.


Do builders construct buildings without a blueprint? Is it wise to go on a long road trip without mapping the route ahead of time? Campaign are no different - they need a plan to be successful. Used in campaigns and classrooms nationwide, The Political Campaign Desk Reference has become the guide that many campaign professionals use during every election. The Political Campaign Desk Reference will guide campaigns through the process of building a campaign plan. In addition, this guide will help campaigns craft a winning message for use on television, Internet, social media, direct mail, telephone, radio and nearly every medium available. This second edition of the Political Campaign Desk Reference incorporates a greater discussion of technology, social networking, and fundraising as well as the difference between strategy and tactics. The Political Campaign Desk Reference also details the need for opposition research, how to gather that information, and when it is appropriate to use that information. The author, Michael McNamara, is a professional with over 17 years of experience in campaigns and elections. He has helped numerous candidates at the local, regional, state, and national level. McNamara has worked with individuals seeking office, organizations seeking levies, and businesses working to change local ordinances. The Political Campaign Desk Reference is the book you want on your side and the book that you do not want your opponent to have.


A complete, step-by-step success kit for organizing, funding, publicizing, and winning local political campaigns.

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Hash Church Episode  LXIX 69

Hash Church with Bubbleman every Sunday Morning from 9 AM to 12 Noon PST

Join us for another great Episode of Hash Church. this Sunday at 9am. Joined by Todd Mccormick, Etienne Fontan, Tony Verzura, Horatio Delbert, Mark Scialdone as well as others. always a worthwhile conversation to catch you up on whats going on today in the cannabis industry

This is a community for HASH CHURCH which can be seen on YouTube every Sunday morning between 9 AM and High Noon Pacific Coast time.

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