Newsletter #028 - Soberanes Fire: 40,000 Acres Burned, 15% Contained
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Hello Troublemakers,

As of 7 PM Sunday night the Soberanes Fire has burned 40,000 acres, 57 homes, and is only at 15% Containment.

Currently there are 5,292 firefighters risking there lives and with 5 years of drought and no rain in site this fire has the potential to grow 5 times its current size.

MANDATORY EVACUATIONS have been announced for Cachagua and Tassajara.

If you would like to help please contact the following agencies:

Recovers - Designed to connect individuals in need with individuals who have services or items to offer.

Community Foundation for Monterey County - 100% of all money donated goes towards local community recovery.

Coast Property Owners Association - Accepts donations specifically for those from Palo Colorado and the Big Sur area. Property Owners Association, P.O. Box 59, Big Sur, CA 93920.

The Mid-Coast Fire Brigade - Mid Coast Fire Brigade Palo Colorado Road Carmel, CA 93923.

The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade - Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, P.O. Box 520, Big Sur, CA 93920

American Red Cross - Provides emergency aid, recovery assistance. Evacuees or people worried about evacuees may register on the Red Cross's Safe and Well web site: here

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County (SPCA) - Accepting small bags of pet food. Drop off at SPCA facility at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway.

United Way of Monterey County - 2-1-1 Monterey County provides updated emergency information to concerned residents and continues to connect people to needed services.

Food Bank for Monterey County - Donations of pre-packaged food purchased from a retail or commercial store can be earmarked for victims or workers related to the Soberanes Fire.

Good luck and be as safe as you can out there.

-Ryan Munevar

Executive Director of Monterey County NORML



Medical Cannabis and GMO Labeling to be Discussed at August 2 Meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture

NOTE: This meeting will be streamed online starting at 10 AM on Tuesday


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SACRAMENTO – July 28, 2016 – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hold a discussion on the state’s regulatory and licensing framework for medical cannabis on August 2 in Sacramento. The board will also be discussing GMO labeling following the recent passage of federal legislation. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture – Main Auditorium, 1220 N Sacramento, CA 95814.

“California’s agricultural diversity continues to grow as medical cannabis production enters the regulatory arena,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “In state government, we are working in collaboration with other agencies to develop a robust framework that protects consumers, growers and the environment.”

Last year, California passed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act that allows the commercial cultivation and sale of medical cannabis. Several state agencies, including the Department of Food and Agriculture, Department of Public Health, Department of Pesticide Residue and the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation have an integral role in developing the regulatory framework that will be in place by January 1, 2018. This meeting provides an opportunity for each department to give an update on current progress.

Invited speakers include: Steve DeAngelo, Arcview Group; Dan Grace, Dark Heart; Hezekiah Allen, California Growers Association; Nate Bradley, California Cannabis Industry; Amber Morris, California Department of Food and Agriculture; George Farnsworth, California Department of Pesticide Regulation; Asif Maan, California Department of Public Health; and Lori Ajax, California Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation.

The board will also be hearing about the labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs) with representatives from Just Label It! and the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food.

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture advises the governor and the CDFA secretary on agricultural issues and consumer needs. The state board conducts forums that bring together local, state and federal government officials, agricultural representatives and citizens to discuss current issues of concern to California agriculture.

All meetings are open to the public and attendance is welcome. 

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6-8 PM Wednesday August 3, 2016

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