The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved and adopted a de-facto ban in the unincorporated areas of the county, where not even the neediest patients are allowed safe access through delivery. Additionally, the San Diego City Council will be voting in a matter of weeks on an ordinance that will serve as a de facto ban on medical cannabis facilities in the city of San Diego. If passed as currently written, this unduly restrictive ordinance would threaten the quality of life for some of the most vulnerable members of our community and would deny safe access for patients in and around San Diego.
In order to oppose the ordinance Canvass for a Cause (www.canvassforacause.org) and the San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access (www.safeaccesssd.org) are launching a coalition campaign to educate the public of the impending ban and mobilize grassroots opposition to the ban.
The campaign has mobilized patients, concerned citizens and well trained professional canvassers, leading a traditional volunteer based political effort giving the people a unique opportunity to express their opposition to this ban.
Our campaign will employ Canvass for a Cause’s field tested approach to public education to generate massive quantities of constituent communications to the city council members urging them make amendments to the proposed ordinance in line with the San Diego City’s Medical Marijuana Task Force’s recommendations and to approve an ordinance that guarantees safe access.
This strategy will generate overwhelming opposition to the current ordinance and will move the city council to adopt reasonable regulation. However, we can’t do this alone. Our effort requires a broad base of volunteers and coalition of partners made up of individuals, businesses, as well as community and faith based organizations to make this campaign a success. With your help, we can protect patients from a city government that seeks to alienate them, and dismiss their very real need for safe access to medication as being unimportant.
- Canvass for a Cause
- Gretchen Bergman
- Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)
- San Diego County Community Coalition
- Americans for Safe Access
- Ideal Choice Insurance
- Law Offices of Melissa Bobrow
- Law Offices of Kimberly Simms
- Nug Magazine
- Kush Magazine
- Green Freedom Law Group
- Legal Cannabis Institute
- Several Members of the San Diego Medical Marijuana Task Force
- And many more!
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