[URGENT: Please help pass landmark medical marijuana legislation in California]

Marijuana Policy Project
*Marijuana Policy Project Alert: Calif. * *April 23, 2008*

*URGENT: Please help pass landmark medical marijuana legislation in

Dear Rob Power,

Next Tuesday, April 29, the California State Assembly's Committee on
Public Safety will be conducting a hearing on AB 2743 — a bill authored
by Assembly Member Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego) that would prohibit state
and local law enforcement from assisting with federal raids on medical
marijuana patients and providers.

*Please take a few minutes to send a message to the committee members
letting them know that you support AB 2743
<http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=VtNvJlIPkfllpDLTdwMF_Q…> because local
peace officers should respect California's well-established medical
marijuana laws. *

Taking action is easy. Just visit MPP's action page
<http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=FCRAmgzHBLxUkj52ZPwqCA…>, enter your
information, and send an e-mail to the committee. If you are a patient
or medical professional, please modify the message to include that

With your help, we can pass this ambitious legislation, which will
dramatically improve protections for California's medical marijuana
patients and providers.

Most federal raids on California's medical marijuana facilities rely on
significant help from local law enforcement agencies; in many cases,
local agents have even asked federal agents to raid patients and
providers. AB 2743 will create a policy of respecting the state's
protections for medical marijuana patients and their providers.

Thank you for taking action
<http://control.mpp.org/site/R?i=4fsOf93eDRTTBexDoBcL4w…> to support
our state's right to self determination and safe access to medical
marijuana for seriously ill and injured patients. Making contact with
state policymakers is one of the most effective ways to help change the

Please don't forget to forward this message on to friends, family, and
co-workers in California, so that they too can take action.


Aaron Smith
California Organizer
Marijuana Policy Project

P.S. The committee will be holding a hearing on AB 2743 Tuesday, April
29 at 9:00 a.m. in Sacramento. If you are a patient or dispensing
collective staffer who might be interested in attending, please e-mail
ASmith@mpp.org <mailto:ASmith@mpp.org>.

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