Advocates Issue ‘Enhanced’ Red Alert Specifically to Imperial Beach Supporters of Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis patients, supporters and advocates in the City of Imperial Beach (IB) are urged to be prepared. Additional law enforcement action against legitimate patients brought about by the IB City Council is imminent. Now is the time to stand up against the City Council’s attempt to eradicate access to medical cannabis for sick and dying patients and defend your rights.

On June 29th, Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a memo reinforcing the intent of the federal government to interfere with state medical cannabis laws. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ban on medical marijuana has ‘time specific’ priority at June 15th IB council meeting

Imperial Beach, CA – On June 10th, 2011, city officials released a ‘time specific’ scheduling of 7:00pm for the June 15th vote on a pair of ordinances (I/II) that purportedly ban medical marijuana dispensaries from providing safe access in the city.

In the staff report, city officials claim “the ordinances would not ban medical marijuana in the city” and “only applies when marijuana is supplied to two or more persons” … at “any location” in the city.

Actual wording in the City’s law goes much further than merely banning dispensary storefronts from opening in the city.  If approved, the law would disregard the right for patients to collectively or cooperatively cultivate, afforded by Senate Bill 420, and aims to change Prop. 215, the Compassionate Use Act, by severely limiting ‘legal access’ for seriously injured, sick and dying patients and their caregivers by restricting patients to individually growing at home.  Read the rest of this entry »


Stop The Ban Imperial Beach is meeting tonight

Imperial Beach – May 12, 2011, patient advocates will be meeting this evening to discuss the effort to Stop The Ban of Prop. 215 patient collectives/cooperatives in the city. 

All residents, those for and against, are encuraged to attend today’s meeting.

Despite nearly 15 years of the voter established law to allow safe access to medical marijuana for qualified patients,  the City of Imperial Beach has yet to implement the law or to allow safe access to cannabis for the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Come out this evening to find out how the Stop The Ban IB campaign is working to secure safe access for IB’s injured, sick, and dying Prop. 215 residents. 

We will also be discussing the City’s “Smear with Fear” campaign.  A modern-day ‘Reefer Madness presentation by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to the city’s civic leaders.

DATE: Today, Thursday, May 12th
TIME: 6pm – 7pm
WHERE: 1233 Palm Ave in Imperial Beach