Tuesday, March 31, 2015

POW Update - Spring 2015


Letter Writing To Political Prisoners Of Conscience & Compassion
Make sure you include the prisoner ID# on the envelope or post card and include a return address.
This list is not comprehensive. If you know someone serving federal time for his/her involvement with medical cannabis, please contact PatientAdvocates@Riseup.net.

Please write to:

David Chavez Jr. 63519-097                  (12/15)
FPC Yankton
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 700
Yankton, SD 57078

David Chavez Sr. 63518-097                  (11/19)
FCI Mendota
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9
Mendota, CA 93640

Dustin “DC” Costa 62406-097   (9/18)
USP Florence Admax
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226

Tim Dellas 93161-011     (11/15)
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378
Marion P. Fry 15840-097       (9/15)
FCI Dublin
Federal Correctional Institution
5701 8th St. - Camp Parks
Dublin, CA 94568

Charles Edward Lepp 90157-011      (1/18)
USP Florence ADMAX
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO  81226

Larry Kristich 13094-180         (7/15)
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3000
Anthony, TX 88021

Richard Ruiz Montes 63130-097       (9/25)
Federal Correctional Institution
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

Aaron Sandusky  63038-112          (5/21)
FCI Big Spring
Federal Correctional Institution
1900 Simler Ave.
Big Spring, TX  79720

Luke Scarmazzo 63131-097        (5/27)
FCI Mendota
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9
Mendota, CA  93640

Dale C. Schafer 15839-097       (9/15)
CI Taft
Correctional Institution
P.O. Boc 7001
Taft, CA 93268


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Press Release - Marijuana Legalization Effort in California Moves Forward for 2016

Marijuana Legalization Effort in California Moves Forward for 2016

Advocates Build Consensus on Initiative Language, Open Call for Proponents

San Jose, CA (March 11, 2015) Efforts to legalize marijuana in California in 2016 are gaining momentum. Americans For Policy Reform (AFPR), the group behind the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014 (MCLR), is announcing the opening of the MCLR 2016 language for input from the community. The initiative will establish clear guidelines for Medical Marijuana and Adult-use Marijuana in addition to allowing for the production of industrial hemp in the state. 
“We have heard a resounding cry from leaders in the cannabis community saying they want MCLR in 2016,” stated John Lee, Director of AFPR. “We feel obligated to help.” 
In 2013, MCLR was developed as the first “open-source” or “crowd-sourced” method for advocates and experts everywhere to contribute directly to the language of California’s marijuana legalization law. It received an impressive fiscal analysis from the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), in addition to a highly favorable Title & Summary from California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
“MCLR 2016 is now open for community input. We want to ensure everyone has another opportunity to address any concerns and contribute to the initiative,” said Mr. Lee. “We also encourage all serious supporters interested in signing on as a Proponent to contact us immediately.”

What MCLR Would Achieve
According to Attorney General Kamala Harris, MCLR would, “reduce costs potentially exceeding one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) annually to state and local governments,” related to enforcing certain marijuana-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases in the court system and incarcerating marijuana offenders. Harris also reported MCLR would add “a few hundred million dollars annually” from additional tax revenues. 

How To Get Involved
The initiative language can be reviewed and ideas can be submitted at www.bit.ly/mclr2016. Hundreds of advocates, legal experts and concerned citizens have contributed to the draft so far. Anyone with questions or wishing to sign on as a Proponent can reach John Lee at John@AFPR.us