Restoring compassionate care has been a long and bumpy road.
California’s compassionate care programs have been in crisis for nearly two years – and your signature can still help.
Cannabis legalization was a watershed moment for medical marijuana in California, with unfettered adult-use access becoming the law of the land on Jan. 1, 2018. But the law also imposed excise taxes on the value of donated cannabis, putting long-established compassionate care programs in jeopardy, and shutting some down entirely.
Thanks to the work of activists and advocates, a solution is near.
California SB 34 aims to eliminate excise tax on donated medical cannabis, allowing its distribution with zero cost to patients. The emergency bill is the second to make its way through the legislature; then-Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the first one, though Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’ll sign SB 34.
Sign the change. org petition here! Your signature says this emergency measure – which will take an additional 30 days to take effect – is a priority for California.
The Cannabis for Good Tour rolls on.
To highlight this issue and collect signatures in support of the measure, Eaze brand partner Jetty Extracts, along with Pax and Shelter Project, launched the Cannabis for Good Tour earlier this summer in Berkeley, and just completed its Northern California leg. Soon it will be making stops through late August in SoCal, including Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
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Join Jetty, @paxvapor and Shelter Project at @harborside_sanjose Next Friday July 26 and show your support for patient access for #cannabisforgood! Sign the petition urging the passage of #CASB34 which would enable licensed providers to donate medicine to patients in need, and exempt them from use taxes on donated products. 10% of proceeds from sales of all Jetty products during this event go to Shelter Project. $5 or more donation gets you a custom-engraved PAX Era device. 1365 N 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM July 26
Jetty Extract’s Shelter Project provides free cannabis products to more than 1000 cancer patients across the state of California. Started in 2014, the program had to shut down on January 1, 2018, due to new state regulations.
Many of these critically ill patients have no other means to access their medicine. Support the Shelter Project at their gofundme page.
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