Tuesday, February 4, 2014

State of the Cannabis Union 2014: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-4pm, a panel of cannabis law experts

State of the Cannabis Union 2014: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-4pm, a panel of cannabis law experts

Sunday, February 23
2pm-4pm
2300 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
limited parking in our lot / metered street parking / parking garage at Durant & Telegraph

This year, Dr. Lucido is hosting a quarterly series of educational events at his historic office in Berkeley.  The series kicks off on Sunday, February 23 with State of the Cannabis Union 2014: a panel of cannabis law experts (see attached flyer):

Dr. Frank Lucido:
Family Medicine in Berkeley since 1979 and performing Medical Cannabis Consultations in California since Prop 215 passed in 1996, and in Michigan since 2009.

Attorney Omar Figueroa:
criminal defense lawyer since 1998.  His passion is defending human beings facing criminal charges in federal, state, and juvenile courts, specializing in cannabis, counterculture, and cybercrime cases.

Attorney James Clark:
for more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to fighting for the victims of America’s failed “war on drugs” and is devoted to maintaining their constitutional, civil, and human rights against government abuse.  

This is a family-friendly event.
Please RSVP, if possible, by Friday February 21 to danielle@drlucido.com
(510) 848-0958 M-F 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
(877) 787-6900 goes straight to voicemail 24/7

Sunday, February 23
2pm-4pm
2300 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
limited parking in our lot / metered street parking / parking garage at Durant & Telegraph

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Medical Cannabis has been legal under state law in California since passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ("Prop 215" or California Health & Safety Code 11362.5) under a certain conditions.
Unfortunately, it is still illegal even for legitimate patients, under Federal law (Gonzales v Raich Supreme Court case).

Physicians making appropriate recommendations, are also protected under State law, when acting appropriately.
Furthermore, physicians are also protected Federally by Conant v McCaffrey (Federal District Court) and Conant v Walters (Federal Appellate Court) as long as they do not aid and abet a patient in breaking Federal Law. On further appeal by the Federal government, the Supreme Court declined to take the case. Therefore, physicians are the ONLY ones protected all the way to the Supreme Court, as long as they do not "aid and abet" a patient in breaking Federal law.

The purpose of this blog is to discuss for patients, physicians, caregivers and other patients advocates, who, in my experience, is most protected, and under what circumstances, and to discuss to what extent the inability of the State of California to regulate cannabis (due to Federal threats and interference) has led to the "wild west" atmosphere that the newspapers love to write about (you know: "Man bites dog" will always sell more papers than "Dog bites man".)

This is my effort to "clean up Dodge". I know I am not alone in this. There are good physicians, good caregivers, and lots of sick patients. I aim to let people know how to spot the good, and avoid the others.