AB258 – Organ Transplants

The California Legislature has approved AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act. The Governor now has 12 days to sign or veto the bill. Will you take a minute right now to ask Governor Brown to sign AB 258 right away? Click here to send an email to Governor Jerry Brown. AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients …

ARMA Newsletter – June 16, 2015

Volume 2, Issue 3   Regional Medical Cannabis News Local prohibitionists continue to spread misinformation and propaganda. Read More City council approves money for new code compliance officers to focus on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Read More Santa Ana cops eat pot edibles, play darts during raid. Mock disabled patient. Read More California Legislative Update Legislation to regulate the medical …

Benefits Offered to Local Operators

On behalf of the staff at Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access (ARMA), San Diego & Orange County’s largest cannabis industry & community outreach organization, we want to congratulate you on your successful MMJ business.With the ever-changing landscape of the cannabis industry, it is important to approach the future strategically, working together as an allied force. ARMA was formed as THE …

ARMA Monthly Networking Mixer – Wednesday, May 13

Join ARMA next Wednesday, May 13th, from 6:00-8:00PM for our free monthly networking mixer, a fun evening of wine tasting and socializing at San Diego Cellars in Little Italy (2215 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101).In addition to a great night of networking, we will be discussing upcoming events, the latest developments in the City of San Diego’s permitting process, and …

Latino Community Educational Event this Saturday, April 11

                  Es una plática en español para educar pacientes y sus cuidadores en el uso de Marijuana Medicinal y sus derechos legales. La educación necesaria sobre la Marijuana Medicinal para poder hacer una diferencia en su comunidad. Por favor, únase a nosotros el sábado 11 de abril, de 1-3 pm, en la …

ARMA Mixer and Networking Event

Join ARMA tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th, from 6:00-8:00PM for a fun evening of wine tasting and socializing at San Diego Cellars in Little Italy (2215 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101). In addition to a great night of networking, we will be discussing upcoming events, the latest developments in the City of San Diego’s permitting process, and medical cannabis developments …

ARMA Newsletter – March 11, 2015

Regional Medical Cannabis News   Update on Progress of MMCC Permitting in San Diego Three more medical marijuana consumer cooperatives – one each in Districts 2, 6, and 8 – are scheduled to go before the Planning Commission tomorrow, Thursday, March 12, at 9AM. All three were approved by the Hearing Officer in December but the decisions were appealed. The outcome of Thursday’s …

ARMA Newsletter – January 16, 2015

Regional Medical Cannabis News   City Council Denies CEQA Appeals for 11 MMCC Applicants  The San Diego City Council met Tuesday, January 13, to hear appeals of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) determinations of 11 medical marijuana consumer cooperative (MMCC) applications. The MMCC projects had been deemed exempt from CEQA pursuant to Guidelines Section 15303 (Existing Facilities). None of the projects had …

ARMA Newsletter – December 22, 2014

ARMA wishes everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season! Thank you so much for your support in 2014, and we look forward to continuing our work toward safe, responsible access to medicinal cannabis in the coming year! Regional Medical Cannabis News   A Green Alternative Requests Continuance  The first medical marijuana consumer cooperative (MMCC) appeal to go before the …

Planning Commission Appeals: Roundtable with Marcela Escobar-Eck

Some City of San Diego MMCC projects have been heard by the Hearing Officer, and many more are preparing to do so in the next few months. We expect that almost every Hearing Officer decision will be appealed, and that each applicant will then have to plead their case to the Planning Commission for a final decision. How can applicants best prepare …