An open letter from Americans For Safe Access

Patients, Activists, and Friends–

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS) recently voted to ban medical cannabis collectives, and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is calling on patients and advocates to make a public show of opposition to this decision. Our research and experience show that sensible regulations reduce crime and complaints. In fact, a well-regulated collective can help make a neighborhood safer. Banning collectives pushes access back into the dangerous and unregulated illicit market. That is bad for patients and our communities.

Join us before the next BOS meeting for a peaceful protest to oppose the ban on safe access:

What: Peaceful protest before the BOS Meeting

When: 9:00 AM sharp * Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Where: On the sidewalk in front of 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Info: don@safeaccessnow.org

There are numerous paid parking lots around the Hall of Administration, or use Metro Trip Planner to find the best route on public transit.

Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, banners, and friends! Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

1. Forward a link to this page to your friends and posting this information on your social networking site.

2. Help make signs for the peaceful protest (see below).

3. Contact the LA County BOS in advance to tell them you want safe access in LA County. Click here to find contact information for members, or call (213) 974-1411 to be connected to your representative’s office. Always be brief and courteous!

4. Show up on time for the peaceful protest on Tuesday, December 7.

Press should contact ASA Media Specialist Kris Hermes at kris@safeaccessnow.org

We will be making signs for the protest on Saturday, December 4, at the LA-ASA office. Please join us at 12:00 PM at 7211 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300, in West Hollywood, CA 90046 (1.5 blocks west of la Brea Ave.). The office is located on the second floor and accessible only by stairs.

Thank you for standing up for safe access!

For more information about the LA County ban on patients’ collectives: LA Supervisors Fumble

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