LOBBY DAY | Cannabis groups team for citizens’ advocacy event

Eaze Team
May 2, 2019

Lobby Day is almost here!

California NORML is re-teaming with Americans for Safe Access to co-sponsor the second Citizens Lobby Day, which takes place in Sacramento on Monday, May 6.

Last year’s event drew more than 200 patients, advocates, providers, industry workers, and others attending and lobbying elected officials for marijuana reform bills. Eaze, the largest marijuana delivery platform in California, is a sponsor of this year’s event.

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Special guests will include Sen. Scott Wiener and Nicole Elliott, Senior Cannbis Advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Lobby Day efforts have resulted in Rep. Rob Bonta (Oakland) introducing a bill to protect employment rights for medical marijuana users, and helped pass a measure to automatically expunge (or re0sentence) past cannabis convictions.

Bills currently on the legislative agenda include:

SB 34 (Wiener) to protect compassion programs in California

• AB 286 (Bonta) To Temporarily Lower Cannabis Taxes

• SB 233 (Hill) To Allow Medical Cannabis Access in Schools

• AB 1465 (Bloom) To License Cannabis Consumption Cafés and Lounges

• SB 305 (Hueso) To Allow Qualified Patients Medical Cannabis Access in Healthcare Facilities

The cost to attend lobby day is $25, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please sign up in advance!

Pre-registration is important – it’s the best way to make sure you’ll get an appointments with your elected representatives’ offices.

The event begins with sign-in and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento. If you have signed up in advance for, you’ll then receive appointment times and locations for your representatives’ offices. If you haven’t signed up, you can still try for drop-in appointments.

The program will include an overview of bills we’ll be lobbying, and tips for effective lobbying. Participants will get fact sheets on all bills for afternoon meetings with lawmakers, along with reporting forms. The event concludes with an evening VIP reception for lawmakers and attendees.

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