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#1 WAMM

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

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Santa Cruz Medical Marijuana Seminar
A Benefit for WAMM


Featuring a panel of experts including Valerie Corral, Mike Corral, Ralph Trueblood, attorney Ben Rice, Dr. Frank Lucido, Aurora Leveroni, and more!

Topics will include cooking with medical marijuana, indoor and outdoor growing techniques, and medical marijuana collectives. Attorney Ben Rice and Dr. Frank Lucido will be sharing their valuable expertise in their fields of law and medicine.

This information is beneficial to all who are interested in medical marijuana, and offers clarification in what is often a confusing system of information and regulation.

August 21, 2010, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kuumbwa Jazz
$150, benefits the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana

Tickets are available by stopping by the WAMM office (831-425-0580 for directions) or by donating online through www.wamm.org. Please indicate who will be attending the event, as all names will be added to the will-call list at the door. Thank you!



Presenters:

Mike Corral: Court qualified expert witness and agricultural director of WAMM has been cultivating marijuana in Santa Cruz County for 35 years. He has consulted with and advised numerous patients and organizations in the U.S. and internationally. Including the Ministry of Health of Israel in it’s effort to establish a government sponsored Medical Marijuana program. His expertise is in all phases of marijuana production.

Valerie Leveroni Corral: The co-founder the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana. Since 1993, WAMM has served thousands of critically ill members of our community with organic medical marijuana on a donation basis. I have served as director of WAMM for 17 years. I have worked with Mike Corral to cultivate heirloom, medical marijuana for more than 35 years WAMM is a revolutionary collective, the only one of its kind in the nation. The federal court calls WAMM the "gold standard of the medical marijuana movement." From our grassroots foundation we have built a truly unique social movement. At the same time we have witnessed the death of at least one member a month from terminal illness. Some would have been alone and without resources. In these cases, and whenever asked, I attend to needs of our dying friends, including organizing our caregiver team to help WAMM members greet death with as comfortable and noble a transition as possible.

Santa Cruz Attorney Ben Rice. "Ben Rice is one of the most experienced medical marijuana attorneys in the country. His depth of knowledge and expertise concerning California's medical marijuana laws, and his ability to navigate the complex legal and political landscape surrounding the issue are unsurpassed. Ben is a fiercely committed advocate for medical marijuana patients and those who care for them. Ben has litigated cases as co-counsel with the National ACLU, and we regularly refer clients with medical marijuana questions to him, for the simple reason that he is the very best at what he does."

- Allen Hopper, ACLU DLRP Litigation Director

Dr. Frank H. Lucido graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1974, and completed his Family Practice Residency through University of California at Davis in 1977. He has been practicing Family and General Medicine in Berkeley, California since 1979, and just celebrated 30 years in his Berkeley medical office. Since the passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, he has also been performing Medical Cannabis evaluations, and has written and lectured on the subject. In 2004, he co-authored the widely read article "Implementation of the Compassionate Use Act in a Family Medical Practice, Seven Years' Clinical Experience" with Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, published in O'Shaughnessy's, the Journal of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. This article is designed to be a blueprint for physicians in making safe and appropriate recommendations. In 2004, he founded MedicalBoardWatch.com to keep watch on Medical Board of California actions against physicians who make medical cannabis recommendations. He is also founder of the Association of Independent Medical-Legal Consultants (AIMLegal.org), to give expert medical testimony for legitimate patients who use cannabis medicinally, and for responsible physicians who recommend it appropriately, both in California, as well as in other states. He lectures on medical cannabis, and practice standards, and is particularly interested in speaking to physician groups to increase the number of responsible physicians willing to make appropriate recommendations for this safe and effective medicine. Dr. Lucido is a member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Co-Founder of American Association of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM)

Ralph Trueblood has been growing marijuana for more than 40 years, of which 11 have been indoors. Ralph's organization "Bay Area Advocates for Medical Marijuana" grew, processed, and distributed medicine to more than 30 medical marijuana patients at no charge, over a five year period until funds ran out for that project. Ralph has also set up dozens of patient home gardens in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas using donated equipment and has given away several thousand marijuana plants for patient gardens from his warehouse. Ralph is a past member of the Oakland Growers Consortium and has served on the board of directors of the "Wo/men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana" for the past ten years.

Edited by WAMM, 25 June 2010 - 02:51 PM.


#2 WAMM

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

Update:  This event has been postponed til August 21, 2010.  Hope to see you all there!!!




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