Tuesday, Aug 25th 2020
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM (PDT)
Please join us at our August Monthly Meeting, the virtual edition! We have heard from many of you on the importance of our monthly chapter meetings, so we have decided until we can all meet in person again, that we will host our monthly meeting virtually.
Each month, we will have community members and leaders join us to to keep us informed on the latest cannabis updates, medical cannabis news, local announcements and much more!
THIS MEETING'S AGENDA:
We will hear from the following community members:
Kelly Hayes, Murchison & Cumming, LLP
Kelly Hayes is an Associate in the San Diego office of Murchison & Cumming, LLP focusing her practice on Cannabis and Hemp Law. She works with a wide range of clients from small farmers to large corporations. Kelly works on a wide array of cannabis and hemp matters including, state and local licensing applications, regulatory compliance, zoning and land/use issues, and business litigation.
Ms. Hayes first became involved in drug policy reform as a student member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) during her undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island and while interning with SSDP’s national office located in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about providing a voice to her clients and guiding them through this newly legal and regulated market. She is honest, diligent, and dedicated to achieving results and protecting her client’s best interests.
Ms. Hayes received her BA in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island before continuing onto Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. While in law school, she was the President of the Public Interest Law Foundation and received a Certificate of Law and Social Justice. She interned with both the Public Defender of San Diego and Federal Defender’s Offices, the Madge Bradley Domestic Violence Center, as well as with Professor Alex Kreit, a legal expert in the cannabis law field.
Dallin Young, Blue Water Government Affairs
Young began his career in politics as a consultant during the 2012 election cycle. He has since worked on over 30 campaigns throughout the state of California including some of the largest, most expensive, and closely watched races in the San Diego County area.
Young is Chair of the Advocacy and Legislative Committee of the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, a lobbying and advocacy organization working towards establishing common sense cannabis regulations throughout Southern California in order to protect medical patients and provide economic opportunities for small businesses and individuals. He created and Presided over the Association of Cannabis Professionals PAC, which raised over $200,000 for local candidates, ballot measures, and committees in the 2018 election cycle.
Young maintains very close ties to the San Diego political arena by being elected to the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee, with his lobbying and advocacy efforts on behalf of cannabis policy, and by providing the data, voter targeting, and technological support to the California Democratic Party. Furthermore, Young continues to consult on various candidate and issue-based campaigns each cycle.
In addition to his work in both politics and the cannabis industry, Young is a passionate advocate in the disability community as a board member for San Diego’s Disability Services Advisory Committee as well as a 7-year high school Assistant Varsity wrestling coach at Canyon Crest Academy.
SDASA Chapter Meeting (FREE and open to the public)
Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
(and every fourth Tuesday of the month)
Where: Virtual, link provided after registration
RSVP FREE at EventHI
Donations: To help us with the virtual services fees, we have opened up a donation ticket. The donations raised will go strictly to the virtual event services fees.
About Americans for Safe Access San Diego
Founded in 2003; The mission of Americans for Safe Access San Diego is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research.
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA works to overcome political and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, grassroots actions, advocacy and services for patients and the caregivers. ASA has over 30,000 active members with chapters and affiliates in more than 40 states.
Our successful lobbying, media, and legal campaigns led to positive court precedents, new sentencing standards, more compassionate legislative and administrative polices and procedures, as well as new legislation.
ASA protects the rights of cannabis patients. We are working to change federal policy to meet the immediate needs of patients as well as create long-term strategies for safe access and programs that encourage research.
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