CALL to ACTION to #LegalizeItMN!!!
SEE OVERVIEW and INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
The Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee will be holding the first committee hearing ever in the history of the MN state legislature for a #FullLegalization bill, specifically Senate File (SF) 619.
Monday, March 11, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Room 1100 of the Minnesota Senate Office Building, 95 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN
Follow this link to learn who the nine (9) members of the Senate Judiciary committee are in addition to the following phone and email list of our 6 targets:
Sen. Warren Limmer
Sen. Dan Hall
Sen. Bruce Anderson
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen
Sen. Mark Johnson
Sen. Jerry Relph
OVERVIEW and INSTUCTIONS:
We need at least 200 people who support #FullLegalization to call and email the 6 Republican Judiciary committee members with our script, which you’ll find below.
We also need you to submit written testimony, which is a personalized statement about why you want FL. You can contact them anonymously, but namr the city or state legislative district you live in. Written testimonies need to be received before 9:00 AM on Monday, 3/11/2019. Email your written testimony to
Committee Administrator, Angela Cook at email@example.com. Her # is 651-296-4842.
CALL and EMAIL SCRIPT:
My name is ______. I’m calling to ask for your support in ending prohibition and fully legalizing Cannabis in Minnesota in 2019 because thousands of lives are at stake. We must stop criminalizing Minnesotans over a healing plant that makes people feel better and doesn’t kill anyone. Prohibition is the problem, not Cannabis. Thousands of lives are at stake because of prohibition, not Cannabis. You don’t have to be pro-Cannabis to be opposed to its failed prohibition. Full legalization is the only solution!
Please contact me to discuss how we can make it happen, Senator ______.
My number is ______, and my email address is ___________________.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for your support!
Leave your number and follow up with an email. These are confidential communications, so don’t worry, but if you are afraid to leave your name and contact information, let them know that is why you’re communicating with them anonymously. This actually emphasizes the oppressive nature of prohibition because people have to live in fear over being criminalized over a healing plant. WtF?!
If you have the opportunity to speak with them, please share your personal story to clarify why this is important enough for you to make the call or write to them.
Feel free to use the same sample script for calls and emails, but consider including your personal story and that of someone you know or love. Talking points are good, but stories are much more compelling!
Thank you for making the calls and emails and sending a written testimony!
If you can make it, please show up at the hearing!!!
Here is what you need to know before visiting your local medical dispensary:You will need a physician’s recommendation, medical cannabis certification, and/or whatever appropriate documentation is needed by your state. Typically, you must be 18 or older to qualify for a medical consent, but exceptions may be made in some conditions for minors with particularly debilitating conditions. You will often register with a medicinal dispensary. This is to keep your medical cannabis recommendation or certificate on file for regulatory and legal purposes. There’ll be a waiting space. This will be to control the circulation of patients and product, but a straightforward dividing wall gives patients solitude and direct one-on-one contact with a budtender to discuss medical issues. This procedure can help budtenders and patients monitor effective medication as well as have a living record of producers and products for future reference and follow up. Medicinal dispensaries usually permit you to smell and analyze the buds before buy. This might vary from state-to-state.
DOES AN APPLICANT NEED MUNICIPAL APPROVAL BEFORE RECEIVING A RETAIL CANNABIS LICENSE? Yes, municipal approval is necessary prior to the AGLC will subject a retail cannabis license. Applicants should get in contact with their planned municipality to find out requirements concerning municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use restrictions, and location requirements regarding how close a retail shop can be into a provincial medical care centre, college, or parcel of land designated as a school reserve.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults who are 19 years or older are in a position to:Possess up to 30 gram of legal dried cannabis or the equivalent on their own person. Share up to 30 gram of legal cannabis along with other adults in Canada. Buy cannabis goods from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed merchant. Grow up to four crops per family. It’s illegal to present non invasive cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and for anybody below the age of 19 to possess any amount of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.