2012 Project

In June 2012, the Cannabis Education Project applied for a Special Opportunities Grant from Drug Policy Alliance to engage in a public outreach campaign to garner civic support for medical marijuana access and ending marijuana prohibition. These efforts were undertaken in conjunction with ballot measure campaigns to allow medical marijuana access in the communities targeted for outreach.

From August 2012 through October 2012, we targeted civic groups, prominent members of the community and institutions in the targeted communities of Lemon Grove, Solana Beach and Del Mar, with the goal of changing attitudes on marijuana prohibition and demonstrating to the greater community the prevalence of attitudes of acceptance of medical marijuana usage.

We met our project goal of presenting 48 presentations in two months. To achieve this goal, we also created presentation packets, brochures and handouts, creating 10 pieces of outreach material in total, targeted at different outreach demographics (materials can be found on bottom of this page). We exceeded our project goal in terms of endorsements gathered with 27 endorsements to allow medical marijuana access in the communities. 

Presentations Given

We have presented educational presentations on the negative effects of marijuana prohibition, the advantages of regulated access to marijuana and the proposed measures to allow medical marijuana access to civic groups, educational institutions and political groups present in the targeted communities of Lemon Grove, Del Mar and Solana Beach. In total, we gave 48 presentations to the following groups:

  • North County Democratic Caucus
  • East  County Democratic Caucus
  • Caravan For Peace
  • San Diego County South Party Caucus
  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Solana Beach Grassroots Meeting
  • Del Mar Block Party
  • Chicano Democratic Association
  • Del Mar Grassroots Meeting
  • Veterans Democratic Club
  • Del Mar Democratic GO Team
  • Solana Beach Farmers Market
  • Activist San Diego
  • Lemon Grove Supporters Meeting
  • Solana Beach meeting
  • East County Democrat Club
  • SD Democratic Womens’ Club
  • San Diego County Green Party
  • Solana Beach Democratic GO Team
  • Solana Beach Farmers Market
  • Martha Sullivan Fundraiser
  • Solana Beach Farmers Market
  • SD Young Dems
  • San Diego Young Republicans
  • East County Chamber GA Committee
  • Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Equality
  • Politifest
  • Solana Beach Farmers Market
  • Del Mar Grassroots Meeting
  • Democrats for America/Progressive Democrats for America
  • San Diego County Chapter of NAACP
  • Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein
  • National NORML Conference
  • Del Mar French Toast and Walk for Safe Access
  • Lemon Grove VFW Chapter
  • Lemon Grove Call Party
  • Mlk Democratic Club
  • San Diego State University Political Science Course - POL S 102. (“Introduction to American and California Government and Politics")
  • Palomar College Political Festival
  • College Republicans Clubs
  • San Diego State University Political Science course - POL S 103. (“Introduction to Comparative Politics Politics")
  • Palomar College Political Festival
  • Lemon Grove Concert for Safe Access
  • San Diego State University Political Science course - POL S 101. (“Introduction to American Politics in Global”)
  • Perspective"
  • Grossmont College Political Economy Week
  • San Diego State University Political Science course - POL S 102. (“Introduction to American and California Government”)

Endorsements Recieved

We have received endorsements from the following groups and civic leaders (a complete list of endorsements can be found on our website :

Associations

  •  San Diego County Democratic Party
  • San Diego County Libertarian Party
  • San Diego County Green Party
  • San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council
  • San Diego Tax Fighters
  • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
  • San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access
  • California NORML
  • San Diego County Young Democrats
  • Democrats for Equality
  • Democrats for America and Progressive Democrats for America, San Diego Chapter
  • Martin Luther King Democratic Club
  • South County Democratic Caucus
  • North County Democratic Caucus
  • East County Democratic Caucus

Civic Leaders

  • Congressman Bob Filner
  • Dr. A. Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, Past President of San Diego Psychological Association and Past President American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology
  • Dr. Bob Blake, Former Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chief-of-Staff at Pomerado Hospital
  • Judge James Gray (Retired), Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate
  • Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate
  • Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
  • Lori Saldaña, Former Speaker Pro Tempore, California Assembly
  • Alex Kreit, Law Professor at Thomas Jefferson University and Former Head of the San Diego City Medical Marijuana TaskForce
  • Rick Steves, Host of Rick Steves Europe
  • Melissa Etheridge, Singer/Songwriter and Breast Cancer Survivor
  • Eric Banks (Immediate Past President San Diego  SEIU)


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