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Medical Marijuana<br />The Patients Perspective<br />
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Our Mission<br />A nonprofit organization formed to enhance and protect the rights of all medical marijuana patients. To p...
TheFortyAcresMedicalMarijuanaGrowers Collective(The FAMM)<br />State Recognized Non-Profit Corporation<br />Located In Ber...
PATIENT BASED<br />Goals<br />Patient Services<br />To provide education and resources about medical marijuana to our Comm...
Remember Berkeley:A Farming History<br />Farmers settled<br />Organic Gardening<br />Community Gardening<br />Green Living...
BERKELEY  GROWN<br />VICKI & SCOTT  SMITH<br />Civil Rights Activists moved here to raise children in a racially <br />pro...
MedicalMarijuana in Black and Low Income <br />Communties<br />Marijuana has been used medicinally in our Community<br />b...
DISEASE <br />CANCER:<br />Highest for African-American men<br />Death rate highest for African-American men and Women<br ...
CRIMINALIZATION<br />In Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, <br />Tennessee, Arizona, Utah, New York, and<br />California...
OUR PATIENTS NEEDS<br />PROTECTION<br />ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMERCIAL SPACE <br />To Reduce the adverse consequences of Raci...
OUR PATIENTS NEEDS<br />ACCESS TO QUALITY MEDICINE<br />Safe Cultivation Space With Wheelchair Accessibility<br />Unlimite...
OUR PATIENTS NEEDS<br />COMMUNITY WIDE  EDUCATION & RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>Reduce Negative Stigma
Affordable Doctor Consultation
Affordable Health Care
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  1. 1. Medical Marijuana<br />The Patients Perspective<br />
  2. 2. Presentation By:<br />
  3. 3. Our Mission<br />A nonprofit organization formed to enhance and protect the rights of all medical marijuana patients. To provide a safe and comfortable environment that represents the unique needs of our community while reaching out to all who are suffering and in need.<br />
  4. 4. TheFortyAcresMedicalMarijuanaGrowers Collective(The FAMM)<br />State Recognized Non-Profit Corporation<br />Located In Berkeley, CA<br />Patient & Community Based<br />In The Community<br />
  5. 5. PATIENT BASED<br />Goals<br />Patient Services<br />To provide education and resources about medical marijuana to our Community.<br />To advocate for the decriminalization of medical marijuana as it directly relates to our Community.<br />To ensure our Community is included in the benefits medically, socially, politically, and economically, of this budding industry.<br />To Get Our 40 Acres!<br />And A Mule Delivery<br />Legal referral and fund<br />$40 1/8<br />Various strains<br />Community harm reduction programs<br />Pain management services<br />Health management<br />Growers Education and Research Programs<br />Community Programs <br />Community Advocacy<br />
  6. 6. Remember Berkeley:A Farming History<br />Farmers settled<br />Organic Gardening<br />Community Gardening<br />Green Living<br />Medical Marijuana<br />
  7. 7. BERKELEY GROWN<br />VICKI & SCOTT SMITH<br />Civil Rights Activists moved here to raise children in a racially <br />progressive city. <br />Scott Smith started the first OrganicFarm in West Berkeley.<br />Was also a member of the Berkeley & Oakland Crack Task <br />Force in the 80’s.<br />
  8. 8. MedicalMarijuana in Black and Low Income <br />Communties<br />Marijuana has been used medicinally in our Community<br />before it was called “Medical Marijuana” for:<br />Drug Addiction Rehabilitation: <br />Ease withdrawal symptoms associated with Crack <br />Cocaine<br />Community Violence Prevention<br />People chose to provide medical marijuana instead of<br />dealing crack cocaine. <br />
  9. 9. DISEASE <br />CANCER:<br />Highest for African-American men<br />Death rate highest for African-American men and Women<br />5 year Cancer Survival rate is 15% lower for African-Americans than it is for whites. <br />The prevalence of Diabetes among African Americans is 70% higher than whites.<br />2007 BLACK AIDS CASES<br />17,507<br />THE HIGHEST !<br />
  10. 10. CRIMINALIZATION<br />In Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, <br />Tennessee, Arizona, Utah, New York, and<br />California:<br />The arrest rate of African-Americans for marijuana<br />offenses is 2.5 times HIGHER the arrest <br />rate of whites.<br />Marijuana possession arrests of African-Americans<br />are the highest!<br />Of the 797,903 marijuana arrests in the United States 279, 419 were African American. <br />Source:<br />United States Marijuana Arrests 2000 <br />Jon Gettman and the NORML Foundation<br />
  11. 11. OUR PATIENTS NEEDS<br />PROTECTION<br />ACCESS TO PUBLIC COMMERCIAL SPACE <br />To Reduce the adverse consequences of Racial Profiling a recognized and public location is necessary to <br />create a safe space for patients. <br />WE MUST COLLECTIVIZE <br />Low income people may not own property and residences are often too small and nonconducive for <br />gardens.<br />Low Income people are subjected to federal anti marijuana laws in Social Services and Housing Programs <br />that restrict our ability to medicate and cultivate affordably with out potential risks to income and housing.<br />ORGANIZE UNDER STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL GUIDELINES <br />We need an easily recognizable legal system of accountability, that includes nonprofit incorporation <br />status, remitting of sales tax, and verifiable membership processes . <br />LEGAL ADVOCACY<br />As the highest criminalized group of people we need consistent and stable legal representation for all <br />members not just Leaders.<br />CITY SUPPORT <br />City wide recognition and support of collectives reduces potential risks.<br />
  12. 12. OUR PATIENTS NEEDS<br />ACCESS TO QUALITY MEDICINE<br />Safe Cultivation Space With Wheelchair Accessibility<br />Unlimited Outdoor Space that is protected by Police is the most economically viable and eco-friendly cultivation process for our patients. <br />Unlimited Greenhouse Cultivation is also an economically and eco-friendly viable cultivation process for patients. <br />Commercial Space: To meet the needs of a growing membership and to ensure fire prevention safety we need commercial, multiuse, and industrial space ranging from 800-1500 feet. <br />Residential Space: To meet the needs of our patient individual grows and to ensure fire prevention safety we need 10x10 square foot space.<br />Ancillary Spaces: Regulated by Health Department, are necessary to provide and cook medicinal marijuana edibles, produce tinctures, and conduct research while also promoting entrepreneurship, healing and research aiding our community. <br />
  13. 13. OUR PATIENTS NEEDS<br />COMMUNITY WIDE EDUCATION & RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>Reduce Negative Stigma
  14. 14. Affordable Doctor Consultation
  15. 15. Affordable Health Care
  16. 16. Career Education programs</li></ul>Cultural Preservation: <br />Collective Space should represent the diverse needs of our culturally rich <br />Community.<br />Conduct Medical Marijuana Research That Aids Our Community:<br /><ul><li>Drug and Alcohol Addiction rehabilitation
  17. 17. Incarceration Rehabilitation
  18. 18. Crime Prevention Studies </li></li></ul><li>results<br />SAFE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICINE <br />Provides medicine that is accessible and affordable to all patients in a safe and comfortable environment thus promoting health.<br />CRIME PREVENTION <br />Education and Outreach will transform the marginalized and illicit market into a legal entity resulting in decriminalization of patients while enabling our community to deal with racial disparities and inequities.<br />WORKABILITY<br /> Creates a workforce that is respected by individuals and the community while creating an industry that employs the “unemployable”. <br />ACCURATE AND ACOUNTABLE TAX REVENUE <br />Nonprofit Incorporation vs. for profit entities allows for a more democratic and transparent system of accountability that reduces potential incidences of diversion of funds and medicine.<br />
  19. 19. Closing comments<br />www.40acresmedicalmarijuana.org<br />info@40acresmedicalmarijuana.org<br />Thank You<br />

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