In an historic vote, the California Democratic Party, the largest state political party in the country, for the first time ever voted to support the legalization of marijuana.
The plank submitted by the Brownie Mary Democratic Club originally called on the party to “Support the legalization of marijuana for industrial and recreational uses either through the initiative or legislative process in order to reduce crime, create new jobs and provide a new source of tax revenue.”
The plank was revised by the Platform Committee to read “Support the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana, in a manner similar to that of tobacco or alcohol.”
I had no objections to the changes and when I asked what I needed to do next, was told that I really didn’t need to do anything as it was approved by a solid majority of Platform Committee and it will proceed on its own just fine.
Thank you for your interest in joining the Brownie Mary Club of Riverside County.
Membership information will be shared with the California Democratic Party, the Riverside County Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council. The information provided on this form will be used solely for club business and will not be shared with any private business merchants, government agency or any other organization.
You MUST BE a registered Democrat and reside in Riverside County, California. I hereby apply for membership in the Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Riverside County.
If you do not live in Riverside County, you may still join as a Supporter Member which allows you to participate in all meetings and activities. Supporter Members do not have voting privileges and cannot hold a committee or club position.
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Not local and not a Democrat? No problem. Brownie Mary Clubs have formed in Sacramento and Los Angeles. Or consider starting a local chapter by you, Republican, Libertarian, Green or Democrat - Email Lanny to initiate a local chapter by you.General Member: Brownie Mary Club of Riverside Cty: Purchase for $20.00 every year
General Member: Brownie Mary Club of Riverside Cty: Purchase for $20.00 every year
Senior Citizen General Membership: Purchase for $10.00 every year
Veteran General Membership: Purchase for $10.00 every year
Hardship/Compassionate General Membership: Purchase for $1.00 every year
Associate (small business) General Membership: Purchase for $50.00 every year
Affiliate (large business) General Membership: Purchase for $250.00 every year
Celebrity General Membership: Purchase for $420.00 every year
The Brownie Mary Club is the first political party affiliated Cannabis Club in California, and maybe the nation. Club members work within their party to promote the Brownie Mary Club, help get their representatives elected to protect the rights of medical marijuana patients and bring marijuana prohibition to an end.
The problems medical marijuana patients are having obtaining and using medicinal marijuana is totally political. Whether it's bans, homes being raided, DUIs or children being taken away from their parents, all of these problems are a result of politicians failing to enact any regulations and have instead created an unbridled profusion of unregulated, unlicensed medical marijuana collectives.
Inspired by the gay community's formation of the Stonewall and Harvey Milk Democratic clubs, a cannabis club with the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee has been formed - the Brownie Mary Democratic Club of Riverside County, named after Mary Jane Rathbun who, when in her late 70s, got the moniker Brownie Mary after she began making marijuana infused brownies and distributing them to AIDS patients in San Francisco hospitals.
The Brownie Mary Club is such an appropriate name. It bespeaks the seriousness of the health and medical benefits of cannabis and yet is sounds light-hearted and fun - which is what this serous medicine happen to be. Even better, the club is named after a woman and the marijuana movement is so male dominated, we wanted to showcase the important role women have played.
Palm Springs, 1st Saturday of every month, 11:30 am
Crystal Fantasy, 268 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Riverside, 1st Wednesday of every month, 6 pm
THCF Patient Center, 647 Main St., Unit 4D, Riverside
Thank you for volunteering!