Medical Marijuana Patients' and Caregivers' Fund Established To Defend
Californians have established an emergency legal defense fund to
help support medical marijuana patients, caregivers, and dispensaries
against the government's efforts to suppress medical marijuana.
An immediate, urgent goal of the fund is to support litigation in
opposition to the federal government lawsuit to close down six prominent
Northern California medical marijuana dispensaries.
The fund also hopes to provide legal defense, assistance, and
education in other cases involving medical marijuana patients and
caregivers, and to support efforts to achieve Prop. 215's goal of "safe
affordable distribution of marijuana to all patients in medical need."
California NORML coordinator Dale Gieringer, one of the original
organizers of Prop. 215, is calling on supporters across the nation to
contribute to the Medical Marijuana Patients' and Caregivers' Fund, which
is being administered independently of NORML by a board of
from several statewide organizations, including California NORML
"The federal lawsuit presents the greatest peril to medical
marijuana patients since before Prop. 215 was passed. The six clubs
over 10,000 patients, nearly 80% of the total in California; to close
down now would be an intolerable public health and safety disaster."
"Those of us who supported Prop. 215 have the duty to help
the victory. The federal lawsuit is an unprecedented threat to medical
marijuana patients everywhere. To fight it will be costly.
are urgently needed."
Donations may be sent to:
NORML Foundation: Medical Marijuana Patients' and Caregivers'
1001 Connecticut Ave NW #710
Washington DC 20036
(Checks should be made out to NORML Foundation: MMPCF)
Dale Gieringer (415) 563-5858 // firstname.lastname@example.org
2215-R Market St. #278, San Francisco CA 94114