Saturday, April 3, 2010

ACTION ALERT! -- Help Those Arrested in Chino

Friday, April 2, 2010
Good afternoon,

As we are awaiting information in regards to those still in custody from the Chino raid, here are a few ways you can help.

1. Below you will find a list of the phone numbers and the emails of the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors. We need to light up their phone lines this afternoon and fill their in boxes this weekend with requests for regulations, not raids!

2. This morning, both the San Bernardino Sun and the Daily Bulletin posted articles (Links Below) about the Chino raid, and the aftermath. There have been multiple negative comments posted since then. We need to reply with positive responses and make sure our voice and opinions are heard. Remember-Regulations, not Raids!

We will keep you posted on pending court support. Actual arraignments have not occurred yet but may happen as early as this afternoon or as late as Monday morning.

Spread the word, we stand together.

Angela Smith, Co-Director Yes-We-Cannabis


SB Sun Article Here

Daily Bulletin Here

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

Brad Mitzelfelt
1st District
Paul Biane
2nd District
Neil Derry
3rd District
Gary Ovitt
4th District/Chairman
Josie Gonzales
5th District/Vice Chair

Check out these district maps to find which supervisor you should write to (if you already don't know).

District 1 Map -- Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt

District 2 Map
-- Supervisor Paul Biane

District 3 Map -- Supervisor Neil Derry

District 4 Map -- Supervisor Gary Ovitt

District 5 Map -- Supervisor Josie Gonzales


  1. Here is a copy of the letter I sent to Supervisor Neil Derry.

    Dear Supervisor Derry,

    I am outraged and appalled by the actions of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department this past week in arresting operators, employees and patients of a medical marijuana collective in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County in Chino. Surely San Bernardino County sheriffs have more important things to do than harass legal medical marijuana patients. Surely the county has better things to do with their limited financial resources than spend the little money they have prosecuting people who are simply going to be let go because they were following the law in the first place.

    I suggest that county officials, law enforcement and private citizens who do not like medical marijuana in their community work through the system and change the law, just like marijuana advocates did when Props 215 and 420 originally passed. California voters followed the rules and got these initiatives passed to protect patient’s rights. Whether you agree or disagree with the law, it is the law, and as a public official, you are obliged to follow it. Until those opposed organize and pass an initiative to repeal the law they seemingly find so distasteful, medical marijuana is and has been legal since 1996. Our leaders and public servants need to obey the law just like everyone else. Anything less is a degradation of our democratic system of government and an egregious and unacceptable abuse of power. As a patriotic American, I am OUTRAGED and frightened by the unlawful behavior of law enforcement and San Bernardino County officials. You are my elected representative in government. I am pleading with you to put an immediate end to this disgusting abuse of power and restore lawfulness to San Bernardino County. You are elected. I vote. And I will heavily campaign for those on our side and will heavily campaign against those who take power into their own hands, despite what the law says.

    Cheri Sicard
    San Bernardino County Resident

  2. Thank you!Please show your support on Monday at 7:45 am at the Chino Courthouse. We will have signs and plan on peacefully protesting the crime our county has commited. Look forward to seeing you there!