SOURCE: Americans for Policy Reform

Americans For Policy Reform

April 10, 2015 08:00 ET

AFPR's First Marijuana Legalization Fundraiser for 2016 Election This Saturday, April 11th

Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR) Holds First 2016 Fundraiser for the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act (MCLR) Project

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2015) - Tomorrow, Saturday, April 11th, at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR) will hold its first round of fundraisers to raise money for the 2016 legalization efforts. This will be a private fundraiser and party hosted by the Spliffin Group of Los Angeles for industry leaders and current supporters. Anyone wishing to attend should email John Lee at for details.

The fundraiser is scheduled to begin at 3pm and go late into the night. The event will include legalization language discussions with supporting attorneys and the MCLR team, as well as a special birthday celebration for AFPR Director, John Lee.

"I want to say 'thank you' to all the people who have put so much hard work into the MCLR project," said John Lee. "MCLR would not have come this far without the help of people like Shona Gochenaur of Axis of Love SF, Degé Coutee of the Patient Advocacy Network and many others."

MCLR was developed in 2014 as the first "open-source" method for advocates and experts everywhere to contribute directly to the language of California's marijuana legalization law. To date the MCLR project has been the most inclusive approach there has ever been for marijuana legalization in California.

"We are excited to see so much progress," said Shona Gochenaur of Axis of Love SF. "The benefits of MCLR for people who are low income, veterans, disabled, elderly and the terminally ill are amazing. I can't wait for this to be law."

MCLR's inclusive approach has helped create regulations for everything from compassionate use providers to cannabis distributors, artisan & commercial cultivators, and edible, topical & concentrated processors.

"I support the protections for medical cannabis patients MCLR creates," said Degé Coutee of the Patient Advocacy Network. "When MCLR passes, many of the issues I deal with on a daily basis will be solved."

The MCLR team felt it was very important to protect medical cannabis patients. The language both protects and enhances the current medical marijuana law, Prop 215. In section § 27200 "Medical Cannabis Protections," it reduces the cost for state ID cards, allows for out of state patients to use medical marijuana in California, and ensures medical marijuana patients will have safe access to the medicine they need.

The language for MCLR is available on its website at

About Axis of Love
About Axis of Love is a San Francisco, CA based Medical Cannabis Compassionate Center. They are a patient advocate team that works on public policy and offers direct medical marijuana patient services to benefit low income, veterans, and the disabled.

About Patient Advocacy Network (PAN)
PAN is a medical cannabis patient advocacy group and educational 501(c)(3) based in Los Angeles.

Contact Information

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    John Lee
    Phone: 408-500-2869