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California Compassionate Use Act of 1996

Documentation of Government Usurpation of State and Personal Rights


And what was the response to the passage of Proposition 215? On 11/6/96  California Health and Safety Code section 11362.5 was now state law. The federal-state response was to convene a closed meeting with Barry R. McCaffrey, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. I found out about the meeting ironically from Tom Gorman, Senior Agent at the California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. He stated that it was good to be back in his old job in Sacramento after a temporary leave of absence to run the No on 215 campaign office. I was denied attendance despite efforts by the office of Congressman Ron Dellums. The Confirmed Attendee List suggests the direction of policy responses.  California voters and taxpayers supported both enforcement and congressional participation by Senator Diane Feinstein's office.

11/14/96 Attendance List: Meeting of Federal, State, and Local Governmental Representatives


The word comes back from the gripe session where the feds are putting together a response to nullify, block, and suborn the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996. A closed meeting was convened on 12-3-96 in Sacramento at the Attorney General's office. The sign in sheet is attached in .pdf. There were no minutes or records kept that were made available to the public. There were ten updates circulated within the criminal justice community but not to the general public. Notwithstanding, copies of the ten updates were obtained that gives some idea of the AG's office policy and activity. Dan Lungren's sucessor, Bill Lockyer ceased publishing updates.

12/3/96 Sign in Sheet for All Zone Meeting

Analysis and Enumeration of the All Zone Meeting Attendees Pat McCartney


Unhappy with the passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 spokespersons for the Department of Health and Human Services and Deparment of Justice restate the threats to California physicians initially presented by Barry R. McCaffrey, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Attorney General Janet Reno, and Donna E. Shalala Secretary of Health and Human Services.

2/27/97HHS & DOJ Letter to J.C. Lewin, Exec VP, CMA


Testimony of John Gordnier, (then) California Senior Assistant Attorney General

California State Senate, Public Safety Committee May 26, 1998

Testimony of Gordnier (Real Media File)

Questions and Answers with Gordnier (Real Media File)