Safe access to medicine should be a basic human right, but in Ventura (and Santa Barbara) Counties, medical cannabis has faced an ongoing struggle against overzealous local efforts to ban, ban, ban. Many City and County officials have acknowledged the medicinal value of this plant, but remain unconvinced that it is worth the effort and political risk involved in crafting and then enforcing workable regulations; others have stated that medical cannabis just isn’t a good fit with their city’s brand image and they intend to ban everything they can.
Get in touch with city and county officials
Rules, protocols, and suggestions for advocating at public hearings and meetings
Meetings, hearings, and other community events.
Summaries and full text of currently applicable State laws.
A Facebook group tracking all the ban activity and keeping an eye on the League of Cities
Taking on the League of California City’s misinformation campaign: excellent collection of resources to refute the lies being told
ACTIVISM 101: YOU MUST VOTE!
You must be a registered voter to participate in the political process, and you must keep your address information current. You may register online or pick up a paper voter registration application at your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that at least 15 days before the election.
To register to vote in California, you must be:
- A United States citizen,
- A resident of California,
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
- Not currently imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony (for more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State’s Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison), and
- Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.
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To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit Check Status of Your Voter Registration.
The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election. If you submit an application after this time, your application will still be processed for future elections. Your voter registration application must be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office before this deadline.
What You Will Need
To register, you will need
- Your California driver license or California identification card number,
- The last four digits of your social security number and
- Your date of birth.