ASA in the News

Jan 302002

Grower of Medical Marijuana Is Convicted on Federal Charges - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 30, 2002 7:00 PM

By DEAN E. MURPHY,

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31 — A federal jury today found the author of marijuana books and advice columns, Ed Rosenthal, guilty of marijuana cultivation and conspiracy. Under mandatory sentencing laws, Mr. Rosenthal faces a minimum of five years in prison. Mr. Rosenthal, 58, who admitted to growing the plants for distribution under California's medicinal marijuana law, known as Proposition 215, called the verdict a 'terrible decision' and vowed to fight it. His lawyers said they would prepare motions for a new trial immediately.
Jan 212002

Marijuana grower's trial under way - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 21, 2002 7:00 PM

Josh Richman,

SAN FRANCISCO -- The criminal trial of a renowned pro-marijuana author and activist from Oakland began Tuesday, a microcosm of the conflict between state and federal laws on whether the drug can be used legally as medicine. Ed Rosenthal's lawyer, Robert Eye, repeatedly tried to elicit testimony to show that the marijuana Rosenthal grew was destined for Bay Area cooperatives and clubs, which in turn provided it to patients bearing doctors' recommendations. But U.S.
Jan 212002

Marijuana grower's trial under way - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 21, 2002 7:00 PM

Josh Richman,

SAN FRANCISCO -- The criminal trial of a renowned pro-marijuana author and activist from Oakland began Tuesday, a microcosm of the conflict between state and federal laws on whether the drug can be used legally as medicine. Ed Rosenthal's lawyer, Robert Eye, repeatedly tried to elicit testimony to show that the marijuana Rosenthal grew was destined for Bay Area cooperatives and clubs, which in turn provided it to patients bearing doctors' recommendations. But U.S.
Apr 142000

Citrus Heights Approves Medical Marijuana Shop - Americans for Safe Access

  • April 14, 2000 8:00 PM

, KCRA TV - Sacramento

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. -- Citrus Heights has joined a growing number of cities to allow medical marijuana shops.

The Citrus Heights Planning Commission met Wednesday night to discuss a request to open such a shop, and approved the request after making a few zoning changes.

Apr 142000

The Right Medicine - Americans for Safe Access

  • April 14, 2000 8:00 PM

Joy Lanzendorfer ,

Whatever you think about James Blair's proposal to bring a medical marijuana dispensary to Sebastopol, don't dare call it a pot store. It's not a pot store, Blair will insist. 'Repeat after me: med-i-cal mar-i-juan-a dis-pen-sar-y.'

It's safe to say that Blair is a little defensive about his pot sto--er, medical marijuana dispensary. His reaction is somewhat surprising, considering how little opposition the proposal has generated so far.