Blog Voices from the Frontlines

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Marijuana Protest Leads to Arrests at White House - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 22, 2002 8:00 PM

Todd Zwillich, Reuters,

WASHINGTON ( Reuters Health ) - Two people were arrested Monday after handcuffing themselves to the White House fence to protest recent federal government raids on 'medical marijuana' cooperatives in California. The arrests occurred after about two dozen demonstrators gathered in front of the White House, holding signs and chanting slogans demanding an end to what they see as Bush administration interference with state laws governing marijuana use.
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Sacramento Video - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 22, 2002 8:00 PM

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Sep 182002

DEA fighting the wrong war - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 18, 2002 8:00 PM

Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle,

THE SANTA CRUZ rally for medical marijuana shows how strongly Californians feel about using cannabis products to relieve human suffering. Hundreds came to Tuesday's City Hall pot giveaway -- even the mayor, council members and a county supervisor. As did most of the participants, the public officials came to support the dozen or so gravely ill residents who rely on marijuana to ease the effects of chemotherapy, cancer and other diseases. But the rally went beyond a mere demonstration of compassion.
Sep 182002

California Governor Gray Davis Speaks Out Against Federal Busts of Medical Marijuana Clinics Throughout State - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 18, 2002 4:00 AM
SACRAMENTO-Momentum and outrage continue to build in California and elsewhere in the wake of the Drug Enforcement Administration's September 6 raid of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, CA. As reported on CNN, and in The New York Times, USA Today and others, WAMM distributed marijuana to cancer, AIDS, and other terminally ill patients on the steps of Santa Cruz city hall yesterday, backed by Mayor Christopher Krohn and several city council members, in a show of support for the patients and caregivers affected by the raid.
Sep 172002

California town makes statement against federal government - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 17, 2002 8:00 PM

Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer ,

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Sep 162002

DEA's War on California - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 16, 2002 8:00 PM

Heidi Lypps,

The Crackdown on Medical Marijuana The month of September has seen a dramatic escalation of the War on Drugs in California, with DEA raids on two leading medical marijuana dispensaries. On September 5th, DEA agents arrested Valerie and Michael Corral of WAMM (Wo/Men's alliance for Medical Marijuana) and destroyed 150 marijuana plants intended for use by WAMM's members, most of whom are terminally ill. On September 12, the Petaluma-based Genesis 1:29 medical cannabis dispensary was raided, and Robert Schmidt, the owner, was arrested by the DEA.
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