Amanda Whittemore

The DMV is another entity that has been found to unfairly discriminate against patients, and ASA is taking a pro-active stance to counter this practice. Amanda Whittemore is a Sacramento patient who, after a routine traffic stop, was referred to the DMV by the police officer that stopped her. She was quickly notified of a requirement to retake her driving test due to "drug addiction," though no evidence of addiction existed. After agreeing to take her driving test again, the DMV failed her and revoked her license. ASA appealed the revocation, taking the DMV to task for its arbitrary and capricious action against Amanda and other medical marijuana patients. In January 2006, Amanda's license was reinstated as a result of the appeal.