ASA in the News
Fred E. Foldvary, Editorial, The Progress ReportAs reported by the Associated Press, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed on March 14, 2007 that the Ninth Amendment to the United States is now null and void, and that the federal government of the United States of America has no moral legitimacy.
The judges did not explicitly express those statements in their ruling, but that is the implication. The case involved a woman whose life, according to her doctor, can only be preserved with medical marijuana. The judges ruled that the federal government may nevertheless prosecute her for violating federal laws regarding drugs.
Some California teens are giving a new meaning to "high" school.
Students are finding easy access to medical marijuana cards and presenting those cards to school authorities as a legitimate excuse for getting high.
Elizabeth Coe, The Capital (MD)
Barry Considine has lived with nearly constant pain for almost 10 years, and his condition is getting worse.
Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun (Canada)
Growing pot for medical marijuana crusader Grant Krieger won’t mean jail for a former Calgary man, a judge ruled today.
AZUSA, Calif. -- The city is poised to join several others across California in banning medical marijuana dispensaries.
The City Council planned to vote Tuesday on an ordinance designed to prohibit the so-called "pot clubs." Officials approved the new rule unanimously on its first reading last month.
Tommi Nieminen, HELSINGIN SANOMATThe apartment is nothing like a dingy drug den; no yellowed posters of hemp leaves, the Grateful Dead, or Haile Selassie adorn the walls.
A wall clock just ticks on one of them.
Aulis is an ordinary-looking 53-year-old man who appears almost shy, who lives in an apartment in the centre of Turku.
Associated Press, WOOD TV8 (MI)
Charles Snyder III says his rare disorder, nail patella syndrome, sometimes leaves him in so much pain he'd nearly be bedridden without pain medication -- such as marijuana.
Board to discuss medical marijuana ID card after tentative ruling supports Prop - Americans for Safe Access
Shayla Ashmore, Lassen News (CA)
The medical marijuana identification card program will be back before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors sometime after Jan. 1 due to a San Diego County Superior Court ruling that counties must follow the state’s medical-marijuana laws regardless of federal drug statutes.
Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach PostOn Monday, Irvin Rosenfeld started his 25th year of smoking nearly a dozen joints a day. Getting busted is the least of his problems. His more than 200 bone tumors were supposed to continue to grow until they left him paralyzed or caused a clot to break loose and kill him. Without his'medicine,' which he's received since 1982, 'I definitely believe that would have happened by now,' the stockbroker with offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale said Monday.
Phil Hayworth, Tracy Press (CA)“Sally” describes herself as a 50-year-old professional in the education field who uses marijuana to relax back muscles that often get so tense that she can’t sleep. Her doctor recently prescribed marijuana for the tension, and she remembers how well it worked 10 years ago when she had cancer and the chemotherapy made her so sick that she had no appetite.