ASA in the News

Azusa council poised to approve ban on pot dispensaries

Posted by · January 01, 2007 7:00 PM

, Associated Press

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.

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Turku man becomes Finland's first legal user of medicinal marijuana

Posted by · December 19, 2006 7:00 PM


     The 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.
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Boca man credits medical marijuana for his health

Posted by · November 20, 2006 7:00 PM

Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post

On 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.

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Tracy pot store to be shut down

Posted by · November 20, 2006 7:00 PM

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. Read more

4 Face Charges After Raid Of Green Cross Dispensary

Posted by · October 26, 2006 8:00 PM

Ian Hanigan, Daily Breeze

Federal agents raided the Torrance shop and jailed four who allegedly tried to sell marijuana to agents from a countywide task force.

Federal agents seized about 70 pounds of marijuana along with nearly 100 pot plants, a shotgun and a small amount of cash during last week's raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in Torrance, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman said Monday.

Though the DEA claimed no arrests, police working for a county task force jailed four people who arrived later that day to sell cannabis to the co-op. Read more