SELF-HELP LAW: California pot laws, Part 2

| December 11, 2007 |

Marc Komer, Willits News (CA) Proposition 215, the California Compassionate Use Act, was enacted by the voters and took effect on November 6, 1996. This law fundamentally changed who can be arrested for possessing marijuana in this state.

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San Mateo County may regulate pot dispensaries

| September 10, 2007 |

Michael Manekin, San Mateo County Times (CA) Two weeks after the DEA raided three San Mateo medical marijuana dispensaries that the county district attorney said violated state law, the County Counsel's office is preparing guidelines for the distribution of medical...

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Counties, cities set their own marijuana limits

| July 31, 2007 |

Paul Boerger, Mt. Shasta News (CA) It hasn't happened in Siskiyou County yet, but elected officials in other California counties and cities have passed ordinances governing how many marijuana plants and how much processed plant a legitimate user of medical...

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U.S. Judges Kill the Ninth Amendment

| March 18, 2007 |

Fred E. Foldvary, Editorial, The Progress Report As 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...

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No jail for medical marijuana grower

| January 17, 2007 |

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.

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Gardena joins bans on medical marijuana outlets

| November 15, 2006 |

Gene Maddaus , Daily Breeze (CA) Weeks after ordering two medical marijuana dispensaries to close, the Gardena City Council imposed a moratorium on such facilities Tuesday night.

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4 Face Charges After Raid Of Green Cross Dispensary

| October 26, 2006 |

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,...

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County will issue pot cards

| May 02, 2006 |

Tim Morancan, Modesto Bee Stanislaus County residents will be able to get county-issued medical marijuana identification cards in the future. But they won't be able to buy the drug legally here, if county Board of Supervisors Chairman Ray Simon has...

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Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That Smoked Marijuana Is a Medicine

| April 19, 2006 |

, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Claims have been advanced asserting smoked marijuana has a value in treating various medical conditions. Some have argued that herbal marijuana is a safe and effective medication and that it should be made available...

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Legal pot use can make jobs go up in smoke

| December 29, 2005 |

Kimberly Trone, Press-Enterprise Donna Dixon found out the hard way that a state law allowing her to use marijuana for glaucoma didn't keep her from getting fired from a casino job after a positive drug test.

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