Stop the DEA from Breaking Up Two Happy Families

| October 22, 2007 |

DEA raids consistently disrupt the lives of innocent patients and providers, but two recent raids have threatened to break up these two happy families: Breaking Up a Family... Ronald Naulls operated a safe, legal medical cannabis collective in Corona for...

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California Weekly Round Up

| October 19, 2007 |

Arcata City Council and Local Activists Reach a Working Compromise for Safe Access This week, Arcata City Council voted unanimously to establish a medical marijuana working group in an effort to protect the community and patients' rights. Humboldt County ASA...

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Patients Rally, Police Raid

| October 15, 2007 |

On Thursday, October 11th, 300 medical cannabis patients and advocates rallied in front of the Governor's office in downtown Los Angeles demanding that he stand up for patients' rights and the will of California voters and lawmakers. Later that night...

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California Weekly Round Up

| October 15, 2007 |

Hundreds Gather at the Governor's Office Calling on Him to Stand Up for Patients' Rights On Thursday, over 300 medical cannabis supporters gathered from around the state to call on Governor Schwarzenegger to stand up for patients' rights and call...

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Some Examples of Local Cooperation with the DEA in Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 11, 2007 |

So, think about this. Medical marijuana use and cultivation has been legal in California since 1996, but more than ten years later, there are still local law enforcement agents who refuse to follow state law. Especially since the Raich decision...

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ASA Files Amicus Brief in California Supreme Court

| October 11, 2007 |

Since the passage of the Compassionate Use Act over a decade ago, California courts have struggled to determine what a person must do to establish himself as the primary caregiver for a qualified patient. Providing marijuana alone, several courts have...

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Obfuscation by Kern County Officials Means No Access for Hundreds of Area Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 10, 2007 |

In the latest saga of obfuscation by Kern County officials, District Attorney Ed Jagels has recommended the banning of dispensaries in the county. The Bakersfield Californian quotes Jagels in an October 10 article as saying, "I do not think we...

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Medical Marijuana Enters into Electoral Politics

| October 09, 2007 |

Steve Filson, Democratic California Assembly Candidate for the 15th District, posted his candidate statement on Calitics yesterday. After covering his platform issues, he came out strongly in favor of medical cannabis: And the one vote I will consistently cast is...

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Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Pres.) Ice Cold to wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient

| October 08, 2007 |

Wow, take a look at Gov. Romney's cold dismissal of wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient and muscular dystrophy sufferer Clayton Holton. Holton tries to explain to Gov. Romney that marijuana works for him in a way that other medicines have not....

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New Documentary Illustrates the Need for and Benefit of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

| October 07, 2007 |

In a time of increased federal raids and DEA attacks on patients and providers across California, it is important to have educational tools like the new documentary, "Dispensing Cannabis: The California Story," to illustrate the importance of understanding and protecting...

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