California Weekly Round Up

| October 05, 2007 |

ASA Holds an Emotional Press Conference as Tainted's Michael Martin Turns Himself In Yesterday, dozens of ASA's supporters and ASA staff gathered at an emotional press conference as edible producer Michael Martin, 33, turned himself over to federal authorities in...

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No Pattern or Rules to DEA Attacks

| October 03, 2007 |

Guest post written by James Anthony. James Anthony is a former Deputy City Attorney for Oakland and a LEAP member (www.leap.cc). He now serves as land use permitting counsel for better MCDs throughout the State of California and looks forward...

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Nice Reponse to Daily Bulletin smear Op-Ed

| October 01, 2007 |

Drug Law Blog does a nice job of taking apart a misinformed Inland Empire Op-Ed railing against medical marijuana dispensaries: Chabot (the author) spends hundreds of words repeating misinformation about medical marijuana's medical efficacy, arguing that "Marinol is a medicine...

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California Weekly Round Up

| September 28, 2007 |

DEA Raids a Sacramento Dispensary and Attacks Oakland Edible Provider, Tainted, Inc.This week, the DEA escalated their attacks on patients in California when agents raided the oldest running dispensary in Sacramento, River City Patients' Center and in a separate attack,...

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DEA Raid analysis 6/1-9/26/07

| September 27, 2007 |

As the Legal Coordinator, I recently started trying to collect all of the data on DEA raids and state-to-federal-turnovers so that we could all see how widespread and insidious this despicable war on patients really is. The results were interesting...

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DEA Gives Schwarzenegger Another Reason to Stand Up for Patients' Rights

| September 26, 2007 |

Today, on my way into the office, I got a call alerting me that the DEA was raiding River City Patient Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Sacramento. I was immediately outraged by the DEA's continued harassment of patients and...

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Michael Teague Is Free at Last, as Federal Judge Questions Another Federal Medical Marijuana Prosecution

| September 25, 2007 |

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge David Carter terminated the supervised release of Michael Teague fifteen months early in response to a motion filed by Americans for Safe Access.  Michael was one of the first federal medical marijuana prosecutions in California. ...

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60-Minutes Highlights Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Interference by the Feds

| September 24, 2007 |

A 60-Minutes episode, which aired on Sunday, September 23, 2007, has finally shed some light on one of California's medical cannabis (marijuana) predicaments. The fact that 60-Minutes has chosen this moment in time to educate the U.S. public on medical...

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