California Weekly Round Up

| February 01, 2008 |

Berkeley City Council Votes to Provide Sanctuary to Patients and Providers On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council voted to adopt a Sanctuary Resolution, which will provide protection for patients and providers in the event of a DEA raid. The Berkeley...

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Maryland Grassroots Medical Marijuana Campaign Kicks Off

| January 31, 2008 |

Tony Bowles was a plaintiff in ASA's successful lawsuit against the California Highway Patrol. He has taken action time and time again on behalf of patients in need of medical marijuana. He now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he...

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Advocates Urge Presidential Candidates to End DEA Raids by Executive Order

| January 29, 2008 |

Nationwide campaign launched today to end federal enforcement against medical marijuana With only a week left until Super Tuesday, medical marijuana advocates launched a nationwide campaign today to urge presidential candidates to end federal raids in states with medical marijuana...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 25, 2008 |

California Court Rules Against Patients' Rights- Assemblyman Mark Leno and ASA Respond with Legislation This week, the California Supreme Court delivered a major blow to patients' civil rights.  On Thursday, the California Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 215 does not...

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Sometimes the Court Gets It Wrong

| January 24, 2008 |

It was a very cold day today in the Bay Area. It was cold in San Francisco and, unusually, colder still in Oakland. Far colder was the California Supreme Court's decision in Ross v. Ragingwire, which limits the Compassionate Use...

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Israel & Canada Move Ahead, while US Lags Behind in Medical Marijuana Research

| January 23, 2008 |

Earlier this month, there were two exciting developments for medical cannabis internationally. In Israel, a Tel Aviv medical clinic began dispensing medical cannabis to patients in need, while in Canada, a federal court ruling ended the monopoly a federal contractor...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 18, 2008 |

Medical Marijuana and the 2008 Presidential Candidates Next Tuesday, January 22, marks the deadline for Californians to register to vote in the 2008 Presidential Primaries, which will be held on February 5, 2008. The California Primaries will give voters the...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 11, 2008 |

California State Senator Carole Migden Takes a Stand for Safe Access This  week, State Senator Carole Migden introduced a resolution in the California Senate calling on the federal government to end its attacks on patients and providers in California and...

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2007: ASA's Year in Review

| January 09, 2008 |

In the January edition of ASA's monthly newsletter, we review much of what we accomplished in 2007, including: Winning a legal victory that forces law enforcement to return medical marijuana to valid California patients Co-sponsoring the largest HIV/AIDS lobby day...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 04, 2008 |

Oakland Mayor Dellums Speaks Out for Safe Access On December 20th, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums came out strongly in support of medical cannabis patients and dispensaries by issuing a statement and sending a letter to House Judiciary Chair John Conyers...

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