Blog Voices from the Frontlines

Jul 252006

State, National Groups Add Support to Medical Marijuana Employment Case - Americans for Safe Access

  • July 25, 2006 4:00 AM
Medical organizations, California state legislators and disability rights organizations have all filed supporting briefs with the California Supreme Court in a landmark employment rights case involving medical marijuana. The amici curiae or ‘friend of the court’ briefs all argue that medical marijuana patients deserve civil employment protections provided by California state law.
Jul 112006

Kern Becomes 6th California County to Pass Medical Cannabis Ordinance - Americans for Safe Access

  • July 11, 2006 4:00 AM

Today the Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance allowing medical cannabis dispensing collectives to operate there. The ordinance was passed as presented. Supervisors considered the measure at their June 13 meeting, but modified it to protect patient privacy after hearing the concerns of patients.

Jul 072006

Jul 062006

DEA Raids San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; Operators Arrested - Americans for Safe Access

  • July 06, 2006 4:00 AM

SAN DIEGO-- Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) today raided as many as 13 San Diego-area medical marijuana dispensaries and arrested at least two of the dispensary operators.

Jun 012006

May 242006

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Medical Marijuana Prohibition - Americans for Safe Access

  • May 24, 2006 8:00 PM

Kenneth Michael White, OP/ED,

Since California first did it in 1996, several other States have decriminalized medical marijuana, even though the Federal Government considers all marijuana to be contraband. Despite the constant threat of Federal criminal sanction, there are thousands of people in the United States who use marijuana for medical purposes. Did these people come to their decision to use medical marijuana in accordance with the teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

May 182006

Marijuana collective sues Butte County officials - Americans for Safe Access

  • May 18, 2006 8:00 PM

Ryan Olson, Chico Enterprise Record

A group of seven people qualified for medicinal marijuana are suing Butte County officials after a sheriff's deputy ordered the destruction of nearly all their plants.

The Oakland-based Americans for Safe Access is filing a lawsuit in Butte County Superior Court on behalf of David Williams and six other plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges Butte County officials violated the law by refusing to recognize their established collective.

May 182006

ASA Sues Butte County for Its Ban on Collective Cultivation - Americans for Safe Access

  • May 18, 2006 4:00 AM

Continued raids on private patient collectives and poor enforcement of state law meet a legal roadblock

May 022006

County will issue pot cards - Americans for Safe Access

  • May 02, 2006 8:00 PM

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 anything to do with it.