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Feb 222006

Leader of Medical Marijuana Co-op Wins Evidentiary Hearing - Americans for Safe Access

  • February 22, 2006 3:00 AM

WHAT:Evidentiary hearing for Dustin Costa, leader of the Merced Patients Group, before JudgeAnthony W.

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Jan 242006

Medical Marijuana Patients Serve San Diego Supervisors a Taste of their Own Medicine - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 24, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO - The American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Safe Access and the Drug Policy Alliance announced today that they would intervene in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors' federal lawsuit against the State of California. The Supervisors' lawsuit seeks to overturn California's Compassionate Use Act, which permits patients to use, and doctors to recommend, medical marijuana under the explicit protection of state law. The group plans to file a motion to intervene in federal court on behalf of medical marijuana patients and their doctors by the end of the day.

Jan 112006

Turlock Council approves ban on medical marijuana - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 11, 2006 7:00 PM

Abby Souza, Turlock Journal (CA)

Don't expect to buy any pot for medicinal uses from any store in Turlock for the next 45 days.

Jan 102006

San Francisco Officials Fume Over DEA Raid on HopeNet - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 10, 2006 3:00 AM

What: Press conference of elected officials and others to honor recent victims of DEA raids on Medical Marijuana clinics, followed by Medical Marijuana compassionate giveaway to members who receive weekly marijuana free of charge from HopeNet.

Jan 102006

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS ORGANIZE TO OVERTURN LAWSUIT PLANS - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 10, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO -- Medical marijuana advocates will be demonstrating today at 12 noon to rally together speakers to testify at the San Diego Board of Supervisors meeting at 2 pm. They will be exhorting the Supervisors to drop their plans to sue the state in their effort to overturn California's medical marijuana law.

Jan 092006

POLL SHOWS SAN DIEGO SUPPORTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 09, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO -- Patient spokespeople will be available for live interviews at 10 am today in front of the San Diego County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway. Spokespeople will be available for interviews and visuals to discuss poll results, San Diego Supervisors' plans to sue state in effort to overturn California's medical marijuana law, and advocates' plans for a medical marijuana rally on Tuesday, January 10 at noon, followed by public comments at the Supervisors' meeting at 2 pm.

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Dec 292005

Legal pot use can make jobs go up in smoke - Americans for Safe Access

  • December 29, 2005 7:00 PM

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.