Court of Appeals Orders Police to Return Medical Marijuana

| December 03, 2007 |

For years there has been harassment against medical marijuana patients through the confiscation of their medicine, and, until now, there had been no clear statement on this by the appellate courts. On Wednesday, this changed. In City of Garden Grove...

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ASA Applauds Gov. Richardson’s Inclusion of Medical Marijuana in HIV/AIDS Platform

| December 03, 2007 |

On Saturday, December 1, to commemorate Worlds AIDS Day, Democratic Presidential Candidate, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson unveiled his HIV/AIDS policy platform.  In addition to recognizing the need for a National AIDS Strategy, the Governor’s plan includes a provision that...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 30, 2007 |

Victory in Kha Case Will Have a Major Impact for Patients This week, medical marijuana patients throughout California received a monumental victory.  On Wednesday, a California Appeals Court ruled that “it is not the job of the local police to...

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Visiting with Stephanie Landa

| November 29, 2007 |

Jane is a medical marijuana activist and ASA volunteer in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Recently, I joined fellow activists Ana and Chris to make our bi-monthly trek up the 5 freeway for a visit with our friend Stephanie Landa. ...

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ASA Weighs in on DEA Rescheduling

| November 28, 2007 |

From our friends at MAPS: In late September, DEA proposed a new rule that would effectively place dronabinol (the active chemical in MARINOL) in Schedule III. Wait a second, isn't MARINOL already in Schedule III? It is. When MARINOL was...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 21, 2007 |

ASA & Local Advocates Prevail in Orange County! From California Campaign Director, Don Duncan Supervisor Bates has pulled her motion to deny collectives and cooperatives licenses from the Board’s agenda. The decision stems from input from ASA and her constituents...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 16, 2007 |

ASA Chief Counsel, Joe Elford, Argues in Federal Court on the Data Quality Act Case This week, ASA's Chief Counsel, Joe Elford, gave oral arguments in front of Federal Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco.  Mr. Elford gave arguments...

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Fate of Medical Marijuana Patients' Right to Work Rests with the California Supreme Court

| November 10, 2007 |

Analysis of oral arguments before the California Supreme Court in Ross v. RagingWire on 6 November 2007 Unfortunately, I was not able to attend Tuesday's oral arguments before the California Supreme Court (CSC) on whether employers like RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc....

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 09, 2007 |

ASA Fights in the California Supreme Court to Protect Patients' Rights to Work On Tuesday, November 6, Americans for Safe Access Chief Counsel Joe Elford argued an appeal of the discriminatory decision of September 7, 2005, when the Court of...

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A Medical Marijuana Patient's Long Road to Victory

| November 07, 2007 |

Nate. R. is a medical marijuana patient living in Orange County, California who uses marijuana to treat clinical depression. I wanted to write this post to let others who are qualified patients know that the law is here to work...

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