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have participated in or spearheaded raids on medical marijuana
dispensing collectives in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and
Sacramento. Advocates are concerned that state and local law enforcement
are making a habit of ignoring the Compassionate Use Act by notifying
the DEA when marijuana is implicated in a state or local investigation,
thereby nullifying a medical defense in federal court.
called in protest to Governor Schwarzenegger, after learning that the
California Department of Health Services (DHS) suspended implementation
of the long-awaited voluntary ID program for patients and caregivers.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT-CAREGIVER SENTENCED TO 41 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON - Americans for Safe Access
PATIENT- ADVOCATES SERVE SUIT ON FRESNO FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY BAN - Americans for Safe AccessFRESNO, CA – Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical marijuana
patient-advocacy group, served a lawsuit today against the city of Fresno
for restricting medical marijuana dispensing collectives from operating as
enumerated in California law. (To read the lawsuit, go to
Shirley Hsu, San Gabriel Valley TribuneNot a week goes by that Julie Garcia doesn't get a migraine.
It's not the type of headache you can take two aspirin for, or draw a hot bath and wait it out.
It's a splitting, unrelenting pain that lasts hours and renders her unproductive for an entire day.
'It's just pounding and pounding ... It's awful. It's really awful,' said Garcia, 36, who's been getting the migraines since she was a teen.
Fresno, CA - A medical Marijuana advocacy group has filed suit against the city of Fresno for enacting a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The lead plaintiff, William McPike, is suing Fresno with Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical marijuana organization concerned with what they contend are the illegal permanent bans passed by Fresno and 3 other California municipalities.