Riding the Medical Marijuana Roller Coaster

| February 27, 2008 |

OK, the title of this post might be a bit misleading. I haven't ridden any medical marijuana themed rides lately, but many of us have been riding a political and legal roller coaster. Here are some of the ups and...

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California Weekly Roundup

| February 22, 2008 |

Assemblyman Leno and ASA Introduce Patients' Employment Rights Bill This week, Assemblyman Mark Leno, working with ASA, introduced AB 2279, a bill that would protect a patient's right to work and will help end discrimination against patients in the workplace....

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Showing Schwarzenegger the Way

| February 15, 2008 |

This morning, the San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed piece authored by California Senator Carole Migden and Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty Yee decrying the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) crack down on medical cannabis and the impact it has on...

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Medical Marijuana Week Memories

| February 12, 2008 |

In case you haven't heard, February 11-17 is Medical Marijuana Week - a week to learn, take action, and to educate others. This will be the sixth annual Medical Marijuana Week, held during the week of 2/15 to commemorate the...

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Is Newsom Waiting Until the Feds Come Knocking in San Francisco?

| February 07, 2008 |

It was interesting today to see three local newspapers (SF Chronicle, Associated Press, and Bay Area Reporter) cover the issue of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interference in California's medical marijuana law and its impact on San Francisco dispensaries. No less...

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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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