ASA Files Amicus Brief in California Supreme Court

| October 11, 2007 |

Since the passage of the Compassionate Use Act over a decade ago, California courts have struggled to determine what a person must do to establish himself as the primary caregiver for a qualified patient. Providing marijuana alone, several courts have...

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Obfuscation by Kern County Officials Means No Access for Hundreds of Area Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 10, 2007 |

In the latest saga of obfuscation by Kern County officials, District Attorney Ed Jagels has recommended the banning of dispensaries in the county. The Bakersfield Californian quotes Jagels in an October 10 article as saying, "I do not think we...

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Medical Marijuana Enters into Electoral Politics

| October 09, 2007 |

Steve Filson, Democratic California Assembly Candidate for the 15th District, posted his candidate statement on Calitics yesterday. After covering his platform issues, he came out strongly in favor of medical cannabis: And the one vote I will consistently cast is...

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Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Pres.) Ice Cold to wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient

| October 08, 2007 |

Wow, take a look at Gov. Romney's cold dismissal of wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient and muscular dystrophy sufferer Clayton Holton. Holton tries to explain to Gov. Romney that marijuana works for him in a way that other medicines have not....

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New Documentary Illustrates the Need for and Benefit of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

| October 07, 2007 |

In a time of increased federal raids and DEA attacks on patients and providers across California, it is important to have educational tools like the new documentary, "Dispensing Cannabis: The California Story," to illustrate the importance of understanding and protecting...

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California Weekly Round Up

| October 05, 2007 |

ASA Holds an Emotional Press Conference as Tainted's Michael Martin Turns Himself In Yesterday, dozens of ASA's supporters and ASA staff gathered at an emotional press conference as edible producer Michael Martin, 33, turned himself over to federal authorities in...

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No Pattern or Rules to DEA Attacks

| October 03, 2007 |

Guest post written by James Anthony. James Anthony is a former Deputy City Attorney for Oakland and a LEAP member ( He now serves as land use permitting counsel for better MCDs throughout the State of California and looks forward...

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Nice Reponse to Daily Bulletin smear Op-Ed

| October 01, 2007 |

Drug Law Blog does a nice job of taking apart a misinformed Inland Empire Op-Ed railing against medical marijuana dispensaries: Chabot (the author) spends hundreds of words repeating misinformation about medical marijuana's medical efficacy, arguing that "Marinol is a medicine...

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California Weekly Round Up

| September 28, 2007 |

DEA Raids a Sacramento Dispensary and Attacks Oakland Edible Provider, Tainted, Inc.This week, the DEA escalated their attacks on patients in California when agents raided the oldest running dispensary in Sacramento, River City Patients' Center and in a separate attack,...

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DEA Raid analysis 6/1-9/26/07

| September 27, 2007 |

As the Legal Coordinator, I recently started trying to collect all of the data on DEA raids and state-to-federal-turnovers so that we could all see how widespread and insidious this despicable war on patients really is. The results were interesting...

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