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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Israel & Canada Move Ahead, while US Lags Behind in Medical Marijuana Research

| January 23, 2008 |

Earlier this month, there were two exciting developments for medical cannabis internationally. In Israel, a Tel Aviv medical clinic began dispensing medical cannabis to patients in need, while in Canada, a federal court ruling ended the monopoly a federal contractor...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 18, 2008 |

Medical Marijuana and the 2008 Presidential Candidates Next Tuesday, January 22, marks the deadline for Californians to register to vote in the 2008 Presidential Primaries, which will be held on February 5, 2008. The California Primaries will give voters the...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 11, 2008 |

California State Senator Carole Migden Takes a Stand for Safe Access This  week, State Senator Carole Migden introduced a resolution in the California Senate calling on the federal government to end its attacks on patients and providers in California and...

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2007: ASA's Year in Review

| January 09, 2008 |

In the January edition of ASA's monthly newsletter, we review much of what we accomplished in 2007, including: Winning a legal victory that forces law enforcement to return medical marijuana to valid California patients Co-sponsoring the largest HIV/AIDS lobby day...

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California Weekly Round Up

| January 04, 2008 |

Oakland Mayor Dellums Speaks Out for Safe Access On December 20th, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums came out strongly in support of medical cannabis patients and dispensaries by issuing a statement and sending a letter to House Judiciary Chair John Conyers...

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California Weekly Round Up

| December 20, 2007 |

ASA Files New Arguments in San Diego Case This week, patients throughout California along with the city of San Diego filed a brief incorporating two new legal arguments that oppose San Diego County's attempt to defy and overturn California state...

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10 Questions: Presidential Candidates on Medical Marijuana

| December 19, 2007 |

There's a great online presidential forum that has asked 10 questions to each of the presidential candidates. Question #3 asks the candidates how they feel about medical marijuana, whether they would stop the DEA raids, and if they would change...

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California Weekly Round Up

| December 14, 2007 |

Dozens of Patients and Activists Protest DEA in Support of Tainted, Inc. Today, dozens of Bay Area activists gathered at the Oakland Federal Building in protest of the recent raids on several Tainted, Inc. facilities and the arrests of four...

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