Appellate Court Strongly Vindicates Patients' Right to Medical Marijuana Seized by Police - Americans for Safe Access
Santa Ana, CA -- A California Appeals Court ruled today in favor of Felix Kha, a medical marijuana patient from Garden Grove seeking the return of his 8 grams of medical marijuana that was seized by police. In a ruling that rejects law enforcement’s claim that federal law preempts the state’s medical marijuana law, the court asserted “we do not believe the federal drug laws supersede or preempt Kha’s right to the return of his property.
San Francisco, CA -- A new study announced today by the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute (CPMCRI) found that a non-psychoactive, naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant (marijuana) called cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits the activity of breast cancer cells “in vitro” and in animals.
Sacramento, CA -- Gary Ross, a 45-year old disabled veteran and a medical marijuana patient living in Carmichael, California, is at the forefront of a landmark employment case, with significant ramifications for patients in California and across the country. Ross was fired in September 2001 for failing an employer-mandated drug test while working as a systems engineer for RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc. The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ross v. RagingWire case on Tuesday, November 6 at 9am in Sacramento.
Medical Marijuana Edible Maker to Turn Himself Over to Federal Authorities Thursday - Americans for Safe Access
Oakland, CA -- Medical cannabis (marijuana) edible producer Michael Martin, 33, will turn himself over to federal authorities Thursday in response to an arrest warrant issued last week. Martin received word of the September 26 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raid on Tainted, Inc. while on vacation, and is not considered a fugitive as reported earlier by government and media. This event will coincide with a lively demonstration at the Oakland federal building calling for an end to medical cannabis raids and justice for Michael Martin.
Federal Agents Deny Thousands of Patients Access to Edible Medical Cannabis - Americans for Safe Access
Oakland, CA -- The federal interference with California’s medical marijuana program escalated yesterday with raids in Oakland on a supplier of edible medicinal products.
Wednesday’s paramilitary-style raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) involved five locations the DEA says are connected to Tainted, Inc., a well-known supplier of edible medical cannabis products available in dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.