Advocates Hail New Federal Guidelines on Medical Marijuana a Victory for Patients

| October 19, 2009 |

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued new guidelines on medical marijuana today to U.S. Attorneys in states that have adopted medical use laws. Advocates are hailing the new guidelines as a victory and an important step toward...

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Judge to Hear Contempt Charges for Montebello's Defiance of Medical Marijuana Law

| October 12, 2009 |

Los Angeles, CA -- A superior court judge will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that charges the City of Montebello with contempt for refusing to return a medical marijuana patient's property despite a court order and established case...

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Patients, Advocates Protest Law Enforcement's Anti-Medical Marijuana Training

| October 07, 2009 |

Los Angeles, CA -- With signs urging "Implementation Not Eradication," the nationwide medical marijuana advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access will lead lively, peaceful protests this Thursday at a law enforcement training class hosted by the statewide California Narcotics Officers...

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CA Supreme Court Lets Stand Landmark Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ruling

| September 24, 2009 |

Sacramento, CA -- The California Supreme Court yesterday refused to review County of Butte v. Superior Court, a landmark appellate court ruling that protects the right of medical marijuana patients and their primary caregivers to collectively cultivate. The landmark ruling...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Argued in Appellate Court

| September 22, 2009 |

Santa Ana, CA -- California's Fourth Appellate District will hear oral arguments Wednesday in Qualified Patients Association v. City of Anaheim, a case that may decide whether local governments can ban medical marijuana dispensing collectives from operating. The nationwide medical...

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San Diego Medical Marijuana Providers Latest Target as Aggressive Raids Continue

| September 09, 2009 |

San Diego, CA -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nationwide patients' rights advocacy organization, received reports today of several medical marijuana raids in the San Diego area by federal and local law enforcement. Today's raids by the San Diego...

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California Senate Urges New Federal Policy on Medical Marijuana

| August 25, 2009 |

Sacramento, CA -- The California Senate voted 23-15 yesterday on a resolution that urges the federal government to end medical marijuana raids and to "create a comprehensive federal medical marijuana policy that ensures safe and legal access to any patient...

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Federal Government Solicits Proposals for Medical Marijuana Cultivation

| August 11, 2009 |

Washington, D.C. -- The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) last week for the “Production, Analysis, & Distribution of Cannabis & Marijuana Cigarettes.” Although the government has issued an exclusive contract to...

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California Senate Health Committee Urges New Federal Policy on Medical Marijuana

| July 16, 2009 |

Sacramento, CA -- The California Senate Health Committee voted 7-3 late yesterday on a joint resolution that urges the federal government to end medical marijuana raids in the state and to "create a comprehensive federal medical marijuana policy that ensures...

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Landmark Ruling Issued on Collective Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

| July 01, 2009 |

Sacramento, CA -- The California Third District Court of Appeal issued a landmark ruling today on the right under state law of patients to collectively cultivate. The 2-1 appellate court decision stems from the case County of Butte v. Superior...

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