Press Releases

Nov 062006

First Federal Medical Marijuana Trial in 3 Years Starts Tomorrow - Americans for Safe Access

  • November 06, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO—The first federal trial of a medical marijuana patient since the high-profile 2003 conviction of author Ed Rosenthal starts in district court in Fresno tomorrow.

Oct 192006

Medical Marijuana Policy Signed by CHP, Attorney General, Governor - Americans for Safe Access

  • October 19, 2006 4:00 AM

California's medical marijuana patients are now protected from arrest and seizure of their marijuana, thanks to a binding agreement between Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and state officials.

Oct 032006

Federal Agents Raid San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary - Americans for Safe Access

  • October 03, 2006 4:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO—Nearly two dozen federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in full tactical gear descended on a medical cannabis dispensing collective in San Francisco and at least half a dozen other related locations today, seizing medicine and making more than a dozen arrests. It is the third such action in California in the past week.

Sep 072006

ASA Report Shows Benefits of Local Dispensary Ordinances - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 07, 2006 4:00 AM

SAN DIEGO – California’s medical marijuana dispensaries are a benefit to both patients and local communities, according to a report released at a press conference in San Diego today as part of the annual League of California Cities convention.

Sep 062006

Officials, Experts Say Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Good for Cities - Americans for Safe Access

  • September 06, 2006 4:00 AM

WHAT:   Press Conference to release report on ASA’s study of medical cannabis dispensaries and local ordinances in California

Jul 252006

State, National Groups Add Support to Medical Marijuana Employment Case - Americans for Safe Access

  • July 25, 2006 4:00 AM
Medical organizations, California state legislators and disability rights organizations have all filed supporting briefs with the California Supreme Court in a landmark employment rights case involving medical marijuana. The amici curiae or ‘friend of the court’ briefs all argue that medical marijuana patients deserve civil employment protections provided by California state law.
Jul 112006

Kern Becomes 6th California County to Pass Medical Cannabis Ordinance - Americans for Safe Access

  • July 11, 2006 4:00 AM

Today the Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance allowing medical cannabis dispensing collectives to operate there. The ordinance was passed as presented. Supervisors considered the measure at their June 13 meeting, but modified it to protect patient privacy after hearing the concerns of patients.

Jul 062006

DEA Raids San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; Operators Arrested - Americans for Safe Access

  • July 06, 2006 4:00 AM

SAN DIEGO-- Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) today raided as many as 13 San Diego-area medical marijuana dispensaries and arrested at least two of the dispensary operators.

May 182006

ASA Sues Butte County for Its Ban on Collective Cultivation - Americans for Safe Access

  • May 18, 2006 4:00 AM

Continued raids on private patient collectives and poor enforcement of state law meet a legal roadblock