Federal Position on Medical Marijuana Put Before Ninth Circuit

| April 10, 2009 |

San Francisco, CA -- Medical marijuana advocates will get to argue before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, April 14th, the right to challenge an outdated position held by the federal government: "marijuana has no currently accepted...

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Report: Federal Monopoly Obstructs Medical Marijuana Research

| April 07, 2009 |

Washington, D.C. -- Medical marijuana advocates issued a report today aimed at drawing attention to the federal government's monopoly on the production of marijuana for medical research. The 14-page report, entitled "Obstruction of Medical Cannabis Research in the U.S.," highlights...

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Decry DEA Raid in San Francisco

| March 26, 2009 |

San Francisco, CA -- Advocates are protesting a federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raid yesterday on a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary, and are urging the Obama Administration to implement its policy change aimed at ending the previous Administrations' tactics...

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Medical Marijuana Provider to be Federally Sentenced in LA April 30th

| March 20, 2009 |

Los Angeles, CA -- Morro Bay medical marijuana provider, Charles C. Lynch, 46, who operated a city and state-sanctioned dispensary for qualified patients and their primary caregivers will be sentenced in federal court Thursday, April 30th. Lynch was convicted in...

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Force Change to California DMV Policy

| March 03, 2009 |

Oakland, CA -- The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued a new policy yesterday with regard to how it treats qualified medical marijuana patients. The DMV Driver Safety Procedure Manual was revised to include reference to medical marijuana, stating...

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Medical Marijuana Patients React to New 'American Policy'

| February 26, 2009 |

Washington, D.C. - Speaking at a press conference on Feb 25 with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart, and reiterating a position made by the White House following DEA raids in California on February 4, U.S. Attorney General Eric...

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Congresswoman Pushes Back Against DEA Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| February 16, 2009 |

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) sent a letter Friday to incoming U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decrying threats by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Attorney's Office against property owners that lease to state-sanctioned medical marijuana...

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Congress to DEA: Reconsider Monopoly on Medical Marijuana Research

| February 06, 2009 |

Washington, DC -- Sixteen Members of Congress issued a letter yesterday to newly-seated Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to act "swiftly to amend or withdraw" an order that significantly curtails medical marijuana research in the...

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White House Responds to DEA Raids, Vows to End Policy

| February 05, 2009 |

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Medical Marijuana Activists to Protest DEA Raids in Los Angeles

| February 04, 2009 |

Los Angeles, CA -- A spirited mass protest at the Los Angeles federal building tomorrow at noon will call on President Barack Obama and his newly seated Attorney General Eric Holder to end federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raids on...

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