DEA Raids Dispensary, Exploits Transition as President Obama Takes Office

| January 22, 2009 |

Oakland, CA -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raided a medical marijuana dispensary today in South Lake Tahoe, California, in the first days of the new Obama Administration. Even though President Barack Obama had made repeated promises during his election...

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Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Filed to Force Implementation of ID Card Program

| January 05, 2009 |

Vallejo, CA -- Medical marijuana patient advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a lawsuit today against Solano County for failing to implement the state-mandated identification card program. State legislation adopted in 2003 mandated that all counties in California...

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CA City Charged with Contempt for Refusing to Uphold Medical Marijuana Law

| December 29, 2008 |

Los Angeles, CA -- Medical marijuana advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed legal briefs today accusing the City of Montebello of contempt of court. A request for the Los Angeles Superior Court to issue contempt proceedings was filed...

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U.S. Supreme Court: State Medical Marijuana Laws Not Preempted by Federal Law

| December 01, 2008 |

Washington, DC -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a landmark decision today in which California state courts found that its medical marijuana law was not preempted by federal law. The state appellate court decision from November 28, 2007,...

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Medical marijuana lawsuit filed against Department of Motor Vehicles

| November 19, 2008 |

Merced, CA -- A lawsuit was filed today by medical marijuana advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access (ASA) against the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on behalf of Rose Johnson, a 53-year-old patient from Atwater. Despite Ms. Johnson's clean...

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ASA Congratulates President-Elect Obama on Historic Victory

| November 05, 2008 |

Washington, D.C. -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA) congratulates Sen. Barack Obama on his election as our Nation's 44th President and looks forward to working with him and his Administration over the next four years to end federal raids on...

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California Supreme Court Denies Review of San Diego Medical Marijuana Case

| October 16, 2008 |

San Francisco, CA -- The California Supreme Court refused to review a landmark medical marijuana case today that will require all counties to implement the state identification program. The County of San Diego filed suit against the State of California...

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Federal Court Hearings on Medical Marijuana Spark Protests in Los Angeles

| October 03, 2008 |

Los Angeles, CA -- A federal court hearing for a re-trial in the Modesto medical marijuana dispensary case of Luke Scarmazzo and Ricardo Montes will occur on October 6 at 2pm at 2500 Tulare Street in Fresno, CA. If federal...

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Medical Marijuana Edible Maker to be Sentenced in Federal Court

| September 02, 2008 |

Oakland, CA -- Medical marijuana edible producer Michael Martin, 34, will be sentenced on Wednesday at the Oakland Federal Courthouse at 1301 Clay Street. A press conference at 2pm will precede the sentencing hearing, where Mr. Martin, his attorneys, Sara...

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CA Attorney General Directs Law Enforcement on Medical Marijuana

| August 25, 2008 |

Sacramento, CA -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown issued long-awaited guidelines on medical marijuana today with support from advocates and law enforcement alike. The guidelines direct law enforcement on how to approach encounters with medical marijuana patients and establish a...

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