Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Testify at Taxpayers' Hearing in Sacramento

| March 17, 2008 |

Sacramento, CA -- More than a half-dozen medical marijuana dispensary operators from across the state are expected to testify tomorrow at 1:30pm before the State Board of Equalization (BOE) at its Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing. Dispensary operators from southern...

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State Bill Protects Employment Rights of Medical Marijuana Patients

| February 21, 2008 |

Sacramento, CA -- Assemblymember Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and several co-authors introduced a bill yesterday that would protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of medical marijuana patients in California from employment discrimination. The bill leaves intact existing state law...

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CA Supreme Court Denies Medical Marijuana Patients' Right to Work

| January 24, 2008 |

Sacramento, CA -- The California Supreme Court ruled against medical marijuana patient Gary Ross today in his fight against employment discrimination. In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court claimed that Ross could not rely on the Fair Housing and Employment...

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Medical Marijuana Patients, City of San Diego Reject County's Claim of Federal Preemption

| December 18, 2007 |

San Diego, CA -- A group of medical marijuana patients from across California filed a legal brief today using two new legal arguments that oppose San Diego County's attempt to overturn state law. The patients' brief, filed by Americans for...

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Appellate Court Strongly Vindicates Patients' Right to Medical Marijuana Seized by Police

| November 28, 2007 |

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...

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New Study Finds Marijuana Compound Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth

| November 19, 2007 |

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...

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CA Supreme Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Right to Work Case

| November 02, 2007 |

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...

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Advisory: Hundreds to Rally in LA, Urge Governor to End Medical Marijuana Raids

| October 09, 2007 |

Los Angeles, CA -- Hundreds of patients and advocates are expected to rally in front of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Los Angeles office on Thursday, October 11, calling on him to stand up for patients’ rights and defend the state’s medical...

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Medical Marijuana Edible Maker to Turn Himself Over to Federal Authorities Thursday

| October 03, 2007 |

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...

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Federal Agents Deny Thousands of Patients Access to Edible Medical Cannabis

| September 27, 2007 |

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...

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