Congressional Vote Thursday Maintains State Control over Medical Marijuana Laws

| September 21, 2007 |

Washington, D.C. -- Both Houses of the U.S. Congress voted this week, with the Senate voting yesterday, to pass the "Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007," without a medical marijuana amendment that was objectionable to advocates. In April,...

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State Civil Court Affirms Right to Cultivate Medical Marijuana Collectively

| September 07, 2007 |

Chico, CA -- Butte County Superior Court issued a strongly worded ruling Thursday, affirming the right of medical marijuana patients to cultivate collectively. In no uncertain terms, Superior Court Judge Barbara Roberts ruled that seriously ill patients cultivating collectively "should...

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New Mexico Patient Caught in Crossfire of Federal War Against Medical Marijuana Laws

| August 29, 2007 |

Carlsbad, New Mexico -- A Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement task force yesterday raided the Carlsbad home of Leonard French, a wheelchair-bound, licensed medical marijuana patient. Although no charges have been filed yet, a press release...

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Medical Marijuana Patients Argue for Right to Unlawfully Seized Property

| August 21, 2007 |

What: Oral arguments for two medical marijuana "Return of Property" cases in State Appellate Court When: Thursday, August 23 at 1:30pm Where: California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District, 925 N.

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Seniors Take On Medical Marijuana

| August 01, 2007 |

Washington, D.C. -- A Florida medical marijuana patient, Irv Rosenfeld, who receives his medicine from the federal government, was interviewed by the country’s largest television network devoted to retirement programming for a news magazine segment that aired today in millions...

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to End Federal DEA Medical Marijuana Raids

| July 25, 2007 |

Los Angeles, CA -- As the Los Angeles City Council voted today to move forward with the regulation of medical cannabis (marijuana) dispensaries, federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents were conducting raids on at least 6 dispensaries in the greater...

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DEA Raids and Threats Against Landlords Used to Thwart Medical Marijuana Vote in Congress

| July 19, 2007 |

Los Angeles, CA -- In a calculated attempt to thwart a vote next week in Congress that would strip the Department of Justice (DoJ) of funds used against medical marijuana (cannabis), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) over the past week...

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Advisory: Hearing in Lawsuit Against Federal Government Misinformation on Medical Marijuana

| July 10, 2007 |


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Acquittal and Conviction but No Jail Time for Ed Rosenthal

| May 30, 2007 |

Oakland, CA -- For those who have not yet heard about the Rosenthal Federal trial, Ed Rosenthal was found guilty of three federal felonies related to the cultivation and distribution of marijuana. On the charges related to the Harm Reduction...

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Medical Marijuana Group Moves to Hasten Outcome in Federal Lawsuit

| May 24, 2007 |

San Francisco, CA – A national medical marijuana patients’ rights group filed a motion for summary judgment today in its lawsuit against the federal government in an attempt to accelerate a decision in the case. The plaintiff, Americans for Safe...

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