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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Science Magazine Weighs in on Federal Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

| May 03, 2007 |

Oakland, CA -- Former FDA Commissioner and Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine, Dr. Don Kennedy, authored an editorial on medical marijuana in this week's edition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) publication. The AAAS concluded that the...

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Federal Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Provider Vindictively Prosecuted

| March 14, 2007 |

San Francisco -- Federal District Court Judge Charles Breyer ruled today that author and medical marijuana activist Edward Rosenthal was vindictively prosecuted, and dismissed charges of tax evasion and money laundering. The remaining marijuana charges against Rosenthal are virtually identical...

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New Study of Medical Cannabis Shows Scientific Value for Patients with Neuropathic Pain

| February 12, 2007 |

(Washington) - National HIV/AIDS and advocacy groups including the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) today called for congressional hearings in response to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on medical cannabis and neuropathic...

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HIV/AIDS Groups Support Medical Marijuana Patient’s Case

| February 01, 2007 |

SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco patient who is attempting to get police to return his medical marijuana got a legal boost yesterday from three HIV/AIDS organizations, including the nation’s oldest, and a leading drug policy group. The organizations filed a “friend...

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Medical Marijuana Patient Reports for Federal Prison

| January 04, 2007 |

Another medical marijuana patient was incarcerated in federal prison today. Stephanie Landa, 60, reported to federal authorities in San Francisco to begin a 41-month sentence for her part in growing medical cannabis as part of a patient collective there. At...

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Medical Marijuana Patients Win Big as Court Upholds State Law

| December 07, 2006 |

SAN DIEGO - A San Diego Superior Court today handed a critical victory to medical marijuana patients nationwide, affirming the ability of states to exempt qualified patients from criminal penalties, despite federal policy that prohibits all marijuana use.

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Medical Cannabis Laws get Nod from California Supreme Court

| December 04, 2006 |

SAN FRANCISCO-Last week the California Supreme Court further clarified the state's medical cannabis laws with a ruling that makes clear there are no conflicts between the initiative passed by voters in 1996 and the law passed by the legislature in...

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Guilty Verdict in First Federal Medical Marijuana Trial in 3 Years

| November 22, 2006 |

FRESNO -- A jury took less than a day to find a medical cannabis patient guilty of violating federal marijuana laws. Dustin Costa, 60, a prominent medical cannabis activist and former Marine, was found guilty of manufacture of marijuana, possession...

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Public Health Group Confers Award on Medical Marijuana Exhibit

| November 09, 2006 |

Americans for Safe Access, the national medical cannabis advocacy group, yesterday took home a third-place award for “Best New Exhibitor Booth” from the American Public Health Association.

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