First Federal Medical Marijuana Trial in 3 Years Starts Tomorrow

| November 06, 2006 |

SAN DIEGO—The first federal trial of a medical marijuana patient since the high-profile 2003 conviction of author Ed Rosenthal starts in district court in Fresno tomorrow.

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Medical Marijuana Policy Signed by CHP, Attorney General, Governor

| October 19, 2006 |

California's medical marijuana patients are now protected from arrest and seizure of their marijuana, thanks to a binding agreement between Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and state officials.

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Federal Agents Raid San Francisco Medical Marijuana Dispensary

| October 03, 2006 |

SAN FRANCISCO—Nearly two dozen federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in full tactical gear descended on a medical cannabis dispensing collective in San Francisco and at least half a dozen other related locations today, seizing medicine and making more than...

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ASA Report Shows Benefits of Local Dispensary Ordinances

| September 07, 2006 |

SAN DIEGO – California’s medical marijuana dispensaries are a benefit to both patients and local communities, according to a report released at a press conference in San Diego today as part of the annual League of California Cities convention.

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Officials, Experts Say Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Good for Cities

| September 06, 2006 |

WHAT:   Press Conference to release report on ASA’s study of medical cannabis dispensaries and local ordinances in California

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State, National Groups Add Support to Medical Marijuana Employment Case

| July 25, 2006 |

Medical organizations, California state legislators and disability rights organizations have all filed supporting briefs with the California Supreme Court in a landmark employment rights case involving medical marijuana. The amici curiae or ‘friend of the court’ briefs all argue that medical marijuana...

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Kern Becomes 6th California County to Pass Medical Cannabis Ordinance

| July 11, 2006 |

Today the Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance allowing medical cannabis dispensing collectives to operate there. The ordinance was passed as presented. Supervisors considered the measure at their June 13 meeting, but modified it to protect patient...

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DEA Raids San Diego Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; Operators Arrested

| July 06, 2006 |

SAN DIEGO-- Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) today raided as many as 13 San Diego-area medical marijuana dispensaries and arrested at least two of the dispensary operators.

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ASA Sues Butte County for Its Ban on Collective Cultivation

| May 18, 2006 |

Continued raids on private patient collectives and poor enforcement of state law meet a legal roadblock

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LA County Victory on Medical Marijuana

| May 09, 2006 |


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