Press Releases

Medical Marijuana Patients Serve San Diego Supervisors a Taste of their Own Medicine

Posted by · January 24, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO - The American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Safe Access and the Drug Policy Alliance announced today that they would intervene in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors' federal lawsuit against the State of California. The Supervisors' lawsuit seeks to overturn California's Compassionate Use Act, which permits patients to use, and doctors to recommend, medical marijuana under the explicit protection of state law. The group plans to file a motion to intervene in federal court on behalf of medical marijuana patients and their doctors by the end of the day.

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS ORGANIZE TO OVERTURN LAWSUIT PLANS

Posted by · January 10, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO -- Medical marijuana advocates will be demonstrating today at 12 noon to rally together speakers to testify at the San Diego Board of Supervisors meeting at 2 pm. They will be exhorting the Supervisors to drop their plans to sue the state in their effort to overturn California's medical marijuana law.

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San Francisco Officials Fume Over DEA Raid on HopeNet

Posted by · January 10, 2006 3:00 AM

What: Press conference of elected officials and others to honor recent victims of DEA raids on Medical Marijuana clinics, followed by Medical Marijuana compassionate giveaway to members who receive weekly marijuana free of charge from HopeNet.

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POLL SHOWS SAN DIEGO SUPPORTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW

Posted by · January 09, 2006 3:00 AM

SAN DIEGO -- Patient spokespeople will be available for live interviews at 10 am today in front of the San Diego County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway. Spokespeople will be available for interviews and visuals to discuss poll results, San Diego Supervisors' plans to sue state in effort to overturn California's medical marijuana law, and advocates' plans for a medical marijuana rally on Tuesday, January 10 at noon, followed by public comments at the Supervisors' meeting at 2 pm.

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Medical Marijuana Provider Ed Rosenthal Appeal Decision Expected Anytime

Posted by · December 19, 2005 3:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ed Rosenthal, the renowned author, activist and cultivation authority whose case focused the nation’s attention on medical cannabis, is expecting an imminent decision on his appeal arguing he never should have been convicted of three marijuana felonies. The government claims he not only deserved conviction, but also appealed his one-day, time-served sentence, and is seeking to send him to prison for a minimum of five years.

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NATIONWIDE PROTESTS DECRY DEA MEDICAL CANNABIS RAIDS

Posted by · December 13, 2005 3:00 AM

NATIONWIDE -- Over two hundred medical marijuana patients and advocates protested DEA raids on 13 medical marijuana dispensaries outside the Federal Building in San Diego today, and further protests are planned in thirteen other cities nationwide at 12 noon tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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Time Magazine Touts Cannabis As ‘Legitimate Medical Trend’

Posted by · December 04, 2005 3:00 AM

OAKLAND – Today’s issue of Time magazine reports that new research on the medical use of marijuana is one of the most significant medical developments of 2005. This article comes just one week after the final deadline for response to a legal challenge brought by a medical marijuana advocacy group that asks the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to stop claiming there is no medical use for marijuana.

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