Medical Marijuana Advocacy Group Urges HHS Nominee Michael Leavitt Act on Marijuana Petitions with Fairness, Accuracy, and Speed

| December 13, 2004 |

BERKELEY -- The following is a statement on the nomination of Michael Leavitt as New Health and Human Services Secretary by Steph Sherer, executive director, Americans for Safe Access: "We urge the next secretary of HHS to bring the weight...

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Patient Sues Emeryville for Losing His Medical Marijuana

| December 09, 2004 |

EMERYVILLE – James Blair, a spinal injury patient arrested on marijuana cultivation charges a year ago, marked the anniversary of the incident today by suing the City of Emeryville and the Emeryville Police Department. Assisted by the patient advocacy group,...

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HHS Stalls on Medical Marijuana Decision

| December 08, 2004 |

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has met the deadline for response to a medical marijuana advocacy organization’s petition calling for corrections to "scientifically flawed statements" contained in the HHS review of the Marijuana Rescheduling petition of 1995...

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Medical Marijuana Activists Looking Beyond Supreme Court

| November 26, 2004 |

Washington, D.C. –  In the most-watched case before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, two California women will argue Monday that the federal government does not have the right to punish them for using the medical marijuana their doctors recommend...

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Medical Marijuana Protest Today at Health and Human Services

| October 05, 2004 |

(Washington, D.C.)  – Patients and doctors are converging today at 10:15am on the steps of Health and Human Services, demanding the government admit that marijuana has medical uses and stop blocking access.

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Government Must Correct Medical Marijuana Misinformation, Petition Says

| September 29, 2004 |

Press Conference Noon Monday with Doctors and Patients at the National Press Club

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Protests Wednesday Noon in SF, Sacto over DEA Raids

| September 04, 2004 |

ROSEVILLE – Federal agents descended on the foothill town of Roseville yesterday to raid one of the Sacramento area’s only licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. Local advocates are calling for noon protests Wednesday at the federal buildings in Sacramento and San...

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Bryan Epis is FREE!

| August 09, 2004 |

SAN FRANCISCO (Monday, August 9, 2004) – Bryan James Epis, 37, the first medical marijuana patient convicted in federal court after the passage of California’s Proposition 215, walked out of federal prison in Long Beach at approximately 4:00pm today, thanks...

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How Drug War Targets Most Vulnerable, Topic of Boston Meetings

| July 23, 2004 |

BOSTON – How America’s Drug War has become an attack on our country’s most disadvantaged is the topic of two talks to be delivered by the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access. Steph Sherer, a medical marijuana patient, noted...

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Medical Marijuana Protest at Oakland California Highway Patrol Office Tuesday

| July 12, 2004 |

OAKLAND – Tuesday at Noon, medical marijuana patients and local activists will be demonstrating in front of the California Highway Patrol headquarters in Oakland. They will be protesting a June 30th incident on Market Street that ended with four suspects...

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