The protests against the DEA precede President Bush’s appointment of a DEA Administrator.
12:00 pm - Press conference in front of Conservatory in Golden Gate Park. Activists announce their plan to implement Prop S and plant 215,000 Marijuana seeds for medical use. Ed Rosenthal, recently convicted in federal court despite his being given permission by city officials to grow medical marijuana , will bless the seeds.
4:20 pm - Medical Marijuana Banner will be dropped from the top of Twin Peaks.
Recent Medical Marijuana Convictions Spur Action from State and Federal Government - Americans for Safe AccessIn a press conference in San Francisco today, state assembly member Mark Leno released a letter co-authored by state senator Don Perata and signed by 48 of their colleagues in the state assembly and state senate urging the CA congressional delegation to:
1. Secure states rights to regulate and oversee the use and cultivation of medical cannabis
2. Amend the controlled substance act to allow medical necessity defense and
WHERE: Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22, 2002; 5:00 pm, at beginning of World Series game
WHO: Sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical marijuana rights campaign. More details on ASA can be found online at www.safeaccessnow.