Talk Show Host Fined for Medical Marijuana in Detroit Airport

| November 05, 2003 |

DETROIT – Talk show host Montel Williams was cited and fined $100 Monday night in the Detroit Metro Airport after baggage screeners found paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana related to his Multiple Sclerosis. Mr. Williams suffers from Multiple...

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Medical Marijuana Patients and Activists Ask California Senators for Help

| October 16, 2003 |

SAN FRANCISCO – A coalition of medical marijuana patients, doctors and supporters have today launched a statewide ad campaign aimed at California’s two senators. Americans for Safe Access is asking Senators Boxer and Feinstein to add their names to new...

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Supreme Court Upholds Medical Marijuana Rights

| October 14, 2003 |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by the Bush Administration to punish physicians who talk with their patients about medical use of marijuana. The Supreme Court has upheld lower court rulings that the First Amendment...

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Activists to Ask Arnold to Act on Medical Marijuana in Meeting with Bush

| October 14, 2003 |

SANTA MONICA – Tomorrow morning at 10:00am, medical marijuana patients and their supporters will be at California Governor-Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Santa Monica office. After a press conference out front, they will ask him to use his meeting with President Bush later...

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Medical Marijuana Rights Clarified in Law Signed by Davis

| October 13, 2003 |

SACRAMENTO – After seven years of legal limbo, the California legislature has acted to clarify and expand the rights of its citizens to obtain, possess and use marijuana for medical purposes, and Governor Gray Davis has now signed it into...

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Denied Any Defense, Medical Marijuana Suppliers Plead Guilty

| September 24, 2003 |

LOS ANGELES – Arrested for growing marijuana for a West Hollywood medical marijuana dispensary that was a model of openness and cooperation with law enforcement, Judy Osburn, 50, one of the directors of the center, and her husband, Lynn, a...

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Recall Candidates Prepared to Fight Feds for Medical Cannabis Patients

| September 23, 2003 |

The one issue all the major gubernatorial candidates in the California recall agree on is that marijuana should be legally available to those who are medically helped by it. When asked about medical marijuana in a televised debate, Arianna Huffington...

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Medical Marijuana Vigils, Rallies in Sacramento and Across the Nation

| September 22, 2003 |

SACRAMENTO – A candlelight vigil tonight on the north steps of the California state capitol building in Sacramento commemorates the anniversary of the incarceration of Bryan Epis, who was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for helping patients in...

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Medical Marijuana Message On L.A. Newstands Now

| September 18, 2003 |

Los Angeles – Americans for Safe Access has launched a campaign to educate Los Angelenos about U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s attacks on their medical rights. “Coming to a Courtroom Near You” reads the headline over an image of a...

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Medical Marijuana Rights to Be Argued in Federal Appellate Court

| September 16, 2003 |

In a hearing with momentous implications for federal drug laws, four medical marijuana dispensaries challenging the constitutionality of federal laws prohibiting their operation will have their chance in front of a federal appeals court on Wednesday morning.

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