California Gubernatorial Candidates Questioned on Medical Marijuana

| August 28, 2003 |

Thursday, August 28, 2003 – The leading candidates for governor in California’s hotly contested recall race were given surveys and briefing books on medical marijuana today. Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s leading organization of patients, doctors and advocates, is...

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Judge Says Defendant Caught in “Tug of War” Over Marijuana Laws

| August 12, 2003 |

Santa Ana – A “bold, precedent-setting decision” is what U.S. District Judge David O. Carter had said he would make yesterday in the sentencing of an Orange County man who had been growing in his garage the marijuana he used...

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Judge Says He May Set Bold Medical Marijuana Precedent Today

| August 11, 2003 |

Santa Ana – A “bold, precedent-setting decision” is what U.S. District Judge David O. Carter has said he will make today in the sentencing of an Orange County man who had been growing in his garage the marijuana he used...

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SF Supervisors Urge Leniency for Hollywood Actor, Two Others

| July 29, 2003 |

San Francisco – Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have signed a letter requesting leniency for three medical marijuana patients appearing in federal court tomorrow for an unprecedented third day of sentencing hearings.  The Supervisors ask Judge William Alsup...

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More Than One-Third of U.S. House Votes “Yes” on Medical Marijuana

| July 23, 2003 |

Washington, D.C. – After a dramatic hour of debate that saw amendment co-sponsor Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) in tears, more than one-third of the U.S. House of Representatives voted today in favor of stopping the federal prosecution of medical marijuana patients...

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House of Representatives Voting to Stop Federal Medical Marijuana Raids

| July 22, 2003 |

Washington, D.C.– For the first time in five years, the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on the right of states to regulate the medical marijuana issue, an issue that has increasingly pitted the state of California and nine others...

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New Medical Marijuana Sentencing after Role of SFPD Uncovered

| June 30, 2003 |

In the first federal sentencing since Ed Rosenthal walked out of court a free man, three medical marijuana defendants, including a noted Hollywood actor, will be sentenced tomorrow in a case which has drawn allegations of San Francisco Police misconduct...

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Demand Meeting with DEA Nominee

| May 16, 2003 |

WASHINGTON, DC -- Medical marijuana advocates demand to know the views of President Bush’s expected nominee for head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Karen Tandy. Besides being the first woman to be named as head of the DEA, she...

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Federal Jurors Told They Must Acquit Marijuana Defendants To Stop Convictions of Medical Marijuana Patients and Providers

| April 07, 2003 |

WASHINGTON, DC -- As a growing number of medical marijuana patients and providers face federal charges, DC residents will protest the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) harassment of the seriously ill by informing jurors that the federal government has blocked all...

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Recent Medical Marijuana Convictions Spur Action from State & Federal Government

| February 26, 2003 |

US Congressman Sam Farr

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