Medical Marijuana Awareness Week

| February 14, 2003 |

Saturday, Feb. 15th 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...

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Recent Medical Marijuana Convictions Spur Action from State and Federal Government

| February 08, 2003 |

In 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...

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Statement of Steph Sherer Executive Director, Americans For Safe Access

| December 13, 2002 |

In a time of unprecedented intimidation from the Federal Government, Medical Marijuana patients and their providers won a hard fought victory today in the California Supreme Court. In a unanomous decision, the court held on Thursday that medical users who...

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BANNERS FLY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA AT WORLD SERIES

| October 22, 2002 |

WHAT: In response to raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration on medical cannabis patients & dispensaries, a banner reading: DEFEND MEDICAL MARIJUANA will fly above PacBell Park at the beginning of Tuesday’s game. WHERE: Pacific Bell Park, San FranciscoWHEN: Tuesday,...

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Stop the Casualties of the Marijuana War!

| October 09, 2002 |

On September 27th the Preble County SWAT team executed a search warrant at the the residence of Clayton Helriggle, 23, of Lewisburg, Ohio. Just minutes into the drug raid Clayton Helriggle lay dying in the arms of his friend from...

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California Governor Gray Davis Speaks Out Against Federal Busts of Medical Marijuana Clinics Throughout State

| September 18, 2002 |

SACRAMENTO-Momentum and outrage continue to build in California and elsewhere in the wake of the Drug Enforcement Administration's September 6 raid of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Santa Cruz, CA. As reported on CNN, and in The New...

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Bay Area Activists to Protest at Federal Buildings

| September 05, 2002 |

San Francisco, CA – The Drug Enforcement Agency raided another medical marijuana dispensary today in Santa Cruz, California, arresting 2 people and shutting off safe access to life affirming medicine to 300 seriously ill patients. In response to the federal...

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Not All Students Will Start School This Week

| August 28, 2002 |

WASHINGTON, DC - According to new Department of Education data, over 30,000 college students have been denied federal loans and grants for the 2002-2003 school year due to the 1998 Higher Education Act drug provision. Since the HEA drug provision...

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HOLLYWOOD BRIEFING BY DEA CHIEF DRAWS PROTESTS

| July 09, 2002 |

CA, STATEWIDE—The last time Asa Hutchinson visited California, the DEA raided two San Francisco medical marijuana dispensaries, seizing property and arresting four prominent activists including nationally renowned author Ed Rosenthal. Tomorrow, Hutchinson returns to the state to brief Hollywood’s top...

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DEA Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Will be Met With New Nationwide Protests

| June 13, 2002 |

SAN FRANSISCO – Last week thousands of people who organized under the banner Americans For Safe Access (ASA) disrupted business-as-usual at 50 regional outposts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, including the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. The protests were...

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