Pages tagged "DEA"

Meet the Plaintiffs of ASA v DEA

| October 15, 2012 |

Tomorrow morning, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear oral arguments in the landmark case, Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case argues that the Drug Enforcement Administration acted irrationally in ruling that...

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A Plaintiff Speaks: My Quest for Safe Access

| October 12, 2012 |

Shortly after California passed Prop. 215 in 1996, I asked the chief physician at my county clinic for a verbal or written recommendation to use cannabis medicinally. He told me that, while he had no problem with me using cannabis...

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City Council Repeals LA Ban, Now It’s Time to Regulate

| October 03, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City Council voted to repeal an ordinance banning medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives yesterday, clearing the way for a new ordinance to regulate hundreds of facilities in the city. The City Council adopted the ban in...

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Marijuana Prohibition Turns 75, Feds Continue Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 01, 2012 |

          Today is the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. and, as a society, we’re no better off for it. In fact, many would argue that we’re far worse off with prohibition than if at any point we had...

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A Plaintiff Speaks: Why I'm Suing for Safe Access

| September 26, 2012 |

I am a disabled United States Air Force veteran who is one of the plaintiffs suing over the placement of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, in the ASA v DEA case which will be heard by the United States...

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Cannabis, the Gateway Herb: A Doctor Responds

| September 19, 2012 |

David Sack in his recent HuffPo post entitled "Marijuana: The New Snake Oil" challenges the status of medical marijuana, an increasingly popular alternative treatment, as "good medicine." This question is particularly relevant because the Washington DC federal Court of Appeals...

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Medical Cannabis News in Review

| September 07, 2012 |

Is Paul Ryan's statement similar to Obama's position on medical marijuana? Is there evidence that marijuana has accepted medical uses? Are there really more dispensaries than Starbucks in LA? Recent news about medical marijuana: Paul Ryan’s position on medical pot:...

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Medical Prescribers Launch National Letter for Medical Cannabis

| September 06, 2012 |

After this blog was posted, prescribing medical professionals have signed a letter acknowledging that cannabis has medical use and should be rescheduled.Most would agree with the premise that medical decisions regarding the appropriateness of a treatments are best left to...

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Report: Federal asset forfeiture fund balloons while oversight is lacking

| August 10, 2012 |

On the heels of introduction of HR 6335, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Right Protection Act, by Barbara Lee (D-CA) in Congress last week, safe access advocates might want to take a look at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) July...

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Activist Journalist arrested in Oaksterdam raid to be arraigned

| July 10, 2012 |

On April 2, 2012 Jose Alacran Gutierrez was among the throng of protesters and journalists that captured the federal raid on Richard Lee’s Oaksterdam University and Coffee Shop Blue Sky. A veteran Bay Area beat reporter for Pacifica Radio -...

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