Pages tagged "DEA"

Medical Marijuana Week - Day 4: Protesting the federal crack down nationwide

| February 16, 2012 |

During Obama’s Presidency, his administration has used a series of familiar and new tactics to interfere with state medical cannabis laws including nearly 200 SWAT-style raids leading to more than 60 indictments, threat letters to landlords and government officials, gross...

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Medical Marijuana Week - Day 2: Congress can Protect Patients and Safe Access with HR 1983

| February 13, 2012 |

On May 25, 2011, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced HR 1983, a bill that in many respects would end the federal government's assault on safe access for patients. Known as the States’ Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, the legislation would...

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ASA Launches Medical Marijuana Week in Response to 3 Years of Obama's Broken Promises

| February 12, 2012 |

UPDATE: Click here for today's detailed action alert.When President Obama was elected in 2008, the medical marijuana community was optimistic that the worst days of federal harassment were finally in the past. After all, he had once said, "I would...

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ASA Files Opening Brief in Rescheduling Case

| January 26, 2012 |

Today, ASA filed the opening brief in its effort to have marijuana rescheduled at the federal level.  The brief outlines some of the most egregious analytical errors made by the DEA, which led it to the the outlandish conclusion that that...

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President Obama Makes Case Against His Own Medical Marijuana Policy During SOTU Address

| January 25, 2012 |

Over the years, President Obama has said some encouraging things about medical marijuana, but his policy has never matched up. To many, Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address will likely be remembered as the moment when he framed his...

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California Attorney General Calls Federal Government “Ill-Equipped” to Enforce State’s Medical Marijuana Laws

| December 22, 2011 |

         In a series of letters sent by California Attorney General Kamala Harris yesterday, the state’s top law enforcement official railed against the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana and called on the state legislature to clarify the law.Harris sent a...

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Attorney General Holder Says One Thing While His U.S. Attorneys Do Another

| December 09, 2011 |

     Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder answered questions before the House Judiciary Committee on his Justice Department’s handling of the now-famous federal ATF operation, “Fast and Furious.” During the hearing, Rep. Polis (D-CO) asked a series of questions on medical...

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Washington Raids Indicate Need for State Wide Protection!

| November 21, 2011 |

Drug Enforcement Agents executed warrants on fifteen medical cannabis access points across the state of Washington last week.  US Attorney Jenny Durkan alleges that the access points were using the state law to conceal criminal activity and money laundering; however,...

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Federal Attacks on Safe Access Continue

| November 09, 2011 |

 On November 1, federal agents raided G3 Holistic, Inc.'s three locations in Colton, Upland, and Moreno Valley, CA as well as the Ontario warehouse where the medical cannabis was grown. That same day, the homes of G3's president, Aaron Sandusky, and its chief...

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We're Making a Difference… Help ASA Keep the Momentum!

| November 01, 2011 |

Last week, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's attempt to subvert local and state medical cannabis laws. Our lawsuit argues that the Tenth Amendment forbids the federal government from using coercive tactics to commandeer...

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