Pages tagged "DEA"

Patient Advocates Urge AG Holder to Clarify Federal Medical Cannabis Policy

| June 06, 2011 |

Americans for Safe Access is mobilizing its base to seek specific clarification from Holder regarding the Ogden memo and the Department of Justice policy related to medical cannabis. Holder made comments at a press conference in Providence, Rhode Island on...

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AG Holder: DOJ is Working to “Clarify” Federal Position on Medical Marijuana

| June 02, 2011 |

        At a press conference earlier today in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was peppered with questions about medical marijuana. This is understandable, given that a month ago U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha sent a letter to Rhode Island...

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ASA on DOJ Pressure in the Huffington Post

| May 20, 2011 |

From ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer in today's Huffington Post -In February, Oakland City Attorney John Russo asked the Obama Justice Department whether his city's plan to regulate large-scale medical marijuana cultivation would get the approval of the federal government....

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Urge Governors to Stand Up for Patient Rights

| May 19, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1472" align="alignnone" width="252" caption="US AG Holder: Rattling Sabers"][/caption]In the past few months, United States Attorneys General in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Rhode Island, and Vermont  have issued letters threatening federal action against any entity, including state employees, participating...

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Activists rally against the imprisonment of patients & in defiance of increased federal attacks in medical marijuana states

| May 03, 2011 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) staged rallies yesterday in Sacramento, California and Washington, DC to bring attention to the unnecessary incarceration of more medical marijuana patients and to defy what has become an escalated federal attack on medical marijuana states....

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May 2: Order the DEA to Cease and Desist, Rally for Patients' Rights!

| April 30, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1422" align="alignnone" width="254" caption="US Dept. Justice in Washington, DC"][/caption]Stand in solidarity with me for a National Day of Action this Monday, May 2, 2011.  Our community is sick and tired. We are suffering from chronic or debilitating conditions, and...

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MT Governor vetoes repeal, but the fight continues

| April 14, 2011 |

 [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Governor Schweitzer "][/caption]Medical cannabis patients in Montana scored a victory yesterday, when Governor Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed that state’s seven-year old medical cannabis law, but there is little time to celebrate. The...

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The Feds are Here!

| April 12, 2011 |

The feds are here, and they are making their presence known. In March alone, the DEA raided 26 medical cannabis facilities in Montana, two licensed dispensaries in California, and a doctor’s clinic in Michigan. We need to fight back and...

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Federal Agency Tips Hat to Medical Cannabis While 9-Year-Old Rescheduling Petition Gathers Dust

| March 29, 2011 |

According to the Washington Independent, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has added "Cannabis" to its website as a Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). This is the first time...

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Stop the Raids!

| March 16, 2011 |

UPDATE: Patients Speak Up in Montana.Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is calling on medical cannabis patients and advocates to speak up in opposition to paramilitary-style raids on medical cannabis patients, growers, and providers in Montana and California this week. The...

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