Pages tagged "Dispensaries"

LA advocates submit 70,000 initiative signatures

| December 11, 2012 |

A coalition of medical cannabis patients, providers, and organized labor submitted 70,000 signatures on Friday to qualify a voter initiative for the May ballot in Los Angeles. The Committee to Protect Patients and Neighborhoods (CPPN), which includes Americans for Safe...

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Massachusetts becomes the 18th medical marijuana state; now comes the difficult work of implementation

| November 28, 2012 |

Earlier this month, an overwhelming sixty-three percent of Massachusetts voters approved Ballot Question 3 and, in so doing, became the country’s 18th state to pass a medical marijuana law. Massachusetts is now the latest in a growing number of states...

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A big win for ASA in San Diego

| October 24, 2012 |

California’s 4th District Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of San Diego medical cannabis provider Jovan Jackson today. The decision in People v. Jackson recognizes the right of medical cannabis dispensaries to exist and provide medicine to patient-members.  The decision...

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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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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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LA advocates turn to the people to stop the ban

| August 29, 2012 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and coalition partners in the City of Los Angeles will submit more than 50,000 signatures on Thursday calling for a voter referendum to overturn the city’s recent ban on patients’ cooperatives and collectives. It took...

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ASA responds to LA City Attorney threats

| August 19, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City attorney sent hundreds of letters last week threatening property owners who rent to medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives in the city. The letters tell property owners they may be subject to stiff penalties, including fines...

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DuffyHoax Revealed - Medical Cannabis Advocates Explain It All

| August 16, 2012 |

On October 7, 2011, at a press conference in Sacramento, US Attorney Laura Duffy, along with several other US Attorneys, announced a statewide crackdown on medical cannabis cooperatives, collectives, gardens, and others.Without citing any specific violations in state law, Duffy's office claimed all...

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LA patients move to stop the ban

| August 10, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City Council voted to ban medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives on July 24. Now patients are taking the case for safe access to the streets with a voter referendum to repeal the ban. If we gather...

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