Pages tagged "Dispensaries"

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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The Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act

| December 22, 2011 |

A broad and diverse coalition of patients, patient advocates, medical cannabis providers, and labor filed a draft statewide ballot initiative last week with the California Attorney General's office. The Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act (MMRCT) seeks to create...

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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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Riverside Court Allows Localities to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Through Zoning Laws

| November 11, 2011 |

Notwithstanding the fact that the California Legislature expressly enacted the Medical Marijuana Program Act ("the MMPA" or "SB420") to "[e]nhance the access of patients and caregivers to medical marijuana through collective, cooperative cultivation projects," some localities are seeking to eradicate...

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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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California State, Local Elected Officials Blast Federal Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 31, 2011 |

        Earlier this month, in response to federal attacks by California’s U.S. Attorneys, several local and state officials spoke out against the aggressive interference in their medical marijuana laws. State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San...

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Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Reschedule Cannabis

| October 28, 2011 |

Today, in a joint effort between Congressional Representatives and Americans for Safe Access, several members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama expressing "concern with the recent activity by the Department of Justice against legitimate medical cannabis dispensaries in...

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The Ongoing Saga of Federal Interference in Washington State & Push Back from Congress

| October 15, 2011 |

         Earlier this year, on April 21st, the Washington State legislature passed SB 5073, a bill that would have established a licensing system for the dozens of medical marijuana distribution centers that existed to provide much-needed medication to thousands of patients...

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Some City Council Members in LA and Long Beach Move to Ban Patients’ Coops and Collectives

| October 12, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1977" align="alignnone" width="202" caption="Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon"][/caption]In the wake of a confusing ruling in Pack v. Long Beach from California’s Second Appellate District, efforts are under way in Los Angeles and Long Beach to ban medical cannabis...

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