Pages tagged "Federal"

California Weekly Round Up

| November 16, 2007 |

ASA Chief Counsel, Joe Elford, Argues in Federal Court on the Data Quality Act Case This week, ASA's Chief Counsel, Joe Elford, gave oral arguments in front of Federal Court Judge William Alsup in San Francisco.  Mr. Elford gave arguments...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 09, 2007 |

ASA Fights in the California Supreme Court to Protect Patients' Rights to Work On Tuesday, November 6, Americans for Safe Access Chief Counsel Joe Elford argued an appeal of the discriminatory decision of September 7, 2005, when the Court of...

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DEA Raids Hayward Dispensaries, but Activists Don't Stand Down

| November 02, 2007 |

Justin Alan Ryan is an independent professional and medical cannabis advocate, activist, and patient from Texas living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Beginning early in the morning, October 30, 2007, the DEA raided several locations connected to...

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A Sad Day in Montana, and across the Country - In Remebrance of Robin Prosser

| October 29, 2007 |

It is a sad day for the people of Montana, medical marijuana advocates, and people anywhere who are sympathetic to the plight of the sick and dying. Robin Prosser, a Missoula, Montana medical marijuana patient, and a powerful activist fighting...

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ASA's Trip to LA: Protest, DEA Raid & Interviews

| October 26, 2007 |

ASA's trip to LA two weeks ago for the rally calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to Stand Up for Patients' Rights was apparently well documented. On Thursday, hundreds of patients and advocates rallied outside of Governor Schwarzenegger's Los Angeles office: Later...

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Stop the DEA from Breaking Up Two Happy Families

| October 22, 2007 |

DEA raids consistently disrupt the lives of innocent patients and providers, but two recent raids have threatened to break up these two happy families: Breaking Up a Family... Ronald Naulls operated a safe, legal medical cannabis collective in Corona for...

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Some Examples of Local Cooperation with the DEA in Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 11, 2007 |

So, think about this. Medical marijuana use and cultivation has been legal in California since 1996, but more than ten years later, there are still local law enforcement agents who refuse to follow state law. Especially since the Raich decision...

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Obfuscation by Kern County Officials Means No Access for Hundreds of Area Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 10, 2007 |

In the latest saga of obfuscation by Kern County officials, District Attorney Ed Jagels has recommended the banning of dispensaries in the county. The Bakersfield Californian quotes Jagels in an October 10 article as saying, "I do not think we...

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Medical Marijuana Enters into Electoral Politics

| October 09, 2007 |

Steve Filson, Democratic California Assembly Candidate for the 15th District, posted his candidate statement on Calitics yesterday. After covering his platform issues, he came out strongly in favor of medical cannabis: And the one vote I will consistently cast is...

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Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Pres.) Ice Cold to wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient

| October 08, 2007 |

Wow, take a look at Gov. Romney's cold dismissal of wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient and muscular dystrophy sufferer Clayton Holton. Holton tries to explain to Gov. Romney that marijuana works for him in a way that other medicines have not....

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