Pages tagged "Law Enforcement"

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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Marijuana Prohibition Turns 75, Feds Continue Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 01, 2012 |

          Today is the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. and, as a society, we’re no better off for it. In fact, many would argue that we’re far worse off with prohibition than if at any point we had...

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A Plaintiff Speaks: Why I'm Suing for Safe Access

| September 26, 2012 |

I am a disabled United States Air Force veteran who is one of the plaintiffs suing over the placement of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, in the ASA v DEA case which will be heard by the United States...

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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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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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Report: Federal asset forfeiture fund balloons while oversight is lacking

| August 10, 2012 |

On the heels of introduction of HR 6335, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Right Protection Act, by Barbara Lee (D-CA) in Congress last week, safe access advocates might want to take a look at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) July...

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Cannabis News Around the Nation

| August 03, 2012 |

Two weeks of medical cannabis news in review. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Landlords of Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses - ASA PR Michigan court rules localities cannot use federal law as an excuse for violating state laws protecting medical cannabis...

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Lee's HR 6335 Would End the Assault on Landlords in the War on Safe Access

| August 03, 2012 |

There are many who suffer the "collateral damage" of the war on safe access to medical cannabis. Patients who must suffer or break the law to obtain medicine, as well as their loved ones and providers are some of the...

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Activist Journalist arrested in Oaksterdam raid to be arraigned

| July 10, 2012 |

On April 2, 2012 Jose Alacran Gutierrez was among the throng of protesters and journalists that captured the federal raid on Richard Lee’s Oaksterdam University and Coffee Shop Blue Sky. A veteran Bay Area beat reporter for Pacifica Radio -...

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DEA’s Leonhart says “We will look at any options for reducing drug addiction,” but what about medical marijuana?

| June 25, 2012 |

         Administrator Michele Leonhart has created quite a controversy with her comments on medical marijuana made last Wednesday during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) House oversight hearing. From her bumbling response to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on the issue of addiction...

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