Pages tagged "Law Enforcement"

DEA Chief on Medical Cannabis use by Navy vet: "that's between him and his doctor"

| June 20, 2012 |

During today's Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing, Representative Steve Cohen (D - TN) asked DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart whether or not it would be permissible for a Navy veteran to use medical cannabis to help with severe weight loss. The...

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Medical Marijuana Reading - June 11th 2012

| June 11, 2012 |

Catch up on the latest news about medical marijuana throughout the county. Feds Attack California’s Medical Marijuana Trade - Again (Reuters) Mass. Medical Marijuana Opponents Mobilize Efforts (Bloomberg) Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Not Linked to Neighborhood Crime (US News and...

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Oregon: Dwight is Not Right for Patients

| May 14, 2012 |

There has never been a clearer opportunity to demonstrate support for medical marijuana than the current race for Oregon Attorney General, which features two Democrats with decidedly different views on safe access to therapeutic cananbis. This campaign and the media...

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Congress takes historic vote against federal raids

| May 10, 2012 |

Wednesday night, the House voted on the Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr amendment, to end the federal crackdown on state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. While the amendment failed, it received more votes than a similar bill in 2007 (when Democrats controlled the House). Thank you...

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Obama (Double) Speaks on Medical Marijuana

| April 25, 2012 |

     Finally, President Obama has spoken about his aggressive stance toward medical marijuana. Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, his statements are underwhelming, inaccurate and do nothing to address medical marijuana as a public health issue. In response to a question from Rolling...

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Lynching Charlie Lynch - A New Medical Marijuana Documentary

| April 22, 2012 |

           As we find ourselves, yet again, under attack by the federal government, a new medical marijuana documentary tells the story of a dispensary operator arrested in 2007 by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Five years later, the story of Charles...

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Tension Builds Between Local and Federal Officials over DOJ Crackdown on Medical Marijuana

| March 16, 2012 |

           Late last year, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag successfully shut down Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana (MAMM), the oldest operating dispensary in California, by threatening its landlord with asset forfeiture. It didn’t seem to matter that MAMM had the staunch support...

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California Court of Appeal Issues Mixed Ruling on Medical Marijuana

| March 07, 2012 |

Landmark decision denies localities the right to ban dispensaries outright Last week the California Court of Appeal issued another landmark decision on medical marijuana, which is sure to have a far-reaching ripple effect throughout the state. The Fourth Appellate District...

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Obama Pot Justice? Not!

| March 01, 2012 |

         Guest blog by journalist Paul BoergerCandidate and President Barak Obama promised a more reasoned drug policy, but Dr. Mollie Fry and her husband attorney Dale Schafer are now serving five years in federal prison for conspiracy to cultivate and distribute...

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Landmark Court Decision Affirms Legality of Storefront Dispensaries in California

| February 28, 2012 |

         Second District Court of Appeal rejects Attorney General’s argument that all collective members must participate in cultivationThe California Court of Appeal issued a landmark published decision last week affirming the legality of storefront dispensaries and rejecting the argument that every...

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