Pages tagged "Law Enforcement"

MT Governor vetoes repeal, but the fight continues

| April 14, 2011 |

 [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Governor Schweitzer "][/caption]Medical cannabis patients in Montana scored a victory yesterday, when Governor Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed that state’s seven-year old medical cannabis law, but there is little time to celebrate. The...

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The Feds are Here!

| April 12, 2011 |

The feds are here, and they are making their presence known. In March alone, the DEA raided 26 medical cannabis facilities in Montana, two licensed dispensaries in California, and a doctor’s clinic in Michigan. We need to fight back and...

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Stop the Raids!

| March 16, 2011 |

UPDATE: Patients Speak Up in Montana.Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is calling on medical cannabis patients and advocates to speak up in opposition to paramilitary-style raids on medical cannabis patients, growers, and providers in Montana and California this week. The...

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Has the Federal Government Changed Its Policy on Medical Marijuana Enforcement or Just Changed Its Reasons for Continued Interference?

| February 03, 2011 |

It would appear that raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in medical marijuana states have declined since President Obama’s Justice Department issued its infamous memorandum in October 2009. But, in fact, raids have continued at an alarming pace. For...

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New Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulations Disregard Patient Privacy

| January 15, 2011 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a letter Friday, commenting on the proposed rulemaking (or regulations) for amendments to Colorado’s medical marijuana law. The State Licensing Authority of the Colorado Department of Revenue, Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is currently accepting...

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It IS a Chronic Problem

| January 07, 2011 |

On September 8, 2010, several search warrants were executed at dispensaries across Las Vegas.  Federal agents, assisted by local law enforcement, seized medicine, cash, and closed these dispensaries, proving that the Obama Administration AND the Department of Justice are not...

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Aggressive Police Actions Taken Against SLO Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

| December 30, 2010 |

A Narcotics Task Force (NTF) made up of local and state law enforcement agencies aggressively raided 5 collectively-run San Luis Obispo County medical marijuana delivery services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, arresting at least 13 people on felony...

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San Diego Dispensary Operator Sentenced, Advocates Vow to Appeal

| December 17, 2010 |

On Wednesday, San Diego Superior Court Judge Howard H. Shore told a crowded courtroom of patient advocates:“Medical marijuana is a scam.”[caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Jovan Jackson (right) and attorney Lance Rogers at Jackson's sentencing"][/caption]During his vitriolic rants, Judge Shore found...

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LA Patients Protest County Ban

| December 07, 2010 |

Fifty medical cannabis patients and advocates protested in front of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ meeting this morning in response to the Board’s 4-1 vote to ban medical cannabis collectives in unincorporated communities. Protesters cheered as motorists honked...

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CA Supreme Court Denies Law Enforcement Request to Review Landmark Case

| December 06, 2010 |

After years of wrangling in the Court of Appeal, medical marijuana patients, on August 18, 2010, obtained a published decision affirming that federal law does not preempt California law regarding medical marijuana collectives.  Dissatisfied with this outcome, numerous law enforcement...

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