Pages tagged "Law Enforcement"

Medical Marijuana Advocates Bring Attention to DEA Confirmation Hearings

| November 15, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access is urging Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) members to ask Acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) head Michele Leonhart difficult and pointed questions on Wednesday, during her confirmation hearing, about her plan to address the growing divide between...

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Is Harris the Next CA AG? Stay Tuned!

| November 04, 2010 |

While Kamala Harris' campaign team has declared  victory, the Secretary of State hasn't made a final decision yet.  There are a large number of unprocessed ballots (either because they were provisional, mailed in, or initially unreadable by the ballot tally...

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ASA Advocates Take Possession of Marijuana Plants from San Diego County Sheriff

| October 21, 2010 |

The following is a guest blog by Marcus Boyd and Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access.District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and her ‘fierce fight’ against medical marijuana patients suffered another devastating defeat this week. Advocates from the...

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City Attorney Joins Vigil for LA Victims

| June 26, 2010 |

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich was one of more than sixty people who gathered last night for a candlelight vigil for the victims of two violent attacks at medical cannabis collectives this week.  Two people were killed and one...

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Troubling Trend of $1 Million Bails in Medical Marijuana Cases

| June 14, 2010 |

A troubling trend of excessive bails in medical marijuana cases has begun to occur over the past month. The operators of a long-standing Santa Barbara dispensary, currently held on $1 million bail each, are the latest victims of this unprovoked...

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Calaveras Sheriff Brazenly Engages in Identity Theft to Entrap Medical Marijuana Provider

| June 11, 2010 |

Stooping to a new low, local law enforcement in California has resorted to identity theft in order to entrap, arrest and prosecute law-abiding medical marijuana providers. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department has admitted to using the physician’s recommendation and identity...

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Obama: "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state [medical marijuana] laws."

| March 26, 2008 |

I was heartened to hear last Saturday words that cut right through the federal war on medical marijuana patients by one of the likeliest candidates to be our next U.S. President. In an interview with Mail Tribune of Oregon, Barack...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 21, 2008 |

California Supreme Court Affirms ASA Win in Return of Property Case From California Campaign Director, Don Duncan On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court declined to review or "de-publish" the landmark ruling in City of Garden Grove v. Superior Court of...

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And Sometimes We Win

| March 19, 2008 |

Hours ago, the California Supreme Court denied review, as well as a request for depublication, of Garden Grove v. Superior Court. This was the 41-page published decision that strongly affirms the right of medical marijuana patients to possess their medicine...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 07, 2008 |

Judge's Decision Keeps Cathedral City Dispensary Open This week, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen G. Larson ruled that the Cathedral City cannot use Federal law to shut down the Essential Herbs and Oils dispensary.  Cathedral City had requested that the...

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