Pages tagged "legal"

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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VICS Constitutional Challenge of Health Canada Medical Cannabis Program Successful!

| February 04, 2009 |

This post was written by Philippe Lucas, founder & executive director of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS), founder of Canadians for Safe Access, and member of ASA's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. It is with great pleasure that I...

Read more Video Update on Charles Lynch Trial

| July 31, 2008 |

Last month, released a video about Charles Lynch and one of the patients he served before being raided by the DEA. Now that the trial has gotten underway, has released a video update on the trial. Check it...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 28, 2008 |

Senate Health Committee Votes to Move SJR 20 Forward From ASA's Chief of Staff, Rebecca Saltman The Senate Health Committee showed their commitment to safe access for patients this Wednesday by approving the resolution calling on an end to federal...

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CA committee calls for an end to DEA raids, but prosecutions continue

| March 27, 2008 |

Yesterday was a historic day for the medical marijuana movement. SJR 20, a resolution that calls for an end to DEA attacks on California’s medical cannabis patients and providers, cleared the California Senate Health Committee.Unsurprisingly, the votes came down on...

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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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Building a Movement in Maryland

| March 20, 2008 |

Tony Bowles was a plaintiff in ASA’s successful lawsuit against the California Highway Patrol. He has taken action time and time again on behalf of patients in need of medical marijuana. He now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he...

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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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