Pages tagged "Medical Cannabis"

New medical cannabis bills in California

| February 23, 2014 |

Friday, February 21, was the deadline to introduce new bills for the 2014 legislative session in California. There are three bills that will be a priority for medical cannabis cultivators, patients, industry workers, and other stakeholders this year. Americans for...

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California Weekly Roundup - October 21, 2013

| October 21, 2013 |

Contents: California News Feds Get Mendocino County to Turn over Medical Marijuana Records San Diego v. Medical Marijuana L.A. Wild West Medical Marijuana Ending  Federal Dismissal of Medical Marijuana Asset Forfeiture Cases Whittier delays taking action on medical marijuana sales...

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Let's Get Jerry Out of Prison!

| July 08, 2013 |

Jerry Duval (left) with his son JeremyLast month, on June 11th, Michigan medical marijuana patient Jerry Duval surrendered to federal authorities to serve a whopping 10-year prison sentence, even though he was never in violation of the state's medical marijuana...

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National Lawyers Guild Report Condemns Federal Marijuana Policy, Calls for Reclassification of Marijuana for Medical Use

| June 26, 2013 |

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) -- the country's oldest and largest public interest and human rights bar organization -- issued a report yesterday addressing the federal government's flawed policy on marijuana. According to its author NLG Senior Researcher Traci Yoder,...

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U.S. Mayors Demand Change to Federal Policy, End to Crackdown on Medical Marijuana in Their Cities

| June 25, 2013 |

Mayors from across the United States gathered in Las Vegas this past weekend for the 81st annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. In a watershed moment, mayors voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a  resolution "in support of states setting their own...

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Taking your seat at the table in California - August 12

| June 22, 2013 |

There is an important conversation about medical cannabis happening in Sacramento right now. That conversation will affect how medical cannabis patients get their medicine, who regulates the field, whether or not every community will have safe and dignified access, and...

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U.S. Supreme Makes it More Difficult for Federal Judges to Impose Mandatory Minimum Sentences

| June 20, 2013 |

Federal medical marijuana defendants and those who are particularly vulnerable to federal prosecution can now breathe a little bit easier. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the case of Alleyne v. United States, which has...

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What's the Cost?

| June 13, 2013 |

Did you know that the Department of Justice has already spent nearly a half a billion dollars fighting medical cannabis? Did you know that the Obama Administration spent over half of that money on medical cannabis investigations, paramilitary-style raids, prosecutions,...

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Compassionate Idaho is Now a Chapter of ASA

| June 06, 2013 |

We have Exciting news to share!! Compassionate Idaho is now a chapter of Americans For Safe Access (ASA)! This is exciting for us for a number of reasons but it is an honor to be a chapter of such a...

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Regulate Pot, Don’t Prosecute It

| June 04, 2013 |

It seems that area law enforcement has not yet learned the value of working WITH the local community.Thursday's raid on The Greener Side, a medical marijuana resource center, can hardly be considered a top priority. With law enforcement services severely cut across the state,...

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