Pages tagged "Medical marijuana"

9.9.9. Raids Remembered

| September 09, 2011 |

By: Eugene DavidovichThe month of September has eternally been etched into memories of medical marijuana patients in San Diego. September 9th, marks the second anniversary of District Attorney (DA) Bonnie Dumanis’ Operation Green Rx raids; the largest one day swat...

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California Governor Signs Bill Recognizing Legality of Medical Marijuana Distribution

| August 31, 2011 |

       California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law today recognizing the legality of local distribution centers and the right of municipalities to regulate the much-needed provision of medical marijuana to hundreds of thousands of patients across the state. AB1300,...

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Michigan Appellate Court Severely Limits Access to Medical Marijuana, Lansing Mayor Blasts Decision

| August 25, 2011 |

       On Tuesday, Michigan’s Court of Appeals ruled in People v. Compassionate Apothecary that the sale of medical marijuana was illegal under state law, outlawing an important method of distribution relied on by thousands of Michigan patients. According to the City...

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Trial Court Denies Challenge to Anaheim Ban on Dispensaries for a Second Time

| August 19, 2011 |

        In an anticipated trial ruling in Qualified Patients Association v. City of Anaheim, Judge Chafee denied a challenge to Anaheim’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries after he was reversed by the Fourth Appellate District one year ago. In this week’s...

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It's About Time

| July 11, 2011 |

         After nine years of delay, the DEA finally denied the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) petition to reschedule marijuana.  While this may superficially seem like a setback, it now allows us to get a more fair hearing in federal court.  We even had...

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Medical Cannabis Community on Red Alert

| July 01, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1695" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Deputy US AG Cole"][/caption]Under the Obama Administration, Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a memo reinforcing the intent of the federal government to interfere with state medical cannabis laws, specifically the creation and licensing of dispensing...

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Congress to AG Holder: Let States Implement Medical Marijuana Laws without Federal Interference

| June 23, 2011 |

          Congressional members Barney Frank (D-MA) and Jared Polis (D-CO) wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this week urging him to re-avow his commitment to an October 2009 memorandum that de-emphasized federal enforcement regarding medical marijuana.The 2009 memo was...

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Imperial Beach to Ban Collective Cultivation; City Council Refuses to Implement State’s Medical Marijuana Laws

| June 13, 2011 |

By: Eugene Davidovich and Marcus BoydImperial Beach, CA - On June 15, 2011 at 7pm, the Imperial Beach City Council will discuss and vote to enact an outright ban on medical marijuana dispensaries and all collective cultivation efforts in the...

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Tough year in Sacramento

| June 06, 2011 |

This is shaping up as a tough year for medical cannabis in Sacramento. California Senators failed to vote on a bill by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would have protected legal medical cannabis patients from employment discrimination. Americans for...

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Oppose SB 847 - Don't choke off safe access in CA!

| June 01, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1513" align="alignnone" width="247" caption="CA Senator Lou Correa"][/caption]UPDATE: The CA Senate approved SB 847 on June 1. Now we must work to stop the bill in the Assembly!The California Senate will vote soon on a bill that will make it...

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