Pages tagged "Raids"

Some Examples of Local Cooperation with the DEA in Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 11, 2007 |

So, think about this. Medical marijuana use and cultivation has been legal in California since 1996, but more than ten years later, there are still local law enforcement agents who refuse to follow state law. Especially since the Raich decision...

Read more

Obfuscation by Kern County Officials Means No Access for Hundreds of Area Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 10, 2007 |

In the latest saga of obfuscation by Kern County officials, District Attorney Ed Jagels has recommended the banning of dispensaries in the county. The Bakersfield Californian quotes Jagels in an October 10 article as saying, "I do not think we...

Read more

Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Pres.) Ice Cold to wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient

| October 08, 2007 |

Wow, take a look at Gov. Romney's cold dismissal of wheelchair-bound medical marijuana patient and muscular dystrophy sufferer Clayton Holton. Holton tries to explain to Gov. Romney that marijuana works for him in a way that other medicines have not....

Read more

New Documentary Illustrates the Need for and Benefit of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

| October 07, 2007 |

In a time of increased federal raids and DEA attacks on patients and providers across California, it is important to have educational tools like the new documentary, "Dispensing Cannabis: The California Story," to illustrate the importance of understanding and protecting...

Read more

California Weekly Round Up

| October 05, 2007 |

ASA Holds an Emotional Press Conference as Tainted's Michael Martin Turns Himself In Yesterday, dozens of ASA's supporters and ASA staff gathered at an emotional press conference as edible producer Michael Martin, 33, turned himself over to federal authorities in...

Read more

No Pattern or Rules to DEA Attacks

| October 03, 2007 |

Guest post written by James Anthony. James Anthony is a former Deputy City Attorney for Oakland and a LEAP member ( He now serves as land use permitting counsel for better MCDs throughout the State of California and looks forward...

Read more

California Weekly Round Up

| September 28, 2007 |

DEA Raids a Sacramento Dispensary and Attacks Oakland Edible Provider, Tainted, Inc.This week, the DEA escalated their attacks on patients in California when agents raided the oldest running dispensary in Sacramento, River City Patients' Center and in a separate attack,...

Read more

DEA Raid analysis 6/1-9/26/07

| September 27, 2007 |

As the Legal Coordinator, I recently started trying to collect all of the data on DEA raids and state-to-federal-turnovers so that we could all see how widespread and insidious this despicable war on patients really is. The results were interesting...

Read more

DEA Gives Schwarzenegger Another Reason to Stand Up for Patients' Rights

| September 26, 2007 |

Today, on my way into the office, I got a call alerting me that the DEA was raiding River City Patient Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Sacramento. I was immediately outraged by the DEA's continued harassment of patients and...

Read more

60-Minutes Highlights Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Interference by the Feds

| September 24, 2007 |

A 60-Minutes episode, which aired on Sunday, September 23, 2007, has finally shed some light on one of California's medical cannabis (marijuana) predicaments. The fact that 60-Minutes has chosen this moment in time to educate the U.S. public on medical...

Read more