Pages tagged "Raids"

DuffyHoax Revealed - Medical Cannabis Advocates Explain It All

| August 16, 2012 |

On October 7, 2011, at a press conference in Sacramento, US Attorney Laura Duffy, along with several other US Attorneys, announced a statewide crackdown on medical cannabis cooperatives, collectives, gardens, and others.Without citing any specific violations in state law, Duffy's office claimed all...

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Report: Federal asset forfeiture fund balloons while oversight is lacking

| August 10, 2012 |

On the heels of introduction of HR 6335, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Right Protection Act, by Barbara Lee (D-CA) in Congress last week, safe access advocates might want to take a look at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) July...

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Wake Up Obama: Cannabis Patients Vote!

| July 23, 2012 |

This is a photo of me at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I had just heard one of the most politically motivating speeches of my life from a candidate for president. I was moved to tears, joyous, and inspired. This...

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Activist Journalist arrested in Oaksterdam raid to be arraigned

| July 10, 2012 |

On April 2, 2012 Jose Alacran Gutierrez was among the throng of protesters and journalists that captured the federal raid on Richard Lee’s Oaksterdam University and Coffee Shop Blue Sky. A veteran Bay Area beat reporter for Pacifica Radio -...

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Medical Cannabis News

| July 06, 2012 |

News from around the nation about medical cannabis. The quiet initiative - the push for medical marijuana - Arkansas Blog Three myths of the medical marijuana patient - Toke of the Town 'Mary Jane: The Musical' examines Humboldt County's pot...

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Democratic Party grassroots break with Obama on cannabis

| July 05, 2012 |

In a sign that the Obama Administration’s tough line on state medical cannabis laws is out of touch with his grassroots support, local Democratic Party organizations are formally endorsing medical marijuana laws - and even legalization.The North Carolina Democratic Party...

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DEA’s Leonhart says “We will look at any options for reducing drug addiction,” but what about medical marijuana?

| June 25, 2012 |

         Administrator Michele Leonhart has created quite a controversy with her comments on medical marijuana made last Wednesday during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) House oversight hearing. From her bumbling response to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on the issue of addiction...

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Closing Dispensaries Harms Patients: Rally for Safe Access in Sacramento!

| June 19, 2012 |

Since last fall, many of California's dispensaries have been forced to close their doors due to the Justice Department's crackdown on medical cannabis. This unfortunate situation worsened last week as we witnessed two dispensaries in California face DEA raids: G3...

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Medical Marijuana Reading - June 11th 2012

| June 11, 2012 |

Catch up on the latest news about medical marijuana throughout the county. Feds Attack California’s Medical Marijuana Trade - Again (Reuters) Mass. Medical Marijuana Opponents Mobilize Efforts (Bloomberg) Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Not Linked to Neighborhood Crime (US News and...

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San Francisco: Why I'm Attending the CA Unity Conference

| May 15, 2012 |

Note from Steph: The conference agenda has been posted online. I can't wait to see you in Sacramento!Why am I attending the California Unity Conference? Because the federal government continues to undermine state and local medical marijuana laws - resulting...

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