Pages tagged "Raids"

Federal Attacks on Safe Access Continue

| November 09, 2011 |

 On November 1, federal agents raided G3 Holistic, Inc.'s three locations in Colton, Upland, and Moreno Valley, CA as well as the Ontario warehouse where the medical cannabis was grown. That same day, the homes of G3's president, Aaron Sandusky, and its chief...

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We're Making a Difference… Help ASA Keep the Momentum!

| November 01, 2011 |

Last week, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration's attempt to subvert local and state medical cannabis laws. Our lawsuit argues that the Tenth Amendment forbids the federal government from using coercive tactics to commandeer...

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California State, Local Elected Officials Blast Federal Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 31, 2011 |

        Earlier this month, in response to federal attacks by California’s U.S. Attorneys, several local and state officials spoke out against the aggressive interference in their medical marijuana laws. State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San...

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Members of Congress Urge President Obama to Reschedule Cannabis

| October 28, 2011 |

Today, in a joint effort between Congressional Representatives and Americans for Safe Access, several members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama expressing "concern with the recent activity by the Department of Justice against legitimate medical cannabis dispensaries in...

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The Ongoing Saga of Federal Interference in Washington State & Push Back from Congress

| October 15, 2011 |

         Earlier this year, on April 21st, the Washington State legislature passed SB 5073, a bill that would have established a licensing system for the dozens of medical marijuana distribution centers that existed to provide much-needed medication to thousands of patients...

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Elected Officials Push Back Against Threats by DOJ Over Medical Marijuana

| October 11, 2011 |

         On Friday, President Obama’s Justice Department (DOJ) made clear its motivations to disrupt and undermine California’s medical marijuana laws. However, advocates argue that last week’s announcement by the state’s four U.S. Attorneys, which included threats against property owners, comes after...

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Push Back on the Federal Attack

| October 08, 2011 |

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a major new crackdown on medical cannabis patients, providers, growers, and property owners on Friday. US Attorneys told reporters at a press conference in Sacramento that every medical cannabis patients’ cooperative and collective in...

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CA Congressman Stark Pushes Back on IRS

| October 06, 2011 |

 [caption id="attachment_1949" align="alignnone" width="180" caption="Congressman Pete Stark"][/caption]The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is playing hardball with medical cannabis providers in California and Colorado, and Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) is moving to stop them. Using a provision of federal law adopted to...

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ATF is Latest in Long Line of Federal Agencies to Bully Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 05, 2011 |

      Two weeks ago, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the Obama Justice Department, issued a memorandum instructing firearms dealers not to sell to lawful medical marijuana patients. The ATF memo -- an affront to patients’...

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Rhode Island Governor Chafee Buckles to Federal Intimidation as He Puts the State’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Limbo

| October 05, 2011 |

Rather than acting as the champion of Rhode Island’s Medical Cannabis Program, Governor Lincoln Chafee has failed the medical cannabis community by halting the legislated licensing of dispensaries.  Governor Chafee’s failure to effectively implement H5359, the state’s dispensary licensing law,...

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