Pages tagged "Raids"

MT Patient Advocates Put Repeal of Medical Marijuana Restrictions on Ballot for 2012

| October 05, 2011 |

Patient advocates in Montana, including members of Americans for Safe Access, were successful this week in gathering enough signatures to overturn SB423, an extremely restrictive medical cannabis bill that took away many of the patients’ rights enshrined in Initiative 148,...

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Setting Precedent for Patients and Providers in San Luis Obispo County

| September 19, 2011 |

           Earlier this month, two medical marijuana patients were acquitted of all charges in a case that is likely to affect numerous other similar pending cases. Deip Paul and Steven Brown were found “not guilty” of several felonies after only two...

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Indictments Thrown Out by Nevada Judge, Who Said the State’s Medical Marijuana Law “Makes No Sense”

| September 15, 2011 |

         A Nevada trial court judge threw out an indictment Monday against Leonard Schwingdorf and Nathan Hamilton, two medical marijuana dispensary operators arrested in federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement raids on several Las Vegas facilities last year....

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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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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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DA Bonnie Dumanis Pushes on with Prosecution of Legal San Diego Medical Marijuana Collective

| July 12, 2011 |

By: Terrie Best, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Legal cannabis patient Dexter Padilla was in court last week in front of Judge Albert T. Hartunian III as he and his attorney, Michael J. McCabe, of the Davidovich victory, fought...

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DOJ memo sends a chilling message

| June 30, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1678" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Deputy US Attorney General James Cole"][/caption]In a move that impacts hundreds of thousands of medical cannabis patients nationwide, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a chilling message tonight to state and local officials who are...

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Call AG Holder's Office Today

| June 29, 2011 |

Don't let U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder deny your access to medical marijuana!Holder is expected to "clarify" the federal government's enforcement policy on medical marijuana.any day now. Call Holder's office today at 202-514-2001 to demand that the Justice Department leave...

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3 More Indictments in Federal Campaign Against Medical Marijuana

| June 24, 2011 |

       The federal government indicted three people yesterday in Montana, continuing its campaign to undermine medical marijuana laws across the country. The indictment against Jason Burns, Joshua Schultz, and Jesse Leland who were providing medical marijuana to state-qualified patients in Montana,...

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Patient Advocates Urge AG Holder to Clarify Federal Medical Cannabis Policy

| June 06, 2011 |

Americans for Safe Access is mobilizing its base to seek specific clarification from Holder regarding the Ogden memo and the Department of Justice policy related to medical cannabis. Holder made comments at a press conference in Providence, Rhode Island on...

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