Pages tagged "Raids"

Has the Federal Government Changed Its Policy on Medical Marijuana Enforcement or Just Changed Its Reasons for Continued Interference?

| February 03, 2011 |

It would appear that raids by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in medical marijuana states have declined since President Obama’s Justice Department issued its infamous memorandum in October 2009. But, in fact, raids have continued at an alarming pace. For...

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ASA protests in MI and NV

| January 15, 2011 |

Medical cannabis patients in Michigan are upset that the US Department of Justice wants the state to turn over the names of legal medical cannabis patients in that state. This latest escalation in federal interference and intimidation brought protesters out...

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Aggressive Police Actions Taken Against SLO Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

| December 30, 2010 |

A Narcotics Task Force (NTF) made up of local and state law enforcement agencies aggressively raided 5 collectively-run San Luis Obispo County medical marijuana delivery services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, arresting at least 13 people on felony...

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San Diego Dispensary Operator Sentenced, Advocates Vow to Appeal

| December 17, 2010 |

On Wednesday, San Diego Superior Court Judge Howard H. Shore told a crowded courtroom of patient advocates:“Medical marijuana is a scam.”[caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Jovan Jackson (right) and attorney Lance Rogers at Jackson's sentencing"][/caption]During his vitriolic rants, Judge Shore found...

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Leonhart Gets a Pass

| November 22, 2010 |

On Wednesday, November 17, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened for the nomination hearing of Michele Leonhart for the position of Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In preparation, ASA had submitted questions for the committee members to ask Ms....

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Bring Attention to DEA Confirmation Hearings

| November 15, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access is urging Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) members to ask Acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) head Michele Leonhart difficult and pointed questions on Wednesday, during her confirmation hearing, about her plan to address the growing divide between...

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Troubling Trend of $1 Million Bails in Medical Marijuana Cases

| June 14, 2010 |

A troubling trend of excessive bails in medical marijuana cases has begun to occur over the past month. The operators of a long-standing Santa Barbara dispensary, currently held on $1 million bail each, are the latest victims of this unprovoked...

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reason.tv Video Update on Charles Lynch Trial

| July 31, 2008 |

Last month, reason.tv released a video about Charles Lynch and one of the patients he served before being raided by the DEA. Now that the trial has gotten underway, reason.tv has released a video update on the trial. Check it...

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Obama: "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state [medical marijuana] laws."

| March 26, 2008 |

I was heartened to hear last Saturday words that cut right through the federal war on medical marijuana patients by one of the likeliest candidates to be our next U.S. President. In an interview with Mail Tribune of Oregon, Barack...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 21, 2008 |

California Supreme Court Affirms ASA Win in Return of Property Case From California Campaign Director, Don Duncan On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court declined to review or "de-publish" the landmark ruling in City of Garden Grove v. Superior Court of...

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