Pages tagged "Regulations"

RAND Buckles to Political Pressure on Medical Marijuana

| October 12, 2011 |

         A Los Angeles-based study issued less than a month ago by the RAND Corporation, which analyzed levels of crime around the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries, has been pulled as a result of political pressure. Warren Robak of the media relations...

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California Gov. Brown Vetoes SB 847!

| September 21, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1903" align="alignnone" width="283" caption="CA Gov. Jerry Brown"][/caption]I am happy to report that California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed SB 847, a bill by Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) that would have required medical cannabis cooperatives and collectives be located...

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California Governor Signs Bill Recognizing Legality of Medical Marijuana Distribution

| August 31, 2011 |

       California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law today recognizing the legality of local distribution centers and the right of municipalities to regulate the much-needed provision of medical marijuana to hundreds of thousands of patients across the state. AB1300,...

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Trial Court Denies Challenge to Anaheim Ban on Dispensaries for a Second Time

| August 19, 2011 |

        In an anticipated trial ruling in Qualified Patients Association v. City of Anaheim, Judge Chafee denied a challenge to Anaheim’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries after he was reversed by the Fourth Appellate District one year ago. In this week’s...

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Tough year in Sacramento

| June 06, 2011 |

This is shaping up as a tough year for medical cannabis in Sacramento. California Senators failed to vote on a bill by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) that would have protected legal medical cannabis patients from employment discrimination. Americans for...

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Oppose SB 847 - Don't choke off safe access in CA!

| June 01, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1513" align="alignnone" width="247" caption="CA Senator Lou Correa"][/caption]UPDATE: The CA Senate approved SB 847 on June 1. Now we must work to stop the bill in the Assembly!The California Senate will vote soon on a bill that will make it...

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MT Governor vetoes repeal, but the fight continues

| April 14, 2011 |

 [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Governor Schweitzer "][/caption]Medical cannabis patients in Montana scored a victory yesterday, when Governor Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed that state’s seven-year old medical cannabis law, but there is little time to celebrate. The...

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Montel Williams in LA

| January 22, 2011 |

Talk show host and medical cannabis patient Montel Williams told the Los Angeles City Council on Friday that an amendment to the city’s Medical Cannabis Ordinance (MCO) establishing a lottery to select one hundred patients’ collectives will do little to...

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LA Court Rejects Strict Dispensary Ordinance, Officials Respond with Greater Restrictions

| December 22, 2010 |

On December 10th, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr ruled in the case Americans for Safe Access v. City of Los Angeles, which involves more than 100 plaintiffs, that the city's medical marijuana dispensary ordinance was too restrictive....

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"Driven to the back alleys"

| December 02, 2010 |

LA County Supervisor Don Knabe and his colleagues on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission just overturned a ban on raves at the LA Coliseum. The Commission enacted a ban this summer after a 15-year old girl died of a...

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