Marijuana rescheduling is headed for the US Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court upheld local dispensary bans, the feds strike again in Berkeley and Washington state, and there is action in state legislatures, too. Let’s get to it: National Last week, Americans for Safe Access announced it was appealing to... Read More »
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Last week, 11 Seattle medical marijuana businesses received shutdown letters from the DEA. One of those targeted is a small medical marijuana collective in Ballard, The Only Natural, which has only 20 plants and 8 ounces kept for sale to a small group of patients. The owner, Douglas Gerdes, had this to say: “Either we trust our government, or all the people that are willing to do this are just taking a risk and we’re all being stupid.”
Last week, Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in the “stoner” film franchise Harold & Kumar, spoke to Huffington Post Live about President Obama’s marijuana policies. During the April 26th interview, Penn defended recent Justice Department attacks on dispensaries in medical marijuana states like California, citing articles he read from a Google search. Unfortunately,... Read More »
Join patients, medical professionals, lawyers, advocates, and concerned citizens for a rally at the San Diego Federal Courthouse on Monday, May 6th at 12pm (Noon), against the continued federal interference with our state’s medical marijuana program. Over the last few weeks, San Diego Read More »
DEA agent David White requested the records of seven San Francisco medical marijuana dispensaries last September. At least one of those dispensaries is now being targeted by the DEA; their landlord is being threatened with 40 years of prison and property/asset forfeiture.
Last week, the Narcotic Task Force headed by the DEA conducted a raid on ‘One on One Patients Association’, a legal medical marijuana dispensary in Downtown San Diego. Tomorrow at 11am, please join the directors, members, and concerned citizens for a press conference about Read More »
In a sharp break with the policies of his predecessor, recently installed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is moving to restrict the open relationships US law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies have developed with their Mexican counterparts as the two countries attempt to repress violent and powerful Mexican drug... Read More »
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, last week the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for rehearing filed be Americans for Safe Access in ASA v. DEA. After more than a decade of legal wrangling with the federal government over the medical efficacy of marijuana and its relative... Read More »
The first dispensary in Phoenix has opened, dispensaries in Washington, DC, are ready to go, and there has been more federal enforcement activity in California. Let’s get to it: Arizona On Saturday, the first licensed dispensary in Phoenix opened its doors, but it couldn’t serve any customers because an Arizona... Read More »
President Barack Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, toed a strict line on marijuana Wednesday, saying federal laws will prevail, regardless of state-level efforts to legalize pot.