By Rosalie Cushman | Published in Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News “Peter said some FBI agent was paid off by the Cartel…” I couldn’t hear the rest of this woman’s phone conversation because she turned her head, walking away from the Encinitas Laundromat. This was about a year ago. Fast forward to a more recent
DOJ will spend more than $1 million to incarcerate a patient who surrendered this week to serve a 10-year sentence By Americans for Safe Access | June 13, 2013 A study by Americans for Safe Access estimates the costs of federal marijuana enforcement in medical marijuana states close to $300 million. Medical marijuana advocacy group
As President Obama’s visit to Oakland follows aggressive DOJ actions aimed at shutting down city-permitted dispensaries, activists are waking up and joining Camp Wake Up Obama! By Americans For Safe Access Hundreds of medical marijuana patients and advocates Staged a rally Monday in downtown Oakland at a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign. The president’s
Lawsuit uses 10th amendment to challenge federal overreaching and commandeering of state law By Kris Hermes | Americans for Safe Access Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the country’s largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, filed suit in federal court today challenging the Obama Administration’s attempt to subvert local and state medical marijuana laws in California. ASA
With the West Coast Cannabis Expo bringing to light the plight of medical cannabis patients, and those who help provide them with some of their medical needs, the conversation shifted from concern to dissent, as the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement spread through the halls of the Cow Palace. By Sam Sabzehzar |
By Sam Sabzehzar | Video by Ian Moody Jerry Laberdee, 56, suffers from a myriad of conditions and uses medical cannabis to relieve many symptoms his conditions create. We can now add Post Traumatic Stress, as Jerry has spent the last couple weeks in jail for using medical marijuana in Washington, a compassionate-use state, prompting
After an international body called for the debate on the War on Drugs is refuted without the use of science, Democracy Now! speaks with Dr. Gabor Mate. A high-level international panel has concluded the so-called “war on drugs” has failed and that governments should consider legalizing substances, including marijuana. The Global Commission on Drug Policy
Norm Stamper – The Huffington Post 34-year veteran police officer who retired as Seattle’s chief of police in 2000 Posted: March 19, 2011 08:58 PM http://www.huffingtonpost.com/norm-stamper/marijuana-and-the-democra_b_838042.html There is always a gap between what a political system stands for and the reality of everyday life under that system. Ours is government that ostensibly stands for life,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) — The top questions Americans want to ask U.S. President Barack Obama on YouTube Thursday deal with legalizing marijuana, a review of the questions indicated.
Obama is scheduled to answer questions on the video-sharing Web site starting at 2:30 p.m. EST in a live-streamed interview with YouTube news and politics head Steve Grove, formerly an ABC News and Boston Globe reporter.