San Diego City Council Member Zapf Unacquainted With Cannabis Science

San Diego City Council Member Zapf Unacquainted With Cannabis Science

Sep 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – As the victory at City Council sinks in and a path to legitimacy will soon exist for San Diego’s cannabis supply chain, it is important to take a look at some of the city council members who made this happen and some of whom obstructed it. In July, the city staff...

San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Targets Cannabis Industry Leaders

San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Targets Cannabis Industry Leaders

Jun 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Something outrageous is happening in our criminal justice system in San Diego. In a post proposition 64 world, after voters could not have sent a clearer message about acceptance of the cannabis industry, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is busy making enemies of some of...

San Diego District Attorney Engaged in an Ongoing Asset Forfeiture Fight Over Family’s Savings

San Diego District Attorney Engaged in an Ongoing Asset Forfeiture Fight Over Family’s Savings

Nov 21, 2016

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – The James Slatic family sat in San Diego Civil court Monday, November 15th, along with an impressive group of supporters, to listen to testimony on just why The San Diego District Attorney confiscated each of the family of four’s checking and savings accounts and has refused to give...

One Giant Victory for Mankind Cooperative… NTF Team 9, Not So Much

One Giant Victory for Mankind Cooperative… NTF Team 9, Not So Much

Oct 15, 2016

October 3, 2016 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Thursday, a permitted cannabis co-op operator – who was raided by the Narcotic Task Force Team 9 seven days after permitting – braved the downtown police station in order to retrieve the thousands of dollars worth of medicinal cannabis products illegally snatched...

Web Thin Case Leads to Another Ten Minute Acquittal in Medical Cannabis Trial

Web Thin Case Leads to Another Ten Minute Acquittal in Medical Cannabis Trial

Jun 16, 2016

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access June 16, 2016 San Diego, CA- The thin-as-air manufacturing case against medical cannabis patient and collective operator, Shaun Smith swept so quickly through trial that before we knew it, Attorney Michael Cindrich had queued up his third cannabis-related not guilty verdict in four months. The Cindrich...

State Medical Marijuana Officials in San Diego

State Medical Marijuana Officials in San Diego

Jun 9, 2016

June 9, 2016 Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulations held a hearing today as is required when crafting commercial regulations in the State of California. The trio of women who currently make up the bureau had already held events in Oakland, Humboldt and Riverside among other places....

Medical Marijuana Patient Dad Found Not Guilty of Child Endangerment – Jury Doubtful of Detective’s Testimony

Medical Marijuana Patient Dad Found Not Guilty of Child Endangerment – Jury Doubtful of Detective’s Testimony

Jun 4, 2016

June 4, 2016  By Terrie Best- San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Almost a year ago this week San Diego police officers stormed past medical cannabis patient Micah Wojnowski’s organic vegetable farm in Golden Hill and into the home he shared with his teenage son and a couple of roommates.  The police entered the urban home with...

Culture Magazine: San Diego Activist Honored in Washington D.C.

Culture Magazine: San Diego Activist Honored in Washington D.C.

Jun 3, 2016

Local activist and native San Diegan, Terrie Best, the Chapter Chair of the medical cannabis advocacy group Americans For Safe Access (ASA) was recently recognized as Patient Advocate of the Year at the 2016 Americans For Safe Access Excellence Awards in Washington D.C., for her unwavering commitment to the cannabis community. Not only does Terrie organize court...

Jury Selection Completed in Micah Wojnowski Case

Jury Selection Completed in Micah Wojnowski Case

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016     Terrie Best – SDASA San Diego, CA – Father and medical cannabis patient Micah Wojnowski was in court today to fight off charges of child endangerment and manufacturing of hash oil after a Team 9 NTF raid on his home in June of last year. After a full day of jury selection we have a seated jury and Micah’s unfair and...

Bonnie Dumanis Raided a Collective and All She Got Was a Crappy Hot Plate

Bonnie Dumanis Raided a Collective and All She Got Was a Crappy Hot Plate

Apr 29, 2016

April 29, 2016 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans For Safe Access San Diego, CA – John Mazula – the medical cannabis patient who enjoyed a bit of local fame when his attorney Mike Cindrich argued and won his medical cannabis case with a 10 minute verdict – was back in court today, this time to convince a judge to order the DA to return the...

San Diego Board of Supervisors Extends Moratorium with Caveat

San Diego Board of Supervisors Extends Moratorium with Caveat

Apr 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 By Terrie Best – San Diego ASA San Diego, CA  – The County Board of Supervisors met Wednesday to vote on staff recommendations to extend a moratorium against new medical marijuana activity in San Diego County. The 45 day moratorium was put in place on March 16 and was largely a knee-jerk reaction to a group of community members...

The County’s Dysfunctional Medical Marijuana Ordinance Suddenly too Functional for County Board of Supervisors – Cruel Move to Further Outlaw Patient Access

The County’s Dysfunctional Medical Marijuana Ordinance Suddenly too Functional for County Board of Supervisors – Cruel Move to Further Outlaw Patient Access

Mar 17, 2016

March 17, 2016 Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – The County Board of Supervisors met yesterday and the patient community barely escaped a ban on medical cannabis. The ban would have affected unincorporated areas of the county, such as Julian, Ramona and many other rural parcels where it would otherwise be safe and...

Ten Minutes to a Not Guilty Verdict in San Diego Medical Marijuana Concentrate Case – Or, How to Ruin Bonnie Dumanis’s Weekend

Ten Minutes to a Not Guilty Verdict in San Diego Medical Marijuana Concentrate Case – Or, How to Ruin Bonnie Dumanis’s Weekend

Mar 4, 2016

  March 4, 2016 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – It is hard to say exactly when the San Diego District Attorney’s Office lost their cannabis extraction case against legal patient John Mazula. His friends would say it was when the DA chose John to victimize; many activists say it was when John hired brilliant...

Perjury Entangles Sheriff Deputy in Embarrassing Web As Activists Look On

Perjury Entangles Sheriff Deputy in Embarrassing Web As Activists Look On

Mar 2, 2016

March 2, 2016 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Today in the on-going trial of John Mazula – a medical cannabis patient charged with manufacturing concentrated cannabis – we heard the last of the prosecution’s case. This consisted of the same testimony we’ve been hearing from various narcotic experts all...

Lost Evidence at Issue in Medical Marijuana Concentrates Case

Lost Evidence at Issue in Medical Marijuana Concentrates Case

Feb 27, 2016

February 27th, 2016 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Before the superior court in El Cajon is a medical cannabis concentrates case which comes down to this single question for the jury: “Was butane gas used in the defendant’s manufacturing process or wasn’t it?” All of the typical traps San Diego District...