Mysterious Burglary Leads to Raid on Activist’s Office Space

Mysterious Burglary Leads to Raid on Activist’s Office Space

Oct 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Last week, a well-known local activist and small business owner was effectively shut down when Police raided his office, stole his legal medical cannabis and ordered the electric meter removed. Very little explanation was given. The bizarre story began very early...

Prosecution Sanctioned in Medical Marijuana Trial Due to Illegal Evidence Destruction Day 1 of Dennis and Deborah Littles’ Pre-trial Motions

Prosecution Sanctioned in Medical Marijuana Trial Due to Illegal Evidence Destruction Day 1 of Dennis and Deborah Littles’ Pre-trial Motions

Mar 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator   San Diego, CA – Dennis and Deborah Little were in court in Vista before Judge Richard Munroy with their Attorneys Lance Rogers and Nathan Shaman to take the prosecution to task using what Nathan Shaman referred  to as a Trombetta Motion.  The issue the...

San Diego finally has an MMJ ordinance. What now?

San Diego finally has an MMJ ordinance. What now?

Mar 4, 2014

SAN DIEGO, CA – This Thursday at 6 p.m., the Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access (ARMA) invites ASA supporters to find out the latest information on the permitting process, timing and proposed implementation of the new ordinance for cooperatives in the city of San Diego. ARMA’s government-affairs strategist will provide a briefing on the...

Terminally Ill, Senior Citizen, Medical Marijuana Patients Endure Raid and Felony Charges in Continuation of San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ Reign of Terror on the Ill and Infirm

By Terrie Best – Court Support Coordinator, San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Dennis and Deborah Little are a retired couple dealing with life-threatening illnesses who became medical cannabis patients and sought cover under California’s voter approved Proposition 215, the ballot measure which allowed ill patients to use medical...

Action Alert: Urge San Diego Mayor to Amend Ordinances Restricting Dispensing Centers and Patient Rights!

atients, Friends, and Activists– On March 28th, the San Diego City Council passed an ordinance that will effectively zone out all currently operating collectives in the city taking access to medical cannabis away from over 50,000 patients. Those facilities that wish to comply with the new rules must apply for a Conditional Use Permit Process 3 and find a...

OB Rag Covers Stop the Ban Campaign

OB Rag Covers Stop the Ban Campaign

Mar 11, 2011

San Diego Campaign to Protect Medical Cannabis Draws Wide Support by STAFF on MARCH 11, 2011 – OB RAG On March 28th, the San Diego city council will be voting on an ordinance that, if passed as written, will close down every medical cannabis facility in the city and would make it virtually impossible for them to reopen. In response, the San Diego chapter...

Veterans for a Safe San Diego endorses Stop the Ban campaign to oppose city council medical marijuana ordinance

Veterans group calls ordinance “harmful to veterans and dangerous to communities” San Diego – March 7th, 2011, Veterans for a Safe San Diego has announced today that they are endorsing the “Stop the Ban” campaign and that they are calling on the city council to amend the ordinance governing medical cannabis facilities in order to preserve safe access...

Advocates Keep Jackson out of Jail

By: Eugene Davidovich ASA Chief Counsel Joe Elford and defense attorney Lance Rogers successfully argued motion to keep Jackson out of jail pending appeal. SAN DIEGO – On Thursday San Diego District Attorney (DA) Dumanis and her fierce fight against medical marijuana saw a significant setback. San Diego Superior Court Judge Howard H. Shore granted Jackson’s...

Patient Advocates Launch Effort to Oppose Steve Cooley as California Attorney General

Patient Advocates Launch Effort to Oppose Steve Cooley as California Attorney General

Oct 28, 2010

www.NotCooley.com highlights Cooley’s poor record on medical marijuana, the environment & equal rights Oakland, CA — The medical marijuana patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) stepped up its campaign this week to oppose Steve Cooley in his bid for California Attorney General. Hoping to convince Californians against voting for...

RX FEST II – Sunday 4:20pm – Berkeley Ferry Boat – San Diego Maritime Museum

RX FEST II – Sunday 4:20pm – Berkeley Ferry Boat – San Diego Maritime Museum

Oct 23, 2010

This Sunday at 4:20pm if you are anywhere near San Diego, you absolutely need to stop by James Stacy’s RX FEST 2. The event will be filled with great Bands, Exhibitors, Speakers, Food, and lots of education about Cannabis! WHAT: Rx Fest 2 WHEN: Sunday – October 24, 2010 @ 4:20pm WHERE: Berkeley Ferry Boat – San Diego Maritime Museum Help raise money...

San Diego County Narcotics Task Force Detectives Open and Operate Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Diego

San Diego County Narcotics Task Force Detectives Open and Operate Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Diego

Oct 18, 2010

By: Eugene Davidovich, October 18, 2010 The undercover officers dubbed themselves as ‘New Management’ before detaining and interrogating unsuspecting patients walking into the dispensary that day. SAN DIEGO –Thursday morning of last week, San Diego County Narcotics Task Force (NTF) detectives arrested James Harder a founding member of the Helping Hands...

Dumanis’ Raids on Dispensaries One Year Later – Still Through the ‘Barrel of a Gun’

By: Eugene Davidovich SAN DIEGO – On September 9, 2009 the San Diego Cross Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force (NTF) launched an all day assault on medical marijuana in the county. Swat style raids on over fourteen medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives were conducted and over 30 medical marijuana patients were arrested that day alone. The combined...

CHRONIC-CON? – Rx Cannabis Raid Relief Concert and Expo

CHRONIC-CON? – Rx Cannabis Raid Relief Concert and Expo

Aug 11, 2010

CHRONIC-CON? – San Diego CityBeat, August 11, 2010 Most people charged with federal drug crimes cop a plea. James Stacy organizes a convention. The feds busted the martial-arts instructor after he organized a medical-marijuana collective next to his dojo in Vista. His trial starts at the end of the month; in the meantime, Stacy is coordinating the Rx...

Medical Marijuana Advocates Protest Recent DEA Raids in Michigan & California

Medical Marijuana Advocates Protest Recent DEA Raids in Michigan & California

Jul 21, 2010

Saginaw, MI / San Diego, CA — Coordinated and lively protests were carried out today by medical marijuana patient advocates in both Saginaw, Michigan, and San Diego, California, against the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for several raids it conducted earlier this month, despite a Justice Department policy issued in October 2009 discouraging...

Cultivation Charges Dismissed in Gasper Medical Marijuana Case

Cultivation Charges Dismissed in Gasper Medical Marijuana Case

Jun 21, 2010

By: Eugene Davidovich, San Diego ASA SAN DIEGO – In another resounding defeat for San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and her fierce fight against medical marijuana in San Diego, the Honorable Judge Frederick Maguire today in Superior Court dismissed charges of cultivation of marijuana in the case of People v. Benjamin Gasper. Mr. Gasper was charged...