In Support of SB 1302

Statement from Americans for Safe Access in support of California Senate Bill 1302 authored by Senator Lara which would prohibit local governments from banning delivery of cannabis within or outside of its jurisdiction (include a link to the bill).  The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for...

Attend the Forum and say NOT Dumanis for San Diego County Supervisor D4

Attend the Forum and say NOT Dumanis for San Diego County Supervisor D4

Jan 14, 2018

Dear Friends, As many know, former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is running for County Supervisor District 4. Dumanis has been cruel to medical cannabis patients since she took office in 2003. She and her cross-deputized Narcotic Task Force are responsible for numerous raids on patients. And, in the courts she has used the most punitive and...

Federal Interference! Action Needed!

Federal Interference! Action Needed!

Jan 14, 2018

Hello Friends, Happy New Year from San Diego Americans For Safe Access!  We hope everybody enjoyed the holiday season with friends and family! We took a December break but can’t wait to tell you we’re back in motion in 2018 and hope you will join us for the first action of the year. As many know, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no friend to cannabis....

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...

A Post-Prop 64 Not Guilty Verdict in San Diego

A Post-Prop 64 Not Guilty Verdict in San Diego

Mar 1, 2017

February 27, 2017 Michael Cindrich Wins His 4th “Not Guilty” Cannabis Verdict in 12 Months Originally posted on: http://www.michaelcindrich.com/blog/a-post-prop-64-not-guilty-verdict-in-san-diego/ San Diego, CA – After a week long trial and an hour of jury deliberations, Anthony Palumbo finally heard the words he had been waiting almost a year and a...

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...

Citizen Found Not Guilty within Ten Minutes in June, District Attorney Keeps the Cash

Citizen Found Not Guilty within Ten Minutes in June, District Attorney Keeps the Cash

Oct 17, 2016

October 17, 2016  San Diego, CA – When medical marijuana patient Shaun Smith won his case with a ten minute not guilty verdict in June, he could not have known the District Attorney had already spent the cash they took from his medical cannabis collective and that the Sheriff’s department would take such a long time to return the motorcycle...

El Cajon Police Return Medical Cannabis – Another Success for the Patient Community

El Cajon Police Return Medical Cannabis – Another Success for the Patient Community

Oct 15, 2016

October 10, 2016 San Diego, CA With the stroke of a judge’s pen, Justice has prevailed. Pursuant to Court order, members of San Diego Alternative Care, a lawfully formed medical cannabis Cooperative, retrieved their property last week from the El Cajon Police Department, including 30 pounds of medical cannabis flower, 5 pounds of concentrates, and hundreds...

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...

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...

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...