San Diego District Attorney Dumanis Focused on Victimizing Patients and Ignoring Exculpatory Evidence in Medical Marijuana Cases

San Diego District Attorney Dumanis Focused on Victimizing Patients and Ignoring Exculpatory Evidence in Medical Marijuana Cases

Mar 11, 2015

By Terrie Best – San Diego ASA March 11, 2015 San Diego, CA – Legal medical cannabis patients Mark Gillingham, Jeff Russell and Deviyon Carter were in court today to suffer a preliminary exam at the hands of a San Diego prosecutor in a medical cannabis cultivation case. All three men are patients, have doctor recommendations and are entitled to collectively...

Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases

Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases

Apr 13, 2014

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator SAN DIEGO, CA – Over a handful of weeks three state legal medical cannabis patient defendants have had charges dropped against them in two different courts.  Congratulations to Andrew Turner and his attorney, Mark Bluemel and Daniel Gregg with co-defendant, Donna and their...

Charges Dropped Against Landlord in Ronnie Chang Federal Medical Marijuana Case

Charges Dropped Against Landlord in Ronnie Chang Federal Medical Marijuana Case

Jul 14, 2013

By Terrie Best San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator July 14, 2013  San Diego, CA – It has been a great summer for medical cannabis attorney, Mark Bluemel, and his clients when days after the Tim O’Shea case was dismissed in state court in the interest of justice, Mr. Bluemel announced that in the federal arena, charges were...

Tim O’Shea Medical Marijuana Trial – Play by Play

Tim O’Shea Medical Marijuana Trial – Play by Play

Jun 12, 2013

Day 1 (pre-trial motions)   June 12, 2013   By Terrie Best, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator   San Diego, CA – After a day and a half of delays finding a courtroom to try the Tim O’Shea case – in an overbooked courthouse that has no business wasting rooms on legitimate medical cannabis patients...

San Diego DA Dumanis’ Office Drops Medical Marijuana Charges after Beleaguered Defendants Call Prosecutors’ Last Bluff

By Terrie Best – Court Support Coordinator, San Diego Americans for Safe Access February 4, 2013 San Diego, CA – San Diego District Attorney (DA) Bonnie Dumanis made the prosecutorial procedure the punishment today by dragging to the brink of trial Clint Guidry and Cameron Mitchell who committed no other crime but to merely possess medical cannabis for...

San Diego Mayor Attends ASA Meeting – Lays out Strategy for Safe Access

By: Eugene Davidovich Last night for the first time in our chapter and city’s history, a sitting mayor attended the monthly chapter meeting. Former Congressman and newly elected Mayor Bob Filner arrived at the La Jolla Brew House around 7:30pm and walked into a packed meeting room where over 100 of you greeted him with cheer and applause. In his initial...

Senior Citizens and Patient Advocates Brave San Diego Federal Courthouse in Support of Legal Cannabis Patients Victimized by Unethical Wire Tap

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Over 60 senior citizens put the Edward Schwartz Federal Courthouse on its ear by forming a long line outside the building, donning green medical cannabis ribbons of support, and setting off metal detectors with their canes and walkers. Their mission: To support Ronnie Chang, Hal Pilotte...

State legal Medical Cannabis Patient Remains in Federal Detention as U.S. Attorney Pressure for Plea

State legal Medical Cannabis Patient Remains in Federal Detention as U.S. Attorney Pressure for Plea

Jul 31, 2012

By: Terrie Best San Diego, CA – Ron Chang, a state legal medical cannabis patient, remains in federal custody after a motion to modify his pretrial release was denied by Judge Michael M. Anello in the United State District Court for the Southern District of California. On July 30th, 2012, in front of Ron Chang’s supporters and patient advocates, Michael...

Club One Collective – Federal Court Update

A team of attorneys along with six defendants were in Department 5 of the San Diego Federal Courthouse Tuesday, January 10, 2012, before Judge Anello to file a motion to continue an alleged case of conspiracy to distribute and manufacture cannabis, among other charges typical of the injustice of federal interference in California state law. The motion was...

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The Cultural Wars Continue in San Diego

By: Rocky Neptun A seemingly dysfunctional San Diego City Council voted 7 to 1 on January 5, to stall many more months deciding the mere basics of regulating medical marijuana dispensaries by rejecting the modest recommendations of its own task force. The transparency of its motives in setting up the task force rather than having staff prepare ordinances, shows...