District Attorney LaTouche Receives Benchslap for Prosecutorial Misconduct.

District Attorney LaTouche Receives Benchslap for Prosecutorial Misconduct.

Apr 20, 2016

UPDATE on Ernest Knight Medical Marijuana Case in San Diego By Will Wynn On April 11th District Attorney Deborah LaTouche appearing before Judge Danielsen, People vs. Knight/Ozolite, stated in a formal declaration to the court that Mr. Knight’s attorney Nathan Shaman had submitted ‘nothing’ to her for discovery; when in fact he had presented her...

DEA Agents Don’t Lie, Says San Diego Judge in Medical Marijuana Case

DEA Agents Don’t Lie, Says San Diego Judge in Medical Marijuana Case

Aug 29, 2015

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access August 28, 2015 San Diego CA – In one of the most depressing statements from a judge I’ve heard, Judge Jay Bloom of the San Diego Superior Court vilified cannabis patient witnesses from the bench while at the same time insisting DEA agents are bound to tell the truth on the witness stand or risk...

Seriously Ill Medical Marijuana Patients File Federal Lawsuit Against San Diego Officials for Rights Violations

Seriously Ill Medical Marijuana Patients File Federal Lawsuit Against San Diego Officials for Rights Violations

Sep 24, 2014

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 24, 2014 Contact: San Diego Americans for Safe Access 619-651-0706 Seriously Ill Medical Marijuana Patients File Federal Lawsuit Against San Diego Officials for Rights Violations San Diego couple were acquitted by a jury after enduring a questionable paramilitary-style raid on their property San Diego, CA — A...

San Diego’s Higher Love Cooperative Sentenced to Summary Probation for Manufacturing Medical Marijuana Concentrates

San Diego’s Higher Love Cooperative Sentenced to Summary Probation for Manufacturing Medical Marijuana Concentrates

Jun 24, 2014

By Terrie Best San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Three medical cannabis patient defendants were sentenced on felony manufacturing and possession charges after butane canisters and hash oil were discovered in their home – the friends were free to go yesterday when the judge sentenced them to summary probation and a couple weeks of...

Jury Verdict- Victory on Day 7 and 8 of People v Dennis and Deborah Little

Jury Verdict- Victory on Day 7 and 8 of People v Dennis and Deborah Little

Mar 18, 2014

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator SAN DIEGO, CA –  Dennis and Deborah Little were vindicated in Vista court yesterday, each of one count of possession for sale of marijuana and one of cultivation. The happy moment was shared with several jurors who lingered and hugged the traumatized couple, their attorneys...

Judge Hears Witness Testimony in Medical Marijuana Trial – Day 2 of Dennis and Deborah Littles’ Pre-trial Motions

Judge Hears Witness Testimony in Medical Marijuana Trial – Day 2 of Dennis and Deborah Littles’ Pre-trial Motions

Mar 6, 2014

March 6, 2014 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator San Diego, CA – Day two of pretrial motions for Deborah and Dennis Little took place yesterday in the Vista Courthouse as what is referred to as 402 hearings ate up most of the day.  The hearings are a disclosure process the court uses to ascertain if witness...

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...

Court Support Request- Motion to Dismiss Felony Medical Marijuana Charges – Vista, CA

Court Support Request- Motion to Dismiss Felony Medical Marijuana Charges – Vista, CA

Mar 3, 2014

Who:     Dennis and Deborah Little What:    Motion to Dismiss – Under Constitution’s Due Process Clause Where:  Dpt. 22 of the Vista Courthouse – 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081 When:   1:30PM Tuesday, March 2, 2014 UPDATE 03/04/14 8:34 p.m.:  San Diego 6 – The CW – video news report link added below for –...

Higher Love a Non-profit Medical Cannabis Collective Headed for Trial

Higher Love a Non-profit Medical Cannabis Collective Headed for Trial

Dec 18, 2013

By Terrie Best – Court Support Coordinator for The San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Medical cannabis patient Jason Lujan and his co-defendant members of Higher Love Delivery Service, a non-profit medical marijuana collective were in court Tuesday and today before Judge Louis Hanoian for their preliminary examination in the...

Daily Updates From Jovan Jackson Medical Marijuana Trial

Daily Updates From Jovan Jackson Medical Marijuana Trial

Nov 2, 2013

  By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access Court Support Coordinator Background: Jovan Jackson is a Navy veteran and a directing member of Answerdam, a  San Diego medical cannabis collective twice raided in previous years which resulted in two different criminal trials for Jovan. The first of Jovan’s trials stemmed from a raid in 2008 and...

Jovan Jackson’s Medical Marijuana Trial Begins, Following Lengthy and Revealing Jury Selection Process

Jovan Jackson’s Medical Marijuana Trial Begins, Following Lengthy and Revealing Jury Selection Process

Oct 27, 2013

San Diego CA – Opening statements have ended and the prosecutor has called two witnesses in Jovan Jackson’s third medical cannabis trial.  This, after a telling day and a half of jury selection where we heard at least six potential jurors stand up and say they would not convict on unjust drug laws, resulting in their dismissal from being considered as...

Another Perspective: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Already Are Permitted in San Diego

At last week’s San Diego ASA meeting held Giovanni’s, aside from Councilmember Alvarez we also heard from several attorneys. Among them, Attorney Nathan Shaman spoke about Andrew Fisher’s pro-bono case as well as his defense of Higher Love, a legal medical marijuana collective targeted by the DA for prosecution right here in the...

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Operation Green Dope; Bonnie Dumanis’ Medical Marijuana Eradication Effort Takes on New Name

Operation Green Dope; Bonnie Dumanis’ Medical Marijuana Eradication Effort Takes on New Name

Jun 23, 2011

By: Terrie Best and Eugene Davidovich Co-defendants Jason and Sarine Gastrich, recent victims of Bonnie Dumanis’ fierce fight to eradicate medical marijuana in San Diego, were in court this week for their preliminary examination in Judge Hanoian’s courtroom. On the prosecution side was Deputy DA Ramin Tohidi and for the defense on behalf of Sarine was Public...