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...

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...

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...

Local Access Project In San Diego County

Local Access Project In San Diego County

Dec 15, 2015

Dear Chapter Members, Happy Holidays from San Diego Americans for Safe Access! As a reminder, we have canceled our December 22 chapter meeting because of its proximity to the holiday.  Instead of holding the meeting, SDASA would like to ask for your help! We are rolling out our Local Access Project and reaching out to citizens of the 17 municipalities in San...

Re-filed Medical Marijuana Case Problematic for Judge in San Diego, Orlosky Charges Dismissed!

Re-filed Medical Marijuana Case Problematic for Judge in San Diego, Orlosky Charges Dismissed!

Oct 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – The second medical cannabis trial of legal patient Robert Orlosky was to have begun Tuesday in San Diego superior court. Then came a welcome victory in Department 57 when Judge Charles Rogers put a stop to a mulish prosecutor and dismissed all the charges against...

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...

Pretrial Motion Based on Congressional Spending Bill May Get Traction in State Medical Cannabis Case

Pretrial Motion Based on Congressional Spending Bill May Get Traction in State Medical Cannabis Case

Apr 1, 2015

By Terrie Best – San Diego Americans for Safe Access April 1, 2015 San Diego, CA – Today in court, absent their clients, attorneys Michael J. McCabe and Heather Bugan argued a motion to dismiss the charges in a medical cannabis case. The argument was based on a much-publicized federal spending bill that is proving promising for cannabis patients.  The...

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...

VICTORY! Local VA – Stops Denying Pain Meds to Veterans

VICTORY! Local VA – Stops Denying Pain Meds to Veterans

Mar 10, 2015

March 10, 2015 By Marcus Boyd, San Diego Americans for Safe Access As a follow-up to the January 18 article titled; ACTION ALERT: Local VA – Stop Denying Pain Meds to Veterans, today we claimed victory on our Change.org petition which gathered over 20k signatures in less than two months! Thank you to everyone who signed and who shared the petition online,...

You’re Invited! SD ASA’s 215 Party of 2015

You’re Invited!  SD ASA’s 215 Party of 2015

Jan 26, 2015

ACTION ALERT: Local VA – Stop Denying Pain Meds to Veterans

ACTION ALERT: Local VA – Stop Denying Pain Meds to Veterans

Jan 18, 2015

by Marcus Boyd*  – Vice Chair SD ASA *a Service Related Disabled Veteran In response to a call for action by Cal NORML Deputy Director Ellen Komp, we ask that you sign and share this Change.org online petition titled; Restore the High Quality Healthcare Veterans have Earned. Be sure to see “How to Help” at the bottom of the...