California Court of Appeal Affirms Legality of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Rejects Municipal Bans

California Court of Appeal Affirms Legality of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Rejects Municipal Bans

Jul 8, 2012

City of Los Angeles will soon vote on whether to enact an outright ban similar to the County ban just rejected Los Angeles, CA — The Second District Court of Appeal in California issued a landmark decision yesterday in County of Los Angeles v. Alternative Medicinal Cannabis Collective (AMCC), which affirmed the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries...

The fight for safe access in CA goes on (without AB 2312)

The fight for safe access in CA goes on (without AB 2312)

Jun 25, 2012

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and our allies have been fighting for medical cannabis regulations to protect safe access to medicine and patients’ rights since 2002, and we are going to keep fighting that important battle despite a setback today. Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) has withdrawn AB2312, a bill that would have created a state board to regulate...

Medical Marijuana Initiative in Imperial Beach Found Sufficient by Registrar of Voters

Medical Marijuana Initiative in Imperial Beach Found Sufficient by Registrar of Voters

Jun 21, 2012

A ballot initiative to repeal the Imperial Beach City’s ban on safe access to medical marijuana and replace it with reasonable regulations for qualified patients received approval from the County Registrar of Voters today and is headed for the July 18, Imperial Beach City Council meeting. The Safe Access Ordinance of Imperial Beach is the first ever initiative...

Amend AB 2312 to protect patient access

ACTION ALERT! AB 2312 (Ammiano) is important to medical cannabis patients in California, but 11th hour amendments in the Assembly increased the taxation on medicine and removed the original requirement for voter approval of a ban on patients’ cooperatives and collectives. Sign this petition to demand that the Author or the Senate remove these amendments or...

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to our monthly ASA meeting at the La Jolla Brew House, the evening was a tremendous success!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to our monthly ASA meeting at the La Jolla Brew House, the evening was a tremendous success!

Jun 13, 2012

Last night we learned about the latest news and events with regards to medical marijuana / cannabis from across the nation, state, and county and discussed the latest wins in court right here in San Diego. We also heard from Heidi and Will about their experience with lobbying for AB2312 in Sacramento with ASA national, learned all about topical applications of...

June SD ASA Chapter Meeting

June SD ASA Chapter Meeting

Jun 11, 2012

June 2012 Monthly Chapter Meeting Tuesday, June 12 – 7pm – 9pm at the La Jolla Brew House WHAT: June San Diego ASA Meeting WHEN: 6/12/2012 – 7pm-9pm WHERE: La Jolla Brew House – 7536 Faye Ave San Diego CA The monthly chapter meeting is tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the Brew House in La Jolla from 7pm -9pm! Join patients, advocates,...

LGBT and Medical Cannabis Activists Submit Signatures for “Safe Access Ordinance” in Imperial Beach

LGBT and Medical Cannabis Activists Submit Signatures for “Safe Access Ordinance” in Imperial Beach

Jun 8, 2012

Fifteen percent of registered voters in Imperial Beach have signed the petition to overturn the city’s current ban on safe access to medical cannabis and replace it with reasonable regulations. The Safe Access Ordinance of Imperial Beach, a collaborative effort between Canvass for a Cause, a San Diego based LGBT non-profit, San Diego Americans for Safe Access,...

CA Assembly Approves Landmark Medical Cannabis Bill

By: Don Duncan The California Assembly just approved AB 2312, a bill by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) that will create a statewide board to regulate medical cannabis. The Senate will take up the bill next. Advocates are thrilled, and vow to build on this momentum to make sure the bill is also approved in the Senate and signed by Governor Brown. The campaign...

Mistrial Declared in Medical Marijuana Trial; Judge Dismisses Refilling of Charges In The Interest of Justice

Mistrial Declared in Medical Marijuana Trial; Judge Dismisses Refilling of Charges In The Interest of Justice

May 25, 2012

By: Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Another devastating blow to San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ fierce fight against medical marijuana patients; Judge Parsky declared a mistrial after the jury was hopelessly deadlocked. SAN DIEGO – On May 16th, twelve jurors and two alternates were selected in the trial of DA Bonnie Dumanis...

More Problems at DEA: Agent Implicated in Theft of Attorney Client Records in State Medical Marijuana Trial

More Problems at DEA: Agent Implicated in Theft of Attorney Client Records in State Medical Marijuana Trial

May 17, 2012

By: Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis presses on with trial of medical marijuana patient in full compliance with state law even after feds refuse to prosecute and court records show DEA’s involvement in theft of attorney-client records. Press conference scheduled for Friday morning. SAN DIEGO –...

IB Medical Marijuana Campaign Gathers Over 1400 Signatures and Raises $15,000 in First Month

IB Medical Marijuana Campaign Gathers Over 1400 Signatures and Raises $15,000 in First Month

May 4, 2012

Imperial Beach, CA — Law enforcement and prohibitionist groups are continuing to spend thousands of dollars right here in San Diego County to craft and enforce unfair restrictions and bans on safe access to medical cannabis. These unconstitutional bans combined with the recent federal crackdown on patients’ rights have hurt those for whom the...

Our first win in Sacramento this year

Medical cannabis patients and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) scored the first victory of the legislative cycle today when the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved AB 2312. This bill by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) will create statewide regulations for medical cannabis, prevent most bans on cooperatives and collectives, and limit the amount of tax...

420 Celebration and Imperial Beach Campaign Fundraiser

420 Celebration and Imperial Beach Campaign Fundraiser

Apr 16, 2012

The Campaign for Safe Access in Imperial Beach is off to a great start. Over the last three weeks we have been able to make some amazing achievements in the realm of medical marijuana advocacy in San Diego! With the help of our partner Canvass for a Cause and our amazing ASA volunteers, throughout San Diego County over the last three weeks we have spoken about...

Medical Cannabis Events and Meetings in March – Get Involved

Medical Cannabis Events and Meetings in March – Get Involved

Mar 17, 2012

If there was ever a time to get involved in the fight for Safe Access to medical cannabis in San Diego, the time is now! This month our chapter has lots of great events planned throughout the county. Today, there will be a weekly volunteer meeting in Imperial Beach where we will be planning our IB Safe Access signature drive, on Tuesday at Canvass for a Cause...

Judge Cancels Oral Arguments in Case involving Briana Bilbray, Dispensaries Seeking Injunction to Stop Federal Crackdown

Judge Cancels Oral Arguments in Case involving Briana Bilbray, Dispensaries Seeking Injunction to Stop Federal Crackdown

Feb 29, 2012

By: Eugene Davidovich SAN DIEGO – In October of last year several U.S. Attorneys from the Department of Justice (DOJ) held a press conference in Sacramento announcing a new Federal crackdown on medical marijuana patients and providers across California. Days after the announcement, hundreds of letters from the DOJ were sent to landlords renting commercial...