Why You Need a State Issued ID Card

Why You Need a State Issued ID Card

Feb 6, 2011

By Melissa Bobrow, Esq., San Diego ASA As an activist and educator within the San Diego medical marijuana community, I hear many rumors, myths, and just plain old crazy stories. There is so much information and misinformation about medical marijuana rights and laws. So many people try to educate themselves on the topic only to become more confused, or worse...

CA Supreme Court Denies Law Enforcement Request to Review Landmark Case

By: Joe Elford, Americans for Safe Access After years of wrangling in the Court of Appeal, medical marijuana patients, on August 18, 2010, obtained a published decision affirming that federal law does not preempt California law regarding medical marijuana collectives. Dissatisfied with this outcome, numerous law enforcement organizations, including: five former...

St. Bernard’s Provisions – Emergency Injunction San Marcos

St. Bernard’s Provisions – Emergency Injunction San Marcos

Dec 2, 2010

COURT SUPPORT ALERT! St. Bernard’s Provisions a medical marijuana collective located in the City of San Marcos is under attack by the City Attorney’s office. The City of San Marcos has sued the collective to try and shut them down. The City has asked for an “emergency” restraining order to shut them down immediately while they try to fight their case...

Congress Critters Seek IRS Clarification

November 30th, 2010 Posted by Caren Woodson …And the hits just keep coming! Despite the DOJ memo and our best efforts the federal government continues to engage innovative tactics to continue their campaign of interference with state medical marijuana laws. The latest tactic is to use an antiquated tax code to prohibit medical marijuana dispensing facilities...

November San Diego ASA Meeting Tuesday 7pm – 11/9

Join patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens this Tuesday, 7pm at the La Jolla Brew House for the monthly (main) San Diego ASA meeting. Find out the latest information on our efforts to establish permanent safe access to medical cannabis for patients in San Diego City, County, and all municipalities. Get involved with like minded...

James Stacy, from Life in Prison to No Jail Time; Plea Deal Reached in Federal Medical Marijuana Case

By: Eugene Davidovich Over ninety jurors were screened and made available for two weeks, all motions filed by both sides, and today in a surprising turn of events, less than a week before trial was to begin a resolution was reached between the US Attorney’s office and the defense in the James Stacy Federal medical marijuana case. On Monday of this week, the US...

RX FEST II – Sunday 4:20pm – Berkeley Ferry Boat – San Diego Maritime Museum

RX FEST II – Sunday 4:20pm – Berkeley Ferry Boat – San Diego Maritime Museum

Oct 23, 2010

This Sunday at 4:20pm if you are anywhere near San Diego, you absolutely need to stop by James Stacy’s RX FEST 2. The event will be filled with great Bands, Exhibitors, Speakers, Food, and lots of education about Cannabis! WHAT: Rx Fest 2 WHEN: Sunday – October 24, 2010 @ 4:20pm WHERE: Berkeley Ferry Boat – San Diego Maritime Museum Help raise money...

San Diego County Narcotics Task Force Detectives Open and Operate Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Diego

San Diego County Narcotics Task Force Detectives Open and Operate Medical Marijuana Dispensary in San Diego

Oct 18, 2010

By: Eugene Davidovich, October 18, 2010 The undercover officers dubbed themselves as ‘New Management’ before detaining and interrogating unsuspecting patients walking into the dispensary that day. SAN DIEGO –Thursday morning of last week, San Diego County Narcotics Task Force (NTF) detectives arrested James Harder a founding member of the Helping Hands...

James Stacy Prosecution Continues; Federal Trial to start in November

By: Eugene Davidovich SAN DIEGO – In March of 2009, the current administration announced “they would not prosecute medical marijuana patients and providers whose actions are consistent with state medical marijuana laws.” At least that’s what the California Legislative Analyst told Californians in the voters guide for the November 2010 elections....

News on Wednesday October 6 Raids in Southern California

On Wednesday there were several Raids in Southern California including Riverside, San Diego, and LA Counties. Latest news coverage of the raids: LA WEEKLY: Jason Lockhart’s Pot Shops Targeted As Part Of Southern California Raids That Involve Meth, Cocaine, Tax Evasion Allegations TOP NEWS: Southern California Locations Raided by Sheriffs DESERT SUN: Local...

Safe Access Railroaded by DA Dumanis in San Diego

By: Eugene Davidovich SAN DIEGO – On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in the second medical marijuana trial of Jovan Jackson, San Diego District Attorney (DA) Bonnie Dumanis, through her Deputy DA Chris Lindberg, was successful in manipulating the law as it is written to the point where all jurors in the Jackson case had no choice but to return a guilty verdict. At...

Opening Statements Begin, Security Measures Upgraded at Jackson Medical Marijuana Trial

By: Eugene Davidovich SAN DIEGO – If you thought intimidation couldn’t get any worse in the San Diego State Courts, think again. This morning Department 15 as per the new demands of the San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, was outfitted with additional security measures. While walking up to the courtroom this morning a congregation of bailiffs...

Opening Statements in Jackson Second Medical Marijuana Trial to Begin Monday

By: Eugene Davidovich Defense denied, supporters restricted, unfair trial continues SAN DIEGO – Monday, September 20, 2010 opening statements in the second medical marijuana trial of Jovan Jackson are expected to begin at 9:00 am in Department 15. Pre trial motions have been argued, the jury has been selected, and the community continues to be outraged at the...

Protest Unfair Trial of Jovan Jackson

Protest Unfair Trial of Jovan Jackson

Sep 16, 2010

WHAT: Protest against the Unfair Trial of Jovan Jackson WHEN: 8:30 – 9:30am Friday, September 17th 2010 WHERE: 220 W Broadway, San Diego CA 92101 SAN DIEGO – Mr. Jackson is facing a second trial, less than a year after being acquitted by a jury of all medical marijuana related charges just a few months ago. In State court where medical marijuana is...

September Americans for Safe Access Meeting

The September San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access monthly meeting will be held tonight on the 14th of September from 7-9pm at the La Jolla Brew House. This month we are excited to bring you the latest news about medical marijuana from around the nation, the state, and San Diego County. Here are some highlights of what to expect at the September ASA...