SDGLN Covers Stop The Ban – What you need to know about Medical Cannabis Ordinance

COMMENTARY with VIDEO: What you need to know about Medical Cannabis Ordinance By: BEN CISNEROS – CANVASS FOR A CAUSE On March 28, the San Diego City Council will be voting on an ordinance governing San Diego’s medical cannabis facilities. LGBT groups, veterans groups, church groups, drug policy reformers, community activists, business groups, and others...

Bonnie Dumanis Mayoral Candidacy Statement of Opposition from San Diego Americans for Safe Access

Bonnie Dumanis Mayoral Candidacy Statement of Opposition from San Diego Americans for Safe Access

Mar 11, 2011

In response to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ announcement to run for San Diego Mayor in 2012, the local chapter of the nation’s largest medical cannabis patient’s rights advocacy group (Americans for Safe Access), joined a growing list of organizations opposed to her candidacy and issued the following statement: In her service as the District Attorney...

Veterans and Church groups endorse “Stop the Ban” campaign at press conference

Veterans and Church groups endorse “Stop the Ban” campaign at press conference

Mar 8, 2011

SAN DIEGO – Veterans and Church groups join campaign to oppose restrictive medical cannabis ordinance San Diego – March 8th, 2011, veterans and church groups joined alongside LGBT activists, patients advocates, and concerned citizens today at a press conference in opposition to the ordinance governing medical cannabis facilities which the city council...

San Diego Marijuana Protest, Rally and March Against Proposed Ordinance March 28 – Stop The Ban

San Diego Marijuana Protest, Rally and March Against Proposed Ordinance March 28 – Stop The Ban

Feb 22, 2011

On March 28 the City Council will be voting on the proposed ordinance to regulate medical marijuana collectives in the City of San Diego. Americans for Safe Access in collaboration with the Stop The Ban Campaign and Canvass for a Cause are calling for a rally, protest, and march! The rally will start at the Federal Courthouse located at 940 Front St. San Diego...

Community Coalition Launches Campaign to “Stop The Ban”

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved and adopted a de-facto ban in the unincorporated areas of the county, where not even the neediest patients are allowed safe access through delivery. Additionally, the San Diego City Council will be voting in a matter of weeks on an ordinance that will serve as a de facto ban on medical cannabis facilities in the...

Medical Marijuana Advocates Argue for New Trial Wednesday in San Diego Dispensary Case

District attorney & court use double jeopardy, deny defense to unfairly convict dispensary operator San Diego, CA — Medical marijuana patient advocates will argue for a new trial tomorrow in the case of Jovan Jackson, who was convicted on September 28th after he was tried for the second time in less than a year on the same charges of marijuana...

Harris Leading Cooley by 53 Thousand Votes in CA AG Race

Harris Leading Cooley by 53 Thousand Votes in CA AG Race

Nov 22, 2010

*UPDATED 11/23/2010, 11:33AM* Kamala D. Harris (Dem) is leading Steve Cooley (Rep) by 53,796 votes for the office of California Attorney General as of Tuesday November 23, 2010, 11:33 a.m. as reported by the California Secretary of State. HARRIS 4,356,591 – 46.0% COOLEY 4,302,795 – 45.5% The count is expected to be finished by November, 30 and the...

San Diego South Bay ASA Meeting Tonight

Join patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens Today, 6pm at Palm Ave, Imperial Beach, CA for the monthly South Bay 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...

Community Planners say No De-Facto Ban – Let the communities decide!

Community groups seek input on pot dispensiaries By Jen Lebron Kuhney The location of medical marijuana dispensaries should be left up to individual communities rather than have to follow blanket rules set out by the San Diego City Council, according to the city’s community planning groups. At their monthly meeting Tuesday, the groups, comprised of citizens...

ASA Advocates Take Possession of Marijuana Plants from San Diego County Sheriff

ASA Advocates Take Possession of Marijuana Plants from San Diego County Sheriff

Oct 21, 2010

By: Marcus Boyd and Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and her ‘fierce fight’ against medical marijuana patients suffered another devastating defeat this week. Advocates from the local chapter of Americans for Safe Access (SDASA), the nation’s largest advocacy group promoting safe and legal...

Attorney general debate: The innovater versus the cops’ cop

Attorney general debate: The innovater versus the cops’ cop

Oct 6, 2010

By: Rina Palta, The Informant So far, we’ve seen a lot from the candidates for governor in the upcoming election. And we’ve seen possibly even more from the two major candidates for US senate. (The phrase “ad nauseam” comes to mind.) The race for attorney general has largely fallen to the back burner. Which made today’s debate at UC-Davis between...

Judge Shore to decide Tuesday if Jovan Jackson gets medical marijuana defense in state court

Dumanis Continues Attempts to prevent medical defense in Second Trial By: Eugene Davidovich SAN DIEGO – Despite being acquitted by a jury late last year of charges stemming from a 2008 arrest on marijuana possession and distribution charges, medical marijuana patient and provider Jovan Jackson is being tried by San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis for a...

Rx Cannabis Raid Relief Expo and Concert (First in a series?)

By: Dan Murphy and Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Americans for Safe Access The Rx Cannabis Raid Relief Concert and Expo organized by James Stacy, Saturday afternoon, was a tremendous success. The event will help pave the road for a series of educational expos and seminars planned for the San Diego area in the next few months by a number of organizations, and...

San Diego DEA Raids Protest

San Diego DEA Raids Protest

Jul 21, 2010

Today is a day of action in San Diego! Patients, Concerned Citizens, and Advocates will be at the Federal Courthouse at noon to vocally oppose continued attempts to subvert state law, and to push for a federal policy that actually protects patients in this country. Help us protest the DEA raids and the continued bias driven effort by local and federal...

Medical Marijuana Defense Denied in Stacy Federal Case

Today Judge Moskowitz issued a ruling denying Mr. Stacy’s motion to present the entrapment by estoppels defense, as well as a medical marijuana defense in his Federal Medical Marijuana Trial. Please take a moment to send out a letter of support for HR 3939, which is congressional legislation that would allow Mr. Stacy if passed to present a defense during...