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...

Councilmember Alvarez Attends ASA Meeting Declares Support for Safe Access

Councilmember Alvarez Attends ASA Meeting Declares Support for Safe Access

Sep 16, 2013

On Tuesday of last week at the September chapter meeting, current San Diego City Councilmember and Candidate for Mayor, David Alvarez stopped by and spoke to the group about his position on medical marijuana. Councilmember Alvarez voiced opposition to any ban and the need for those who use medical cannabis legally to have safe regulated access throughout the...

Medical Marijuana Advocacy Meeting – San Diego Americans for Safe Access

Medical Marijuana Advocacy Meeting – San Diego Americans for Safe Access

Sep 7, 2013

Here are just a few questions that our chapter continues to receive from patients throughout the county on a weekly basis: How many plants can I legally grow? Where can I legally obtain my medicine? Are medical marijuana dispensaries legal? Will the city continue its crackdown? What does the recent Cole memo mean for safe access in San Diego? With the...

Medical Marijuana Advocacy Monthly Chapter Meeting – San Diego ASA

Join patients, advocates, scientists, and concerned citizens Tuesday, July 9th from 7pm – 9pm at Giovanni’s Restaurant located at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123 for the July San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access monthly meeting. At Tuesday’s meeting we will discuss federal legislation as well as updates regarding...

Ken Cole Dispensary President Interview – One on One Patients Assiciation

Ken Cole Dispensary President Interview – One on One Patients Assiciation

Jun 6, 2013

Six weeks after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raid on ‘One on One Patients Association’, a medical marijuana dispensary located in downtown San Diego, Ken Cole, President of the association along with Lance Rogers, his attorney sat down with Eugene Davidovich of San Diego Americans for Safe Access for an in depth interview about...

June San Diego Americans for Safe Access Chapter Meeting

June San Diego Americans for Safe Access Chapter Meeting

Jun 4, 2013

Join patients, advocates, scientists, and concerned citizens Tuesday, June 11th from 7pm – 9pm at Giovanni’s Restaurant located at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123 for the June San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access meeting.   We are excited to announce this month’s special guest will be Dr. J. Hampton...

City Attorney Sends Medical Marijuana Ordinance to Mayor, City Council

DRAFT MARIJUANA ORDINANCE SENT TO MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL On April 23, the City Council provided direction to the Mayor and City Attorney with respect to medical marijuana regulation and enforcement. Among the directions to the City Attorney’s office was to “draft a ‘land-use’ ordinance on medical marijuana nearly identical to 0-20043 (Passed on April 27,...

May Chapter Meeting – New Location

May Chapter Meeting – New Location

May 10, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new location for our chapter’s May meeting. Join patients, advocates, collective operators and concerned citizens on Tuesday, May 14th from 7pm – 9pm at Giovanni’s Restaurant located at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123 I’m also very excited to announce that Lanny Swedlow from Riverside will be joining...

San Diego Rally Against Federal Interference

San Diego Rally Against Federal Interference

May 3, 2013

Join patients, medical professionals, lawyers, advocates, and concerned citizens for a rally at the San Diego Federal Courthouse on Monday, May 6th at 12pm (Noon), against the continued federal interference with our state’s medical marijuana program. Over the last few weeks San Diego has seen targeted attacks against the medical marijuana community led by...

Dispensary Press Conference – One on One Patients Association

Last week, the Narcotic Task Force headed by the DEA conducted a raid on ‘One on One Patients Association’, a legal medical marijuana dispensary in Downtown San Diego. Tomorrow at 11am, please join the directors, members, and concerned citizens for a press conference about the raid and related outrageous acts by the DEA. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ONE ON...

Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance Released – Item Officially Docketed

Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance Released – Item Officially Docketed

Apr 18, 2013

The San Diego City Council has officially docketed Mayor Filner’s proposed medical marijuana ordinance for April 22 — here is the proposed ordinance and all the UPDATED supporting documentation released this week including memos from Councilmember Marti Emerald and Council President Todd Gloria:...

Medical Cannabis Seminar Videos – Law, Science, and Advocacy

Did you miss the one day San Diego ASA seminar; Medical Cannabis: Law, Science, and Advocacy? Watch the entire seminar including videos of all the presentations...

San Diego City Council Vote on Medical Marijuana Regulations

San Diego City Council Vote on Medical Marijuana Regulations

Apr 11, 2013

 

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Apr 10, 2013

Today is the first-ever National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Basic research has also demonstrated that derivatives of the cannabis plant hold promise for for slowing the progression of HIV/AIDS as well as treat nausea, appetite loss, pain and anxiety. Share and Like to show your support for Safe...

Davidovich and Chipman Face off on NBC 7 Politically Speaking

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner recently proposed an ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in commercial and industrial areas for a $5,000 yearly permit fee and a 2-percent city tax on sales. Eugene Davidovich of San Diego Americans for Safe Access and Scott Chipman with San Diegans for Safe Neighborhoods discuss with NBC 7’s Mari Payton...