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2009-05-19 14:10:00

The US Supreme Court on Monday announced it would refuse to hear any further challenges to California's Compassionate Use Act, which allows patients to possess marijuana for medicinal purposes based on a doctor's recommendation. Both San Diego and San Bernardino counties had argued that federal law banning the use of marijuana should have precedence over the California state law that permits its use and cultivation. Both counties have refused to issue cards that allow patients to use...

2008-07-31 12:01:05

By Natalie Singer, The Seattle Times Jul. 31--One week after Seattle police returned hundreds of patient files and a computer hard drive taken in a raid from a University District medical marijuana cooperative and local prosecutors declined to press charges, federal drug agents have gotten involved in the case. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Friday took control from Seattle police of about 12 ounces of medical marijuana and about 2 pounds of less-potent leaves seized from...

2008-07-17 00:00:35

SEATTLE _ Martin Martinez says the small, private collective and outreach group he runs from a storefront are legal, a place for medical-marijuana patients to get help growing the medicine they need to manage their pain. One of the earliest advocates for what became a voter-approved state medical-marijuana law 10 years ago, Martinez says he hasn't handed out pot, nor grown any in his cramped office. But Tuesday afternoon, Seattle police, armed with a search warrant, carted away marijuana...

2006-08-14 17:44:32

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - The light scent of marijuana wafted among exhibits at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto on Monday, as activists took advantage of Canada's comparatively pot-friendly policies to make a pitch for the drug as a pain-killer. "This is the first time that an exhibit of this kind has been at the AIDS conference," said Hilary Black, spokeswoman for the Medical Marijuana Information Resource Center which along with the Canadian AIDS...


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