Posted: July 6, 2011 Filed under: imperial beach, Press Release | Tags: americans for safe access, asa, city council, imperial beach, ordinance, photos, san diego, stop the ban
Medical cannabis patients, supporters and advocates in the City of Imperial Beach (IB) are urged to be prepared. Additional law enforcement action against legitimate patients brought about by the IB City Council is imminent. Now is the time to stand up against the City Council’s attempt to eradicate access to medical cannabis for sick and dying patients and defend your rights.
On June 29th, Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a memo reinforcing the intent of the federal government to interfere with state medical cannabis laws. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 29, 2011 Filed under: Press Release | Tags: grand jury, photos, press release, san diego
IMPERIAL BEACH, CA– This week, medical cannabis advocates sent the first flurry of 138 letters signed by concerned residents of Imperial Beach (IB), CA to city officials urging the reversal of the proposed ban of medical marijuana dispensaries within the city’s limits. The campaign reports over 100 more letters are waiting to be stuffed, stamped and mailed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 14, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: photos, protest, san diego, video
Medical Marijuana Induced Civil Disobedience at San Diego City Hall
On Tuesday evening orginizers of the Stop The Ban SD campaign, as well as patients and supporters participate in a time honored tradition of civil disobedience, resisting the passage of a flawed ordinance which forces closure of all city collectives and cooperatives in the City of San Diego.
Video provided by Channel 10 News reports, “A vocal and bold protest interrupted a San Diego City Council meeting on Tuesday as members voted on regulations pertaining to [pot] medical marijuana dispensaries.”
Bracketts ([ ]) have been added around the bolded word “pot” (above) to highlight the continued efforts by the media to downplay and derogatorally refer to medical marijuana, even within news coverage that appears to supports Prop. 215 patients.
Discrimination of the seriously ill, injured, sick and dying Prop. 215 patients is not limited to the Imperail Beach city and elected officials. The bias referenced in the local press, as well as by our political and civic leaders demonstrate a genuine struggle for equality that ligittimate medical patients face in acerting their rights under Prop. 215, SB 420, the Attorney General Guidelines and the San Diego County Grand Jury report. None of which use the word “pot“.
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Posted: October 21, 2010 Filed under: Media Coverage | Tags: photos
REPOSTED: 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 access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, successfully obtained an order from the courts for the release of five large impounded medical cannabis plants. The judge ordered the plants released to a representative of SDASA for their safe keeping.
On Wednesday afternoon of this week, Marcus Boyd of SDASA retrieved the plants from San Diego County Sheriff’s evidence locker.
The patient, to who the plants belong, remains in custody for cultivating them despite all the charges in his case being dropped, and will receive his plants upon release. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 14, 2010 Filed under: Media Coverage | Tags: photos
REPOST: By Eugene Davidovich, NUG Magazine
The fierce fight against medical marijuana in San Diego commonly referred to as Operation Green Rx that District Attorney (DA) Bonnie Dumanis has been waging for years, has resulted in thousands of San Diego Citizens outraged at the fraud, waste, and abuse of power within her office.
One such outraged citizen is Marcus Boyd of Imperial Beach whose involvement in San Diego Medical Marijuana policy began with his efforts to open a collective in Imperial Beach. Mr Boyd, himself a medical marijuana patient approached the Imperial Beach City Council with his request to open a collective last year. The request was answered with an unequivocal denial and an immediate push back which included the council quickly voting in a moratorium and promising to work on the issue. Read the rest of this entry »