Medical Marijuana Protests Staged Nationwide
by Todd Zwillich
June 4th, 2004
Backers of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes staged protests at more than 100 U.S. congressional offices and campaign headquarters nationwide Friday in an effort to drum up support for a bill that weakens federal drug agents' authority in some states.
An Anniversary That Calls for Action
by Steve Fox
June 3rd, 2004
One year ago, on June 4, 2003, something remarkable happened in a California courtroom: A judge who could have sentenced the defendant in front of him to 40 years in federal prison instead heeded the pleas of the jurors who had convicted the man, who said that their own verdict was wrong.
Vancouver pot bust sends society reeling
by Robin Wark
, Sooke News Mirror
June 2nd, 2004
Last week's RCMP bust of an East Sooke marijuana grow-op has deprived almost 400 people from the medicinal pot they desperately need, according to the president of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society.
Mounties' pot bust leaves Victoria patients without supply
by Sandra McCulloch
, Times Colonist
May 30th, 2004
The seizure by Mounties of marijuana plants from an East Sooke home and outbuilding last week means 390 ill people will now have to rely on the black market for their supply, said Phillippe Lucas, president of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society.
Marijuana seizure angers advocates
by Associated Press
, The Register-Guard
May 30th, 2004
Clackamas County sheriff's deputies seized 110 marijuana plants this week from a greenhouse in Woodburn, despite the growers' objection that the plants were authorized under Oregon's medical marijuana law.
"Pot Club" Thrives in Oildale
by Amy Hilvers
, The Bakersfield Californian
May 26th, 2004
The Oildale cannabis dispensary is similar to those operating in cities like San Francisco, where medicinal marijuana patients are issued identification cards that confirm they have a doctor's recommendation.
Woman takes on fight to legalize medical marijuana
by Martha Mendoza
, Associated Press
May 24th, 2004
Last month, a federal judge in San Jose issued a preliminary injunction banning the Justice Department, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, from interfering with the Corrals' pot garden, set above an ocean bluff near Davenport, about an hour south of San Francisco.
Med Marijuana OK, Says Texas Medical Association
by Jordan Smith
, Austin Chronicle
May 21st, 2004
During its annual state convention, the Texas Medical Association unanimously adopted a new policy recommendation supporting the right of doctors and patients to discuss medical marijuana as a viable treatment option, without fear of recrimination by authorities. The TMA delegates also reaffirmed the association's call for further research on medicinal marijuana.