December 13, 1996 |
In their most specific response yet to California's marijuana initiative, federal officials warned Thursday that under federal law a doctor's prescription does not excuse pilots, engineers or bus or truck drivers who test positive for drugs. "If you are entrusted with the safety of the traveling public and you test positive, these propositions don't mean a thing," said Transportation Secretary Federico Pena. "You will be removed." The initiative makes marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.
November 7, 1996 |
Call him one of the, ah, grass-roots campaigners. He sings and tells jokes for pocket change. His sign--"World's Greatest Wino"--features a bumper sticker supporting Proposition 215, in no small part because Clarence Bobby Brown has been treating himself with pot for some time now. "I'm nearly blind," Brown, 59, said Wednesday on the Venice boardwalk, proudly sporting an "I voted" sticker. "Therapeutic purposes is what I use marijuana for. When I want to get high, this is what I use."
September 14, 1999 |
A federal appeals court created a potentially major opening in federal drug laws Monday, ruling that medical marijuana centers may be allowed to distribute cannabis if they can prove that the drug is needed to protect patients against imminent medical harm. In its decision, the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S.
July 9, 1998 |
The City Council says that medical pot users may keep 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana on hand, defying a limit set by state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren. The policy, approved unanimously Tuesday, is believed to be the state's most liberal and permissive since implementation of Proposition 215, the medical marijuana initiative approved in 1996. Lungren has set a limit of two plants, or 1 ounce of marijuana, for a 30-day supply.
May 26, 1998 |
More than two dozen sheriff's deputies swooped down on San Francisco's largest medical marijuana club and closed it during a predawn raid Monday. Four days after San Francisco Superior Court Judge William Cahill declared the club a public nuisance, a locksmith let a busload of deputies in through a back door of the Cannabis Healing Center at 6 a.m. They evicted seven people staying there, changed the locks and took inventory of the building's contents.
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January 31, 2000 |
The man at the lectern said his message would be brief. And as the five Orange County supervisors leaned back in their chairs, Steve Kubby, articulate and well-dressed in a business suit, came right to the point. "Hi, I'm Steve Kubby. I'm a cancer patient and I use marijuana to stay alive." Kubby urged the board to enforce the state's medical-marijuana initiative and also to provide "safe houses" where the seriously ill can use the drug without fear of arrest or harassment by law enforcement.