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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998 |
After deliberating nearly three hours, a jury on Wednesday convicted a member of a Garden Grove cannabis club on two felony counts of selling marijuana but acquitted him of two other felony counts. David L. Herrick's case drew public attention when his lawyer tried to invoke the 1996 medicinal marijuana initiative, known as Proposition 215, in his defense.
May 27, 1998 |
Faced with a federal crackdown on California's cannabis clubs, local and state officials brainstormed Tuesday about alternative ways to distribute medical marijuana to those with AIDS, cancer and other diseases. At a hearing before a state Senate committee, the officials--joined by dozens of medical marijuana advocates--agreed that the easiest answer was to make marijuana available in pharmacies.
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.