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Free Cannabis Education

The Law Office of Scot Candell is working with Cannabiz LLC to provide free medical marijuana education to anyone willing to learn.  Free video classes are offered in all areas of cannabis education, including health benefits, recent medical research, growing, testing, and many other areas.  To get your free education, go to www.worldofcannabiz.com and visit Cannabiz College.  Enjoy.

Federal Government will respect states rights

Today Eric Holder made it official that the Federal Government will keep a hands off approach when it comes to decisions to legalize marijuana on the state level.  In a Memorandum release for all US Attorneys, he expalined that the Federal Government will not interfere with individuals or groups that possess, grow, or transport marijuana as long as those groups or individuals are complying with state law.  To read the entire Memorandum, click the following link:

Marin Grand Jury Slams County for Lack of Access of Marijuana for Patients

The Marin County Civil Grand Jury studied the history and current status of dispensaries in Marin and concluded that patients do not have safe access to medicine.  It recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve regulations allowing dispensaries to operate in the unincorporated part of the county.  Let's see if they listen.

for the article in the Marin Independent Journal, click here: Article on Grand Jury Report

 

Another Appellate Win for Patients

On October 24, 2012, the Fourth District Court of Appeal for California issued a ruling confirming that medical marijuana collectives are legal in California, and that member are permitted to exchange money for medicine without participating in the collective's business in any other way.  This is a big win for patients, who are constantly being arrested and accused of violating Califonria Law for doing the exact things the Court has not declared to be legal.

Oakland Challenges Federal Government

The Oakland City Attorney recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Melinda Haag in federal court in Oakland seeking to stop the federal government from seizing property recently occupied by Harborside Health Clinic.

As many of you know, Harborside, which operates in Oakland and San Jose, is one of California's largest and most politically high-profile medical marijuana collectives.  Because of this, it has continually parried efforts by the federal government to crack down on its operations.

Medical Marijuana Politics in Palo Alto

Palo Alto, CA, home to Stanford University and the heart of Silicon Valley, has decided to leave it to the voters to decide if the city should allow medical marijuana dispensaries within their city.  There is currently a ban put in place by the City Council, so that residents with cancer and other serious medical conditions must drive to San Jose, Oakland, or San Francisco to get their medicine.  This is despite the fact that Palo Alto voted to pass proposition 215 by a margin of 3-1 back in 1996.  

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