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Tue Dec 6 2005Bill Would Let Medical Marijuana Patients Include Medicinal Use as Part of Defense
Tue Dec 6 2005HR 4272 Says, "Let Patients Tell the Truth, Nothing But the Truth"
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Raich case earlier this year, which permits the federal government to continue arresting and prosecuting medical marijuana patients and their caregivers-- even in states where medical use of marijuana is permitted-- U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) and his bipartisan co-sponsors have re-introduced legislation to that would let medical marijuana defendants have the right to tell the truth in court.
H.R 4272, officially dubbed “The Steve McWilliams Truth in Trials Act”, guarantees medical marijuana defendants the right to introduce evidence demonstrating that the marijuana-related activities for which they stand accused were performed in compliance with State law regarding the medical use of marijuana. In addition, the bill specifically limits the government’s ability to seize assets – including medical cannabis plants. Americans for Safe Access is encouraging people to contact their member of Congress to urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 4272. Read more
Steve McWilliams was a medical marijuana patient and activist who died earlier this year. He had apparently overdosed on the medications that he had been given in place of the marijuana that he had been denied since his 2002 arrest.
Regarding the "No Drugs No Alcohol" agreement at The Village in Oakland (1 comment) Tuesday Feb 7th 11:34 AM
The Longest Walk 5.2 “Calling an End to Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence” Thursday Jan 12th 2:02 PM
SCPD Must Revise Immigration Determination Policy (1 comment) Sunday Jan 8th 11:44 PM
Woman Used As Salami Tray at Altai Brands Event in Las Vegas (7 comments) Tuesday Nov 22nd 11:39 AM
Bill to limit property seizures by cops heads to Governor Wednesday Sep 7th 12:17 AM
Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Continutes to Help Medical Marijuana Defendants in Federal Court (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 17th 2:12 PM
Four Days…the Slaying of Krista Deluca in the Santa Cruz County Jail (3 comments) Thursday Jun 30th 11:16 AMMore Local News...
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President Grants Commutations to 153 Federal Prisoners, Including Paul Free and Steven Speal (1 comment) Monday Dec 19th 6:26 PM
Indigenous Armed Group Created in the Mountains of Guerrero Thursday Dec 15th 5:35 PM
Stop Sen. Sesssions From Making U.S. into a Sadistic State as D.A.! Monday Dec 5th 5:11 AM
The marijuana election is days away! (This Month in Marijuana - October 2016) Monday Oct 31st 8:58 AM
El Cajon Police Return Medical Cannabis - Another Success for the Patient Community Monday Oct 10th 8:14 AM
New Orleans Drug Policy Update August 2016 Sunday Aug 14th 7:52 AM
Fusion Green Liberty Party 2016 Presidential Campaign (2 comments) Sunday Jul 31st 1:21 PMMore Global News...
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Prop 64 Has Passed: Now What? "Track and Trace" May Become Widespread Wednesday Nov 9th 3:29 PM
Philippines: The Punisher's dirty war on drugs Wednesday Sep 21st 11:53 PM
5 Whistleblowers Of Many Who Have Exposed The CIA Role In Cocaine or Crack Distribution Friday Jan 15th 10:07 AM
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Proposed Vallejo Ordinance to Close All Cannabis Dispensaries (6 comments) Sunday Mar 15th 11:12 AMOpen Newswire...
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