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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.
Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It (1 comment) Wednesday Nov 8th 7:42 AM
A Public Bank of Oakland Could Provide Financial Services to Cannabis Industry (1 comment) Thursday Oct 26th 1:10 AM
Santa Cruz County Cannabis EIR Update and Important Meeting Dates (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 5th 6:32 PM
Recommendations for Action in the MHCAN Crisis (7 comments) Sunday Sep 3rd 6:06 PM
Support Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for City and County License (3 comments) Sunday Sep 3rd 3:56 PM
Time for Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Broaden Narcan Policies (1 comment) Saturday Aug 5th 9:14 AM
Time to Revisit All-Volunteer Needle Exchange (3 comments) Wednesday Jun 7th 4:19 PMMore Local News...
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Philippines: Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent Thursday Oct 26th 1:19 AM
Cannabis for the Treatment of Cancer - Scientific Details in Report (2 comments) Wednesday Sep 13th 7:47 AM
Philippines: 8,000 killings proof of policy to kill Sunday Sep 10th 5:13 AM
PHILIPPINES - Akbayan slams Duterte's raid killings, threats vs. rights activists Sunday Aug 20th 6:21 PM
Negro on California's Corporate Marijuana Rush Thursday Jul 20th 4:11 PM
Paramilitary group kills 6 people and leaves 3 children wounded in Guerrero, México Friday Jun 16th 2:27 AM
Getting Into Trouble with Franklin Lopez of SubMedia Sunday Mar 26th 1:19 PMMore Global News...
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Deep State Targets Duterte for Shaky Alliances, Not Drug Killings Saturday May 27th 10:46 AM
Tom Marino Drug Czar; Another Prohibitionist Profiteer! Tuesday May 2nd 11:33 AM
Prop 64 Has Passed: Now What? "Track and Trace" May Become Widespread Wednesday Nov 9th 3:29 PM
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5 Whistleblowers Of Many Who Have Exposed The CIA Role In Cocaine or Crack Distribution Friday Jan 15th 10:07 AM
CALL IN: Opportunity for Input: Marijuana Scheduling NOVEMBER 20th, 2015 Thursday Nov 12th 9:49 AM
A technology that makes it impossible for guns to fire: The ultimate safe neighborhoods. Wednesday Aug 26th 7:34 PMOpen Newswire...
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