October 24, 2011

Patients, Advocates Plan Protest To Stop The Federal Attack On California Medical Marijuana

October 24, 2011
medical cannabis protester

medical cannabis protesterThe San Francisco Chapter of Americans for Safe Access, (ASA) patients, and advocates will protest the Obama Administration’s new attack on medical cannabis patients’ access to medicine on Tuesday, October 25th.

What: Peaceful Protest Against the Federal Attack on Safe Access
When: 10:30AM * Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Where: Northwest Corner of 3rd and Mission St.

Advocates are invited to rally at the northwest corner of 3rd and Mission St. for the President’s visit at 10:30am. The President is holding a fund-raising luncheon at the W Hotel beginning at 12pm. At 10am, there will be a press conference with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and other advocates three blocks away at the Marriott Hotel, 299 Second St., SOMA Room #3.

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a major attack on medical cannabis patients’ access to medicine last week. The DOJ says medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives in California are illegal, and ordered them to close within forty-five days. The DOJ also dusted off and old Bush-era tactic, sending letters threatening property owners who rent to medical cannabis tenants with prosecution and asset forfeiture. Most of California’s legal medical cannabis patients rely on cooperatives and collectives for safe access to the medicine they need to treat the symptoms of cancer, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain, and other serious conditions. Tell President Obama and the DOJ to stop the federal attack on safe access and to support a change in federal law!


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