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CA 4th Circuit Court of Appeal overturns pot dispensary conviction

Dispensary manager Jovan Jackson

Via Bill Holmes:

http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/blog/2012/10/24/a-big-win-for-asa-in-san-diego/

According to Americans for Safe Access (ASA):

The decision inPeople v. Jackson recognizes the right of medical cannabis dispensaries to exist and provide medicine to patient-members.  The decision further clarifies that members can participate in the association though financial contributions (sales) alone. This is an important milestone, because until now, some law enforcement and law makers all have refused to acknowledge that patients can organize cooperative and collective associations that sell medical marijuana. Today’s decision may have far-reaching implications for local and state implementation and regulation of medical marijuana.

  1. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

    CALIFORNIA COURT, NOT FEDERAL!

  2. chip
    October 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Does this mean that the Feds under Bush will stop arresting/prosecuting these clinics? Oops, sorry, I forgot, it’s Obama running things these days so I guess everything the Feds do is A-OK!

  3. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

    The point is all these CC clubs wrecked the game and now the Feds are giving it to them!!! I hope every last one of them gets locked up for 10+. The death of CC will be the rejuvenation of the game! Check the latest stock prices…

  4. Mitch
    October 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Politics is reality. You need an electoral college majority to win reelection, and the President owns California no matter what. The President is not stupid enough to hand winning issues to his opponents on a silver platter.

    Yes, it sucks. So do earthquakes. Neither are things any of us can do anything about.

  5. October 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Mitch, that’s an unfounded assumption. You only believe you can’t do anything because the things you can do you won’t do.

    Mitch :
    ***
    Yes, it sucks. So do earthquakes. Neither are things any of us can do anything about.

  6. Jack Sherman
    October 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Actually the Electoral College is being challenged with legislation again right now, without a Constitutional Amendment. When the Electoral College in enough states is mandated to support the candidate that received the popular vote…it will be finished. G.W. Bush was the only president in modern history to win by Electoral College and not the popular vote. (PBS News Hour 10/25/12).

    When enough people stand up to fight for what’s right, they eventually win. A lesson rarely modeled, taught or inspired in schools. Even our local media fails to inform us how a tiny band of monied persistipants successfully fight to maintain political control over all local elected offices forever. Unless the people lead, the government defends the status-quo.

  7. October 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Jack Sherman :
    G.W. Bush was the only president in modern history to win by Electoral College and not the popular vote. (PBS News Hour 10/25/12).

    I don’t believe that’s correct. The electoral college has gone against popular vote 3 times, Bush/Gore being the third. The other two I’m not sure of but I think Mckinley vs. whoever was one.

    You can scream about the electoral college all you want, but all you’ll be doing is replacing it with a system that might well give you the same results.

  8. Fact Checker
    October 26, 2012 at 11:51 am

    “The 2000 election was the most recent when the candidate who received the greatest number of electoral votes, and thus won the presidency, didn’t win the popular vote. But this scenario has played out in our nation’s history before.

    In 1824, John Quincy Adams was elected president despite not winning either the popular vote or the electoral vote. Andrew Jackson was the winner in both categories. Jackson received 38,000 more popular votes than Adams, and beat him in the electoral vote 99 to 84. Despite his victories, Jackson didn’t reach the majority 131 votes needed in the Electoral College to be declared president. In fact, neither candidate did. The decision went to the House of Representatives, which voted Adams into the White House.

    In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes won the election (by a margin of one electoral vote), but he lost the popular vote by more than 250,000 ballots to Samuel J. Tilden.

    In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received 233 electoral votes to Grover Cleveland’s 168, winning the presidency. But Harrison lost the popular vote by more than 90,000 votes.

    In 2000, George W. Bush was declared the winner of the general election and became the 43rd president, but he didn’t win the popular vote either. Al Gore holds that distinction, garnering about 540,000 more votes than Bush. However, Bush won the electoral vote, 271 to 266.”
    http://www.factcheck.org/2008/03/presidents-winning-without-popular-vote/

  9. Jack Sherman
    October 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

    You sound like a reasonable person Fred, but you really need to be a more careful reader.

    “G.W. Bush was the only president IN MODERN HISTORY to win by Electoral College and not the popular vote. (PBS News Hour 10/25/12).”

  10. October 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Ok. Missed that, but what difference would it make if it was just modern history as opposed to the entire history of the U.S. electoral college.

    Oh, and I guess it wasn’t McKinley. Could have sworn that was one that the American Govt. teacher mentioned.

  11. Mangeling Facts
    October 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    facts schmacts…what’s the difference?

  12. Plain Jane
    October 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Since the electoral college favors low population states (most of which are conservative) by granting them a higher electoral vote to population ratio with each state receiving at least 3 electoral votes (plus 2 senators and 1 congressman) regardless of the fact that some of them have total populations smaller than some of our cities, conservatives traditionally have opposed ending the electoral college. It would be interesting to see how they feel if Obama loses the popular vote but wins re-election due to the electoral college. Hypocritical though it may be, I for one will be thankful if the electoral college saves us from the insanity that has taken over the right.

  13. Just Watchin
    October 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Only here could a thread about a court overturn of a pot seller conviction somehow turn into Bush bashing and the electoral college.

  14. Mitch
    October 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    For once, I’ve got to agree with JW.

  15. Plain Jane
    October 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    He says that it’s a bad thing.

  16. Plain Jane
    October 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    ?

  17. Mitch
    October 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    No, I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I just agree there aren’t many places it’s likely to happen.

  18. November 4, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Do not forget that this decision clarifies the FACT that sales of medical cannabis are 100% LEGAL under state law.

  19. May 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Very hip comments. The sweet time is now for all the Humboldt peeps.

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