News Archive 2005-2006

2006

  • Judge rejects San Diego lawsuit challenging Prop. 215 (Dec. 6th, 2006).
  • San Francisco approves marijuana deprioritization, calls for legally taxed and regulated adult distribution (Nov 14th, 2006).
  • California cities vote for marijuana reform (Nov 6th, 2006).
  • Tenth Anniversary of Prop. 215 (Nov 5th-6th 1996).
  • California campaign to make marijuana offenses lowest enforcement priority in Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and San Francisco.
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoes Industrial Hemp bill AB 1147.
  • Mounting pressure for crackdown on LA dispensaries (Oct 2006)
  • Bungled LA DEA dispensary raid raises troubling questions (Aug 31, 2006).
  • DEA closes San Diego medical cannabis clubs (July 21, 2006). Mounting pressure against proliferating clubs in Los Angeles, Orange County.
  • Marijuana initiatives submitted for November ballot in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Santa Cruz www.taxandregulate.org
  • California June 6th primary election voter's guide.
  • Zogby poll shows 55% of West Coast supports changing federal law to let states regulate marijuana like alcohol.
  • Upswing in California marijuana prisoners reported in 2005; arrest rates steady since passage of Prop 215.
  • Medical marijuana refugee Steve Kubby released from Placer County jail (April 2006).
  • 2005

  • San Diego dispensaries raided by police as county plans federal lawsuit against state ID cards, Prop. 215 (Dec 2005).
  • CAMP posts new record - over 1 million marijuana plants eradicated in 2005.
  • San Francisco OKs medical cannabis dispensary ordinance (Nov 2005).
  • Cal NORML poll shows SF voters don't see pot clubs as a problem, over 60% support legalization.
  • New accident studies show marijuana a lesser driving hazard than alcohol - Drug urine tests unjustified (2005).
  • CHP agrees to honor Prop. 215 - other Prop. 215 legal issues outstanding.
  • NIDA blocks MAPS - NORML study of marijuana vaporization as research proponents appeal at DEA hearings.
  • Raids against medical cannabis dispensaries resume; patients not targeted. "A
    warning shot across the bow" (July 05). (List of federal medical marijuana cases).
  • Marijuana smoking not linked to lung cancer, UCLA study concludes (Jun 05).
  • Supreme Court rules against medical marijuana patients Raich & Monson - state
    medical marijuana law NOT affected (Jun 05).
  • Congress rejects Rohrabacher-Hinchey amendment to stop federal war on medical marijuana, but California delegation votes 35-19 in favor (Jun 05).
  • Air Travelers face more intrusive baggage checks (Jan 2005)
  • Counties and cities act to regulate cannabis dispensaries.
  • Centennial of the Drug War - First Congressional anti-narcotics bill passed March 3, 1905 - 2005