Medical Marijuana in California 5/3/98

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Medical marijuana remains at the center of a firestorm of controversy in California. This week, the San Francisco Cannabis Cultivators' Club reemerged from the shut-down recently ordered by Judge David Garcia, as the Cannabis Healing Center. The entity has new management and revised procedures intended to comply with Proposition 215 and Judge Garcia's ruling. Operations will be directed by Hazel Rogers, a septagenarian who uses marijuana to treat her glaucoma.

In Southern California, the Orange County District Attorney has targeted members of the Orange County Cannabis Co-op for enforcement. The co-op's director, Marvin Chavez, has been arrested, along with two others members. Chavez is in jail awaiting trial on charges relating to the co-op's operation.

Chavez' supporters report that he suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis, a degenerative spine disease. While in jail, he is being deprived of necessary medication and the use of a back brace. A rally has been called for May 7, 1998, at 8:30am at the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, California. Supporters seek to provide a significant presence, followed by packing the Division 313 courtroom for Chavez' hearing.

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