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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Victory! CA Six Flags Stops Seizing Medical Marijuana

From: steph sherer
Subject: DPFCA: Victory! CA Six Flags Stops Seizing MMJ
Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2006 04:14 PM

July 13, 2006

** Victory! CA Six Flags Stops Seizing Medical Marijuana **

Dear Friend,

When medical marijuana patient and pro-athlete fishing champion Donuel Bruno took his wife to Six Flags theme park, he was expecting a day of rides and laughs.

Instead, security guards at the theme park found his medical marijuana and
destroyed it.

"The security guard told me that my [medical marijuana] recommendation
didn't count because I wasn't a federal patient. Then he seized and
destroyed my medicine," said Donuel. "$100 worth of medicine was a lot
to me because I was on disability. I couldn't believe how misinformed the security guard was."

Outraged, Donuel called ASA to explain what had happened. ASA's legal team
immediately informed Six Flags Theme Park that its action violated the
Compassionate Use Act

As a result of ASA's demand letter, CA Six Flags changed their policy on
medical marijuana. Today, security is instructed to ask medical marijuana
patients to return their medicine to their vehicle instead of destroying it.

We are continuously working hard to protect the everyday rights of medical
marijuana patients. Providing direct services such as our legal call-in
program and peer
counseling enables ASA take quick action when situations like Donuel's Six Flags incident occur.
These programs also help over 100 patients a day navigate the legal system,
understand state laws, and connect with others in their community.

* We depend on gifts from supporters like you to continue providing free services to patients.

* Please make a one-time donation or become a monthly ASA Sustainer.

* It's easy. Just click here and to donate:

"Thanks to ASA's quick action, the rights of medical cannabis patients
will be honored by Six Flags," said Donuel Bruno. "Six Flags said they
would compensate me $100 to cover the cost of my destroyed medicine. I'm going to donate half of it, or $50, to ASA. I hope that you will join me in donating at least that much to this invaluable organization!"

Americans for Safe Access is the nation's largest organization of patients,
medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens promoting safe and
legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. We provide media
support for court cases, activist training to organizers, and rapid response
to law enforcement encounters. We work with local, state, and national
legislators on issues concerning medical marijuana patients. Our successful
media and legal campaigns have resulted in important court precedents, new
sentencing standards, and more compassionate community guidelines.

Thank you in advance for supporting ASA. We can win this together!

Warmest Regards,
Steph Sherer
Executive Director
Americans for Safe Access

P.S. ASA is pleased to report that Donuel's health has improved, and he
will be returning to the professional circuit of bass fishing in the
upcoming 2007 season. You can reach Donuel at

P.P.S Have a legal question or want to report a violation of the
Compassionate Use Act? Call our toll-free hotline at 1-888-929-4367
long live overgrow

Have a legal question or want to report a violation of the Compassionate Use Act? Call ASA's toll-free hotline at 1-888-929-4367


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