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Apr 172015

CA Assembly: Support AB 258 and save lives! - Americans for Safe Access

The State Assembly will vote soon on a bill that will reduce suffering and preventable deaths among legal medical cannabis patients in California. Email your State Assembly Representative today to support AB 258. The vote may happen any day now, so please do not wait.

Patients using doctor-recommended medical cannabis are routinely denied organ transplants in California – even though their medical cannabis use is 100% legal. AB 258 by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) will stop this discrimination and save lives.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE NOW.

Apr 142015

Ask Governor Inslee to Veto SB 5052 - Americans for Safe Access

NOW is your last chance to stop SB 5052 from being signed into law! We’ve made it easier than ever for you to ask Governor Inslee for a complete veto of SB 5052.

Simply fill in the blanks and edit the sample message as you see fit to send an email and a personal fax to the Governor and your state elected officials! By sending the email below to Governor Inslee as soon as possible, you can help us make a real difference in changing the conversation to focus on patients.

Click here to ask Governor Inslee to Veto SB 5052

Apr 102015

Washington Take Action! Demand your Representatives vote YES on the Patient Protection amendment 5052-S2 - Americans for Safe Access

A bipartisan group of leaders introduced the Patient Protection amendment to the most recent version of the bill last night, and we need your help to get the votes to get this amendment included!

Click here to send an email to your Representatives asking them to vote YES on the Patient Protection amendment (5052-S2 AMH APPL BLAC 080). Without this amendment included in the final House version of the bill, we are asking Representatives to vote NO on SB 5052.

Apr 072015

Sign Petition to Support the Senate CARERS Act - Americans for Safe Access

Sign the Petition to Ask Your Representatives to Sign on to the Senate CARERS Act!

The introduction of the CARERS Act by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Paul (R-KY), and Gillibrand (D-NY) is a historic moment in the medical marijuana movement. The bill would allow state programs to continue without federal inference, reschedule marijuana out of Schedule I, remove CBD from the scheduling, create access to banking services for legal marijuana business, end the Public Health service review process and NIDA monopoly that blocks research, and allows VA doctors to write recommendations in states that have a medical marijuana program. 

For the first time ever, we now have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in the U.S. Senate.  Sign the Petition below to urge your senators to protect safe access and patients right by signing onto the CARERS Act. 

Click here for a our analysis of the CARERS Act.

Click here to Sign the Petition!

Mar 102015

Thank the Cosponsors of the Senate CARERS Act - Americans for Safe Access

The introduction of the CARERS Act by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Paul (R-KY), and Gillibrand (D-NY) is a historic moment in the medical marijuana movement. For the first time ever, we now have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in the U.S. Senate. The bill would allow state programs to continue without federal inference, reschedule marijuana out of Schedule I, remove CBD from the scheduling, create access to banking services for legal marijuana business, end the Public Health service review process and NIDA monopoly that blocks research, and allows VA doctors to write recommendations in states that have a medical marijuana program. 

Given the unprecedented nature of the bill, please take a movement to call Senators Gillibrand (D-NY), Paul (R-KY), and Booker (D-NJ) and thank them for bringing the issue of medical marijuana before the U.S. Senate.

Showing a Senate leader appreciation will help build a valuable relationship between these offices and the patient advocate community. This is the best way you can show your support.  

Simply call the Congressional Switchboard (202-224-3121) and ask for the office of any of the bill sponsors!
Feb 212015

Don't Roll Back Legal Access in Richmond, CA - Americans for Safe Access

The Richmond City Council has postponed a vote, originally scheduled for March 3, to bring the number of available dispensary permits in the city from six down to three. If you live or work in Richmond, the City Council needs to hear from you. Use the talking points below to write a personalized email or make a short phone call to the the members of the City Council. Tell them not to lower the number of dispensaries in Richmond.

Click here for contact information.

Remember that you are most effective when you are brief and courteous!

Feb 162015

Washington: Urge lawmakers to protect medical cannabis patients by passing House Bill 2058

The House of Representatives has introduced a patient-friendly alternative to Senate Bill 5052, which substantially restricts safe, affordable access to medical cannabis.

House Bill 2058 is a far better proposal than other legislation we have seen this session, and the language in this bill is what we want to see sent to the Governor’s desk. In addition to strengthening protections against patient discrimination, HB 2058 would establish a dedicated framework for licensing of medical cannabis producers, processors and dispensers who currently provide safe products and quality care to seriously ill patients. 

The bipartisan proposal reintroduces the regulatory system originally passed by the 2011 Legislature. Unfortunately, under threat of federal intervention, then-Governor Christine Gregoire vetoed 36 sections of the bill. HB 2058 would simply restore the vetoed provisions first passed in 2011.

Take action to preserve safe, affordable access by contacting legislators TODAY!

Feb 022015

Tell you Virginia state legislators to support safe access to medical marijuana - Americans for Safe Access

There are currently three bills concerning medical marijuana before the Virginia legislature. While each of these proposals would be an improvement to the current situation, these bills each fall short from providing Virginian's with safe and legal access to medical marijuana therapy. 

We encourage every patient advocate in Virginia to send a message to their elected officials in Richmond expressing general support three bills introduced this session, HB 1445, HB 1605, and SB 1235, but that each of the bills falls short by not creating a safe and legal system in which patients can obtain their medicine. Please feel free to customize the language, and to add a brief personal story you've experienced on how medical cannabis has improved your life or the lives of those around you. Patients with conditions other than cancer, glaucoma, or epilepsy are particularly encouraged to share their stories.

Click here to email your Virginia state legislators!

It is important for medical marijuana advocates to let the General Assembly know about the shortcomings in the current proposals. Even if patient advocates are not successful in improving the legislation this session, we will be in a better position to improve the law next session. 
Dec 162014

Thank Congress for passing CJS to protect patients!

Congress took an unprecedented step on December 12th, 2014 to help protect medical cannabis patients in states with medical programs already in place. Passing both houses of Congress, an omnibus spending bill had an amendment introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-R) that would prohibit the Department of Justice (DOJ) from interfering in the implementation of state medical cannabis laws.

Patient advocates argue, with concurrence from law enforcement, that this historic measure will dramatically impact DOJ enforcement, including ending federal medical marijuana raids, arrests, criminal prosecutions, and civil asset forfeiture lawsuits, as well as providing prisoners with a way to petition for their release.

Click here to thank your Members of Congress for passing this historic measure to protect patients!

Oct 012014

Petition to add conditions to Connecticut's MMJ program

On behalf of the Connecticut Chapter of Americans for Safe Access, I’d like to formally announce our chapter’s newest initiative, amending the list of “Debilitating Illnesses” that qualify under the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program to include:

  1. Arthritis/ Osteoarthritis
  2. Insomnia
  3. Depression/Anxiety
  4. Chronic Pain

Click here to sign the petition!