ASA in the News
Bullock’s medical marijuana tax opposed by advocates, Republicans; growers undecided - Americans for Safe Access
By Hunter Pauli for the Montana Standard
“We understand that it may be tempting to look at the medical cannabis program as a means to help balance the budget or pay for a few new programs, but we think it’s a bad public policy,” - Mike Liszewski
By Bill Griffin for The Marijuana Times
Organisations like ICCI, PFC, ASA and their colleagues in universities and medical practices throughout Europe will make it happen in a way that ensures it is safe for consumers by coaching players in the market to operate at a highly professional level.
By Jim Rosica for Florida Politics
The president-elect “needs to reassure the more than 300 million Americans living under some sort of medical cannabis law that his attorney general will honor his campaign pledge to respect state medical cannabis programs,” Sherer said.
By Nathan Rott for NPR's All Things Considered
"We've been fighting for a long time, and definitely one presidency isn't going to stop the work that we're doing." -Steph Sherer
By Rob Motakainen for McClatchy Washington Bureau via The Daily Herald
“It could be really bad news, if we don’t fight back,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, a group that promotes medical marijuana.
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett for the Ventura County Star
Sarah Armstrong, director of industry affairs for Americans for Safe Access, applauded the council’s decision to allow delivery and pickup of medical marijuana. She said she hoped it would inspire other cities and the county to do the same.
“I think it's a very brave and very principled decision, and Americans for Safe Access is deeply grateful,” she said. “It allows people in and around Ojai to access medical marijuana that’s been tested, that’s supplied by people who adhere to state law. ... It also allows the county and the cities in the county to see that the sky does not fall when you allow a license for delivery services.”
By Tom Angell for Marijuana.com
Mike Liszewski of Americans for Safe Access said that the House version of the bill should have a shot of moving next year. “There may me be an opportunity to get a hearing for the successor to the CARERS Act in the House due to the retirement of Rep. Joe Pitts, who had blocked it in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health,” he said.
By C.M. Watts for TheWeedBlog
“Last night was a historic victory for the movement to legalize medical cannabis and provide safe, legal access for patients who are in critical need of medical cannabis for therapeutic uses,” said Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans of Safa Access (ASA).
By Noelle Skodzinski for Cannabis Busines Times
Florida was one of 16 states receiving “a grade of F or F+ in a [recent] report, ‘Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws,’ by Americans for Safe Access
By Steph Sherer for The Hill
The 2016 election will have lasting effects on the future of medical cannabis programs that affect the lives of millions of Americans. This is not a year to sit on the side lines. Educate yourself and vote!