ASA in the News
By WCL New Service for The Leaf Online
Fake news has not only severely damaged the outcome and public
confidence in the nation’s 2016 elections, deceit has been a foundation of Drug War politics for over 100 years. When President Obama signed an executive order in 209 requiring that his policies be based on science instead of politics, it sounded promising but has done very little to end the flow of official DDEA-adminstrator-fighting-back-against-marijuana-policy-The-Leaf-Onlinerug War disinformation.
By Johnny Green for Weed News
Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, filed a petition with the Department of Justice (DOJ) today demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) immediately update misinformation about cannabis. The petition is being filed under the rules of the Information Quality Act (IQA, aka Data Quality Act), which requires administrative agencies to devise guidelines that ensure the “quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information” they distribute and to “[e]stablish administrative mechanisms allowing affected persons to seek and obtain correction of information maintained and disseminated by the agency that does not comply with the guidelines."
To find out more please take a look at our blog: safeaccessnow.org/iqa
Orrick, Representing Marijuana Advocate, Challenges DEA Statements About Pot - Americans for Safe Access
By Marcia Coyle for The National Law Journal
A national nonprofit advocacy group supporting legal access to medical marijuana has petitioned the U.S. Justice Department to require drug enforcers to correct allegedly false and misleading information about cannabis use on its website.
Hey, DEA: Stop Lying About Marijuana! Group Files DOJ Petition Demanding Accurate Info - Americans for Safe Access
By Steve Elliott for Toke Signals
Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, on Monday filed a petition with the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) immediately update its misinformation about cannabis.
By Megan Carpentier for The Week
Michael Liszewski, the director of government affairs for Americans for Safe Access, however, isn't banking on Trump's campaign promises quite yet. "A lot of people are aware of the pretty good things that President-elect Trump has said about medical marijuana," he said, "but Trump has sometimes changed his mind on certain positions."
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.