ASA in the News

Dec 062016

Cannabis patients sue over DEA’s deception - Americans for Safe Access

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.

Dec 062016

Petition Demands DEA Correct Misinformation About Marijuana - Americans for Safe Access

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

Dec 062016

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.

 

Dec 062016

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.

Dec 052016

Jeff Sessions' reefer madness - Americans for Safe Access

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."

Nov 302016

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

Nov 292016

Patient Focused Certification Attracts Europe’s Top Cannabis Companies - Americans for Safe Access

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.

Nov 292016

Medical marijuana advocates up in arms over Jeff Sessions - Americans for Safe Access

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.

Nov 292016

Jeff Sessions Appointment Poses Threat To Booming Marijuana Industry - Americans for Safe Access

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

Nov 212016

New Trump nominee puts legal marijuana sales in jeopardy - Americans for Safe Access

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.