ASA in the News

Jul 202015

FULL-ON WEED LEGALIZATION IS HEADING FOR YOUR BALLOTS - Americans for Safe Access

By Dennis Romero LA Weekly

There's been mad talk about finally legalizing recreational marijuana in the great state of California.

Jul 162015

Could Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket miss out on medical pot? - Americans for Safe Access

By Bob Salsberg Associated Press

Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum.

State law requires every county to have a dispensary for medical marijuana, but federal regulations forbid the drug from being transported across U.S. waters. That leaves the tourist havens of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket potless unless someone gets a license to grow it legally on the islands.



 

Jul 132015

California Has Finally Stopped Denying Organ Transplants to Medical Marijuana Users - Americans for Safe Access

By Gillian Mohney Vice News 

Nearly 19 years after her liver transplant, Yamileth Bolanos is no longer afraid of taking the medical marijuana that helps her get through the day.

Jul 082015

BROWN SIGNS BILL ALLOWING ORGAN DONATION TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA USERS - Americans for Safe Access

Brietbart.com By Daniel Nassbaum 

On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law authored by Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) that prevents state hospitals from denying organ donations to medical marijuana users strictly because of their marijuana use.

Jul 082015

Cannabis advocates personally deliver medical marijuana petition to Senator Feinstein - Americans for Safe Access

By Oscar Pascual SF Gate

A group of cannabis advocates intend to call out Dianne Feinstein’s opposition against marijuana law reform by hand-delivering the senator a petition signed by thousands of Californians.

Jul 082015

New Law Let’s Medical Marijuana Smokers Get Organ Transplants - Americans for Safe Access

AllGov California

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) estimates that 1,150 Californians on organ transplant lists use medical marijuana. That was hazardous to their health until a few days ago.

 

Jul 082015

California: Governor Signs Law Expanding Medical Marijuana Patients’ Rights - Americans for Safe Access

By Amely White Lidtime.com

Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today, Assembly Bill 258, to allow medical marijuana patients to receive organ transplants.

Jul 072015

Jerry Brown signs protection for pot smokers seeking organ transplants - Americans for Safe Access

BY David Siders Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting hospitals from denying organ transplants to medical marijuana users based solely on their use of the drug, Brown’s office announced Monday.

Jul 072015

Medical marijuana advertising sparks interest in pot use among teens, study finds - Americans for Safe Access

By Susan Abram, Los Angeles Daily News

A study of Southern California middle school students found that those who see ads, billboards, or signs for medical marijuana were more likely to think about or smoke pot than those who see no advertising, researchers said Monday.

Jul 062015

Wyoming parents mull hemp oil for children with epilepsy - Americans for Safe Access

By Laura Hancock Casper Star Tribune 

Gretchen Wheeler knows her 21-year-old daughter will never be able to drive, marry or have her own children. Katelyn will likely live with her mother "forever," Wheeler says.

She is willing to accept some of those facts. Her daughter has epilepsy and autism.

What Wheeler can't accept is Katelyn's constant seizures.