ASA in the News

Dec 072016

Americans for Safe Access Petition the DEA to Provide Accurate Information - Americans for Safe Access

By Julia Granowicz for The Marijuana Times

It was only a few months ago that the Drug Enforcement Administration made their decision, once again, to deny petitions to reschedule cannabis in the Controlled Substances Act. However, in an official DEA document titled “Denial of Petition to Initiate Proceedings to Reschedule Marijuana”, they made statements for the first time which actually contradict their fear mongering of the past, including: “At present, the available data do not suggest a causative link between marijuana use and the development of psychosis” and “Numerous large, longitudinal studies show that subjects who used marijuana do not have a greater incidence of psychotic diagnoses compared to those who do not use marijuana.”

Dec 072016

Pressure Mounts for DEA to Admit Marijuana Has Medicinal Value - Americans for Safe Access

By Mike Adams for Merry Jane

“This is something President Obama can correct before he leaves office,” [Steph] Sherer said. “We cannot have this misinformation continue to inaccurately influence the minds of Congressional representatives and government agencies.”

Dec 072016

Americans for Safe Access Petition the DEA to Provide Accurate Information - Americans for Safe Access

By psmith for StoptheDrugWar.org

ASA Files Petition With DOJ to Make DEA Stop Lying About Marijuana. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Monday filed a petition under the Information Quality Act with the Justice Department "demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) immediately update misinformation about cannabis." Under the Information Quality Act, federal administrative agencies are required to ensure that the information they disseminate is accurate and objective. ASA says the DEA has violated the act at least 25 times.

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.