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Tune in TONIGHT "Gupta Response 3" Google+ Hangout at 7pm PT 

Featuring: ASA executive director Steph Sherer, Jahan Marcu Ph.D, Matt Kahl, U.S. combat veteran and activist with Grow for Vets and Weed 3 participant Dr. Sue Sisley.

Click here to view the press release and leave comments and join the conversation on Google Plus Event Page and YouTube Channel!  Did you miss the WEED 3?  Click here to view the full documentary.

Participant Biographies:

  • Steph Sherer is founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.
  • Sue Sisley M.D. is a medical cannabis researcher. Her research into medical marijuana as a treatment for Posttraumatic stress disorder lead to her being fired for from the University of Arizona after political pressure was directed at the University over her research.  Dr. Sisley is the recipient of the 2015 Researcher of the Year award from ASA.
  • Matthew Kahl served with the U.S Army 101st Airborne Infantry (Air Assault), 1/506th Infantry Regiment “Band of Brothers”. He is a combat veteran that sustained injuries during a combat patrol in which a medic was killed and two other soldiers wounded. He was diagnosed with PTSD shortly after. He is currently the Horticulture Director with the advocacy group Operation Grow 4 Vets.
  • Jahan Marcu, Ph.D is the Research and Development Director at Green Standards Diagnostics Inc.,a cannabinoid research scientist, and the Senior Science Advisor at ASA. Dr. Marcu is the recipient of the 2012 Researcher of the Year award from ASA.

In This Section

Sanjay Gupta WEED 2 Response

ASA hosted a Google Hangout, March 12th at 8pm EDT, featuring AHP director Roy Upton, ASA scientific advisory board member Dr. Jahan Marcu and others. This newly compiled scientific information on epilepsy and medical marijuana comes as CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired a follow-up documentary to last year's "Weed," both of which feature children whose parents use cannabis to help treat rare and sever forms of epilepsy unresponsive to medication.

Marijuana as a Botantical Medicine

Watch our live Google Hangout to hear from a panel of experts including AHP Executive Director Roy Upton, RH, Dayu; Professor Lyle Craker, PhD, of University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Dr. Michelle Sexton, ND, and Dr. Jahan Marcu, PhD, of the Americans for Safe Access Multidisciplinary Scientific Advisory Board on the significance of the Cannabis monograph and the new PFC certification program.

Reaction to Leahy Hearing on Marijuana

Less than two weeks after the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum on how it intends to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized its use, the Senate Judiciary Committee held unprecedented hearing on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 focusing in part on the details of that enforcement plan. Medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) hosted a Google Hangout following the hearings on Tuesday to discuss the reaction to the testimony.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Response

Americans for Safe Access hosted a LIVE Google Hangout Sunday after Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Documentary "WEED" aired. We discussed issues raised in Sanjay Gupta's documentary and more. Dr. Alan Shakelford, Matt and Paige Figi ( from the CNN documentary), as well as Dr. Sunil Aggarwal and Huffington Post DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim where a few of the guests on the hangout.