California Campaign for Safe Access
The California Campaign for Safe Access is ASA's oldest state campaign. There are more legal patients, providers, and recommending physicians in California than any other state. Hundreds of thousands of patients have safe, reliable, and dignified access to medicine in the state, but significant challenges remain.
The mission of the California Campaign for Safe Access is:
- To monitor, implement, and improve medical cannabis law in California; and
- To protect and expand patients’ rights, using education, litigation, legislation, grassroots advocacy and direct support.
We are gearing for the 2015 and 2016 campaign right now. Check back soon for more information about statewide legislation, local campaigns, ending federal interference and intimidation in California, and representing the patients' interest in the debate about legalizing cannabis in 2016.
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Detailed outline of CA Campaign for Safe Access 2013-2014
I want to invite you to join a new email discussion list ASA is launching to help facilitate conversations about medical cannabis issues in California. The ASA California Campaign for Safe Access (ASA-CCSA) mailing list will be a primary contact point for patients, advocates, and others to share ideas and constructive debate on state legislation, local ordinances, initiatives, and court cases.
There are twelve city and county voter initiatives related to medical cannabis in California on the November 4, 2014 ballot. These measures will affect if and how local patients get their medicine.
A new study shows that 1.4 million Californians have used medical cannabis and an overwhelming majority of those users (92%) believe cannabis helped treat the symptoms of a serious medical condition. The study, which will be published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, challenges the commonly held perception that medical cannabis is being overused by healthy people and demonstrates that California’s medical cannabis laws are providing real relief to a lot of people.
The CA Medical Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Act will prevent a patient from being denied life-saving access to an organ transplant based solely on their status as a legal medical cannabis patient.
The Principles of Sensible Medical Cannabis Regulation are a blue print for patient-center regulations for California.
This sample legislation reflects the principles ASA and our allies want to see in an effective regulatory bill.
Save the date! ASA will host its annual CA Citizen Lobby Day on Monday, August 8, 2014. Hundreds of ASA Members and allies will meet for a special legislative briefing that day, before heading to the Capitol the meet with every Assembly and Senate Office.
Find out about medical cannabis bills in the state legilslature this year.
Contact information ASA's California offices