ASA in the News
By Larry Buhl for Marijuana Venture
[Yami] Bolanos says she was enraged and horrified when an acquaintance died after being denied a liver transplant because he tested positive for marijuana he’d used legally to reduce the effects of chemotherapy. Working with Don Duncan of Americans for Safe Access, she helped pass California’s Assembly Bill 258, which ended the practice of rejecting patients for organ transplants if they use cannabis.
As Recreational Legalization Vote Looms, Medical Pot Looks To Stay Ahead Of The Curve - Americans for Safe Access
By Ron Jones for CBS 13 Sacramento
“There’s one rule about products in the Unites States, and if people are going to be eating them or consuming them it has to tested for certain safety perimeters,” said Jahan Marcu with Americans For Safe Access.
Medical Marijuana Patient Found Not Guilty within 10 Minutes in June, District Attorney Keeps the Cash - Americans for Safe Access
By Terrie Best for OB Rag
"Today the Court upheld the longstanding principal that ‘justice delayed is justice denied.’ With the modified order we look forward to the District Attorney’s Office doing everything in its power to ensure that Mr. Smith, a county resident, is not deprived of his property one day longer than necessary."
By Kevin Singer for Receivership News
This Article features a summary of Federal medical cannabis law which is republished, with permission, from ASA's website.
By James Wright for the AFRO.
Stephen Sherer, the executive director of Americans for Safe Access, is a proponent of the bill and cites its benefits. “The original D.C. medical cannabis law passed by the council did not authorize the Department of Health to license independent testing laboratories to ensure product safety,” Sherer said. “This bill will allow patients to accurately know how much THC and other cannabinoids are in medical cannabis products and that they are free of contaminates, giving them greater confidence in the safety and reliability of their medicine.”
By Katishi Maake for The Associated Press via The Washington Post
“If patients were allowed to cultivate their own medicine (in Maryland), you wouldn’t have patients waiting and suffering,” [Mike] Liszewski said. “Our organization [ASA] is trying to get to a solution that has the dispensaries opening up as soon as possible.”
By Tom Hymes for MG Magazine
Since 2002, Americans for Safe Access founder Steph Sherer has been advocating for cannabis patients and pushing their issues to the forefront of society with relentless determination. Among myriad other undertakings, ASA is now hard at work building a foundation of product safety protocols intended to hold the industry in good stead for years to come.
By Rick Mitchell with assistance from Gabe Friedman for http://bol.bna.com
In a possible sign that a legal push on medical pot access may be going mainstream, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe said it has entered a pro bono partnership with the Americans for Safe Access Foundation, a medical marijuana advocacy group. (American Lawyer)
* Biglaw gets in on the green rush: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has partnered with Americans for Safe Access Foundation, a medical marijuana advocacy group, to update a series of manuals on state medical marijuana laws. In the future, Orrick attorneys will man a hotline for medical marijuana patients in need of legal advice. [Am Law Daily]
By Nell Gluckman, The Am Law Daily
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced a pro bono partnership Thursday with the Americans for Safe Access Foundation, a medical marijuana advocacy group, signifying to some that the push to make legal cannabis available to patients nationwide has gone mainstream.