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Aug 032015

Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Clinic Sees More Than 100 Prospective Patients - Americans for Safe Access

Jul 212015

New Law Protecting Cannabis Patients Passes in California - Americans for Safe Access

By Zara Zhi ireadculture.com

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the first of a sequence of imminent bills related to medical cannabis, reports East Bay Express. Assembly Bill 258 will be in effect on Jan. 1, 2016 and will inhibit California hospitals from rejecting organ transplants to medical cannabis patients.

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.