ASA in the News
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.
By Dennis Romero LA Weekly
There's been mad talk about finally legalizing recreational marijuana in the great state of California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.