ASA in the News

Jan 232014

In debate on medical marijuana, enter twins, age 3

Bethany Rodgers, The Frederick News-Post

Shannon Moore's twin boys had their first seizures at home, when they were just 4 months old. And at the hospital, where Moore and her husband hoped to find help for their sons, doctors couldn't promise any relief.

Jan 222014

Los Angeles steps up pot clinic crackdown

Gary Walker, The Argonaut

Medical marijuana dispensaries operating outside the letter of the law beware: Los Angeles City Attorney Michael Feuer has you in his sights.

Jan 192014

Parents ask legislators for medical exception for marijuana

, Gainesville Times

For Oakwood mother of five Sarah Caruso, it’s hard to understand why a possible treatment for her daughter’s seizures is illegal.

Jan 172014

Forsyth family’s plight ignites Georgia medical marijuana debate

Maggie Lee, The Telegraph

Haleigh Cox’s seizure disorder makes all her days hard. She has up to 100 seizures a day. When her breathing stopped earlier this month, her mom, Janea Cox, thought she had lost her only child.

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Jan 172014

Medical marijuana lobbyists will be in Richmond on Monday

, Daily Press

T.J. Thompson, chair of Safe Access Virginia, the newly formed state chapter of Americans for Safe Access, the national group advocating for medical cannabis (it prefers the "scientific" term over marijuana), will be leading a lobbying effort in Richmond on Monday, Jan. 20.

Jan 152014

Advocates push to repeal Lake County marijuana ordinance

Glenda Anderson, The Press Democrat

Marijuana advocates on Wednesday submitted thousands of signatures in an effort to qualify a Lake County referendum for the June ballot.

Jan 112014

Cherokee County mom advocating for medical marijuana in Georgia

  • January 11, 2014 12:00 PM

Joshua Sharpe, The Marietta Daily Journal

Corey Lowe doesn’t know if medical marijuana can help her daughter, but as a mother she said she is willing to fight for a chance to make her child’s life better — no matter how long that life may be.

Jan 072014

N.Y. hospitals left out of loop on Cuomo's medical marijuana plans

  • January 07, 2014 12:00 PM

Jaimy Lee, Modern Healthcare

Reports that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to designate 20 hospitals in New York to dispense medical marijuana was news to them.

Jan 062014

Group poised to unionize pot growers

  • January 06, 2014 12:00 PM

Rick Karlin, Times Union

If there's any doubt that legalized marijuana has a future in New York and elsewhere, consider this: The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents thousands who work in grocery stores and food processing plants nationwide, has a Medical Cannabis and Hemp Division.

Jan 022014

State Nullification Works: Colorado Marijuana Stores Prove it

  • January 02, 2014 12:00 PM

Michael Boldin, Tenth Amendment Center

James Madison wrote in Federalist 46 that refusing to cooperate with unconstitutional federal acts would create “serious impediments” and “obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.” Yesterday, the people of Colorado nullified Washington DC and its unconstitutional federal laws banning marijuana – in a big, big way.