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