ASA in the News
Steph Sherer, Huffington Post (Op-Ed)
The consequences of injuries sustained by NFL players have gotten more attention lately, in part due to the tragic death of Junior Seau and others who were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. That’s started a debate about safety and the care players receive. The $765 million settlement the league reached with some of the retired players acknowledges past problems, but revising how injuries are treated can help now.
Bob Young, Seattle Times
The state Liquor Control Board recommended that home growing still be allowed for medical-marijuana patients, reversing an earlier proposal that inflamed activists and patients.
Katie Rucke, MintPress News
Researchers from Northwestern University reported Monday that chronic teenage use of marijuana contributes to changes in a person’s brain structure to resemble that of a person with schizophrenia, often resulting in memory issues.
Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego CityBeat
During a telephone conversation with her husband, Wendy Jones heard a loud bang through the receiver right before the call went dead. On her way back from a work trip to Anaheim in early 2012, she’d called her husband Mark to say she was less than an hour away from their East San Diego County apartment.
Carmen George, The Modesto Bee
Two revamped marijuana ordinance proposals — one that completely bans marijuana growing in Fresno County — will be before county supervisors on Tuesday.
Mike Rosenberg, San Jose Mercury News
Bolstered by new legal authority, San Jose leaders are trying again to impose rules that would sharply shrink the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that have proliferated across the city in recent years as officials struggled to regulate them.
A medical marijuana dispensary owner has been named mayor of a small Northern California city in the heart of pot country.
Steve Brown, Capital Press
If the Washington state Legislature adopts a working group’s recommendations, medical marijuana patients would no longer be able to grow their own marijuana and would have to buy it at a state-licensed store like everyone else.
Keri Brenner, Napa Valley Patch
Sebastopol City Council voted Tuesday to seat vice mayor and medical marijuana community leader Robert Jacob as mayor of Sebastopol, according to a news release from the medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access.