ASA in the News

Dec 202013

Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

  • December 20, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Dec 182013

Board recommends continuing medical-pot home grows

  • December 18, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Dec 182013

Marijuana-Schizophrenia Connection Just More “Reefer Madness”

  • December 18, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Dec 112013

Parents losing custody for medical marijuana use

  • December 11, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Dec 072013

Fresno County supervisors to weigh tougher marijuana rules

  • December 07, 2013 12:00 PM

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.


Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/12/07/3075832/fresno-county-supervisors-to-weigh.html#storylink=cpy
Dec 072013

San Jose to take new shot at limiting medical marijuana shops

  • December 07, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Dec 062013

Medical marijuana dispensary owner selected as mayor of Northern California city

  • December 06, 2013 12:00 PM

Associated Press

A medical marijuana dispensary owner has been named mayor of a small Northern California city in the heart of pot country.

Dec 062013

Recommendations lump medical with recreational pot

  • December 06, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

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. - See more at: http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131206/ARTICLE/131209930#sthash.FdUhkc72.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131206/ARTICLE/131209930#sthash.FdUhkc72.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131206/ARTICLE/131209930#sthash.FdUhkc72.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131206/ARTICLE/131209930#sthash.FdUhkc72.dpuf
Dec 052013

Sebastopol mayor-elect's rise thrills pot backers

  • December 05, 2013 12:00 PM

Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle

The North Bay town of Sebastopol made history this week when the City Council picked a marijuana activist as mayor.

Dec 042013

Medical Pot Leader Named Mayor of Sebastopol

  • December 04, 2013 12:00 PM

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.