ASA in the News

Mar 182007

U.S. Judges Kill the Ninth Amendment - Americans for Safe Access

  • March 18, 2007 8:00 PM

Fred E. Foldvary, Editorial, The Progress Report

As reported by the Associated Press, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed on March 14, 2007 that the Ninth Amendment to the United States is now null and void, and that the federal government of the United States of America has no moral legitimacy.

The judges did not explicitly express those statements in their ruling, but that is the implication. The case involved a woman whose life, according to her doctor, can only be preserved with medical marijuana. The judges ruled that the federal government may nevertheless prosecute her for violating federal laws regarding drugs.

Mar 082007

High School Students Getting Medical Marijuana Cards In California - Americans for Safe Access

  • March 08, 2007 7:00 PM

, KSDK TV San Diego

Some California teens are giving a new meaning to "high" school.

Students are finding easy access to medical marijuana cards and presenting those cards to school authorities as a legitimate excuse for getting high.

Mar 052007

Post-polio sufferer wants medical marijuana legalized - Americans for Safe Access

  • March 05, 2007 7:00 PM

Elizabeth Coe, The Capital (MD)

Barry Considine has lived with nearly constant pain for almost 10 years, and his condition is getting worse.

Jan 172007

No jail for medical marijuana grower - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 17, 2007 7:00 PM

Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun (Canada)

Growing pot for medical marijuana crusader Grant Krieger won’t mean jail for a former Calgary man, a judge ruled today.

Jan 012007

Azusa council poised to approve ban on pot dispensaries - Americans for Safe Access

  • January 01, 2007 7:00 PM

, Associated Press

AZUSA, Calif. -- The city is poised to join several others across California in banning medical marijuana dispensaries.

The City Council planned to vote Tuesday on an ordinance designed to prohibit the so-called "pot clubs." Officials approved the new rule unanimously on its first reading last month.

Dec 192006

Turku man becomes Finland's first legal user of medicinal marijuana - Americans for Safe Access

  • December 19, 2006 7:00 PM

Tommi Nieminen, HELSINGIN SANOMAT

     The apartment is nothing like a dingy drug den; no yellowed posters of hemp leaves, the Grateful Dead, or Haile Selassie adorn the walls.
     A wall clock just ticks on one of them.
      Aulis is an ordinary-looking 53-year-old man who appears almost shy, who lives in an apartment in the centre of Turku.
Nov 272006

Michigan tackles medical, recreational marijuana - Americans for Safe Access

  • November 27, 2006 7:00 PM

Associated Press, WOOD TV8 (MI)

Charles Snyder III says his rare disorder, nail patella syndrome, sometimes leaves him in so much pain he'd nearly be bedridden without pain medication -- such as marijuana.

Nov 272006

Board to discuss medical marijuana ID card after tentative ruling supports Prop - Americans for Safe Access

  • November 27, 2006 7:00 PM

Shayla Ashmore, Lassen News (CA)

The medical marijuana identification card program will be back before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors sometime after Jan. 1 due to a San Diego County Superior Court ruling that counties must follow the state’s medical-marijuana laws regardless of federal drug statutes.

Nov 202006

Boca man credits medical marijuana for his health - Americans for Safe Access

  • November 20, 2006 7:00 PM

Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post

On Monday, Irvin Rosenfeld started his 25th year of smoking nearly a dozen joints a day. Getting busted is the least of his problems. His more than 200 bone tumors were supposed to continue to grow until they left him paralyzed or caused a clot to break loose and kill him. Without his'medicine,' which he's received since 1982, 'I definitely believe that would have happened by now,' the stockbroker with offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale said Monday.
Nov 202006

Tracy pot store to be shut down - Americans for Safe Access

  • November 20, 2006 7:00 PM

Phil Hayworth, Tracy Press (CA)

“Sally” describes herself as a 50-year-old professional in the education field who uses marijuana to relax back muscles that often get so tense that she can’t sleep. Her doctor recently prescribed marijuana for the tension, and she remembers how well it worked 10 years ago when she had cancer and the chemotherapy made her so sick that she had no appetite.