ASA in the News
The Sebastopol City Council Tuesday night unanimously selected as mayor the founder and executive director of two Peace in Medicine licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Sonoma County.
David Downs, East Bay Express
The North Bay city of Sebastopol's new mayor, Robert Jacob, is also the founder of two licensed medical cannabis dispensaries called Peace in Medicine. Advocacy group Americans for Safe Access is lauding the historic, unprecedented move, saying it “illustrates the political strength and legitimacy of the medical cannabis movement.”
Paige Lavender, Huffington Post
Former President Bill Clinton said he "never denied" smoking pot.
Dan Freedman, San Francisco Chronicle
As California advocates ponder a renewed push to legalize marijuana for adults, law enforcement officials and traffic safety experts are warning of a side effect of states allowing the drug for medical or recreational use: the danger caused by people driving while high.
Katie Rucke, MintPress News
The DOJ has “acted in bad faith in its policy to defer to local law enforcement,” the medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access says.
Third Time the Charm? New White Paper on Medical Marijuana Shows States in Compliance With DOJ Guidelines
Steph Sherer, Huffington Post (Op-Ed)
When the Department of Justice (DOJ) released their latest memo to federal prosecutors on how to handle state-regulated marijuana distribution, it marked a second round of change for federal enforcement policy.
Jacob Sullum, Forbes
Patient advocates have become increasingly concerned by an apparent unwillingness to accommodate two parallel markets and a desire to roll the state’s 15-year-old medical marijuana program into the emerging recreational marijuana program by making the medical-use law much more restrictive, the requirements unnecessarily onerous, and the costs far too prohibitive for patients.
Steph Sherer, Seattle Times (Op-Ed)
The recreational retail model for selling marijuana in Washington state will not meet the needs of medical-marijuana patients, writes guest columnist Steph Sherer.