ASA in the News

Dec 042013

City Council selects medical marijuana dispensary director as mayor

  • December 04, 2013 12:00 PM


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.

Dec 042013

Sebastopol’s New Mayor Also Runs Two Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

  • December 04, 2013 12:00 PM

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.”

Dec 032013

Bill Clinton: 'I Never Denied That I Used Marijuana'

  • December 03, 2013 12:00 PM

Paige Lavender, Huffington Post

Former President Bill Clinton said he "never denied" smoking pot.

Nov 292013

Marijuana's risk to drivers debated

  • November 29, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Nov 262013

Report: State Marijuana Laws Found To Comply With Federal Guidelines

  • November 26, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Nov 252013

In the Weeds

  • November 25, 2013 12:00 PM

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, The American Prospect

Can Colorado and Washington make legal marijuana work?

Nov 252013

Third Time the Charm? New White Paper on Medical Marijuana Shows States in Compliance With DOJ Guidelines

  • November 25, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Nov 212013

With Pot Legal, The Days Of Washington's Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Numbered

  • November 21, 2013 12:00 PM

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.

Nov 212013

In the weeds: Medical marijuana in Florida

  • November 21, 2013 12:00 PM

Arielle Stevenson, Creative Loafing

The petition still needs thousands of signatures to make it onto next year's ballot.

Nov 182013

Don’t treat medical-marijuana patients like recreational users

  • November 18, 2013 12:00 PM

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.