ASA in the News

Nov 132013

US Attorney Defies White House

  • November 13, 2013 12:00 PM

David Downs, East Bay Express

Melinda Haag, the US Attorney for Northern California, is flouting new federal guidelines in her continued attempts to shut down legal medical marijuana dispensaries in the Bay Area.

Nov 122013

Big Pharma Eyes Michigan Medical Marijuana Market

  • November 12, 2013 12:00 PM

Katie Rucke, MintPress News

Pharmacies could fill medical marijuana prescriptions if Michigan bill passes.

Nov 122013

California US Attorneys Defying White House’s Weed Policy

  • November 12, 2013 12:00 PM

David Downs, San Francisco Chronicle

The Administration has long-maintained it targets groups breaking both federal and state marijuana law. But in emails provided to Smell the Truth, an Assistant U.S. Attorney writes the feds are targeting everyone.

Nov 112013

Michigan legislators propose pharmacy marijuana sales

  • November 11, 2013 12:00 PM

David Eggert, Associated Press

Five years after Michigan voters legalized marijuana use for medical purposes, lawmakers say it's time the drug is brought into the fold of the health care industry so patients can buy it at their corner pharmacy.

Nov 082013

SF Bulls, America's Most Marijuana-Friendly Pro Sports Team, Hosts Weed Fundraiser

  • November 08, 2013 12:00 PM

Chris Roberts, SF Weekly

And the Bulls will cement their reputation as playing in the nation's most marijuana-friendly pro sports venue on Nov. 16, when they host a fundraiser for Americans for Safe Access. That's right: it's going to be weed lobby night at the Bulls.

Nov 052013

Mich. bill would allow medical pot sales at pharmacies

  • November 05, 2013 12:00 PM

Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press

Medical marijuana users could buy tested and regulated pot from pharmacies under a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate Government Operations Committee.

Nov 012013

Medical marijuana in Oregon: Medford, other cities trying to ban outlets

  • November 01, 2013 12:00 PM

Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian

Starting early next year, Oregon will be home to a state-sanctioned medical marijuana retail industry, but some cities are already moving to keep these establishments from opening.

Oct 302013

Pot Block! Trapped in the Marijuana Rescheduling Maze

  • October 30, 2013 12:00 PM

Harmon Leon, The Nation

One journalist-provocateur’s journey into the drug war bureaucracy shows why previous efforts to reschedule pot have been DEA’d on arrival.

Oct 242013

Study: Cannabis Compounds Can Kill Cancer Cells

  • October 24, 2013 12:00 PM

Steven Nelson, U.S. News & World Report

Researcher says cannabinoids might treat cancer as well as billion-dollar drugs.

Oct 212013

Marijuana dispensary rules spur concerns

  • October 21, 2013 12:00 PM

Xochitl Peña, The Desert Sun

Critics: Mandates in Palm Springs ordinance may be illegal.