ASA in the News

Sebastopol’s New Mayor Also Runs Two Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Posted by · 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.”

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Marijuana's risk to drivers debated

Posted by · 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.

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

Posted by · 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.

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US Attorney Defies White House

Posted by · 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.

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