Marijuana collective sues Butte County officials

| October 07, 2022 |

Ryan Olson, Chico Enterprise Record A group of seven people qualified for medicinal marijuana are suing Butte County officials after a sheriff's deputy ordered the destruction of nearly all their plants. The Oakland-based Americans for Safe Access is filing a...

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San Pablo extends moratorium on cannabis clubs

| October 07, 2022 |

Tom Lochner, Contra Costa Times The San Pablo City Council on Monday extended for a second year a moratorium on the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries, or cannabis clubs. But the council signaled it does not want the issue to...

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Turlock Council approves ban on medical marijuana

| October 07, 2022 |

Abby Souza, Turlock Journal (CA) Don't expect to buy any pot for medicinal uses from any store in Turlock for the next 45 days.

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Grading Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program

| September 16, 2022 |

By Len Besthoff for NBC Connecticut It’s been 10 years since medical marijuana was legalized in Connecticut. In that time, the state has been helping patients get the medicine they need. But advocates also say Connecticut can still do better.Since...

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Legalization Is On Ballots In The Midterms - With Or Without The Support Of The White House

| September 16, 2022 |

By Ben Hartman for Benzinga “Recreational cannabis and medical cannabis are separate, and medical cannabis patients have specific needs and legal protections that need to be preserved. Unfortunately, in some states that passed recreational cannabis, we've seen that they either...

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The Case For Cannabis Science with Josh Crossney - Inside The Ecosystem

| September 12, 2022 |

By Keisha Reed for the Inside The Ecosystem podcast "Anyone that's a fan of Americans for Safe Access, I definitely encourage you to check out their Unity Conference in D.C.. They have not been able to have it for a...

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Cannabis users’ right to work law advances in California

| September 06, 2022 |

By David Downs for Leafly Thousands and thousands of California workers unjustly denied jobs or fired for unscientific marijuana tests could get new protections this Labor Day.Assembly Bill 2188 passed out of the legislature on Aug. 30 and heads to...

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Effort to Protect Pot Use Outside Work Advances

| August 19, 2022 |

By Jimi Devine for LA Weekly The fight to protect off-the-job cannabis use in California continues with AB 2188. The CA Senate Appropriation Committee sent the bill to the suspense file earlier this month. This can be scary news for...

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Six Cannabis Groups Supporting Equality In The Booming Industry Honored On 'National Nonprofit Day'

| August 19, 2022 |

By Joana Scopel for Benzinga Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is a large and well-established nonprofit with a long list of historical policy changes under its belt. Not only do they advocate for the rights of medical cannabis patients at...

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NY’s medical marijuana patients frustrated as home-grow rules remain elusive

| August 18, 2022 |

By Tom Wanamaker for NY Cannabis Insider “A lot of patients want home-grow because it’s a much more economical way of medicating,” [Nikki] Lawley said, adding that the delay in finalizing the rules “forces more patients into the legacy market.”...

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