Fate of Medical Marijuana Patients' Right to Work Rests with the California Supreme Court

| November 10, 2007 |

Analysis of oral arguments before the California Supreme Court in Ross v. RagingWire on 6 November 2007 Unfortunately, I was not able to attend Tuesday's oral arguments before the California Supreme Court (CSC) on whether employers like RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc....

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 09, 2007 |

ASA Fights in the California Supreme Court to Protect Patients' Rights to Work On Tuesday, November 6, Americans for Safe Access Chief Counsel Joe Elford argued an appeal of the discriminatory decision of September 7, 2005, when the Court of...

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A Medical Marijuana Patient's Long Road to Victory

| November 07, 2007 |

Nate. R. is a medical marijuana patient living in Orange County, California who uses marijuana to treat clinical depression. I wanted to write this post to let others who are qualified patients know that the law is here to work...

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Advocacy in a Hurry

| November 05, 2007 |

Sometimes, medical cannabis advocates have plenty of time to prepare in advance for an important vote at their City Council or County Board of Supervisors. We can write letters and make phone calls to elected officials, prepare a speech for...

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California Weekly Round Up

| November 02, 2007 |

ASA and Orange County Medical Marijuana Activists Achieve a Victory for Safe Access! From ASA California Campaign Director, Don Duncan The Orange County Board of Supervisors decided this week to delay a vote on banning medical cannabis collectives after Americans...

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DEA Raids Hayward Dispensaries, but Activists Don't Stand Down

| November 02, 2007 |

Justin Alan Ryan is an independent professional and medical cannabis advocate, activist, and patient from Texas living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Beginning early in the morning, October 30, 2007, the DEA raided several locations connected to...

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Steph Sherer Shares Her Story with Drew Carey

| November 01, 2007 |

If you're familiar with ASA's work, you've probably heard a lot about our Executive Director, Steph Sherer. What you might not have know though is that she is a medical marijuana patient. Drew Carey recently interviewed Steph, as part of...

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A Sad Day in Montana, and across the Country - In Remebrance of Robin Prosser

| October 29, 2007 |

It is a sad day for the people of Montana, medical marijuana advocates, and people anywhere who are sympathetic to the plight of the sick and dying. Robin Prosser, a Missoula, Montana medical marijuana patient, and a powerful activist fighting...

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ASA's Trip to LA: Protest, DEA Raid & Interviews

| October 26, 2007 |

ASA's trip to LA two weeks ago for the rally calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to Stand Up for Patients' Rights was apparently well documented. On Thursday, hundreds of patients and advocates rallied outside of Governor Schwarzenegger's Los Angeles office: Later...

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News From Dallas: ASA on the Road

| October 25, 2007 |

ASA Participates in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's National Conference! This week, ASA Executive Director, Steph Sherer, Government Affairs Director, Caren Woodson, and I traveled to Dallas, Texas to attend the annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 2007 National Conference in...

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