ASA protests in MI and NV

| January 15, 2011 |

Medical cannabis patients in Michigan are upset that the US Department of Justice wants the state to turn over the names of legal medical cannabis patients in that state. This latest escalation in federal interference and intimidation brought protesters out...

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New Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulations Disregard Patient Privacy

| January 15, 2011 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a letter Friday, commenting on the proposed rulemaking (or regulations) for amendments to Colorado’s medical marijuana law. The State Licensing Authority of the Colorado Department of Revenue, Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is currently accepting...

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Momentum in Massachusetts

| January 14, 2011 |

Guest blog by MMPA Organizer Matt Allen - In Massachusetts, optimism and ambition are high among medical marijuana advocates as the new legislative session is starting up.  Turnout at our stakeholder's meeting November (facilitated by ASA Executive Director Steph Shrer)...

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It IS a Chronic Problem

| January 07, 2011 |

On September 8, 2010, several search warrants were executed at dispensaries across Las Vegas.  Federal agents, assisted by local law enforcement, seized medicine, cash, and closed these dispensaries, proving that the Obama Administration AND the Department of Justice are not...

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Happy New Year!

| December 31, 2010 |

Happy New Year from Americans for Safe Access (ASA)!We look forward to working with all of our members and friends to promote safe and affordable access for every patient in 2011. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment.

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Aggressive Police Actions Taken Against SLO Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

| December 30, 2010 |

A Narcotics Task Force (NTF) made up of local and state law enforcement agencies aggressively raided 5 collectively-run San Luis Obispo County medical marijuana delivery services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, arresting at least 13 people on felony...

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Happy Holidays from ASA!

| December 24, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) wishes all of our members and friends a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! What better way to share the holiday spirit than gifts that promote safe access? Giving ASA gear to your family and...

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LA Court Rejects Strict Dispensary Ordinance, Officials Respond with Greater Restrictions

| December 22, 2010 |

On December 10th, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr ruled in the case Americans for Safe Access v. City of Los Angeles, which involves more than 100 plaintiffs, that the city's medical marijuana dispensary ordinance was too restrictive....

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San Diego Dispensary Operator Sentenced, Advocates Vow to Appeal

| December 17, 2010 |

On Wednesday, San Diego Superior Court Judge Howard H. Shore told a crowded courtroom of patient advocates:“Medical marijuana is a scam.”[caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Jovan Jackson (right) and attorney Lance Rogers at Jackson's sentencing"][/caption]During his vitriolic rants, Judge Shore found...

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With Great Hope

| December 13, 2010 |

Another year is winding down and our movement has added more amazing victories to our impressive list. From taking down anti-medical marijuana AG candidate Steve Cooley to passing access regulations in Washington DC, ASA has shown the power of grassroots...

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