CA Supreme Court Denies Law Enforcement Request to Review Landmark Case

| December 06, 2010 |

After years of wrangling in the Court of Appeal, medical marijuana patients, on August 18, 2010, obtained a published decision affirming that federal law does not preempt California law regarding medical marijuana collectives.  Dissatisfied with this outcome, numerous law enforcement...

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"Driven to the back alleys"

| December 02, 2010 |

LA County Supervisor Don Knabe and his colleagues on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission just overturned a ban on raves at the LA Coliseum. The Commission enacted a ban this summer after a 15-year old girl died of a...

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World AIDS Day 2010

| December 01, 2010 |

Wednesday, December 1 marks the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. The theme of this important day this year is Universal Access and Human Rights, something we as members of the medical cannabis movement can certainly understand and get behind. ASA's website is...

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Congress Critters Seek IRS Clarification

| November 30, 2010 |

...And the hits just keep coming! Despite the DOJ memo and our best efforts the federal government continues to engage innovative tactics to continue their campaign of interference with state medical marijuana laws.   The latest tactic is to use an...

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It's Official... ASA Wins Big!

| November 24, 2010 |

Like most of the country we had mixed feelings about the mid-term elections. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, there were gains and concessions, reliefs and disappointments. But, there was one race that changed everything—one election that...

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Set your DVR...'Waiting to Inhale' premiers on TV!!

| November 24, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access in partnership with Jed Riffe Films is pleased to inform you that the award winning documentary, WAITING TO INHALE,  will have its national broadcast TV premiere on two cable networks in the coming weeks. The first...

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LA Supervisors Fumble

| November 23, 2010 |

[caption id="attachment_1019" align="alignleft" width="106" caption="Supervisor Antonovich"][/caption]Los Angeles County Supervisors voted 4-1 today to ban medical cannabis collectives in the unincorporated communities of the county, overturning a 2006 ordinance regulating safe access. The vote was in response to concerns about public...

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Leonhart Gets a Pass

| November 22, 2010 |

On Wednesday, November 17, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened for the nomination hearing of Michele Leonhart for the position of Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). In preparation, ASA had submitted questions for the committee members to ask Ms....

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Call the Senate Judiciary Committee Today!

| November 15, 2010 |

The elections are over and it's time to get back to work! Michele Leonhart, President Obama's nominee to head the Drug Enforcement Administration, is scheduled to be confirmed by the US Senate Judiciary Committee the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17....

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Bring Attention to DEA Confirmation Hearings

| November 15, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access is urging Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) members to ask Acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) head Michele Leonhart difficult and pointed questions on Wednesday, during her confirmation hearing, about her plan to address the growing divide between...

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