Advocates Urged Not to Lose Sight of Marijuana's Medicinal Properties

| October 22, 2010 |

In a recent editorial published in the San Diego Tribune, Dr. Igor Grant reminds medical marijuana advocates that even with the hotly debated Proposition 19 on California's ballot this November, we have to keep our eyes on the prize. In this case, that...

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ASA Advocates Take Possession of Marijuana Plants from San Diego County Sheriff

| October 21, 2010 |

The following is a guest blog by Marcus Boyd and Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access.District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and her ‘fierce fight’ against medical marijuana patients suffered another devastating defeat this week. Advocates from the...

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"Impatience and frustration" in LA

| October 19, 2010 |

Special Assistant City Attorney Jane Usher told the Los Angeles Times that medical cannabis collectives in Los Angeles are experiencing "impatience and frustration” due to ongoing legal controversy surrounding the city’s tough new regulations. That may be the first thing...

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Peaceful Demonstration in Trenton, NJ Today

| October 18, 2010 |

On October 6, the NJ Department of Health released its plan for the implementation of New Jersey's medical marijuana regulations. To say these regulations are restrictive would be putting it mildly - NJ seems to be aiming for the most...

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Register to Vote

| October 15, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) urges everyone to register to vote on or before Monday, October 18, the deadline to register for the November mid-term elections in most states. You can get a voter registration card in most Post Offices, or...

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CA Attorney General? Not Steve Cooley!

| October 05, 2010 |

On November 2, medical cannabis patients in California will make an important choice at the polls – one that will shape the fight for safe access to medicine for years to come. I am not talking about Proposition 19, the...

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Persistence pays off in Los Angeles

| September 28, 2010 |

[caption id="attachment_871" align="alignleft" width="119" caption="Paul Koretz"][/caption](UPDATE October 19 - The Los Angeles City Council delayed a vote on the Hahn-Koretz amendment to the Medical Cannabis Ordinance this morning, apparently because Councilmembers want more clarity on constitutional issues raised by post-moratorium collectives....

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Thanks, again, Dr. Weil!

| September 13, 2010 |

Just a few short weeks after penning this review of medical marijuana documentary, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer?", healthy-living guru Dr. Andrew Weil has published another article posing the simplest of questions: Meanwhile, as a medical doctor and botanist, my...

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What happens in Vegas...

| September 09, 2010 |

This week, federal and local law enforcement agencies executed paramilitary-style raids on an unspecified number of medical marijuana collectives in Las Vegas, NV.  The latest reports indicate at least one-half dozen facilities were the latest to experience the “smash and...

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CA Assembly Rejects SJR 14

| August 31, 2010 |

The California Assembly failed to adopt SJR 14 by only four votes on Monday (see votes). We are disappointed by this outcome, but I want to thank the hundreds of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) members and supporters who called...

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