ASA Video Testimonial- 2nd Installment

| March 31, 2008 |

Welcome to the latest installment of ASA's video testimonial project. As many of you may remember, the video testimonial project has been designed to help educate people about medical cannabis by having patients and supporters share their stories. This project...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 28, 2008 |

Senate Health Committee Votes to Move SJR 20 Forward From ASA's Chief of Staff, Rebecca Saltman The Senate Health Committee showed their commitment to safe access for patients this Wednesday by approving the resolution calling on an end to federal...

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CA committee calls for an end to DEA raids, but prosecutions continue

| March 27, 2008 |

Yesterday was a historic day for the medical marijuana movement. SJR 20, a resolution that calls for an end to DEA attacks on California’s medical cannabis patients and providers, cleared the California Senate Health Committee.Unsurprisingly, the votes came down on...

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Obama: "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state [medical marijuana] laws."

| March 26, 2008 |

I was heartened to hear last Saturday words that cut right through the federal war on medical marijuana patients by one of the likeliest candidates to be our next U.S. President. In an interview with Mail Tribune of Oregon, Barack...

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ASA Introduces New Video Testimonials

| March 25, 2008 |

Watch 3 Medical Cannabis Supporters Share Their Stories As the National Field Coordinator for ASA I meet patients, medical professionals, caregivers, and people from all walks of life on a daily basis. When meeting people new to the movement I...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 21, 2008 |

California Supreme Court Affirms ASA Win in Return of Property Case From California Campaign Director, Don Duncan On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court declined to review or "de-publish" the landmark ruling in City of Garden Grove v. Superior Court of...

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Building a Movement in Maryland

| March 20, 2008 |

Tony Bowles was a plaintiff in ASA’s successful lawsuit against the California Highway Patrol. He has taken action time and time again on behalf of patients in need of medical marijuana. He now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he...

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And Sometimes We Win

| March 19, 2008 |

Hours ago, the California Supreme Court denied review, as well as a request for depublication, of Garden Grove v. Superior Court. This was the 41-page published decision that strongly affirms the right of medical marijuana patients to possess their medicine...

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Medical Marijuana Providers Call on State to Protect Tax Revenue

| March 19, 2008 |

Yesterday, I joined advocates and providers in Sacramento to call on the State Board of Equalization to protect an important source of revenue - $100 million in sales tax collected annually by medical marijuana dispensaries. After waiting through half a...

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California Weekly Round UP

| March 14, 2008 |

Santa Cruz Joins the State ID Card Program This week, Santa Cruz County announced their plans to implement the California state medical cannabis ID card program. Santa Cruz County has had their own version of a medical cannabis ID card...

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