Join ASA at Medical Cannabis Conference

| March 13, 2008 |

Join ASA at the 5th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics!   Doctors, patients, and researchers from around the world are gearing up for the 5th National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, hosted by Patients Out of Time on April...

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Celebrate National MS Awareness Week

| March 11, 2008 |

Celebrate National MS Awareness Week: Become a Member of ASA's MS Union This week, thousands of people surviving Multiple Sclerosis are celebrating National MS Awareness Week by taking action to find a cure. During Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week we are...

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California Weekly Round Up

| March 07, 2008 |

Judge's Decision Keeps Cathedral City Dispensary Open This week, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen G. Larson ruled that the Cathedral City cannot use Federal law to shut down the Essential Herbs and Oils dispensary.  Cathedral City had requested that the...

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California Weekly Round Up

| February 29, 2008 |

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Vote to Further Protect Safe Access From ASA SF Core Member, Alex Franco This week, the medical cannabis community celebrated the approval of two important pieces of legislation that will help to protect safe access...

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Medical Marijuana Week Is Over...But That Won't Stop Activists!

| February 28, 2008 |

Recently, the medical cannabis community celebrated Medical Marijuana Awareness Week 2008. Thousands of patients, activists, and supporters like you participated in ASA's daily actions, generating letters to the editors, joining ASA as members, and meeting with elected officials. This was...

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Riding the Medical Marijuana Roller Coaster

| February 27, 2008 |

OK, the title of this post might be a bit misleading. I haven't ridden any medical marijuana themed rides lately, but many of us have been riding a political and legal roller coaster. Here are some of the ups and...

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California Weekly Roundup

| February 22, 2008 |

Assemblyman Leno and ASA Introduce Patients' Employment Rights Bill This week, Assemblyman Mark Leno, working with ASA, introduced AB 2279, a bill that would protect a patient's right to work and will help end discrimination against patients in the workplace....

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Showing Schwarzenegger the Way

| February 15, 2008 |

This morning, the San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed piece authored by California Senator Carole Migden and Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty Yee decrying the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) crack down on medical cannabis and the impact it has on...

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Medical Marijuana Week Memories

| February 12, 2008 |

In case you haven't heard, February 11-17 is Medical Marijuana Week - a week to learn, take action, and to educate others. This will be the sixth annual Medical Marijuana Week, held during the week of 2/15 to commemorate the...

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Is Newsom Waiting Until the Feds Come Knocking in San Francisco?

| February 07, 2008 |

It was interesting today to see three local newspapers (SF Chronicle, Associated Press, and Bay Area Reporter) cover the issue of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interference in California's medical marijuana law and its impact on San Francisco dispensaries. No less...

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