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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LA City Attorney Turns Up the Heat

| August 26, 2010 |

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office has filed a complaint (download sections 1- 2 -3 - 4) asking for a Temporary Restraining Order and Permanent Injunction closing 135 pre-moratorium medical cannabis collectives deemed ineligible to register under the city’s new...

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Toronto Police Conduct 2nd Raid on Long-Running Dispensary

| August 06, 2010 |

Our sister organization, Canadians for Safe Access (CSA), reports a second raid of Cannabis as Living Medicine (CALM), one of the most well-established medical cannabis dispensaries in Canada.  Officers claimed they were responding to “community complaints” and seized a large...

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Dr. Andrew Weil Applauds New Documentary Film “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer”

| July 30, 2010 |

A new documentary by Len Richmond, “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer,” is starting to turn heads. Dr. Andrew Weil recently reviewed Richmond’s film, calling it “excellent,” and last week answered a question about medical cannabis on his web site. [E]xciting...

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