Advocates welcome Delaware as the 16th medical marijuana state, but decry its prohibition on patient cultivation

| May 16, 2011 |

Patient advocates welcomed Delaware’s adoption late last week of the 16th medical marijuana state law. However, its prohibition on patient cultivation fails to adequately provide for the needs of patients. Advocates argue that restrictive laws like Delaware’s placate law enforcement...

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Cannabis and Pain

| May 12, 2011 |

Chronic pain conditions are the most prevalent form of disease in many countries. In the US, the American Pain Foundation estimates that 76.5 million people suffer from persistent pain. With few alternatives and a lack of safe and effective treatments...

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Protect Patients' Right to Work - Support SB 129

| May 08, 2011 |

The California Senate will soon vote on SB 129, a bill sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) that will protect responsible, law abiding patients from discrimination in the workplace. Can you take minute right now to call your Senator...

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Activists rally against the imprisonment of patients & in defiance of increased federal attacks in medical marijuana states

| May 03, 2011 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) staged rallies yesterday in Sacramento, California and Washington, DC to bring attention to the unnecessary incarceration of more medical marijuana patients and to defy what has become an escalated federal attack on medical marijuana states....

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Washington, DC Solidarity Rally: Sick and Tired!

| May 02, 2011 |

Twenty five medical cannabis patients, activists and concerned citizens rallied outside of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC today to stand in solidarity with fellow community members across the country.  “We’re sick, We’re tired, Obama is a liar!” advocates...

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May 2: Order the DEA to Cease and Desist, Rally for Patients' Rights!

| April 30, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1422" align="alignnone" width="254" caption="US Dept. Justice in Washington, DC"][/caption]Stand in solidarity with me for a National Day of Action this Monday, May 2, 2011.  Our community is sick and tired. We are suffering from chronic or debilitating conditions, and...

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We are Sick and Tired

| April 22, 2011 |

Obama’s administration has taken its gloves off. After giving the medical cannabis community a false sense of security, Obama’s administration continues to ignore state laws, intimidate state officials, and raid medical cannabis patients and facilities.This month, ASA launched our new...

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Action Alert: Call The San Diego Mayor Today Urge Him to Veto

| April 21, 2011 |

Earlier this month, over the most unprecedented public opposition to an ordinance the City Council has seen to date, they voted for a second time to approve an ordinance that the forces all collectives currently operating in the city to...

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MT Governor vetoes repeal, but the fight continues

| April 14, 2011 |

 [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Governor Schweitzer "][/caption]Medical cannabis patients in Montana scored a victory yesterday, when Governor Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed that state’s seven-year old medical cannabis law, but there is little time to celebrate. The...

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The Feds are Here!

| April 12, 2011 |

The feds are here, and they are making their presence known. In March alone, the DEA raided 26 medical cannabis facilities in Montana, two licensed dispensaries in California, and a doctor’s clinic in Michigan. We need to fight back and...

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