Happy New Year!

| December 31, 2010 |

Happy New Year from Americans for Safe Access (ASA)!We look forward to working with all of our members and friends to promote safe and affordable access for every patient in 2011. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment.

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Aggressive Police Actions Taken Against SLO Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

| December 30, 2010 |

A Narcotics Task Force (NTF) made up of local and state law enforcement agencies aggressively raided 5 collectively-run San Luis Obispo County medical marijuana delivery services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, arresting at least 13 people on felony...

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Happy Holidays from ASA!

| December 24, 2010 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) wishes all of our members and friends a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! What better way to share the holiday spirit than gifts that promote safe access? Giving ASA gear to your family and...

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LA Court Rejects Strict Dispensary Ordinance, Officials Respond with Greater Restrictions

| December 22, 2010 |

On December 10th, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr ruled in the case Americans for Safe Access v. City of Los Angeles, which involves more than 100 plaintiffs, that the city's medical marijuana dispensary ordinance was too restrictive....

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San Diego Dispensary Operator Sentenced, Advocates Vow to Appeal

| December 17, 2010 |

On Wednesday, San Diego Superior Court Judge Howard H. Shore told a crowded courtroom of patient advocates:“Medical marijuana is a scam.”[caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Jovan Jackson (right) and attorney Lance Rogers at Jackson's sentencing"][/caption]During his vitriolic rants, Judge Shore found...

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With Great Hope

| December 13, 2010 |

Another year is winding down and our movement has added more amazing victories to our impressive list. From taking down anti-medical marijuana AG candidate Steve Cooley to passing access regulations in Washington DC, ASA has shown the power of grassroots...

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LA Patients Protest County Ban

| December 07, 2010 |

Fifty medical cannabis patients and advocates protested in front of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ meeting this morning in response to the Board’s 4-1 vote to ban medical cannabis collectives in unincorporated communities. Protesters cheered as motorists honked...

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CA Supreme Court Denies Law Enforcement Request to Review Landmark Case

| December 06, 2010 |

After years of wrangling in the Court of Appeal, medical marijuana patients, on August 18, 2010, obtained a published decision affirming that federal law does not preempt California law regarding medical marijuana collectives.  Dissatisfied with this outcome, numerous law enforcement...

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"Driven to the back alleys"

| December 02, 2010 |

LA County Supervisor Don Knabe and his colleagues on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission just overturned a ban on raves at the LA Coliseum. The Commission enacted a ban this summer after a 15-year old girl died of a...

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World AIDS Day 2010

| December 01, 2010 |

Wednesday, December 1 marks the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. The theme of this important day this year is Universal Access and Human Rights, something we as members of the medical cannabis movement can certainly understand and get behind. ASA's website is...

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