Pages tagged "Americans for Safe Access (ASA)"

DEA Chief on Medical Cannabis use by Navy vet: "that's between him and his doctor"

| June 20, 2012 |

During today's Drug Enforcement Administration Oversight Hearing, Representative Steve Cohen (D - TN) asked DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart whether or not it would be permissible for a Navy veteran to use medical cannabis to help with severe weight loss. The...

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Closing Dispensaries Harms Patients: Rally for Safe Access in Sacramento!

| June 19, 2012 |

Since last fall, many of California's dispensaries have been forced to close their doors due to the Justice Department's crackdown on medical cannabis. This unfortunate situation worsened last week as we witnessed two dispensaries in California face DEA raids: G3...

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NY Assembly Passes Comprehensive Safe Access Legislation

| June 15, 2012 |

On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly took an earnest attempt at providing a comprehensive medical cannabis program to patients in the Empire State by passing A 7347 by the wide margin of 90-50. While the legislation is now up...

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LA at a Crossroads

| June 13, 2012 |

The Los Angeles City Council will choose between two competing motions concerning medical cannabis in the near future, and the outcome will have long-term implications for legal patients in the city. One path leads to an outright ban on patients’...

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D.C. Health Dept Approves 4 Dispensaries

| June 12, 2012 |

After a long application and review process, the D.C. Department of Health announced today that four medical cannabis dispensaries have been approved and may now apply for business licenses and other regulatory requirements for opening. This announcement, which came a...

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Medical Marijuana Reading - June 11th 2012

| June 11, 2012 |

Catch up on the latest news about medical marijuana throughout the county. Feds Attack California’s Medical Marijuana Trade - Again (Reuters) Mass. Medical Marijuana Opponents Mobilize Efforts (Bloomberg) Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Not Linked to Neighborhood Crime (US News and...

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Will New Hampshire live up to its state motto by adopting compassionate use?

| June 07, 2012 |

Over the past twelve years, New Hampshire has attempted several times to legislate the usage of cannabis for medical purposes. A 2009 bill was vetoed by Governor John Lynch. From 2000 to 2007 there were four attempts but the measure...

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California's Unity Vigil: supporting medical cannabis POWs

| June 06, 2012 |

The recent California Unity Conference provided an opportunity for California’s medical cannabis patients, caregivers, allies and associates to come together to initiate a successful, informative and vital discussion with our community and our lawmakers. But while we focused on the...

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Medical Cannabis News Roundup

| June 04, 2012 |

For your perusing pleasure, here are several recent articles about the medical cannabis movement. Medical Marijuana States Add Number 17, Connecticut. Huffington Post. Medical marijuana ruling protects patients from prosecution. Michigan Live. California Assembly passes pot regulation bill - but...

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Connecticut becomes 17th Medical Cannabis State: A Patient's Perspective

| June 01, 2012 |

Safe access to medical cannabis became law in Connecticut today, when HB 5389 was signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy. The compassionate use bill will take effect on October 1st, 2012. Below is a perspective from a Connecticut patient...

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