Pages tagged "ASA Action Groups"

Why I'm Attending the California Summit

| May 01, 2013 |

I am so excited to be attending the ASA California Medical Cannabis Policy Summit and Lobby Day this weekend.  The event last year was absolutely brilliant.  Steph and the Sacramento ASA Chapter did an outstanding job organizing the event, and...

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Why I am Going to Sacramento

| April 09, 2013 |

Nothing happens in the state legislature just because it should. Sometimes laws get passed because those with a financial interest in the outcome influence lawmakers. In some cases, political favors get traded to get something done. And all too often,...

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Let's Continue to Fight for Safe Access - Join ASA Today

| March 12, 2013 |

On her 30th birthday (March 19 in 2012), doctors discovered a cancerous mass in my sister's right breast.  She was rushed to the emergency room for an emergency mastectomy and was newly pregnant at the time.  For a grueling year,...

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Social Media Roundup - Day 1 of #Unity13

| February 23, 2013 |

[View the story "National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference #Unity13 Kick Off" on Storify]

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CA Unity Conference: You Can Still Be a Part of History

| May 30, 2012 |

ASA’s California Unity Conference was a huge success. For two days, 200 advocates learned about the steps our movement needs to take to be successful, met and networked with advocates from their regions, and trained in a variety of tools...

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Congress takes historic vote against federal raids

| May 10, 2012 |

Wednesday night, the House voted on the Rohrabacher-Hinchey-McClintock-Farr amendment, to end the federal crackdown on state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. While the amendment failed, it received more votes than a similar bill in 2007 (when Democrats controlled the House). Thank you...

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Elected Officials Push Back Against Threats by DOJ Over Medical Marijuana

| October 11, 2011 |

         On Friday, President Obama’s Justice Department (DOJ) made clear its motivations to disrupt and undermine California’s medical marijuana laws. However, advocates argue that last week’s announcement by the state’s four U.S. Attorneys, which included threats against property owners, comes after...

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ATF is Latest in Long Line of Federal Agencies to Bully Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 05, 2011 |

      Two weeks ago, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the Obama Justice Department, issued a memorandum instructing firearms dealers not to sell to lawful medical marijuana patients. The ATF memo -- an affront to patients’...

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Tennessee Congressman Calls Federal Medical Marijuana Policy “Misguided”

| September 14, 2011 |

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) wrote a letter to Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske on Monday, urging a change to the country’s drug policy with regard to marijuana. In addition to calling the federal policy on medical marijuana “misguided,” Cohen said, “Marijuana...

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Michigan Appellate Court Severely Limits Access to Medical Marijuana, Lansing Mayor Blasts Decision

| August 25, 2011 |

       On Tuesday, Michigan’s Court of Appeals ruled in People v. Compassionate Apothecary that the sale of medical marijuana was illegal under state law, outlawing an important method of distribution relied on by thousands of Michigan patients. According to the City...

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