Pages tagged "ASA Activism"

Vote Medical Marijuana this November

| September 05, 2014 |

It is less than two months until the 2014 elections. Do you know where the candidates stand on medical cannabis? It matters. Lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level are going to make important decisions about medical cannabis that...

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Taking your seat at the table in California - August 12

| June 22, 2013 |

There is an important conversation about medical cannabis happening in Sacramento right now. That conversation will affect how medical cannabis patients get their medicine, who regulates the field, whether or not every community will have safe and dignified access, and...

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Compassionate Idaho is Now a Chapter of ASA

| June 06, 2013 |

We have Exciting news to share!! Compassionate Idaho is now a chapter of Americans For Safe Access (ASA)! This is exciting for us for a number of reasons but it is an honor to be a chapter of such a...

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Regulate Pot, Don’t Prosecute It

| June 04, 2013 |

It seems that area law enforcement has not yet learned the value of working WITH the local community.Thursday's raid on The Greener Side, a medical marijuana resource center, can hardly be considered a top priority. With law enforcement services severely cut across the state,...

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CA Supreme Court ruling puts the ball in our court

| May 10, 2013 |

The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that medical cannabis dispensaries are legal under state law, but cities and counties can still ban them. The decision in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center is disappointing,...

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Activist Spotlight: Bunny Hethcox, Columbus, Wisconsin

| May 08, 2013 |

Bunny Hethcox is a 54-year-old mother of two and grandmother of six. A real estate broker for 17 years, Bunny taught her kids drugs were bad. But Bunny also suffers from fibromyalgia, PTSD, depression and anxiety, and one day while...

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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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Unfortunately, Maryland Did NOT Become the 19th Medical Marijuana State

| April 08, 2013 |

When the Maryland Senate voted earlier today to approve HB 1101 today, it failed to become the 19th medical cannabis (marijuana) state. In spite of the bill's comendable intentions, it remains highly flawed. Some have touted the HB 1101 approach...

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Progress in Massachusetts

| March 19, 2013 |

Following overwhelming approval of the medical marijuana ballot initiative in November, Massachusetts’ patients are waiting for safe access to their medicine as the state proceeds with implementation. We aren’t there yet, but so far progress is continuing in the right...

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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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