Pages tagged "ASA Chapters"

SF patients get creative to protest feds

| August 02, 2012 |

Hundreds of ASA members and allies staged a funeral procession through the streets of San Francisco yesterday to protest the closing of the Vapor Room, one of the city’s venerable and legally-permitted medical cannabis patients’ collectives. Protesters with full funeral...

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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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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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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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Sonoma Advocates Host Election Forum

| May 22, 2012 |

Note from Steph - This is an awesome way to inform your community while educating candidates and your future elected representatives. Kudos to Kumari and Sarah Shrader for arranging this forum![caption id="attachment_2646" align="alignleft" width="267" caption="Sonoma County"][/caption]Candidates for the Sonoma County...

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San Francisco: Why I'm Attending the CA Unity Conference

| May 15, 2012 |

Note from Steph: The conference agenda has been posted online. I can't wait to see you in Sacramento!Why am I attending the California Unity Conference? Because the federal government continues to undermine state and local medical marijuana laws - resulting...

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Why Regulated Dispensaries Should be Welcomed, not Worrisome, in DC and throughout the Nation

| May 15, 2012 |

Last week, two Washington, D.C. Area Neighborhood Commissions (ANC) voted unanimously in support of dispensary permit applicants who received provisionally sufficient scores by the District Department of Health to operate in their neighborhoods. Two additional medical cannabis dispensary applicants will have their...

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Oregon: Dwight is Not Right for Patients

| May 14, 2012 |

There has never been a clearer opportunity to demonstrate support for medical marijuana than the current race for Oregon Attorney General, which features two Democrats with decidedly different views on safe access to therapeutic cananbis. This campaign and the media...

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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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Inland Empire: Why I'm attending the CA Unity Conference

| May 09, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_2533" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Let's fill the Capitol!"][/caption]Note from Steph: To make our conference more accessible, we were able to lower the cost to just $50 for both days including lunch. Please join us!California's voters passed Proposition 215 in 1996,...

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