Pages tagged "D.C."

Off to the U.S. Supreme Court We Go

| April 25, 2013 |

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, last week the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for rehearing filed be Americans for Safe Access in ASA v. DEA. After more than a decade of legal wrangling with...

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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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My Bumpy Road To The ASA Conference in Washington D.C.

| February 19, 2013 |

I spent the last three years working as an Executive Legislative Assistant to a ranking budget chair in the Washington State Legislature, so it should come as no surprise that a trip to the Nation’s Capitol has always been high...

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Why I am Attending the National Unity Conference

| February 15, 2013 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) opened the eyes of this thirty-three year law enforcement veteran. Caught in the whirlpool of drug prohibition policy, prohibitionist law enforcement folks as I once was, forget the importance of maintaining an open mind. Unfortunately,...

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Support our POWs during this year’s Medical Marijuana Week

| February 13, 2013 |

Every year during medical marijuana week, I like to sit down and consider what I’m thankful about in the medical cannabis movement. After such a turbulent year fraught with raids, bad court decisions, and friends being sent to federal prison,...

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Appellate decision puts the ball in your court

| January 22, 2013 |

The US appellate court in Washington, DC, denied our appeal to reschedule cannabis under federal law today, agreeing with the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) position that "adequate and well-controlled studies" on the medical efficacy of medical cannabis do not exist....

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ASA's Year in Review 2012

| December 31, 2012 |

This is the time of year when I take some time to reflect over the past twelve months and prepare myself for the opportunities that lay ahead in the New Year.2012 was bittersweet. On one hand, we moved the fight...

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Take Fight to DC

| November 08, 2012 |

As the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, it’s my privilege to meet and facilitate the work of medical cannabis advocates throughout the nation. In the week before yesterday’s election, I drove all over Arkansas, visiting counties to drop...

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Honoring Medical Cannabis Warriors

| October 23, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="270"] ASA v DEA plaintiffs (l-r) Michael Krawitz, Bill Britt, and Cathy Jordan receive the Courage Award from ASA.[/caption]On Tuesday evening, October 16th, Americans for Safe Access celebrated our 10th anniversary - and patients' day in court...

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DC Circuit Orders Supplemental Briefing in Landmark Federal Medical Marijuana Case

| October 17, 2012 |

      Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the federal landmark case Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, the court ordered supplemental briefing on the issue of “standing.” In a...

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