Pages tagged "Dispensaries"

Cannabis News Around the Nation

| August 03, 2012 |

Two weeks of medical cannabis news in review. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect Landlords of Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses - ASA PR Michigan court rules localities cannot use federal law as an excuse for violating state laws protecting medical cannabis...

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Support HR 6335 to protect patients' access

| August 03, 2012 |

 [caption id="attachment_2990" align="alignleft" width="150"] US Rep. Lee[/caption]The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to confiscate property used to cultivate or provide medical cannabis to patients, even when it is legal under state law. Americans for safe Access (ASA), the...

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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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National News in Review

| July 20, 2012 |

A week of national news about medical cannabis, in review. If you live in Northern California, be part of making the news by protesting Obama's crackdown on state-legal dispensaries when he visits Oakland on Monday. Federal Judge Orders Defendant to...

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Cutting through the legal quagmire, patients demand safe and legal access to medical marijuana

| July 11, 2012 |

          Last Friday, patient advocates Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed an amicus ‘friend of the court’ brief in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patient’s Health and Wellness Center to convey the urgent need for safe and legal access to...

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Medical Cannabis News

| July 06, 2012 |

News from around the nation about medical cannabis. The quiet initiative - the push for medical marijuana - Arkansas Blog Three myths of the medical marijuana patient - Toke of the Town 'Mary Jane: The Musical' examines Humboldt County's pot...

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The fight for regulations in CA goes on

| June 25, 2012 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and our allies have been fighting for medical cannabis regulations to protect safe access to medicine and patients’ rights since 2002, and we are going to keep fighting that important battle despite a setback today....

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DEA’s Leonhart says “We will look at any options for reducing drug addiction,” but what about medical marijuana?

| June 25, 2012 |

         Administrator Michele Leonhart has created quite a controversy with her comments on medical marijuana made last Wednesday during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) House oversight hearing. From her bumbling response to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on the issue of addiction...

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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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