Pages tagged "marijuana"

How are you celebrating today?

| April 19, 2015 |

Today is the 13th anniversary of the founding of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which has become the nation’s largest and most influential patient advocacy group. ASA wants to say a very special thank you to the members, donors, and volunteers...

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CA cities and counties crack down on medical cannabis

| April 13, 2015 |

The trend in cities and counties last week was to crack down on medical cannabis cultivation and distribution. San Joaquin County is moving to ban all cultivation, except by commercially licensed providers. That is bad news for patients who want...

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Sign the petition to support AB 258 & save lives!

| April 06, 2015 |

The California Assembly Health Committee will vote tomorrow on AB 258, ASA-sponsored legislation that will help to reduce needless suffering and preventable death by protecting medical cannabis patients from discrimination in the organ transplant process. Patients are routinely denied a place...

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Our Health Is In Our Hands

| February 02, 2015 |

ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer will be touring California between February 8th and 15th to talk to patients and other stakeholders about the local and state work that needs to get done on medical cannabis between now and November of 2016, when...

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Complete the CA Discrimination Survey for Medical Cannabis Patients

| January 26, 2015 |

Although medical cannabis has been legal in California for more than eighteen years, legal patients still face pervasive discrimination. I hear from patients facing discrimination in employment, housing, parental rights, or access to health care every week. This discrimination can...

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California has a lot on the line tomorrow

| November 03, 2014 |

Contents: Message from the CA Director: California has a lot on the line tomorrow State & Local News: California, Lake County, San Diego, Humboldt County, Nevada County, Del Rey Oaks, Oceanside, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Malibu Public Meetings & Events: Berkeley, Online, Washington...

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California Weekly Roundup: November 13, 2014

| October 13, 2014 |

Contents: Message from the CA Director: Do you know what's at stake in November? State & Local News: California, Fresno County, San Jose, Shasta County, Calaveras County, Monterey, Anaheim Public Meetings & Events: San Francisco, Redding, Grass Valley, Lincoln, Nevada City, San Diego,...

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State Regulations Moving Forward

| June 30, 2014 |

Contents: Message from the CA Director: State Regulations Moving Forward California & National News Public Meetings & Events Court Support Take Action Now ASA Website Spotlight: ASA Condition-based Booklets ASA Chapter & Affiliate Meetings    Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-San...

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AZ Supreme Court gets it right. Are other states listening?

| April 24, 2014 |

The Arizona Supreme Court overturned a law this week that made it a crime to drive with any detectable amount of an illegal drug in your blood, including medical cannabis. This is an important victory for patients in Arizona, and...

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