Pages tagged "Mark Leno"

CA voters must take the lead in employment rights

| January 31, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_2240" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="CA Senator Mark Leno"][/caption]A bill by California Senator Mark Leno (D-SF) that would have prevented employment discrimination against legal medical cannabis patients will not be adopted by the California legislature this year. Senator Leno decided not...

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California State, Local Elected Officials Blast Federal Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 31, 2011 |

        Earlier this month, in response to federal attacks by California’s U.S. Attorneys, several local and state officials spoke out against the aggressive interference in their medical marijuana laws. State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San...

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Elected Officials Push Back Against Threats by DOJ Over Medical Marijuana

| October 11, 2011 |

         On Friday, President Obama’s Justice Department (DOJ) made clear its motivations to disrupt and undermine California’s medical marijuana laws. However, advocates argue that last week’s announcement by the state’s four U.S. Attorneys, which included threats against property owners, comes after...

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Delay on SB 129 means more time to build support

| June 03, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1540" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="CA Senator Mark Leno"][/caption]Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has been working since 2006 to protect medical cannabis patients from workplace discrimination. We represented medical cannabis patient Gary Ross in his appeal to the California Supreme Court...

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Support SB 129 Today!

| May 24, 2011 |

The California Senate will vote this week on a bill to protect responsible law-abiding medical cannabis patients from employment discrimination. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) needs your help today to be sure that AB 129 is approved. Take a moment right...

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Protect Patients' Right to Work - Support SB 129

| May 08, 2011 |

The California Senate will soon vote on SB 129, a bill sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) that will protect responsible, law abiding patients from discrimination in the workplace. Can you take minute right now to call your Senator...

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End Employment Discrimination in CA

| April 06, 2011 |

Yesterday, the California Senate Judiciary Committee approved SB 129, legislation sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) that will protect responsible, law abiding medical cannabis patients in the state from employment discrimination. This is the first step in adopting this...

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SB 129 – Stop Workplace Discrimination

| January 30, 2011 |

[caption id="attachment_1222" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="CA Senator Mark Leno"][/caption]Employers in California can fire a legal medical cannabis patient, even if he or she does not use medicine in the workplace or come to work impaired. Patients facing termination or random drug...

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CA Assembly Rejects SJR 14

| August 31, 2010 |

The California Assembly failed to adopt SJR 14 by only four votes on Monday (see votes). We are disappointed by this outcome, but I want to thank the hundreds of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) members and supporters who called...

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