Pages tagged "Obama"

ASA Petition to Get the DEA to Tell the Truth Reaches 100K Signatures

| January 18, 2017 |

On Tuesday, Americans for Safe Access delivered more than 98,000 signatures for our petition to get the DEA to tell the truth about medical cannabis. Today, the number of signers eclipsed 100,000, reaching ASA's goal before President Obama leaves office....

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Sign and share this petition today

| January 16, 2017 |

Time is short. We have three more days to ask President Obama to force the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to change its policy on medical cannabis. If you have already signed ASA’s Information Quality Act (IQA) petition, forward this email...

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Obama, Instruct the DEA to Tell the Truth About Cannabis

| December 22, 2016 |

Did you know that it is illegal for federal agencies to distribute false information?  Well it is, and the DEA has been doing just that with information regarding medical cannabis.  So, last week, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), represented by...

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Federal progress, more scrutiny, & raids in CA all call for sensible medical cannabis regulations

| June 29, 2015 |

Federal momentum behind medical cannabis reform continues to build. Last week, the White House lifted bureaucratic hurdles to scientific research. But with progress comes more scrutiny. One national study spotlighted serious inconsistencies in the way edibles are labeled for potency...

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Obama, federal court, the state legislature, & more

| April 20, 2015 |

When asked if he supported the CARERS Act, in an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta last night, President Obama said “I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as...

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Vow to continue pressure on Obama Administration to establish comprehensive medical marijuana policy

| February 15, 2014 |

Medical marijuana advocates are applauding a new memorandum issued Friday by the U.S. Departments of Treasury (DOT) and Justice (DOJ) giving long-awaited guidance to financial institutions, such as banks and credit unions, to provide services to marijuana-related businesses in states...

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Ask your US Representative to sign Rep. Blumenhauer's letter

| February 03, 2014 |

US Representative Earl Blumenhauer (D-OR) is sending a letter to President Obama asking him to follow his recent comments on cannabis and its classification under federal law with action. Will you call your US Representative today and ask him or...

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If alcohol is "more dangerous" than marijuana, why does Obama continue to classify the plant as the most dangerous drug?

| January 22, 2014 |

When asked about marijuana in an interview published by The New Yorker this past weekend, President Obama said, "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol." Now, on the surface, the president's statement appears to be consistent with what...

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Let's Get Jerry Out of Prison!

| July 08, 2013 |

Jerry Duval (left) with his son JeremyLast month, on June 11th, Michigan medical marijuana patient Jerry Duval surrendered to federal authorities to serve a whopping 10-year prison sentence, even though he was never in violation of the state's medical marijuana...

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National Lawyers Guild Report Condemns Federal Marijuana Policy, Calls for Reclassification of Marijuana for Medical Use

| June 26, 2013 |

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) -- the country's oldest and largest public interest and human rights bar organization -- issued a report yesterday addressing the federal government's flawed policy on marijuana. According to its author NLG Senior Researcher Traci Yoder,...

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