Pages tagged "Regulations"

SB 1262 Goes to the Suspense File with an Uncertain Fate

| August 13, 2014 |

UPDATE 08/14/2014 - The Assembly Appropriations Committee held SB 1262 in committee today, so it will not pass this year. The California Assembly Appropriations Committee placed SB 1262 into the suspense file this morning. The suspense file is where the...

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SB 1262 and California Patients

| August 06, 2014 |

The debate about SB 1262 in California has been a contentious one, and controversy is sure to persist until a final vote on the bill that will regulate doctors who recommend medical cannabis and those who commercially cultivate, process, test,...

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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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Big news in California

| June 01, 2014 |

I hope you have all heard the big news from Washington, DC, last week. The US House of Representatives voted to end funding for federal medical cannabis enforcement in states where it is legal. This is a major victory for...

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ASA California Roundup: May 26, 2014

| May 26, 2014 |

Contents:Message from the CA Director - Support SB 1262 in CaliforniaCalifornia News Pot growers face charges -- in state where pot is legal (National) U.S. Says Legal Marijuana Growers Can't Use Federal Irrigation Water (National) Experts Debate Use of Cannabis...

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Regulations are good for patients

| April 25, 2014 |

Voters in California adopted the county’s first medical cannabis law in 1996, but the state has lagged behind in implementing it. The Medical Marijuana Program Act (SB 420), adopted by the legislature in 2003, recognized cooperative and collective patients’ associations,...

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Taking your seat at the table in California - August 12

| June 22, 2013 |

There is an important conversation about medical cannabis happening in Sacramento right now. That conversation will affect how medical cannabis patients get their medicine, who regulates the field, whether or not every community will have safe and dignified access, and...

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AB 473 falls short in California Assembly

| June 02, 2013 |

Tom AmmianoThe California Assembly rejected AB 473 on Friday. The 35-37 vote means the effort by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) to regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in the state will not move on to the Senate. Friday was the last...

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SB 289 means trouble for legal patients

| April 23, 2013 |

California Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has proposed a bill that would turn most of the state’s legal medical cannabis patients into criminals. SB 289 will make it a crime to drive with any amount of a controlled substance in...

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Patient Advocates Seek Changes to Draft Regulations for Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law

| April 22, 2013 |

Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed recommended amendments today to draft regulations which were issued last month by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in order to implement Question 3, the state’s new medical marijuana law....

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