Pages tagged "Rescheduling"

If you want to break federal law, it’s better to be a banker than a medical marijuana provider

| March 04, 2013 |

      According to Matt Taibbi, in his latest Rolling Stone exposé on the banking and financial industry “Too Big to Jail,” HSBC “helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel,” and also “moved...

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Appellate decision puts the ball in your court

| January 22, 2013 |

The US appellate court in Washington, DC, denied our appeal to reschedule cannabis under federal law today, agreeing with the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) position that "adequate and well-controlled studies" on the medical efficacy of medical cannabis do not exist....

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ASA's Year in Review 2012

| December 31, 2012 |

This is the time of year when I take some time to reflect over the past twelve months and prepare myself for the opportunities that lay ahead in the New Year.2012 was bittersweet. On one hand, we moved the fight...

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Congressional Medical Cannabis Champions Win Big in Reelection & Senate Bids

| November 09, 2012 |

One of the least reported stories coming out of this year's Election Day results was the strong showing that medical cannabis champions had in their reelection bids this year. Even better for medical cannabis patients, 2013 will mark the first...

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California Medical Association Calls on Governor Brown to Urge for Marijuana's Reclassification

| October 31, 2012 |

More than two weeks ago, with less fanfare than it deserved, the California Medical Association (CMA) voted to urge Governor Brown to petition the federal government to reclassify marijuana for medical use. Notably, the vote occurred two days ahead of...

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Honoring Medical Cannabis Warriors

| October 23, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="270"] ASA v DEA plaintiffs (l-r) Michael Krawitz, Bill Britt, and Cathy Jordan receive the Courage Award from ASA.[/caption]On Tuesday evening, October 16th, Americans for Safe Access celebrated our 10th anniversary - and patients' day in court...

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DC Circuit Orders Supplemental Briefing in Landmark Federal Medical Marijuana Case

| October 17, 2012 |

      Just hours after the U.S. Court of Appeal for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in the federal landmark case Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration, the court ordered supplemental briefing on the issue of “standing.” In a...

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Appeals Court hears case on medical value of marijuana

| October 16, 2012 |

This morning, the federal Appeals Court for the DC Circuit heard an appeal in the case called Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is an appeal of the DEA's rejection of a petition filed in 2002...

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Meet the Plaintiffs of ASA v DEA

| October 15, 2012 |

Tomorrow morning, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear oral arguments in the landmark case, Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case argues that the Drug Enforcement Administration acted irrationally in ruling that...

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A Plaintiff Speaks: My Quest for Safe Access

| October 12, 2012 |

Shortly after California passed Prop. 215 in 1996, I asked the chief physician at my county clinic for a verbal or written recommendation to use cannabis medicinally. He told me that, while he had no problem with me using cannabis...

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