Pages tagged "Rescheduling"

Obama Pot Justice? Not!

| March 01, 2012 |

         Guest blog by journalist Paul BoergerCandidate and President Barak Obama promised a more reasoned drug policy, but Dr. Mollie Fry and her husband attorney Dale Schafer are now serving five years in federal prison for conspiracy to cultivate and distribute...

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Reason TV on Cedars-Sinai denying liver transplant to medical marijuana patient Norman Smith

| February 29, 2012 |

The fight to get a liver transplant for Norman Smith took another big step today with a Reason TV expose, "Transplant Denied," featuring Smith and Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the group that’s throwing its...

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Medical Marijuana Week - Day 4: Protesting the federal crack down nationwide

| February 16, 2012 |

During Obama’s Presidency, his administration has used a series of familiar and new tactics to interfere with state medical cannabis laws including nearly 200 SWAT-style raids leading to more than 60 indictments, threat letters to landlords and government officials, gross...

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Medical Marijuana Week - Day 3: Adding Gov.'s to Petition for "safe, reliable, regulated" Access

| February 15, 2012 |

In late November, a pair of governors from opposite sides of the country displayed some unexpected and rather refreshing bravery on the subject of safe access for medical marijuana patients. Governor's Chris Gregoire (D) of Washington and Lincoln Chafee (I) of Rhode Island...

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Medical Marijuana Week - Day 2: Congress can Protect Patients and Safe Access with HR 1983

| February 13, 2012 |

On May 25, 2011, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced HR 1983, a bill that in many respects would end the federal government's assault on safe access for patients. Known as the States’ Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act, the legislation would...

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ASA Launches Medical Marijuana Week in Response to 3 Years of Obama's Broken Promises

| February 12, 2012 |

UPDATE: Click here for today's detailed action alert.When President Obama was elected in 2008, the medical marijuana community was optimistic that the worst days of federal harassment were finally in the past. After all, he had once said, "I would...

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A cancer cure in waiting

| January 30, 2012 |

When people ask why I’m certain the federal laws preventing medical use of cannabis must change, my answer is simple: cancer. Curing it is the holy grail of modern medicine, and cannabinoids hold the most promise.The latest study showing the...

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ASA Files Opening Brief in Rescheduling Case

| January 26, 2012 |

Today, ASA filed the opening brief in its effort to have marijuana rescheduled at the federal level.  The brief outlines some of the most egregious analytical errors made by the DEA, which led it to the the outlandish conclusion that that...

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President Obama Makes Case Against His Own Medical Marijuana Policy During SOTU Address

| January 25, 2012 |

Over the years, President Obama has said some encouraging things about medical marijuana, but his policy has never matched up. To many, Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address will likely be remembered as the moment when he framed his...

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Patient Safety Drives California Medical Association's Position on Cannabis

| November 15, 2011 |

 Last month, the California Medical Association (CMA) adopted an official position calling for the legalization and regulation of cannabis. According to an editorial in the Sacramento Bee by CMA president-elect Dr. Paul Phinney and CMA speaker of the house Dr....

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