Pages tagged "Tom Ammiano"

California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is the wrong place for medicine

| May 06, 2014 |

AB 1894, a bill by California Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), is designed to better regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in California. That is long overdue, and Assembly Member Ammiano is to be commended on his leadership on the...

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ASA California Roundup: April 14, 2014

| April 14, 2014 |

Message from the CA Director - A New Medical Cannabis Bill in CACalifornia News Medical-Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill (National) California Gets Stricter Medical Marijuana Regulations (California) Marijuana: Another Contributor to California's Drought (California) How medical marijuana is helping...

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ASA California Roundup: March 10, 2014

| March 10, 2014 |

Contents:Message from the CA Director - Flex your grassroots muscle... today!California News Marijuana news: California governor, worried about 'potheads,' is skeptical of legalized pot (California) Medical marijuana bill limits who can prescribe pot (California) Jailed For Medical Marijuana: California Man...

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New medical cannabis bills in California

| February 23, 2014 |

Friday, February 21, was the deadline to introduce new bills for the 2014 legislative session in California. There are three bills that will be a priority for medical cannabis cultivators, patients, industry workers, and other stakeholders this year. Americans for...

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Win a Free Vapor Pen at Safe Access Night – San Francisco November 16

| November 14, 2013 |

Someone who comes to Safe Access Night at the San Francisco Bulls pro hockey game on Saturday, November 16, will win a free ASA Cloud Vaporizer Pen! The Vape Cloud limited edition vaporizer pen has an ASA-logo, comes in our...

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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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The fight for regulations in CA goes on

| June 25, 2012 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and our allies have been fighting for medical cannabis regulations to protect safe access to medicine and patients’ rights since 2002, and we are going to keep fighting that important battle despite a setback today....

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CA Assembly Approves Landmark Medical Cannabis Bill

| May 31, 2012 |

[caption id="attachment_2715" align="alignleft" width="158" caption="Tom Ammiano"][/caption]The California Assembly just approved AB 2312, a bill by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) that will create a statewide board to regulate medical cannabis. The Senate will take up the bill next. Advocates are thrilled,...

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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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