Americans For Safe Access

Type: Organization
Name: Americans For Safe Access
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Cannabis Banking Bill Clears The House of Representatives

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) Marijuana reform continues on the federal level as the House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking banking bill last week. The bill passed on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 231-192.The amendment to the House Financial Services ... [Published Colchester Bulletin - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

FDA to review marijuana safety

he federal government is considering easing its position on marijuana, reclassifying it as a less dangerous drug in what marijuana advocates say reflects the changing attitudes nationwide.But drug specialists fear the watershed moment for marijuana research ... [Published Northwest Herald - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Taming the wild beast: marijuana

During the past five years, the use of marijuana in the United States has increased significantly due to the changes in legislation, ease of access, as well as its increased medical use. Despite one’s viewpoint on the substance, most will agree that regulation ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

National advocates watching Mackenzie case unfold

National advocates are closely watching how an Iowa cancer patient's marijuana case unfolds, hoping it will spur changes in drug laws.A Scott County jury found Benton Mackenzie and his wife guilty this week on felony counts of growing marijuana at home. ... [Published QC Times - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to legalize

WASHINGT0N — In the topsy-turvy world of marijuana politics, conservative Republican Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington state is the unlikely hero of the moment, lauded for trying to protect medical pot users from federal arrest.In Florida, liberal Democratic ... [Published Bellingham Herald - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Maine has best medical marijuana program: report

A new report said Maine has the best medical marijuana program out of the 35 states that have some form of law regulating medical cannabis.The Bangor Daily News wrote that the report from industry trade group Americans for Safe Access rated states on ... [Published Mainebiz - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

UK porn filters are blocking anti-drug-war sites

Much of our coverage of the British government last year involved David Cameron’s courting of Chinese firms and how he was very interested in the filters they put up to stop citizens looking at a large variety of content, including anti-government messages. ... [Published KitGuru.net - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Gets an ‘F+’ Grade

Bay Area-based advocacy group Americans for Safe Access is grading the medical marijuana programs of different states on how well they serve patients, and they’re ready to kill the buzz on New York becoming a medical marijuana state . New York Gov. Andrew ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

What Does 7/10 And Marijuana Mean?

WHAT DOES 7/10 AND MARIJUANA MEAN?Because "OIL" Upside Down and Backward Is "710," Duh.Hey 7/10 is coming up. Any ideas on how to celebrate?- -The Tin ManWoo-hoo! It's 7/10! For those that don't know, 710 is like 420 for dabheads ( dabbers? Oilyboids? ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Oceanside won’t go to pot

Neighborhood NewsOceanside Council votes to keep medical marijuana out of the city By Ruarri Serpa, With all due respect, your medicine is not right for this city, Oceanside leaders told medical marijuana supporters at a meeting on June 25.In a 5-0 vote, ... [Published San Diego Reader - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Hemp Bracelet Leads to Hash Raid in San Diego

at 9:37 am by in LegalSan Diego police raided Higher Love (above) during an investigation that started with a hemp bracelet, patients report.A quick lesson for California medical cannabis patients — flashing a little hemp is enough for police to launch ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 2 reports

Florida Medical Marijuana Gets Big Boost

NEW YORK ( MainStreet) . Republican Governor Rick Scott has just signed a bill allowing medical use of CBD for a small number of conditions including childhood epilepsy .The broader issue of using a whole plant, or particular cannabinoids, for medical ... [Published Nebraska City News Press - Jun 19 2014]

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...a medicine for children without any euphoric effects," said Hermes, whose organization recently gave Iowa an F for its medical marijuana access. "There are parents who are finding out even in medical marijuana states that CBD only strains don’t always work effectively."
...laws," said Mike Liszewski, government affairs director with Americans for Safe Access, a national reform and patients' advocacy organization. "Today's vote should also be a clear signal to the U S Senate that they, too, should respect medical marijuana laws across the country."
"It's a very sympathetic case," Hermes said. "That he's suffering a terminal illness and was denied a medical defense at trial is a travesty."
...candidates at the national and state level taking that up as well," GOP strategist Rick Wilson said of the push for marijuana decriminalization "We’re out of the 'Reefer Madness' days of the Republican Party. We’re out of the 'Just Say No' days."

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Medical marijuana: Iowa among states with highl... [Published Oregonian - 15 hours ago]
FDA to review marijuana safety [Published Northwest Herald - Jul 22 2014]
Cannabis Banking Bill Clears The House of Repre... [Published Colchester Bulletin - Jul 21 2014]
Medical Marijuana 101: What’s In Your Drug? [Published WBUR - Jul 21 2014]
CCV Update: Cannabis Coalitions Growing, Voter ... [Published PRWeb - Jul 15 2014]
Taming the wild beast: marijuana [Published Examiner.com - Jul 13 2014]
National advocates watching Mackenzie case unfold [Published QC Times - Jul 12 2014]
Marijuana ads signal new strategy in push to le... [Published Bellingham Herald - Jul 11 2014]
Are The 2016 Candidates Afraid Of Marijuana? [Published Connecticut Post - Jul 10 2014]
Are The 2016 Candidates Afraid Of Marijuana? [Published Business Insider - Jul 10 2014]
Maine has best medical marijuana program: report [Published Mainebiz - Jul 09 2014]
UK porn filters are blocking anti-drug-war sites [Published KitGuru.net - Jul 09 2014]
New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Gets an ‘F... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 08 2014]
What Does 7/10 And Marijuana Mean? [Published Media Awareness Project - Jul 06 2014]
Bill Clinton voices his support of medical mari... [Published Digital Journal - Jul 03 2014]
Nevada Pain Patients Provided With Unconvention... [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - Jul 01 2014]
Marijuana backers seek reforms in Ohio [Published Toledoblade.com - Jun 29 2014]
Oceanside won’t go to pot [Published San Diego Reader - Jun 28 2014]
Hemp Bracelet Leads to Hash Raid in San Diego [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 24 2014]
Historic Senate Pot Vote Imminent [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 23 2014]
Medical Marijuana Blazes Forward in New York [Published Litchfield County Times - Jun 20 2014]
On Medical Marijuana And Recycling [Published Media Awareness Project - Jun 20 2014]
Rand Paul, Cory Booker Join Forces to Protect M... [Published US News & World Report - Jun 19 2014]
Florida Medical Marijuana Gets Big Boost [Published Nebraska City News Press - Jun 19 2014]
Florida Medical Marijuana Gets Big Boost [Published Carthage Press - Jun 19 2014]
Fairfax, Frederick moms lobby feds for medical ... [Published Washington Post - Jun 19 2014]
Jim Greig, medical marijuana advocate, dies [Published Eugene Weekly - Jun 18 2014]
Marijuana Prosecution: The Harvey Family Goes T... [Published Litchfield County Times - Jun 18 2014]
Leading From the Front: The Legacy of Jim Greig... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 18 2014]
Pro-pot group targeting E. Washington reps [Published seattlepi.com - Jun 17 2014]
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A dispensary operator speaks out on “medical ma... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Jun 09 2014]
My post about Americans for Safe Access drew the expected outraged response from its target, but it also drew an unexpected note from someone I hadn’t met before, Muraco Kyashna-tocha, who runs the Green Buddha Patient Co-Op in Seattle. With her ...
Lies, damned lies, and “medical” marijuana [Published The Reality-Based Community - Jun 07 2014]
The “medical marijuana” business – which in practice gets most of its revenues from non-medical users and from buyers intending to resell illegally, including those who resell to minors – now grosses more than $1 billion per year nationwide. Of course, ...
House Passes Amendment To Strip Funding For Med... [Published Think Progress - May 30 2014]
CREDIT: Graphic by Adam Peck The medical marijuana community achieved a landmark victory Thursday night, when the U.S. House of Representatives took what may be the first move toward rolling back federal pot enforcement. By a vote of 219-189, the House ...
Minnesota Becomes 22nd Medical Marijuana State,... [Published Think Progress - May 29 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock Minnesota became the 22nd state in addition to the District of Columbia with a medical marijuana bill Thursday, with the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton (D). The new law will allow the distribution and consumption of marijuana ...
Jacob Sullum on Medical Marijuana Prosecutions ... [Published Hit & Run - May 19 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="206" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/jsullum/2014_05/Harveys-cropped.jpg?h=206&w=275" title="Larry and Rhonda Harvey|||Americans for Safe Access" width="275" style="float: right;"/&gt;This summer federal prosecutorsin ...
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Medical Marijuana Inc.'s HempMedsPX Co-Sponsors... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Apr 03 2014]
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