Americans For Safe Access

Type: Organization
Name: Americans For Safe Access
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

The International Cannabis Business Conference

RSS On September 13th and 14th, the International Cannabis Business Conference was held in the City of Roses, Portland, Oregon. Around 700 attendees, a few having traveled from as far as India, gathered to listen to cutting edge speakers on all things ... [Published High Times - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

AHPA Develops Recommendations for Cannabis Oversight

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, has published recommendations for regulators to address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of legally-marketed products derived from  Cannabis  species.Several states, ... [Published Nutraceuticals World - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

AHPA issues cannabis oversight recommendations

Several states, including Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, and Illinois have considered AHPA’s recommendations in the development of state medical marijuana program regulations. AHPA’s recommendations are also the foundational documents for the Americans ... [Published New Hope 360 - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Medical Marijuana Business Applicants in Illinois Take Cues From Nevada

SEATTLE , Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last month in Nevada—in one of the most competitive medical marijuana dispensary licensing processes the nation has seen to date—a total of 174 organizations applied for licenses to operate one of 76 authorized ... [Published PR Newswire - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Letters to the editor | 9-6-14

Thank you, KCHI am writing this as a public “thank-you” to Kona Community Hospital. I recently underwent a colonoscopy screening procedure and KCH was so professional and caring every step of the way. Admitting, waiting room, prep, and post procedure, ... [Published West Hawaii Today - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion)

Editor's note: In the second of two reports on "The Price of Pot," CNN's David Mattingly examines the story of the Kettle Falls Five, on Erin Burnett OutFront Friday at 7 p.m. Steph Sherer is founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, ... [Published CNN - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Should I Open A Medical-Cannabis Dispensary?

SHOULD I OPEN A MEDICAL-CANNABIS DISPENSARY?Plus: Don't miss the 15th-ish Occasional Cannabis Comedy Festival on September 15 at Harlow'sI want to open a cannabis dispensary. What should I do?- -Ann TrapenoorGood luck. There are so many dispensaries already. ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Public can comment on medical marijuana dispensaries next week

Should Hawaii follow the lead of some other states and restrict medical marijuana to large state-operated dispensaries and massive growing operations? Or should it allow small farmers to obtain licenses to grow enough for themselves and a few other p ... [Published Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

SN&R's Pot Columnist Explains Senate Bill 1262

SN&R'S POT COLUMNIST EXPLAINS SENATE BILL 1262Can you explain why people are so upset about the bill that would create top-down regulations for California's medical-marijuana industry?- -DudeSeriously, Dude, I'm not sure. It's not great, but people are ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Aug 18 2014]
First reported May 19 2014 - Updated May 19 2014 - 2 reports

Jacob Sullum on Medical Marijuana Prosecutions in a State Where Pot Is Legal

Americans for Safe Access This summer federal prosecutorsin Washington plan to try Larry Harvey and four other medicalmarijuana users for growing their medicine, which they are allowedto do under state law. The judge overseeing the case has ruled tha ... [Published REASON Online - May 19 2014]
First reported May 16 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 2 reports

If Pot Is Legal in Washington, Why Do These Medical Marijuana Users Face At Least 10 Years in Prison?

Americans for Safe Access In my latest Forbes  column, Iconsider the case of the Kettle Falls Five, medical marijuana usersin Washington who face at least 10 years in prison for growingtheir own medicine. Here is how the column starts:Sean Green grows ... [Published REASON Online - May 16 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 07 2014 - 2 reports

Feds Prosecute Medical Marijuana Users in Washington City Where Cannabusinesses Openly Operate

Americans for Safe Access Two months ago, the WashingtonState Liquor Control Board gave Sean Green, CEO of Kouchlock Productions, a license togrow up to 21,000 square feet of marijuana for the state's newlylegal recreational market. Green, who already ... [Published REASON Online - May 07 2014]

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...botanical," said AHPA cannabis committee chair Tim Smale, founder and executive director of the nonprofit Remedy Compassion Center in Maine. "These best practice recommendations provide a framework for the oversight of cannabis production and distribution practices from seed to consumption."
...marijuana operators, growers, and edibles preparers meet nationally recognized standards," noted Susan Johnson , founder of CCTGI in Nevada . "Whether it's an owner, operator, investor, or staff member, it is critical that they are fully informed of all aspects of medical marijuana including dispensing, cultivation, transport, safe handling & measurement, kitchen preparation, and contamination avoidance. Here in Nevada , our clients felt secure in the fact that they could include their course completion certificates in their license applications."
"Marijuana is so popular these days with voters, lawmakers and researches that even the DEA can't continue to ignore it,” says Marijuana Majority Chairman Tom Angell."
...other means, I am willing to consider it, but with a lot of precaution," says Steven Wright, a pain and addiction medicine specialist in Denver. "But unless you are really severely affected by pain, it's not in your favor in the long term."

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The International Cannabis Business Conference [Published High Times - Sep 18 2014]
AHPA Develops Recommendations for Cannabis Over... [Published Nutraceuticals World - Sep 11 2014]
AHPA issues cannabis oversight recommendations [Published New Hope 360 - Sep 11 2014]
Medical Marijuana Business Applicants in Illino... [Published PR Newswire - Sep 10 2014]
Letters to the editor | 9-6-14 [Published West Hawaii Today - Sep 06 2014]
Measure S would weaken county’s marijuana culti... [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 06 2014]
Medical marijuana users at legal risk (Opinion) [Published CNN - Sep 05 2014]
Sherer: Medical marijuana users at risk [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 05 2014]
Hemig: Join us for a Measure S debate [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 05 2014]
Should I Open A Medical-Cannabis Dispensary? [Published Media Awareness Project - Sep 05 2014]
Public can comment on medical marijuana dispens... [Published Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Sep 03 2014]
Temporary restraining order filed against Lake ... [Published Lake County News - Sep 03 2014]
DEA Ratifies Spike in Marijuana for Research [Published US News & World Report - Aug 26 2014]
Medical marijuana task force coming to Big Island [Published Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Aug 20 2014]
SN&R's Pot Columnist Explains Senate Bill 1262 [Published Media Awareness Project - Aug 18 2014]
Session Over: California’s Historic Medical Pot... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 14 2014]
California Lawmakers Expected To Consider Three... [Published California Healthline - Aug 14 2014]
Medical Marijuana Ads Appear in USA Today [Published High Times - Aug 14 2014]
Marijuana poses more risks than many realize [Published News Leader - Jul 27 2014]
CCV Update: Cannabis Coalitions Growing, Voter ... [Published PRWeb - Jul 15 2014]
Pro-pot group targeting E. Washington reps [Published seattlepi.com - Jun 17 2014]
A dispensary operator speaks out on “medical ma... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Jun 09 2014]
Lies, damned lies, and “medical” marijuana [Published The Reality-Based Community - Jun 07 2014]
House Passes Amendment To Strip Funding For Med... [Published Think Progress - May 30 2014]
Minnesota Becomes 22nd Medical Marijuana State,... [Published Think Progress - May 29 2014]
The Feds Say: Don't You Dare Call Marijuana Med... [Published REASON Online - May 19 2014]
Jacob Sullum on Medical Marijuana Prosecutions ... [Published REASON Online - May 19 2014]
Jacob Sullum on Medical Marijuana Prosecutions ... [Published Hit & Run - May 19 2014]
If Pot Is Legal in Washington, Why Do These Med... [Published REASON Online - May 16 2014]
If Pot Is Legal in Washington, Why Do These Med... [Published Hit & Run - May 16 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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