Americans For Safe Access

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

Advocates Launch ‘Vote Medical Marijuana’ Ahead of November Elections to Help Educate Supporters, Public

Oct 16, 2014 - 18:32 GMTNew tool makes political candidates' positions, records on medical marijuana more accessible to votersWashington, DC –(ENEWSPF)—October 16, 2014. The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has produced ... [Published Gold Industry Today - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Marijuana dispensaries look to curb crime

When licensed marijuana dispensaries began opening in August, Connecticut patients were optimistic they could legally access medical marijuana. But state officials say new laws have not significantly curbed illegal use of the drug in recent months.Medical ... [Published Yale Daily News - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Medical marijuana in Oregon: Latest spike in patient numbers attributed to newly licensed dispensary industry

Andrew Courtenay was on his fourth round of antibiotics for an arm infection when he decided, at his mother’s urging, to become an Oregon medical marijuana patient.The 24-year-old said he got a card in March, the same month the state began regulating ... [Published Oregonian - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election

PRO-WEED VOTERS SHOULD NOT IGNORE THE ELECTIONNumerous ballot measures and candidates will shape the future of cannabis in the state.The deadline to register to vote in the November 4 election is October 20, and cannabis activists are warning that progressives ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

DEA Denial of Petition to Reschedule Marijuana

Joseph L. Fink III, BSPharm, JDIssue of the CaseWhen the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied a petition to have marijuana shifted from Schedule I to a lower level of control based on a determination by the US Department of Health and Human Services ... [Published Pharmacy Times - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Nevada County’s Measure S triggers new squabbling

Both about problems with voter registrations ­— but for different reasons.“It seems like more and more people have been annexed from the active registration list,” said Patricia Smith, leader of “Yes on S” for Measure S, the revised medical marijuana ... [Published Grass Valley Union - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Vote Medical Marijuana Campaign Ads to air in Detroit this Sunday

PostedBy Valerie Vande Panneon Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 3:48 PMclick to enlargeMedical marijuana patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access is running a new 30-second commercial in Detroit, starting this Sunday, encouraging politicians to complete an ... [Published MetroTimes.com - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

CT medical marijuana dispensary opens

A few years ago, Nick Tamborrino never would have imagined that he would one day be the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary.Now, Tamborrino — who was previously employed as a pharmacist at both Bridgeport and Yale-New Haven health systems — owns Bluepoint ... [Published Yale Daily News - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Just Talking About Marijuana Can Make People

JUST TALKING ABOUT MARIJUANA CAN MAKE PEOPLE LOOK SILLYThere's plenty of anecdotal evidence that using illegal drugs makes people stupid. The current "debate" over Measure S suggests that just talking about marijuana can make them look silly.You would ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Marijuana Report: Changes in Washington

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on the the marijuana insurance industry to appear on InsuranceJournal.com. Upcoming stories will include regional reports on how medical marijuana is impacting insurance in states across the nation. ... [Published Insurance Journal - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California's Medical Marijuana Program

SACRAMENTO, CA - A new landmark study published last week by the peer-reviewed journal Drug and Alcohol Review refutes the long-held belief that abuse of California's medical marijuana law is ubiquitous. The study, "Prevalence of medical marijuana use ... [Published Common Dreams - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Foe-Turned-Friend of Legalization, Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns

First a foe, then a crucial ally in efforts to tax and regulate adult use of cannabis, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will resign, the Justice Department told reporters today.Holder was the first African-American to serve as Attorney General, and ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 25 2014]

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"We are finding a lot of patients are flying in from Texas, from all over, and getting cannabis and taking it home with them," said Stanford. "Patients come in who have end-stage cancer. They are coming here buying the oils, the extracts and taking it back home with them and treating themselves with it."
The Willits man described a conversation he had with the uniformed deputy while being driven to jail, saying, "His exact words were, 'I can't even believe we waste our time at houses like yours.' And then I just asked him what his opinion was of what the sheriffs department should be doing, and he said, 'We should be going after real criminals.""
"If you're not voting, you're part of the problem at this point" she added
...and the general public about casting their ballot for candidates who have their best interests in mind," said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "We hope this outreach effort will show our country’s leading politicians how significant medical marijuana is to their election campaigns." The "Vote Medical Marijuana" campaign will also include an interactive online tool at VoteMedicalMarijuana...

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Advocates Launch ‘Vote Medical Marijuana’ Ahead... [Published Gold Industry Today - Oct 18 2014]
Marijuana dispensaries look to curb crime [Published Yale Daily News - Oct 15 2014]
Medical marijuana in Oregon: Latest spike in pa... [Published Oregonian - Oct 13 2014]
Allegations of Police Misconduct in Marijuana R... [Published Willits News - Oct 11 2014]
Pro-Weed Voters Should Not Ignore the Election [Published Media Awareness Project - Oct 10 2014]
DEA Denial of Petition to Reschedule Marijuana [Published Pharmacy Times - Oct 10 2014]
Nevada County’s Measure S triggers new squabbling [Published Grass Valley Union - Oct 09 2014]
Vote Medical Marijuana Campaign Ads to air in D... [Published MetroTimes.com - Oct 09 2014]
Just Talking About Marijuana Can Make People [Published Media Awareness Project - Oct 08 2014]
CT medical marijuana dispensary opens [Published Yale Daily News - Oct 08 2014]
Marijuana Report: Changes in Washington [Published Insurance Journal - Oct 06 2014]
Connecticut's medical marijuana users finding h... [Published Register Citizen - Oct 04 2014]
Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widesprea... [Published Common Dreams - Oct 01 2014]
Measure S backers ask Nevada County judge to or... [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 30 2014]
League of Women Voters to host Measure S debate... [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 26 2014]
Foe-Turned-Friend of Legalization, Attorney Gen... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 25 2014]
Higher Ground: Christeen Landino looks back on ... [Published MetroTimes.com - Sep 24 2014]
The International Cannabis Business Conference [Published High Times - Sep 18 2014]
AHPA Develops Recommendations for Cannabis Over... [Published Nutraceuticals World - Sep 11 2014]
Medical Marijuana Business Applicants in Illino... [Published PR Newswire - Sep 10 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]
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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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