Americans For Safe Access

Type: Organization
Name: Americans For Safe Access
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

DEA Ratifies Spike in Marijuana for Research

The federal government affirmed Tuesday a large increase in the amount of marijuana it plans to manufacture for research this year.The Drug Enforcement Administration offered the production bump – from 46.3 pounds to 1,433 pounds – for public comment ... [Published US News & World Report - Aug 26 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 Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Session Over: California’s Historic Medical Pot Bill Killed

Regulations on medical marijuana (pictured above) failed in the California Assembly todayA historic bill to create much-needed regulations for the state’s flourishing, $1.8 billion estimated medical pot industry landed in the dustbin today.The Assembly ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Medical Marijuana Ads Appear in USA Today

RSS In light of the appearing in a recent edition of The New York Times, medicinal cannabis advocacy group, Americans for Safe Access recently partnered with Leafly, the masterminds behind this highly publicized campaign, and emerged with an ad that will ... [Published High Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Medical marijuana: 6 burning questions

© DAVID MCNEW/Reuters/Corbis What was once considered an illicit street drug is quickly becoming a popular medicine across the U.S., raising questions about access and health insurance coverage.Marijuana is now legal for medicinal use in 23 states and ... [Published Bankrate.com - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

California marijuana industry, legislators and law enforcement can’t yet agree on how to regulate medical cannabis

Grab your medicated popcorn. August is going to be an action-packed month in California pot politics.A bill to regulate the state’s vast $1.8 billion medical-cannabis industry is speeding through Sacramento on a tight, end-of-August deadline.But it has ... [Published Sacramento News & Review - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

AM Alert: Water bond, cap-and-trade loom large as Legislature returns

Let the games begin!The Legislature returns from its summer recess today and, with a month remaining in the session, there are still a number of contentious issues to sort out.Chief among them is the water bond . While most lawmakers feel the $11.1 billion ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Addicted To Pot?

ADDICTED TO POT?I smoke pot every day. Am I addicted?- -RobertHow would I know? How much pot do you smoke every day? More than a joint or two? How is your personal life? Are you relatively "successful"? Do you behave like a responsible adult?"Addiction" ... [Published Media Awareness Project - Aug 01 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]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

How Medical Marijuana Went From Political Poison To Popular Policy

More than 40 years ago, psychiatry professor Lester Grinspoon wrote a groundbreaking book on marijuana that the New York Times dubbed at the time “the best dope on pot.” Like many in the medical marijuana community, Grinspoon started out as a skeptic ... [Published Think Progress - Apr 22 2014]

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"They still aren't divulging why the quota is increasing and why it's not increasing how much it has in the past" Hermes says. "It's shrouded in secrecy."
"Although we've seen widespread adoption of medical marijuana and a real shift in how people think about this issue, we don't have one clear set of nationwide laws that medical marijuana patients and their doctors can easily follow" says Kris Hermes, a spokesman for Americans for Safe Access, a medical marijuana advocacy group
"It's a little unsettling given how important this is and how little time we have" said Don Duncan, California coordinator for the 30,000-strong advocacy group Americans for Safe Access
...But scientists aren't sure of the reason. It's possible that marijuana, like alcohol and nicotine, "prime the brain for a heightened response to other drugs" Volkow wrote. But it's also possible that people who are susceptible to drug abuse simply start with marijuana because it's more accessible

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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]
Medical marijuana: 6 burning questions [Published Bankrate.com - Aug 09 2014]
California marijuana industry, legislators and ... [Published Sacramento News & Review - Aug 07 2014]
Cali pot rules getting patient-friendly, ASA says [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 05 2014]
Novus Acquisition & Development MMJ MedPlan Net... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 05 2014]
AM Alert: Water bond, cap-and-trade loom large ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Aug 04 2014]
DEA raids in Washington show weakness of medica... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 01 2014]
Medical marijuana : Where does the debate stand... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 01 2014]
Addicted To Pot? [Published Media Awareness Project - Aug 01 2014]
Do Or Die For Mystery Pot Law [Published Media Awareness Project - Jul 30 2014]
Marijuana poses more risks than many realize [Published News Leader - Jul 27 2014]
Pot Opponent Not Ready To Roll Over [Published Media Awareness Project - Jul 27 2014]
Medical marijuana rules for doctors raise concerns [Published Baltimore Sun - Jul 25 2014]
Where does the medical marijuana debate stand now? [Published Medical News Today - Jul 24 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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