Americans For Safe Access

Type: Organization
Name: Americans For Safe Access
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Measure S backers ask Nevada County judge to order ballot language changes, halt mail ballots

Ballot language on Measure S is prejudicial, violates election code and needs to be changed before mail ballots are sent out next week, Measure S proponents said in a petition filed Monday in Nevada County Superior Court.“We believe that the language ... [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

League of Women Voters to host Measure S debate Oct. 16

Opponents of Measure S, from left, Fran Freedle, Nancy Brost and Jo Ann Rebane greet attendees at the Nevada County's Rood administration building.Alex Beason of Penn Valley adjusts the "Yes on S" poster at Nevada Theatre.With accusations flying faster ... [Published Grass Valley Union - Sep 26 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]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Higher Ground: Christeen Landino looks back on 13 years of fighting for marijuana legalization with Michigan NORML

Christeen Landino remembers attending her first marijuana protest in downtown Detroit back in 1974. She still has a card from then that she paid $1 for in support of the Michigan Marijuana Initiative, an unsuccessful petition drive to get decriminalization ... [Published MetroTimes.com - Sep 24 2014]
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 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 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]

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...I also went dread for the first time with the directive "Don't lay no razor on your head. Don't lay no comb in your hair. Soon come."
...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."
"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."

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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]
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]
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]
These Washington Medical Marijuana Growers Are ... [Published Think Progress - May 08 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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