Author withdraws medical cannabis reform bill

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Jun 252012
 

The following statement was just released by ASA: Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and our allies have been fighting for medical cannabis regulations to protect safe access to medicine and patients’ rights since 2002, and we are going to keep fighting that important battle despite a setback today. Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) has withdrawn AB 2312, a bill that would have created a state board to regulate medical cannabis cultivation and provision. That means AB [read more …]

ASA sets Unity Conference in Sacramento

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May 132012
 
ASA sets Unity Conference in Sacramento

Americans for Safe Access sponsors its Unity Conference next weekend in Sacramento. Here’s the latest: Dear Friend, I am happy to announce that the price of the California Unity Conference in Sacramento May 19-21 has just gone down! Thanks to our friends at UFCW Local 8 and the Sacramento Central Labor Council, we have been able to cut the cost of the conference to an even lower level. Advance tickets are now just $25 for [read more …]

State Supreme Court will hear dispensary appeals

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Jan 182012
 

Sacramento — The California Supreme Court issued an order today indicating its intent to review two controversial medical marijuana cases that have resulted in the suspension of several local dispensary ordinances across the state. As a result of today’s order, Pack v. City of Long Beach and City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patient’s Health and Wellness Ctr., Inc. have both been vacated in anticipation of the High Court’s ruling. The Pack decision held that [read more …]

Long list of ASA accomplishments in 2011

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Dec 282011
 

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) provides legal training for and medical information to patients, attorneys, health and medical professionals and policymakers throughout the United States. It also organizes media support for court cases, rapid response to law enforcement raids, and capacity-building for advocates. ASA just posted some of the highlights from its work in 2011, which are excerpted below. Click here to read the full post. LEGAL • We filed a groundbreaking federal lawsuit challenging [read more …]

ASA, DPA file amicus brief to depublish Pack ruling

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Dec 162011
 

SAN FRANCISCO — A coalition of advocates and public officials filed an amicus ‘friend of the court’ brief yesterday, asking the California Supreme Court to take the appeal of Pack v. City of Long Beach, a controversial decision from early October. The coalition, which includes Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), as well as the County of Santa Cruz, is also seeking outright depublication of [read more …]