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 Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) has withdrawn AB 2312, a bill that would have created a state board to regulate medical cannabis cultivation and provision.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’s high court takes up confusing marijuana laws

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Mar 142012
 

When it comes to rulings on medical marijuana, California courts have a case of multiple personality disorder. A flurry of recent, conflicting decisions by state appellate courts on whether cities can ban marijuana stores or be forced to allow them is setting up a landmark review by the California Supreme Court. The state’s high court recently agreed to accept four cases involving marijuana dispensaries, Peter Hecht reports in the Sacramento Bee. Two more cases may [read more …]

Medical cannabis patients rally against feds in Sacramento

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Nov 102011
 

Medical cannabis patients and several noted industry leaders rallied Wednesday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Sacramento. They were there to protest the recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries and collective growers, with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano calling on President Obama to order federal enforcement agencies to stand down. “I support the president, but he is confusing the issue by having these people muddy up the water and violate civil rights and human rights,” Ammiano [read more …]

Nov 052011
 

Title: Medical cannabis protest in SacramentoLocation: Federal courthouse, 501 I St., SacramentoLink out: Click hereDescription: Join Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and a statewide coalition on Wednesday, November 9, for a peaceful protest at the Federal Building in Sacramento to protest the Obama Administration’s new attack on medical cannabis patients and property owners! Most of California’s legal medical cannabis patients rely on cooperatives and collectives for safe access to the medicine they need to treat [read more …]

Cannabis advocates set sights on 2012 ballot measure

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Oct 262011
 

Medical marijuana advocates, decrying a federal government crackdown on dispensaries and a failure of state lawmakers to act, said Tuesday that they are drafting a 2012 ballot initiative to impose statewide oversight of California’s burgeoning medicinal cannabis trade. The ballot push, announced at a San Francisco news conference, is being readied by groups that include the architects of 2010’s unsuccessful Proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana for recreational use, Peter Hecht reports in the [read more …]