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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California’s Medical Marijuana Program

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...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

California’s medical marijuana battles continue, the Florida initiative is polling strong (according to its own poll), the Pennsylvania Senate is about to vote on a medical marijuana...
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July 11, 2014
07/11/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.09)

New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, North Carolina becomes a high-CBD cannabis oil state, Utah issues the first permits for high-CBD cannabis oil, Californians prepare...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

With Monday’s signing of New York’s medical cannabis law, there are now 23 states with comprehensive medical cannabis access programs for patient’s living in those states, but...
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June 6, 2014
06/06/2014
“Vote Medical Marijuana” Campaign Airs TV Ads Calling Out Congressional Opponents of Medical Marijuana

“Vote Medical Marijuana” Campaign Airs TV Ads Calling Out Congressional Opponents of Medical Marijuana

Patient advocates are producing ads in an effort to educate public, hold federal policymakers accountable The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is running...
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May 30, 2014
05/30/2014
Advocates Welcome Minnesota as 22nd Medical Marijuana State, but Object to Overly Restrictive Law

Advocates Welcome Minnesota as 22nd Medical Marijuana State, but Object to Overly Restrictive Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law today that makes Minnesota the 22nd medical marijuana state. Patient advocates celebrated the passage of SF 2470, which will protect qualified...
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May 2, 2014
05/02/2014
Advocates Launch VoteMedicalMarijuana.org to Track Voting Records for Individual Members of Congress

Advocates Launch VoteMedicalMarijuana.org to Track Voting Records for Individual Members of Congress

The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each...
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April 30, 2014
04/30/2014
Oops, We Did It Again! CA Bill AB 2500 Defeated

Oops, We Did It Again! CA Bill AB 2500 Defeated

SA Members helped stop another bad bill in the state legislature today! An assembly committee just rejected a measure that would have made it a crime to drive...
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April 28, 2014
04/28/2014
Regulations Are Good for Patients

Regulations Are Good for Patients

Voters in California adopted the country’s first medical cannabis law in 1996, but the state has lagged behind in implementing it. The Medical Marijuana Program Act (SB...
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April 21, 2014
04/21/2014
Probation Department Ordered to Allow Probationer the Use of Medical Marijuana

Probation Department Ordered to Allow Probationer the Use of Medical Marijuana

I wrote about medical marijuana patient defendant Alexander Ayres last month as he took a very good plea – when balanced with the consequences of a trial...
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Over a handful of weeks three state legal medical cannabis patient defendants have had charges dropped against them in two different courts. Congratulations to Andrew Turner and...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
District Council Introduces Bill to Expand Condition List for Qualifying Medical Marijuana Patients

District Council Introduces Bill to Expand Condition List for Qualifying Medical Marijuana Patients

District of Columbia Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) introduced legislation yesterday that would lift restrictions on physicians that currently prevent them from recommending medical marijuana to any patient...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical marijuana supporters flocked to Capitol Hill to push for legislation prohibiting the federal government from restricting state medical marijuana laws. Has no one pointed out the...
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April 4, 2014
04/04/2014
Tax Filings Give Hint to Number of Marijuana Shops in L.A.

Tax Filings Give Hint to Number of Marijuana Shops in L.A.

Los Angeles’ finance office says 457 pot shops have filed renewals to pay taxes this year, three times as many as are allowed to stay open under Proposition...
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March 31, 2014
03/31/2014
Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

A local ban on all medical cannabis cultivation stands, after the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Wednesday in Maral v. Live Oak, an appellate...
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March 28, 2014
03/28/2014
MD Senate Passes a More Patient-Friendly Medical Cannabis Bill

MD Senate Passes a More Patient-Friendly Medical Cannabis Bill

Today the Maryland Senate passed SB 923, which would authorize the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission (“Commission”) to license and regulate medical cannabis growers and “medical marijuana treatment centers”...
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March 21, 2014
03/21/2014
Seattle Medical Marijuana Dispensary Is First In Washington State To Achieve National Certification

Seattle Medical Marijuana Dispensary Is First In Washington State To Achieve National Certification

014 The first medical marijuana dispensary in Washington State was certified today under a recently launched nationwide program that verifies the quality and reliability of products sold...
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March 12, 2014
03/12/2014
Google Hangout Tonight 8pm EDT on Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed 2″ and Epilepsy

Google Hangout Tonight 8pm EDT on Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed 2″ and Epilepsy

New Scientific Review of Epilepsy and Medical Marijuana Provides Scientific Foundation for Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Claims “Cannabis in the Treatment of Epilepsy” comes as demand grows for...
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February 21, 2014
02/21/2014
National Medical Marijuana Group Certifies First Dispensaries

National Medical Marijuana Group Certifies First Dispensaries

014 Two California dispensaries are first to complete certification program with pending certifications in six states. Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) certified the first...
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December 19, 2013
12/19/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.12.18)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.12.18)

Oregon’s plan to regulate dispensaries statewide moves ahead, Washington state looks like it will let medical marijuana patients keep their personal grows, a new national certification program...
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