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Posted: 2015-07-06 04:00:00
The lives of two old men from opposing sides in World War II offer invaluable moral lessons.
Posted: 2015-07-06 04:00:00
It makes sense for officials to look beyond the circumstances that led to the Clinton Correctional Facility breakout and beyond Clinton itself.
Posted: 2015-07-06 04:00:00
It is hard to assess conflicting arguments over trade deals, because both sides assign far too much importance to individual deals.
Posted: 2015-07-05 04:00:00
Take Jackson Off the $20 Bill, Put a Woman in His Place
Replacing Old Hickory’s portrait with that of a distinguished woman would be better than pushing Hamilton aside on the $10 bill.
Posted: 2015-07-05 04:00:00
The Activist Roberts Court, 10 Years In
John Roberts has presided over a court that has been far too willing to undermine precedent and give the powerful a helping hand.
Posted: 2015-07-05 04:00:00
Swift Release for Detained Migrants
Prolonged confinement is damaging for families seeking protection in the United States.
Posted: 2015-07-04 16:00:00
Tarred by Tobacco
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has opposed anti-smoking measures abroad. Its members should be ashamed.
Posted: 2015-07-04 04:00:00
Saving the Palisades
In a triumph of activism, negotiation and cooperation, LG Electronics and the Palisades Park protectors find harmony in a development compromise.
Posted: 2015-07-04 04:00:00
Medical Mysteries of the Heart
Further study could help patients with coronary heart disease and their doctors overcome ingrained resistance to new medical approaches.
Posted: 2015-07-04 04:00:00
Jeb Bush Needs Some New Economic Advice
Turning to his brother George’s old economic adviser, as he is said to be doing, would lead to bad guidance on wage stagnation and income inequality.

Posted: 2018-12-07 21:13:11
Despite the anticipation of a major announcement  at the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs relating to the international scheduling of cannabis, no announcement came from the World Health Organization...
Posted: 2018-11-09 19:20:00
This week has been big for cannabis in electoral politics. Thanks to Tuesday’s election, thirty-three states now have a comprehensive medical cannabis program. Ballot victories in Missouri...
Posted: 2018-08-07 20:49:00
From July 29 through August 2, Americans for Safe Access attended the annual National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) in Los Angeles, California. We joined over 5,000 conference attendees...
Posted: 2018-06-22 15:49:00
Cannabis: A Different Kind Of Treatment
This blog post is crossposted from the Releaf App website. Thanks to the results from recently-permitted scientific studies and the untiring work of cannabis activist groups, more and more people...
Posted: 2018-06-22 15:41:00
Five Things All New Medical Cannabis Patients Should Know
Although there are medical cannabis programs of some kind in 47 states, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico, medical cannabis still remains a mystery to the vast majority of Americans today. Using medical...
Posted: 2018-06-06 19:17:32
International Medical Cannabis Advocates Address WHO Committee to Reschedule Cannabis
This week medical cannabis patient advocacy groups from Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States travelled to Geneva, Switzerland...
Posted: 2018-04-23 14:40:00
ASA Submits Recommendations to FDA for International Rescheduling of Cannabis
This week, we submitted comments relating to the efficacy and medical usefulness of cannabis as a medical treatment. In early April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice in...
Posted: 2018-03-22 15:57:00
House Budget includes Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment!: Vote expected today!
After months of debate and continuing resolutions, the House of Representatives has finally unveiled its Appropriations package for the fiscal year of 2018. Unlike previous short term measures,...
Posted: 2018-03-13 19:19:06
Advocates Descend Upon Annual Meeting of the CND in Vienna
This week the United Nations (UN) Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has their annual meetings in Vienna. The CND is responsible for implementing international drug control treaties as well as...
Posted: 2018-02-28 16:26:00
2018 States of States Report: Frequently Asked Questions
This week Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.” The report examines the status of...

Posted: 2015-07-01 07:35:39
SAN FRANCISCO -- In 1974, Valerie Corral began treating her seizures with homegrown cannabis. Forty-one years later, the iconic organization she co-fo... Read more: Wamm, Wamm Santa...
Posted: 2015-06-30 17:38:11
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a law to provide access to medical marijuana on Monday, nearly a quarter-century after his state had legalized ... Read more: Video, Bobby...
Posted: 2015-06-30 09:51:48
It is important to be mindful of an often overlooked aspect of the MMMA: that its purpose is to protect the serious ill persons who have been recommended to use cannabis with a doctor's (in this...
Posted: 2015-06-24 21:42:26
Eden G. Fromberg, DO: Farm-to-Dispensary Medical Marijuana in New York: Grass Roots and Black Dirt
At last, New Yorkers with serious medical conditions including cancer, HIV, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, MS, and severe chronic pain will be able to...
Posted: 2015-06-24 15:23:56
First City In Canada Now Regulating Medical Marijuana
Vancouver, Canada, became the first city in the country to regulate and license its booming medical marijuana industry on Wednesday, despite warnings ... Read more: Vancouver Canada...
Posted: 2015-06-24 10:08:21
5 Findings From The First Major Analysis Of Medical Pot Benefits
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first compreh... Read more: Medical Pot,...
Posted: 2015-06-23 08:52:53
Veterans Can Get All Of These Drugs To Treat PTSD, But Not Weed
Around the nation, thousands of veterans and active-duty military personnel are waging their own personal battles against post-traumatic stress disord... Read more: Ptsd Marijuana,...
Posted: 2015-06-22 16:58:10
This Mom Lost Custody Of Her Son, Faces Prison Over Medical Pot
A 38-year-old Kansas woman who lost custody of her 11-year-old son and faces charges that could send her to prison for 30 years over her use of medica... Read more: Medical Marijuana,...
Posted: 2015-06-22 14:09:04
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Are You for Legalizing Medical Marijuana or Against It?
It was a pleasure to have Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mondays with Marlo to discuss medical marijuana, its benefits and risks, and to decipher truth from... Read more: Mondays With...
Posted: 2015-06-22 14:08:52
Can You Become Addicted to Marijuana?
Many have questioned the addiction properties in marijuana. Is it possible to become addicted to marijuana? Luckily I had Dr. Sanjay Gupta stop by Mon... Read more: Mondays With...

Posted: 2015-07-02 20:38:35
Last Friday, MPP released the 2016 Presidential Candidates Report Card, which grades the various major candidates based on their support for marijuana policy reform or the willingness to allow...
Posted: 2015-07-01 20:27:01
Today at 12:01 a.m., doors opened to qualified medical marijuana patients at Minnesota’s first dispensary — Minnesota Medical Solutions’ Minneapolis location. The July 1 opening date...
Posted: 2015-07-01 20:15:36
Last November, 56% of Oregon voters approved Measure 91 — choosing to regulate marijuana like alcohol and allowing adults to use, possess, and cultivate it. Today, legal protections for adult...
Posted: 2015-07-01 19:46:24
Louisiana Gov. Signs Two Improvements to Marijuana Laws
Earlier this week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed two positive marijuana-related bills into law — a penalty reduction bill and a flawed medical marijuana program. The first, HB 149, significantly...
Posted: 2015-07-01 19:35:16
Hawaii Dispensary Legislation Will Become Law
On Monday, June 29, Hawaii Gov. David Ige released his list of bills that he intends to veto. Thankfully, legislation creating a medical marijuana distribution program was not on this list,...
Posted: 2015-07-01 19:28:38
Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill Still Possible in Pennsylvania
Just a few weeks ago, medical cannabis legislation seemed hopelessly stalled in the Pennsylvania House. Thanks to the efforts of advocates, Rep. Nick Miccarelli, and overwhelming bipartisan support...
Posted: 2015-06-29 21:29:17
California Organ Transplant Non-Discrimination Bill for Medical Marijuana Patients Moves Forward
AB 258 passed both the California Assembly and the Senate by overwhelming margins, sending the bill to Gov. Brown for his signature. This compassionate bill would prohibit hospitals from denying...
Posted: 2015-06-26 20:39:45
Rhode Island Legislators Recess, May Vote on Marijuana Regulation Bill If They Reconvene This Fall
On Thursday night, the Rhode Island legislature was called into recess with many bills still awaiting final approval. There is talk from legislative leaders about calling the legislature back...
Posted: 2015-06-25 17:11:34
First Massachusetts Dispensary Now Open
Patients who have been desperately waiting for a dispensary to open in Massachusetts will finally have some good news to celebrate this week. A dispensary in Salem has received a waiver from...
Posted: 2015-06-25 15:43:06
Delaware Becomes 20th State to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession
Last week, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed HB 39 into law, making it the 20th state to decriminalize — or in four cases, legalize — possession of personal use amounts of marijuana. The...

Posted: 2015-07-04 20:30:49
There was over $250 million in recreational cannabis sold in Washington during the first year of legal sales, from July 1st, 2014, to July 1st, 2015. In total, this resulted in over $70 million...
Posted: 2015-07-03 06:06:42
Legislation to allow legal recreational cannabis sales to begin this October 1st has been approved by Oregon’s House of Representatives with a 40 to 19 vote, just days after passing the Senate...
Posted: 2015-07-02 23:20:01
Denver city officials have given approval to the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, allowing advocates to begin gathering signatures in attempt to place the proposal on this November’s...
Posted: 2015-07-02 23:04:18
Medical Cannabis Oil Bill Approved Unanimously by North Carolina Senate
North Carolina House Bill 766, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts, has been approved unanimously by the state’s full Senate. The measure was passed with some minor...
Posted: 2015-07-02 17:42:34
Oregon Governor Signs Cannabis Reform Bill
Governor Kate Brown has signed House Bill 3400 into law, a comprehensive measure to implement Measure 91, in addition to reforming the state’s cannabis laws by removing most felony charges...
Posted: 2015-07-01 22:12:54
Connecticut Legislature Votes to Defelonize Personal Drug Possession, Governor to Sign Measure Into Law
By Associated Press Connecticut’s drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from...
Posted: 2015-07-01 19:44:02
Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Approved by Florida’s Largest County
Commissioners of Miami-Dade, Florida’s largest county (with a population of over 2.6 million), have voted to allow police to give a simple civil infraction for the possession of cannabis...
Posted: 2015-07-01 15:43:56
Oregon Cannabis Legalization Law Takes Effect, Sales Could Began by the Fall
By Paul Armentano PORTLAND, OR — Legislation took effect at midnight Wednesday permitting adults to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. Fifty-six percent of state voters approved...
Posted: 2015-07-01 15:38:38
Portland: Thousands Turn Out to Celebrate Cannabis Legalization in Oregon
A crowd of thousands that spanned the entire length of Portland’s Burnside Bridge gathered at midnight on July 1st to celebrate the beginning of cannabis legalization in Oregon. “It...
Posted: 2015-07-01 15:25:47
Medical Cannabis Now Legal in Minnesota
A law legalizing medical cannabis has officially taken effect in Minnesota, allowing patients with certain debilitating conditions to possess, purchase and use the medicine. Moments after the...