ASA in the News

Feb 172017

Cannabis, Drug Policy Reform Advocates Commend Congressional Members on Formation of Congressional Cannabis Caucus - Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 16, 2017— Joint statement below from The National Organization For the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the Drug Policy Alliance, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Americans for Safe Access, Marijuana Policy Project, the National Cannabis Industry Association, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, and Clergy for a New Drug Policy.

Feb 172017

SF honors Peron for medical cannabis work - Americans for Safe Access

By Sari Staver for The Bay Area Reporter

"Dennis is one of my heroes, he has been a guiding light in the medical marijuana movement and many of us have counted on him to lead the way." - Brent Saupe, who worked with Dennis Peron as an ASA volunteer

Feb 152017

DEA Removes Marijuana Propaganda From Website - Americans for Safe Access

By Mike Adams for Merry Jane

Agency now admits weed doesn’t cause cancer or psychosis.

Although the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has all but refused to consider the cannabis plant as having any medicinal application within the confines of the Controlled Substances Act, the nation’s leading drug sniffing hounds recently eliminated some misinformation about the potential dangers of the herb from the its website.

The update to the agency’s digital presence was made after Americans for Safe Access, a nonprofit advocacy group fighting for marijuana to be recognized for its medicinal function, filed a petition with the higher ups at the U.S. Department of Justice demanding the DEA eliminate inaccurate language from its marijuana-related material.

Feb 142017

DEA Drops Inaccurate Cannabis Claims From Website - Americans for Safe Access

By Lisa Rough for Leafly

As the ASA notes in its letter, now is a particularly crucial time to ensure that all information being disseminated from the government be factually accurate. President Trump’s newly appointed attorney general, former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, has made it clear in past statements that he opposes cannabis use, and some are concerned the White House’s looseness with the truth could creep into federal drug policy and put patients at risk.

Feb 142017

DEA Removes Erroneous Marijuana Distortions from Website - Americans for Safe Access

By Monterey Bud for Marijuana.com

“The federal government now admits that cannabis is not a gateway drug, and doesn’t cause long-term brain damage, or psychosis. While the fight to end stigma around cannabis is far from over, this is a big first step.” - Steph Sherer

Feb 142017

After Months of Public and Legal Pressure, DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website - Americans for Safe Access

By Anthony Martinelli for The Joint Blog

After months of public pressure, and a legal request by the nonprofit medical cannabis advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, the DEA has removed factually inaccurate information about marijuana from their website.

Feb 082017

Humboldt's Finest Sets the Industry Standard in Sustainable Sun Grown Cannabis - Americans for Safe Access

Humboldt's Finest farms are all PFC Verified (Patient Focused Certification), ensuring regulatory compliance and high quality product safety standards are adhered to.

Feb 082017

Medical Marijuana: How You Can Cash in on Pennsylvania's Program - Americans for Safe Access

By Alicia Victoria Lozano for NBC 10

The professional tone, complete with workbooks and PowerPoint presentations, spoke to the future of weed in coming years. Once dismissed as the province of hippies and stoners, cannabis is quickly becoming big business that will generate billions as more states adopt medical marijuana programs or legalize recreational pot.

Feb 082017

Philly To Host Medical Marijuana Training - Americans for Safe Access

By Paul Kurtz for CBS Philadelphia

“It comes with a foundation in core cannabis. What is it, how does cannabis work as a medicine, the conflict between state and federal law that’s required for all our training programs,”- Jahan Marcu

Feb 022017

Tommy Chong, Ryan Adams, other marijuana advocates react as Jeff Sessions nomination advances - Americans for Safe Access

By Brooke Edwards Staggs for the Cannifornian

“The confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General would be a five-alarm threat to the more than 2 million medical cannabis patients and 44 state medical cannabis programs across the country. Sessions is an outspoken opponent of medical cannabis — and based off his testimony before the Senate, shows no signs of softening his position. As Attorney General, Sessions would have the exclusive authority to take direct action against medical cannabis patients and programs — something deeply concerning for patients who rely on cannabis treatment.” — Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans For Safe Access