Category: Politics

Retired Navy SEAL: Veterans deserve legal access to medical marijuana


Senate Approves Funding Bill That Allows Veterans to Access Medical Marijuana Amendment Would Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Their Patients in States Where It’s Legal The Senate today passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, which includes language to allow Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to ... Read More
November 10, 2015Daily Dose


Historic, unprecedented vote illustrates political strength, legitimacy of medical marijuana community By KRIS HERMES  |  December 4, 2013 Robert Jacob is the first mayor to also own a dispensary. (Photo credit: Bohemian/Nicolas Grizzle) In an unprecedented move, the Sebastopol City Council voted yesterday to seat Vice Mayor and medical marijuana community leader Robert Jacob ... Read More
December 4, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


Caravan for Peace continues North America tour to continue dialogue about drug war Mexican poet and peace leader Javier Sicilia arrived in Los Angeles to speak firsthand about the pain and devastation caused by the failed drug war. Sicilia’s three-day visit is part of the bi-national “Voices of the Victims” Tour, traveling to ... Read More
November 9, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, are members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy are calling for a public health approach to drug regulations. By KOFI ANNAN and FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO We called on governments to adopt more humane and effective ... Read More
November 6, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


Lawsuit Highlights Cruel Practices and Ineffectiveness of Undercover Narcotics Operations in Schools By DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE  |  October 30, 2013 The parents of a 17-year-old special needs student arrested in an undercover police operation announced today they are suing the school district that authorized the operation. The student, who suffers from a range of disabilities, was falsely ... Read More
October 30, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


By STEPH SHERER  |  Published in Huffington Post As Washington State begin implementation, will regulators and policy makers lose sight of patients in the process? I recently was in to Denver today to accept an award from the Drug Policy Alliance, one of Americans for Safe Access' allies in the fight for patient ... Read More
October 27, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


Oct2013 By DAN KATZIR and RAVIT MARKUS  |  Published in Hollywood Journal Exciting moments of change are always good news for everyone who cares about the relevant issue, and to the documentary filmmaker who’s following this issue. A moment like that just rocked the pot legalization movement in California and it is wonderful, yet also daunting ... Read More
October 26, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis desperately seeks a conviction after People v. Jackson overturned her legal strategy By KRIS HERMES  |  Published in Peace for Patients The third trial against medical marijuana dispensary operator and Navy veteran Jovan Jackson began in San Diego Superior Court, before Judge Louis R. Hanoian. San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, ... Read More
October 24, 2013Sam Sabzehzar


By MIKE ADAMS  |  Published in High Times A Kentucky state law enforcement official says that marijuana is not medicine, and believes that pot proponents have simply disguised their desire to get stoned with misinformation about the drug’s supposed medicinal properties in an attempt to bamboozle Kentuckians into supporting its legalization. In a recent opinion article ... Read More
October 22, 2013Sam Sabzehzar