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AMERICANS FOR SAFE ACCESS (ASA) FORMS NEW CHAPTER - SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
by Roger Mentch
Sunday Apr 4th, 2010 1:05 PM
Pertection for Santa Cruz patients, growers, caregivers, and collectives have been long over due.
Forming a new ASA Chapter will help bring together like minded people to have a voice regarding safe access to medical marijuana. This is a great way to get involved and everyone is welcome!
First meeting will be held at Louden Nelson Center 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, California
on April 22nd 7:15-8:45 PM Contact Roger Mentch for further info: (831) 295-3335
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Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA has over 30,000 active members with chapters and affiliates in more than 40 states.

Medical cannabis patients and current Executive Director Steph Sherer founded ASA in 2002 in response to federal raids on patients in California. Ever since then, ASA has been instrumental in shaping the political and legal landscape of medical cannabis. Our successful lobbying, media, and legal campaigns led to positive court precedents, new sentencing standards, more compassionate legislative and administrative polices and procedures, as well as new legislation.

ASA protects the rights of cannabis patients. We are working to change federal policy to meet the immediate needs of patients as well as create long-term strategies for safe access and programs that encourage research.

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