Medical Marijuana Week is upon us, and the advocacy group Americans For Safe Access has put out a plan of action for the week, designed to advance the cause of medical cannabis safe access.

February 12 through February 18 is Medical Marijuana Week, a time to celebrate the progress we have made across the country and our right to safe access to medicine!  Our community is under an unprecedented attack by the Obama Administration right now!  So this year, Medical Marijuana week is not only a time for celebration, but a time to take action!

Americans for Safe Access has created a week of actions you can take to ensure safe access in your community and nationwide.  Check out our Medical Marijuana Week Action Page. Share this page with your friends, and encourage your fellow community members to take action.  Print our Medical Marijuana Week of Activism Flyer, post, and distribute the flyer for all to participate in the actions listed below.

Some medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives are offering generous gifts to members who participate in Medical Marijuana Week actions. Scroll down to the bottom of this message to see which patients’ associations are participating in your community.


NATIONAL: Call the White House and tell Pres. Obama to keep his promise to not use Justice Department resources to undermine state laws, stop putting politics before science, and act immediately to reclassify cannabis as medicine.


NATIONAL:  Contact Congress and urge your representative to sponsor HR1983, legislation that reclassify cannabis, end federal interference in state programs, and provide licensed patients and providers a defense in court.

SANTA ROSA, 1:30p: Join medical cannabis community members to support Michael Steffan’s in Court Room 4 in Sonoma County Courthouse, 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa.


NATIONAL:  Ask Governor Jerry Brown to sign the DEA Rescheduling Petition.

CALIFORNIA, 5:00p: Telephone Town Hall regarding the Medical Marijuana Control, Tax and Regulate Act, to dial in call 832 431 3335, enter participant code 1618568.

SAN FRANCISCO, 6:30pm: Candle Light Vigil at the San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th Street, San Francisco, CA.

SACRAMENTO, 7:00pm: Candle Light Vigil at the Sacramento Federal Building, 501 1st Street, Downtown Sacramento, CA.

SANTA ROSA, 4:20p: Medical Cannabis Movie Marathon at Arlene Francis Center, 99 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa.


NATIONAL:  Make your voice heard at a rally near you! Click here to find rally locations.
*On Friday, February 10, at 7pm, San Francisco ASA will be making signs for the Obama demonstration at 847 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA.


NATIONAL: Join the movement and help fund the fight for safe access. Find out how by clicking here. 

SAN FRANCISCO, 7:00pm: Movie Night, 847 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA.


LOS ANGELES, 1:00pm: join LA ASA for the LA ASA Chapter Meeting from 1-3 at West Hollywood Gateway Mall, 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046.

During medical marijuana week visit any of the following locations and receive a free gift when you participate in the National Action:

SACRAMENTO: Abatin Wellness Center, 2100 29th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

SONOMA COUNTY : Peace and Medicine 6771 Sebastopol Ave Sebastopol, CA 95472

SAN FRANCISCO: SPARC, 1256 Mission Street  San Francisco, CA 94103

BERKELEY: Cannabis Buyers Cooperative of Berkeley, 3039 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705

 Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group, 7213 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
Commit to participating in ASA’s National Week of Action by giving one minute each day next week February 13 through February 18, to stand up for safe access, and attend a rally near you on February 16.  Ensure our voice is heard!  Take action for safe access!

Activism is continuous in this age of instant communication and it’s important to keep reminding your elected officials that you are out there and that you have a voice and a vote.

If you care about medical marijuana access, spread the word.

– Joe Klare