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The American Medical Marijuana Association
(AMMA) is an organization formed to promote and protect
the legal access to medical
The American Medical Marijuana Association (AMMA), was founded
in cyberspace on October 27, 2000, by Steve Kubby, Ed Rosenthal and Tod H.
Mikuriya. AMMA has been at the forefront of the battle to
protect the rights of medical cannabis patients and recently
received official recognition by the United States
government as one of the top organization websites promoting medical marijuana law reform. This
recommendation appears in a briefing by the White
House and is available online at the official web site for the
White House Drug Policy.
AMMA is a group of volunteers working together to implement,
preserve and protect the rights of medicinal cannabis patients
activism. Their platform is based on the idea of not bargaining
away people's rights. AMMA believes that each
person will have different needs, which are best determined by the
patient and physician. What works well for one patient may not work
AMMA's activism includes aiding in the defense of cannabis
patients should they be so unfortunate as to be prosecuted for
their choice of medication. One way AMMA is able to do this is
through the sharing of successful motions, writs, declarations and demands.
seems to be the testing grounds for medical cannabis patients it is
not surprising to see most of the information originating from that
state. AMMA's goal is to preserve California Proposition 215, the Compassionate
Use Act of 1996. AMMA is concerned that some members of
law enforcement are trying to re-write the law, infringing upon the
rights of the voters, placing conditions that violate the California State
- Steve Kubby. Former Libertarian Party
nominee for governor of
California and author of two books on drug policy, Mr. Kubby has
addressed world leaders at the World Forum, and is the
former publisher of an international ski magazine.
- Richard Cowan. Former National Director of NORML.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Drug Policy Foundation. Senior
Policy Advisor to NORML. Editor and Publisher, marijuananews.
- Ed Rosenthal. Recognized worldwide as an
authority on marijuana. In his thirty-plus years as a cannabis
expert, he has written or edited more than a dozen books about marijuana
cultivation and social policy.
- Rev. Lynnette Shaw. Founder and director of
the Cannabis Buyers' Club Marin in Fairfax, California, licensed since
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