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With Don Duncan of Americans for Safe Access

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Don Duncan has been an instrumental member of the Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance as a GLACA founding board member and and nationally trusted advocate for cannabis patients' rights.


Mr. Duncan co-founded one of the earliest and most reputable groups of medical cannabis dispensing collectives in California, which opened legal facilities in Berkeley, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Patients and Caregivers Group in West Hollywood, CA, a GLACA- accredited member collective.


In 2002 he became the co-founder of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and currently sits on the Board of Directors. As ASA's California Director, he also is responsible for rallying citizens and local organizations to engage in the fight for fair implementation of California's medical cannabis laws. He monitors federal interference in California's medical cannabis community and builds coalitions among medical cannabis stakeholders.


During DEA raids of California medical cannabis collectives Mr. Duncan was a key player in raising awareness and grassroots resistance. The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA) was one of the self-regulating industry organizations that grew out of a need for providers to generate operational guidelines and prove themselves legitimate and legally operating members of the local business community. This dedication to patients and operators' rights served to solidify Mr. Duncan's reputation as a leading media consultant featured in major media coverage, including 60 Minutes, Dan Rather Reports, Retirement Living TV, and the Los Angeles Times.


Asked why he has devoted so much energy to this community, Mr. Duncan replied, "I got involved in medical cannabis activism because people I love need this medicine. They should not face prosecution, discrimination, or harm for using the doctor-recommended medicine that helps."


In service of these goals he continues to work closely with elected officials, collective operators, law enforcement, and community members in local implementation efforts in Los Angeles and in other California cities. Mr. Duncan now campaigns in Sacramento convincing lawmakers to adopt legislation to expand rights for patients. He lists his top medical cannabis priorities as:


●   Passing AB 258 - The Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Bill

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●  Adopting legislation to protect patients in California from discrimination in employment, housing, parental rights, and equal access to health care


●  Protecting and expanding safe, legal, and dignified access to medicine for patients


●  Ensuring quality and safety in the medical cannabis industry


●  Building a bigger and more effective grassroots base of support for medical cannabis


●  Ending federal interference and intimidation in California and other medical cannabis states


●  Recruiting new members and finding new resources to support ASA’s work


Mr. Duncan contributes weekly updates geared towards informing California's medical cannabis community but relevant to activists around the globe. Check here often for news and up-to-date activist information.







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