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Medical Patients

Information about the medical use of cannabis, legal information, and practical tools and guides for those using or considering cannabis therapeutics

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Legal Professionals

Overview of federal and state laws concerning medical cannabis, information on defending medical cannabis cases, and brief banks.

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Medical Professionals

Information for medical professionals who use or wish to us medical cannabis therapies in their practice.

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Policy Makers

Information for policy makers on drafting and implementing patient-centric medical cannabis legislation and regulations, including state-by-state guides and comparison charts.

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Producers & Providers

Resources for those providing medical cannabis directly to patients, considering providing medical cannabis, and those helping individuals obtain medical cannabis.

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News & Blog

All Solutions for Medical Cannabis Point to Congress

  • Aug 21, 2016
ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer published a blog in the Huffington Post on Friday responding the the Drug Enforcements Administration's decision not to reschedule cannabis and to a landmark federal court ruling that upholds ASA's position that the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the federal prosecution of conduct that is allowed by state medical...

Victory - Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Continues to Help Medical Marijuana Defendants in Federal Court

An opinion today issued in the federal 9th Circuit by a three-judge panel has found that federal prosecutions of medical cannabis defendants may not proceed unless there is a violation of state law. In the opinion of U.S. vs. McIntosh, written by 9th Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, the court held...

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ASA Releases Comparative Analysis of DEA Marijuana Scheduling Decision

Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) disseminated a report comparing the body of research the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used as a basis for their decision to keep cannabis (marijuana) as a Schedule I substance, as defined by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), with available data, including the research ASA...

DEA Denies Cannabis Has Medical Value, Again

Washington D.C. - Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its decision to keep cannabis in its current Schedule 1 status. This decision will have substantial implications for the two million patients that currently have access to medical cannabis and cannabis products under state laws. Schedule I status means that the...

Medical Cannabis A Viable Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis

Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released the Medical Cannabis Access for Pain Treatment: A Viable Strategy to Address the Opioid Crisis report to educate legislators and health practitioners on the benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment option for the millions of patients suffering from chronic pain. Prescription opioid...

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