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

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

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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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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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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...

Senators Grassley and Feinstein Introduce Bill to Exempt Certain Medical Cannabis Patients From Federal Prosecution

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S. 3269) was introduced in the United States Senate, which would ease research barriers and create exemptions from federal law for certain medical cannabis patients. The bill was introduced by four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Dianne Feinstein (D-CA),...

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