ASA Reports

The DEA’s Denial of Existing Medical Cannabis Research

Created in direct response to the DEA's decision not to reschedule cannabis. This report demonstrates the weakness of the DEA's analysis by attempting to correct the errors present in the DEA's argument.

Medical Cannabis Access for Pain Treatment

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has created this document to educate and inform legislators and regulators of the growing need for an alternate treatment for the millions of patients suffering from pain every day.

Scheduling Cannabis: A Preparatory Document for FDA’s 8-Factor Analysis on Cannabis

The 8-Factor analysis is not a formal petition to reschedule Cannabis, rather it is a guide for addressing the government’s requirements for rescheduling and regulating Cannabis as a safe and effective medicine. The analysis presents the CSA and FDA requirements for demonstrating the medical value of legitimizing Cannabis as well as the major public health impact it can have towards the many patients it helps. Within the analysis is a critical review of the abuse, dependence, medical use, and standards being implemented to regulate medical cannabis programs in the United States.

Cannabis and Cannabis Resin- Critical Review Preparation Document

Prepared and reviewed by the Speakers and Attendees of ASA's 2016 National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference for presentation to the United Nations Special Assembly. This document is structured according to WHO review standards.

Medical Marijuana Access in the U.S.

Every year Americans for Safe Access prepares a report on the state of Medical Cannabis access in the United States. Sign in with email, Facebook or Twitter to access the 2015 Medical Marijuana Access in the US Report.

Where Will Patients Get Their Medicine?

“Where Will Patients Obtain Their Medicine?” a white paper on the impact of medical cannabis dispensaries on patient's, teen cannabis use, crime and communities.

What's the Cost?

In ASA's newest report "What is the Cost", our research found that over the last decade nearly $500 million had been spent by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on raids, federal prosecutions, incarceration, and asset forfeiture suits.

Third Time the Charm?

A White Paper on State Laws on Medical Cannabis Distribution and Department of Justice Guidance on Enforcement

Massachusetts Dispensary Report

Massachusetts is implementing a dispensary model to provide access for patients. This is a report on the rules and regulations for the state, as well as an overview of why and how dispensaries work for patients and communities.

California Dispensary Report

Updated for 2011, the ASA Dispensary Report reviews the experience of various municipalities that have implemented a regulated approach to the distribution of medical cannabis, based on information from public officials and other community members.

Patients in the Crossfire

Federal interference with state medical cannabis programs has patients and providers caught in the crossfire. This report tells some of their stories.

Patient Cultivation

Medical cannabis patients need patient cultivation for a variety of reasons. This report explains why.