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Tennessee Takes a Step Back in Pursuit of Medical Cannabis

Tennessee patients who need access to medical cannabis will have to continue waiting. Despite the opportunity to pass a bill that would have legalized medical cannabis in Tennessee, lawmakers, particularly in the Senate were apprehensive to move the bill forward. Instead, lawmakers elected to form a task force to determine...

Virginia Quietly Moves Forward with Medical Cannabis Program

On Thursday, March 16th, Virginia Governor McAuliffe signed Senate Bill 1027 into law allowing the production and distribution of cannabidiol oil (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) with up to 5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for patients with intractable epilepsy.  Unlike the signing of SB1235 and HB1445 in 2015 (providing an affirmative defense...

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Medical Marijuana Group Responds to AG Sessions Comments

WASHINGTON DC -- Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters that “I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much.” In reaction to Sessions’ comments, Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for...

NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA REPORT: Americans for Safe Access Cites Widespread Improvement in State Marijuana Laws Nationwide

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released their annual report, Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws, in which U.S. states are assigned letter grades based on how well their medical cannabis program meets the needs of patients....

Memo to Congress: DEA Dumped the “Gateway-Theory” Due To Science

Americans for Safe Access Urges Members of Congress to Stop Using False Information About Marijuana Washington, DC — Today, Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, sent a memo to Congress informing members that the...

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