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Essential Cannabis Employees Will Converge Online for a Free Training on Sanitation Practices in the Era of Covid-19

  • Apr 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, April 17, 2020, through its Patient Focused Certification (PFC) program, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will hold a FREE safety training for essential cannabis workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This free live webinar will be held from 9-10am PST/12-1pm EST. Interested participants can register here for...

COVID19 State Emergency Plans Confirm Medical Cannabis is Essential

  • Mar 25, 2020
Patient Advocates are Grateful States are Listening, Warn “There is More Action Still Needed” WASHINGTON, DC — Last Monday, March 16, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation's largest medical cannabis patient advocacy organization, with coordinated stakeholders and allies, called on U.S. state and territorial governors (DC mayor) and medical cannabis program...

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What’s in a name? Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp

  • Jul 06, 2020
Adapted from The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience (Routledge, 2019)  by Michelle Newhart and William Dolphin As with all things involving social controversy, dispute over what to properly call the plant known by the botanical name Cannabis Sativa L. comes with the territory. As a forbidden...

ASA offers solution to DOJ research block: Our comments on the DEA’s proposed rules

  • Jun 02, 2020
On March 23, the Drug Enforcement Administraction (DEA) published a proposed rulemaking—“Controls to Enhance the Cultivation of Marihuana for Research in the United States”—in the Federal Register (85 FR 16292), involving who can grow cannabis in bulk for research purposes.  Americans for Safe Access (ASA) submitted comments which suggested several amendments...

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