The history of medical cannabis in the U.S is filled with stories of heroic patients who laid the foundation of safe access and built a movement.  Until ASA members stood up for access, the national debate around medical cannabis was focused solely on the legality and ethics of arresting and prosecuting patients for cannabis usage. That injustice is real but reflected only a fraction of the challenges this community confronted on a daily basis.

We cannot create good policy without including the voices and experiences of patients and those who provide them with access. That is what ASA members have brought to this movement; that is what WE can bring to every state and the country as a whole.

By participating in this movement, you are helping create the future of medical cannabis in your city, state, and nation. Our hope is that, as you discover the utility of cannabis as a therapeutic agent in your life or in the life of a loved one, you will also join this powerful movement to create safe and legal access for everyone who needs it.

For over 20 years, ASA has been training advocates to bring their voices to the table by participating in the political process. We have resources to help you stay informed and stay active! 

It is important to understand that the state-by-state compassionate use programs are not the ultimate goal for medical cannabis patients, they are a triage to aid patients in finding safe cannabis products until we can change federal law, and create a national program that would include prescriptions, standardized products, and a pathway for insurance coverage.

We hope you join us to continue our fight for safe access, sign up today to stay connected!

Until there is safe access…We are Americans for Safe Access!

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