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Washington, DC -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the leading advocacy organization working to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic use and research, and Leaf411, a premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and directional support to the general public about the safe use of legal cannabis (marijuana & hemp), have partnered together on Leaf411’s Affordability program. The program offers low-income medical cannabis patients financial support in helping them to obtain their medicine.
Access to medical marijuana can often be a life-or-death issue for many patients. The cost of annual physician evaluations can often be a prohibitive factor in many patients being able to access the medicine they need. The Leaf411 Affordability program provides donated medical cannabis products to low-income medical cannabis patients and financial scholarships to qualifying patients that cannot afford physician evaluations for cannabis medical cards. Through this partnership, ASA will be able to provide a trusted resource to their members and supporters who can not afford access to cannabis.
“Every year, ASA’s medical cannabis patient feedback survey cites the high cost of medical cannabis as one of the leading barriers to access across the country.” said Debbie Churgai, executive director of ASA. “Through Leaf411’s Affordability program, ASA will be able to offer our members and supporters a trusted resource to use when financial support is needed to access their medicine. We are excited to have found a great partner to help low-income patients across the U.S. find affordable access,” Churgai said.
“Leaf411 is honored to announce our partnership with American's for Safe Access (ASA),” said Katherine Golden, CEO and co-founder of Leaf411. “Our organizations have come together to assist those in need gain access to vetted, legal and compliant products and services that have been donated via the Leaf411 Affordability Program. This partnership's mission is to help ensure the accessibility and affordability of safe and effective legal cannabis for those patients in need. Our shared goals are to provide support for low income patients and viable options where access to physician evaluations can be cost prohibitive.”
For more information on the program, visit: www.safeaccessnow.org/leaf411