ASA Executive Director to be Honored at International Drug Policy Reform Conference

 Steph Sherer, Founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access will be awarded the Robert C. Randall Award for achievement in the field of Citizen Action, October 26, at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver.  The Robert C. Randall Award  honors citizens who make a democracy work in the difficult area of drug law and policy reform.  

"I'm truly grateful to be receiving the Robert C. Randall Award,"said ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer. "I started ASA in 2002 as a campaign response to Asa Hutchinson and now ASA has members in every congressional district and has successfully brought the patients' voice to the table for the first time in the national conversation on medical cannabis." Americans for Safe Access is the nation’s leading medical cannabis patient advocacy organization. 

As a medical cannabis patient herself, Steph has taken on the issue of safe access and patient rights for millions. Her unwavering dedication to this cause started with one ASA office in Oakland in 2002. Now, there is an office in DC, 16 active ASA chapters and a grassroots base of over 50,000 members. Steph has spearheaded many instrumental projects in her ongoing effort to help ensure that grassroots advocates share their knowledge, skills, and tools. In 2011, ASA’s Foundation began working with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) to create standards for the newly emerging medical cannabis industry in the form of recommendations for regulators. Click here to see all of ASA's accomplishments. 

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