Rhode Island Ushers In New Era for Medical Weed Patients with Digital Applications

| June 06, 2023 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times Rhode Island’s medical cannabis program was enacted in 2006, according to a breakdown by Americans for Safe Access. At the time, patients were legally allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, could...

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Want to be in medical marijuana program? Here are the basic steps

| June 06, 2023 |

By Judy D.J. Ellich for The Daily American It is important to understand that medical cannabis laws are still evolving and there are special considerations beyond just determining if cannabis is a good option for medical treatment, according to Americans...

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State cannabis laws are scattershot. That’s why we need federal legislation

| May 31, 2023 |

A Letter to the Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle by Tony Bowles I recently attended the Americans for Safe Access Medical Cannabis Academy and Hill Day conference, which highlighted the urgent need for comprehensive medical cannabis legislation.

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Advocates in Nebraska Launch Medical Cannabis Ballot Campaign for 2024

| May 25, 2023 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times Medical cannabis laws are still lacking in other states such as Idaho, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In the Americans for Safe Access 2022 State of the States Report, all of these states,...

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Police training to learn how to check for sobriety ahead of recreational marijuana becoming legal

| May 18, 2023 |

By Barry Simms for WBALTV11 WOODLAWN, Md. — Police officers in Maryland are undergoing training to learn new methods to check for sobriety. Impaired not by alcohol, but by cannabis: Police and others have concerns about more impaired drivers getting...

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Connecticut Medical Cannabis Sales: Start Of Decline?

| May 17, 2023 |

By Gillian Jalimnson for HempGazette Recreational marijuana sales edged up in Connecticut again last month, but medical cannabis sales saw the first drop this year – perhaps a sign of things to come. Connecticut was the 19th state to legalize...

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Pain Relief without Opioids: A local couple’s crusade

| May 04, 2023 |

By Evan Bury for NRVNews In the 2021 Medical Cannabis Access State Report Card by Americans for Safe Access, Virginia received an overall score of a D+. Virginia’s worst ranking was in the access to medicine category in which the...

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Kaine supports reintroduction of bill allowing VA to prescribe marijuana to veterans

| April 25, 2023 |

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Brian Schatz (D-HI) and his colleagues April 20 in reintroducing legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in states with established medical marijuana programs, including...

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U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill Allowing VA to Prescribe Medical Cannabis to Veterans

| April 21, 2023 |

April 21, 2023 - Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Senate colleagues this week reintroduced legislation that would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to prescribe medical cannabis to veterans in Oregon and other...

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Report: No Medical Cannabis Markets Fully Meet Patients’ Needs

| April 17, 2023 |

In its annual “State of the States” report, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) gave 13 state medical cannabis programs failing grades. In the report, the ASA gave failing grades to Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South...

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