Beto O'Rourke says the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature would back his plan to legalize weed

| March 15, 2022 |

By Sanford Nowlin for the San Antonio Current While Texas lawmakers did approve an expansion of the state's medical marijuana program during the previous session, the rules remain among the most restrictive in the nation. Earlier this year, advocacy group Americans...

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Medical Cannabis: Illinois, Arkansas Among The States Making The Most Progress, Patient Organization Demonstrates

| March 10, 2022 |

By Nicolás José Rodriguez for Benzinga "Americans for Safe Access’ State of the States report has been an important resource for me as I work to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to medical cannabis,” said PA State Rep Chris Rabb.

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Which States Are Making Progress With Medical Cannabis?

| March 10, 2022 |

By Nicolás José Rodriguez for GreenEntrepreneur “With a decline in legislative improvements in state medical cannabis programs, millions of patients are left with limited or no access,” said Debbie Churgai, ASA's executive director. “It is ASA’s hope that the report will...

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California Cannabis Department Proposes New Regulatory Changes

| March 10, 2022 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times As for overall performance of California’s cannabis industry, the Americans for Safe Access annual “State of the States” review rated California as a “C+.” With high marks in “Consumer Protection and Product Safety” (154/200) and “Program...

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Pot Attys Say Cannabis Products Deserve A Shot At TMs

| March 07, 2022 |

By Sam Reisman for Law360 The International Cannabis Bar Association and medical cannabis reform advocacy group Americans For Safe Access have urged the Federal Circuit to reverse a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision finding that a CBD-infused tea could...

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Vermont Medical Cannabis Program Rated “D” in Americans for Safe Access 2021 Report

| March 07, 2022 |

From Heady Vermont Each year, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation’s largest nonprofit that represents medical cannabis patients, doctors, and researchers, prepares a report that assesses legislative and regulatory improvements in medical cannabis programs across the country.This comprehensive report...

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Grading Every State's Marijuana Program - Did Your State Do Well on Its Cannabis Report Card This Year?

| March 07, 2022 |

By Dana Smith for Cannabis.net “With a decline in legislative improvements in state medical cannabis programs, millions of patients are left with limited or no access,” explained ASA Executive Director, Debbie Churgai. “It is ASA’s hope that the report will...

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Texas still falling behind in access to medical marijuana

| March 04, 2022 |

By Pamela Comme for KVUE "This is a medical decision, just like any other medical decision that you would make. That decision and authority need to be left up to the patient and their physician who know the patient's health...

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Front of the medical middle

| March 03, 2022 |

By Will Brendza for Boulder Weekly “ASA is disturbed by the direction Colorado policymakers have chosen to take in amending cannabis laws. ASA recommends an emergency session be called to issue an immediate repeal of HB 1317 before it devastates...

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Cannabis Tax Revenue Provides $31 Million to Arizona Community Colleges

| March 03, 2022 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times Arizona was also recently included in the annual Americans for Safe Access “State of the States Report.” The ASA report revisits progress, or lack thereof, in each state in regards to recreational and medical cannabis programs....

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