Are Cannabis Retailers Weaponizing Drug Prevention to Prevent Equity?

| February 21, 2022 |

By Terrie Best for the OB Rag The San Diego chapter of Americans for Safe Access (SDASA), the nation’s largest cannabis patient advocacy group, has been working to advance access to medical cannabis since 2002. We are not surprised at...

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Five cannabis shop robberies in a week prompt calls for banking solutions

| February 18, 2022 |

By Sam Riches for The London Free Press In December, cannabis advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released a Robbery Preparedness Guide “to aid businesses in developing plans to stay safe during robberies.”“Recently, we have received several notifications about...

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Hemp Could Have More THC Under New Congressional Bill That Aims To Fix Regulatory Issues For Expanding Industry

| February 09, 2022 |

By Kyle Jaeger for Marijuana Moment A new congressional bill seeks to build upon the federal legalization of hemp by providing cannabis businesses with additional flexibility that’s been sought after by industry stakeholders, as well as remove a controversial ban...

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The legalization of cannabis is up for debate in Congress

| February 04, 2022 |

By TheHealthReporter for TheHealthGuild Consumer advocacy groups pushed the language further to protect cannabis users, especially medical patients. Americans For Safe Access called on lawmakers to address barriers to housing assistance for drug users, as well as increased medical cannabis...

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California hospitals now may allow cannabis for the dying, but health care providers worry about federal blowback

| January 13, 2022 |

By Susan Wood for The North Bay Business Journal Americans for Safe Access, which lobbies for favorable policies toward cannabis, is committed to the law being implemented in California and has drafted support policies to help health care facilities navigate these...

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MarinHealth hospital vague on plan for cannabis law

| January 03, 2022 |

By Richard Halstead for the Marin Independent Journal Americans for Safe Access said it alerted all health care centers in California that SB 311 will go into effect on Saturday. It provided tools for facilities to implement the law.

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Marijuana Group Releases ‘Robbery Preparedness Guide’ For Dispensaries Amid Spike In Thefts

| December 23, 2021 |

By Kyle Jaeger for Marijuana Moment “No one wants to think about robberies and burglaries, but they are a reality for all businesses, particularly retail operators. Even if your staff or fellow employees are not talking about robberies, they are...

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Marijuana Group Helps Thousands Of California Hospitals Get Ready For Patient Access Under New Law

| December 23, 2021 |

By Kyle Jaeger for Marijuana Moment “It is our hope that these resources will help healthcare facilities implement this important law for patients. In our watchdog capacity, ASA will be monitoring to assure state-wide compliance.” - Steph Sherer, ASA Founder...

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ASA PFC Program Approved in New York as Cannabinoid Hemp GMP Certifier

| December 10, 2021 |

“GMP certification represents the next steps in standardization of the cannabis and hemp industries, and PFC is pleased to be able to provide this high-level certification to New York hemp processors.” - Heather Despres, PFC Program Director

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California changed the country with weed legalization — is it high time for the feds to catch up?

| November 08, 2021 |

By Evan Halper for the Los Angeles Times “There is often no one available to you but a budtender to guide the treatment conversation.”Antonio Frazier, President of CannaSafe and ASA Board Member

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