Affordable Cannabis Flower Brands Find Enthusiastic Market

| September 09, 2021 |

By Ross Gardiner for mg Magazine Cannabis was prohibitively expensive for many consumers even before the pandemic upended the market. “I would say affordability is the number-one barrier to access,” Debbie Churgai, executive director at Americans for Safe Access, told NBC. In...

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'Ridiculous' price of medical marijuana leaves patients scrambling

| July 19, 2021 |

By Merritt Enright, Nigel Chiwaya and Robin Muccari for NBC News In a 2018 survey by Americans for Safe Access, more than 25 percent of the 525 respondents said they often go without treatment because they cannot afford medical marijuana...

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Woman who used medical cannabis while pregnant appeals child neglect charge

| July 16, 2021 |

By Emma Spears for the Regina Leader-Post Under the supervision of her physician, the Arizona woman used cannabis to treat symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum, a first-trimester illness that can cause severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weight loss and dehydration in pregnant...

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Where’s the weed aisle? Study shows 1 in 3 Americans want cannabis in grocery stores

| June 30, 2021 |

By Elissa Esher for GreenState “If medical cannabis were to be sold in grocery stores, the ideal place would be the pharmacy. We are concerned with patient access as well as safety. So, if a grocery store pharmacy was legally...

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Can I smoke weed legally at the shore?

| June 30, 2021 |

By Nick Vadala for the Philadelphia Inquirer For patients who need to treat their condition with marijuana coming in from out of state, that creates something of a catch-22, [Dustin] McDonald says. Do you break federal law and put yourself at...

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Weed trucks are rolling across America, but how legit are they?

| June 23, 2021 |

By Elissa Esher for GreenState “When a product is not manufactured in a sanitary facility, the product runs the risk of containing potentially harmful amounts of contaminants or being able to support the rapid growth of microbiological contaminants once packaged....

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Michigan woman denied chronic pain medication due to cannabis use

| May 21, 2021 |

By Larry Gabriel for the Detroit Metro Times "Unfortunately, your doctor can fire you and deny your medicine. Unfortunately, it's a policy that's prevalent, and it affects a lot of people." - Brandy Zink, chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of Americans...

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Americans for Safe Access Accredited to ISO 17065

| April 27, 2021 |

By Cannabis Industry Journal Staff for Cannabis Industry Journal Late last week, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) granted ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation to Americans for Safe Access (ASA). This is the first accreditation ever issued to a product certification body in...

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Schatz Revives Bill That Would Give Military Veterans Access To Medical Marijuana

| April 19, 2021 |

By Kevin Knodell for the Honolulu Civil Beat The bill has the backing of several veteran and drug policy organizations, including the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, VoteVets, Minority Veterans of America, U.S. Pain Foundation, Drug Policy Alliance, Americans...

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Will vets convince Biden administration cannabis is better than opioids?

| April 06, 2021 |

By Jonathan D. Salant for NJ Cannabis Insider Efforts by cannabis advocates are underway in Washington to try to convince the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to allow physicians at VA hospitals to recommend cannabis in states where the drug...

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