Joe Biden Elected President of The United States

| November 10, 2020 |

By A.J. Herrington for High Times "Medical cannabis advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released a statement on Saturday expressing support for the president-elect’s evolving view on reforming the nation’s marijuana laws."

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Disabled Army vet in Madera needs medical marijuana for pain, but cannot easily get it

| November 09, 2020 |

By John Camarena for The Fresno Bee As a fully disabled Army veteran, managing my pain is always a challenge. After being medically discharged in 2013 due to a spinal and traumatic brain injury, I’ve experienced three spinal surgeries, three...

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Cannabis stock news and notes: With a little help from my friends

| October 26, 2020 |

By B.A. Dorfman for PotNetwork In the pricey new world of craft and corporate cannabis, one organization is working to ensure that every American has access to medicinal marijuana. Americans for Safe Access announced on Friday a new partnership with...

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Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Calls For Supreme Court To Review Historic Cannabis Lawsuit

| October 07, 2020 |

By Lindsey Bartlett for Forbes The federal illegality of cannabis is unconstitutional, according to this historic lawsuit. Washington v. Barr is the first court case of its kind against the federal government on behalf of cannabis medical patients. The case,...

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Lacking Patient Protection, Colorado Earns "B" Average in Medical Marijuana

| September 18, 2020 |

By Clara Geoghegan for Westword Colorado's medical marijuana system still has room to improve, according to a report from a national cannabis advocacy group. Americans for Safe Access annually grades every state's medical marijuana program on an "A" to "F" scale. Although...

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Justices Urged To Weigh Ex-NFL Player's Pot Legalization Bid

| September 10, 2020 |

By Jack Queen for Law360 Law360 (September 8, 2020, 9:08 PM EDT) -- A trio of drug reform groups have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a former NFL player's bid to decriminalize marijuana, saying a federal appeals...

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Medical Patients Will Benefit from Montana’s ‘Untethering’ of Program, According to Dispensary Managers, Advocacy Groups

| June 12, 2020 |

By Melissa Schiller and Patrick Williams for the Cannabis Business Times “Americans for Safe Access applauds the new untethering law. Having access to multiple dispensaries means more access for patients traveling within the state and more options in terms of products....

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Cannabis World to DEA: Stop Delaying MED Research

| June 02, 2020 |

By Hilary Corrigan for WeedWeek Cannabis nonprofit Americans for Safe Access called for creating a new agency—the Office of Medical Cannabis Control—to oversee research program requirements and to set standards. This would potentially allow state-licensed cultivators to provide researchers with...

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'Illegal To Essential': How The Coronavirus Is Boosting The Legal Cannabis Industry

| April 20, 2020 |

By Brakkton Booker for National Public Radio Cannabis advocates argue that marijuana — which some people take for seizures, pain and nausea — is unlike virtually any other therapeutic. And access to it, whether prescribed by a doctor or not, depends...

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Majority Of Americans Agree: Pot Shops Are Essential

| April 01, 2020 |

 By A.J. Herrington for High Times “We applaud these efforts at the state level and are honored to serve governments and medical cannabis stakeholders on behalf of patients.” - Steph Sherer

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