As medical marijuana dispensaries change procedures amid coronavirus panic buying, Maryland shop owners fear supply chain shortage

| March 30, 2020 |

By Taylor Deville for the Baltimore Sun “What this points out is why federal oversight is really needed. Even in this crisis, it shows we really do need something that gives medical cannabis patients consistent access to their ... medicine.”-Debbie...

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Coronavirus: Pro Cannabis Organization Says Dispensaries Are Essential, Pushes For Curbside Pickup

| March 25, 2020 |

From CBS Local DFW 21 One of the nation’s largest medical cannabis patient advocacy organizations, Americans for Safe Access is calling on the government to consider cannabis businesses and dispensaries “essential” during COVID-19-related closings.

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Cannabis Advocates Call On Governors to Protect Patients During Coronavirus

| March 19, 2020 |

By Graham Abbott for Ganjapreneur In a letter addressed to governors and medical cannabis program directors throughout the country, Americans for Safe Access has called on officials to protect cannabis patients during the alarming spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. The letter...

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San Francisco Pot Shops Deemed Essential Businesses, Reopen Amid Outbreak

| March 19, 2020 |

By A.J. Herrington for High Times “In light of the current state of COVID-19 and the CDC’s actions, Americans for Safe Access has been monitoring the situation to make sure that medical cannabis patients are not forgotten. We want to ensure...

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Medical marijuana card not recognized in public housing

| March 06, 2020 |

By Tom Gaser for NNY360 “It is time our federal government steps up to provide relief so that patients everywhere can medicate without fear of losing any of their civil rights and protections, including while in federal housing or healthcare...

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States turn to unenforced federal law to slow medical marijuana legalization

| March 04, 2020 |

By Emily Kopp for Roll Call The patients and providers who cultivate, process and dispense the cannabis these patients rely on in these states for the treatment of debilitating illness do not have to fear federal charges as long as...

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Berner’s new Detroit Cookies store shows that despite the emphasis on recreational marijuana, medical marijuana is still a big deal

| February 05, 2020 |

By Larry Gabriel for the Detroit Metro Times And there's still plenty of opportunity to bend your lawmakers' ears about medical marijuana. The Americans for Safe Access National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference 2020 takes place March 25-28 in Washington, D.C....

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Why Medical Cannabis Advocates Are Still Battling

| January 31, 2020 |

Matthew Carr for Cannabiz Now! via Profit Trends

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Medical marijuana takes center stage as briefs are released in PA Supreme Court case

| January 29, 2020 |

By Jamie Bittner for Fox 43 In its court briefing, the ACLU included the following: A request that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania rule that the policy contradicts the commonwealth’s Medical Marijuana Act and to permanently end its enforcement An...

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How to Travel With Medical Marijuana

| January 02, 2020 |

By Jonathan Wolfe for The New York Times “We tell patients to bring their doctor recommendation with them, just in case law enforcement stops them. We also tell them to keep their medical recommendation and their medical I.D. card with...

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