Americans For Safe Access Looks At Disparities In State Cannabis Testing In New Report

| July 12, 2023 |

By Joana Scopel for Benzinga Americans for Safe Access (ASA) unveiled a comprehensive report titled "Regulating Patient Health: An Analysis of Disparities in State Cannabis Testing Programs." In addition to advocating for the rights of medical cannabis patients at the federal and...

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Ohio has plenty of medical pot but not enough buyers

| July 05, 2023 |

By Jeremy Nobile for Crain's Cleveland Business Product affordability and the lack of employment protections for medical consumers were among patients' top areas of dissatisfaction with the state's medical marijuana program in 2022, according to surveys conducted by Ohio State University's Drug...

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County Public Safety Officials Prepare for Recreational Cannabis Launch This Saturday

| June 29, 2023 |

By Sarah Sample for MACo Aaron Shepherd, an advocate from the organization Americans for Safe Access, said that while the format of this session was for officers to see and understand the behavior of someone who is intoxicated, it was...

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Roll Up for Cannabis Equity

| June 28, 2023 |

By Terrie Best for OB Rag The US president does not like cannabis. In fact, I am told by DC lobbyists that he hates it. He does not want to be the president that reschedules the plant – which I’m...

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Rhode Island Ushers In New Era for Medical Weed Patients with Digital Applications

| June 06, 2023 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times Rhode Island’s medical cannabis program was enacted in 2006, according to a breakdown by Americans for Safe Access. At the time, patients were legally allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, could...

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Want to be in medical marijuana program? Here are the basic steps

| June 06, 2023 |

By Judy D.J. Ellich for The Daily American It is important to understand that medical cannabis laws are still evolving and there are special considerations beyond just determining if cannabis is a good option for medical treatment, according to Americans...

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State cannabis laws are scattershot. That’s why we need federal legislation

| May 31, 2023 |

A Letter to the Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle by Tony Bowles I recently attended the Americans for Safe Access Medical Cannabis Academy and Hill Day conference, which highlighted the urgent need for comprehensive medical cannabis legislation.

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Advocates in Nebraska Launch Medical Cannabis Ballot Campaign for 2024

| May 25, 2023 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times Medical cannabis laws are still lacking in other states such as Idaho, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In the Americans for Safe Access 2022 State of the States Report, all of these states,...

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Police training to learn how to check for sobriety ahead of recreational marijuana becoming legal

| May 18, 2023 |

By Barry Simms for WBALTV11 WOODLAWN, Md. — Police officers in Maryland are undergoing training to learn new methods to check for sobriety. Impaired not by alcohol, but by cannabis: Police and others have concerns about more impaired drivers getting...

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Connecticut Medical Cannabis Sales: Start Of Decline?

| May 17, 2023 |

By Gillian Jalimnson for HempGazette Recreational marijuana sales edged up in Connecticut again last month, but medical cannabis sales saw the first drop this year – perhaps a sign of things to come. Connecticut was the 19th state to legalize...

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