Pain Relief without Opioids: A local couple’s crusade

| May 04, 2023 |

By Evan Bury for NRVNews In the 2021 Medical Cannabis Access State Report Card by Americans for Safe Access, Virginia received an overall score of a D+. Virginia’s worst ranking was in the access to medicine category in which the...

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Kaine supports reintroduction of bill allowing VA to prescribe marijuana to veterans

| April 25, 2023 |

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Brian Schatz (D-HI) and his colleagues April 20 in reintroducing legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to prescribe medical marijuana to veterans in states with established medical marijuana programs, including...

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U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill Allowing VA to Prescribe Medical Cannabis to Veterans

| April 21, 2023 |

April 21, 2023 - Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Senate colleagues this week reintroduced legislation that would allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to prescribe medical cannabis to veterans in Oregon and other...

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Report: No Medical Cannabis Markets Fully Meet Patients’ Needs

| April 17, 2023 |

In its annual “State of the States” report, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) gave 13 state medical cannabis programs failing grades. In the report, the ASA gave failing grades to Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South...

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Republican-sponsored medical marijuana bill seen as pro-weed lobby’s best chance in Texas this year

| April 06, 2023 |

By Lucero Lopez, San Antonio Express-News, Austin Bureau While expansion of the compassionate use program offers more options for Texans, the state would continue to have one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country, according to a...

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Cannabis Product Testing: Pass or Fail?

| March 20, 2023 |

By Alina Butler for CannabizMD According to a national review delivered by Americans for Safe Access, the regulations of each state determine who can do testing. For example, when comparing the cannabis regulations of Maryland, Colorado, California, Oregon, New York,...

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When will Medicare cover medical marijuana?

| March 16, 2023 |

Kate Ashford of NerdWallet for Associated Press “This medicine is so expensive,” says Debbie Churgai, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. “There are...

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Dodgy science, poor access and high prices: The parallel medical world of medicinal marijuana in America

| February 27, 2023 |

By Natalie Fertig for Politico “Most people view [medical marijuana] access right now through one lens: and that is, ‘Does the state have [a] legal access program? But there are so many other barriers to access within the states that...

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Rhode Island Bill Attempts To Prevent Cannabis Gatherings of More Than Three People

| February 16, 2023 |

By Nicole Potter for High Times Six Rhode Island legislators have sponsored a bill that aims to fine groups of three or more people if cannabis or other “hallucinogenic substances” are present. S-125 was introduced in Rhode Island on Feb....

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Americans for Safe Access’ Declassified Guide to Becoming a Medical Cannabis Advocate

| February 15, 2023 |

By Madeline Colli for Cannabis Patient Care For more than 20 years, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists, and citizens, have been advocating for cannabis to be seen as a form...

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