NY’s medical marijuana program suffering as state focuses on a recreational market

| June 08, 2022 |

By Brad Racino for New York Cannabis Insider Americans for Safe Access, a national organization advocating for medical cannabis, scores every state’s medical program in its yearly report. At the end of 2021, it awarded New York a “D” grade after identifying problems...

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Marijuana Regulators And Stakeholders Hold Closed-Door Conference To Discuss Future Of Reform And Industry Challenges

| June 06, 2022 |

By Kyle Jaeger for Marijuana Moment Interstate commerce will be among those topics, with a panel moderated by an official from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission that will involve discussions with groups like the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Americans...

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California medical marijuana patients can get free weed. Here’s how

| June 03, 2022 |

By Adam Tschorn for the Los Angeles Times Other groups that work with Eaze to coordinate compassionate deliveries include Bay Area Americans for Safe Access, Operation EVAC (which stands for Educating Veterans About Cannabis) and the veterans’ support group Weed for Warriors Project.

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Lansing Center hosts third annual Midwest iHemp Expo

| May 20, 2022 |

By Autumn Pitchure for WLNS6.com LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The third annual Midwest iHemp Expo is kicking off Friday, May 20 at the Lansing Center, and will run until Saturday, May 21. Expo sponsor, the Michigan Chapter of Americans For...

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Arizona’s Marijuana Industry Ranked As C- by ASA

| May 17, 2022 |

By Dan Kingston for AZmarijuana.com “For 2022, ASA recommends that Arizona’s legislature protects patients’ stake in the existing market by creating a review board staffed by patients and physicians with independent regulatory control over medical cannabis operations in the state....

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Americans for Safe Access: Continuing the Fight for Patient Access

| April 28, 2022 |

By Cara Wietstock for Ganjapreneur There are currently 38 states in the US with THC-inclusive medical cannabis programs and only a handful of states where patients have no access to medical cannabis products. But when Steph Sherer founded Americans for Safe...

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With a low medical marijuana score, PA fights to get at-home growing

| April 20, 2022 |

By Brittany Valentine for AL DÍA In its 2021 State of the States Report, the California-based pro-cannabis advocacy group, Americans for Safe Access, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana program received a C+ rating.Compared with the rest of the nation, Pennsylvania’s score is lower...

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Medical marijuana patients want to grow their own weed. Will the state let them?

| April 20, 2022 |

By Jordana Rosenfeld for Pittsburgh City Paper According to patients, caregivers, and their advocates, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program leaves a lot to be desired. The program got a C+ in a recent report by California-based advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, which...

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Rash of marijuana store robberies highlights need for safeguards

| April 15, 2022 |

By Margaret Jackson for MJBizDaily Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a medical marijuana advocacy group based in Washington DC, advises businesses to “develop and enforce policies for checking all doors and windows before opening and after closing.”In its recently released “Robbery...

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U.S. Senate Unanimously Approves Marijuana Reform Bill On Same Day That House Schedules Legalization Vote

| March 28, 2022 |

By Kyle Jaeger for Marijuana Moment The proposal has been endorsed by mainstream medical organizations like American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as pro-legalization groups such as Americans...

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