Township trustee flips off audience at contentious meeting about Michigan marijuana ordinance

| March 25, 2022 |

By Justin Engel and Riley Murdock for Michigan Live “It was just completely inappropriate. It was a slap in the face to the patients and caregivers of Birch Run and the audience members there at the meeting.” - Jenny Lindemann, Americans...

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Pennsylvania Ranked on National Medical Cannabis Report Card

| March 24, 2022 |

By Sven Hosford for Natural Awakenings Pittsburgh According to [Debbie] Churgai, “Pennsylvania did well on patient rights and civil protections, with an 80 out of 100 score, which is pretty good compared to a lot of other states. And program...

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San Diego Must Halt its Land-Use Policies Restricting Cannabis Retail in ‘Minority’ Communities

| March 23, 2022 |

By Terrie Best for OB Rag In this era of social justice most non-profits who advocate for marginalized people began to look for the most vulnerable within the marginalized people they serve.Illness societies would find their most in need are...

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One of Texas' two medical cannabis suppliers puts San Antonio on 'short list' for dispensary

| March 23, 2022 |

By Sanford Nowlin for the San Antonio Current Earlier this year, Texas was one of 13 U.S. states and territories to land a failing grade on national medical cannabis advocacy group Americans for Safe Access' 2021 report card. Chief among the state's...

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As New York allows legal weed, medical patients are left in the cold

| March 21, 2022 |

By Glenda Tyson for lohud In its annual report on the status of medical cannabis programs across the U.S., Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s largest cannabis patient organization, gave New York a D rating — barely a passing grade, due to especially low in...

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Beto O'Rourke Tells SXSW Panel Legalizing Cannabis Is Possible And Republicans Get High Like Everyone Else

| March 15, 2022 |

By Maureen Meehan for Benzinga While Texas lawmakers did approve a slight expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program during the previous session, the rules remain among the most restrictive in the nation. Earlier this year, advocacy group Americans for...

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Colorado Receives a C+ in Medical Marijuana Access

| March 15, 2022 |

By Sophie Wells for Westword The state's biggest setback in the latest report card was the implementation of House Bill 21-1317, which ASA government affairs director Abbey Roudebush calls the "single biggest rollback of a state medical cannabis program that we have ever...

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Beto O'Rourke says the GOP-controlled Texas Legislature would back his plan to legalize weed

| March 15, 2022 |

By Sanford Nowlin for the San Antonio Current While Texas lawmakers did approve an expansion of the state's medical marijuana program during the previous session, the rules remain among the most restrictive in the nation. Earlier this year, advocacy group Americans...

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Medical Cannabis: Illinois, Arkansas Among The States Making The Most Progress, Patient Organization Demonstrates

| March 10, 2022 |

By Nicolás José Rodriguez for Benzinga "Americans for Safe Access’ State of the States report has been an important resource for me as I work to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to medical cannabis,” said PA State Rep Chris Rabb.

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Which States Are Making Progress With Medical Cannabis?

| March 10, 2022 |

By Nicolás José Rodriguez for GreenEntrepreneur “With a decline in legislative improvements in state medical cannabis programs, millions of patients are left with limited or no access,” said Debbie Churgai, ASA's executive director. “It is ASA’s hope that the report will...

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