ASA Monthly Activist Newsletters

Apr 072019

ASA Activist Newsletter - April 2019

In the April 2019 issue:

  • Unity Conference 2019 Brings Advocates to DC
  • ASA Announces New Board of Directors
  • Georgia Governor Gets Bill to Allow Cannabis Oil Production
  • Committee Passes Banking Bill, STATES Act Reintroduced
  • FDA to Hold Hearings on CBD Regulations
  • ICCI Webinar: Making Cannabis Safer and Better with Dr. Ethan Russo
  • California Lobby Day on May 6 in Sacramento
  • Upcoming: ASA at National Cannabis Festival, Cannabis Science Conference
  • Free ASA Webinar on the “Cascade of Care”
  • Pennsylvania Panel Takes on Recreational vs. Medical Issues
  • Activist Profile: Diana Dodson, ASA Courage Award
  • Action Alert: Give the FDA Your Perspective on CBD
Mar 102019

ASA Activist Newsletter - March 2019

In the March 2019 Issue:

  • House Subcommittee Considers Cannabis Banking Barriers
  • Administration Seeks Input on Cannabis Rescheduling
  • Administration Working to Establish New CBD Rules
  • ASA’s Unity Conference Announces Agenda, Award Winners
  • PFC Distribution Training, March 11-12
  • Activist Profile: Joshua Crossney, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Action Alert: Join us at Unity and Lobby Day March 18-20
Feb 082019

ASA Activist Newsletter - February 2019

In the February 2019 Issue:

  • WHO Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis
  • Medical Cannabis Program Enacted in the U.S.V.I.
  • Opioid Addiction Now a Qualifying Condition in New Jersey
  • Arkansas Announces Dispensary Licenses
  • ASA Staff Attend ICCI Meetings in Prague
  • ASA Event Raises Awareness, Funds for Opioid Campaign
  • Unity Conference Announces Scholarships, Agenda
  • Patient Research to be Presented at Nurses Conference
  • ASA Activist Profile: Todd Scattini, Kansas City, Missouri
  • ACTION ALERT: Register Today for Unity 2019!
Jan 122019

ASA Activist Newsletter - 2018 Year in Review

In the January 2019 Issue - The Year in Review

  • Federal Patient Protections included in 2018, Lapse in Shutdown
  • VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act first out of committee since 1970
  • WHO Takes Rescheduling Steps with Input from ASA and FDA 
  • FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis
  • After ASA Pressure, DEA Removes Online Lies
  • ASA Report on States Finds Improvement, EPNL Campaign Yields Changes 
  • Missouri Passes Medical Cannabis Amendment
  • Oklahoma Voters Approve Robust Medical Cannabis Program
  • Utah Adds Medical Cannabis by Initiative and Legislation
  • Pennsylvania and Virginia Expand Safe Access
  • ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Congressional Reps Today!
Dec 082018

ASA Activist Newsletter - December 2018

In the December 2018 Issue:

  • Utah Medical Cannabis Initiative Passes, Gets Replaced
  • Missouri Voters Add Medical Cannabis to Constitution
  • Medical Cannabis Researchers Meet with African Regulators
  • ASA Meets with Aruba Officials at Medical Cannabis Conference
  • Three Bipartisan Veterans Bills Introduced
  • South Korea to Allow CBD
  • PFC Method Validation Webinar on YouTube
  • ASA Events: EPNL Fundraiser and Unity 2019 Conference
  • PFC Starts ISO Certification Process
  • Activist Profile: Doug Rice, Utah
  • ACTION ALERT: Register for Unity 2019
Nov 042018

ASA Activist Newsletter - November 2018

In the November 2018 Issue

  • ASA Weighs in on Utah's Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill
  • Certification Program Partners with International Standards Group
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court Makes Personal Use and Cultivation Legal
  • Join ASA at the MJBiz Conference in Las Vegas
  • ASA Executive Director Delivers Keynote in Guam
  • Free ASA Webinar on Method Validation Nov. 7
  • ASA Webinar on Medicalization Now on Youtube
  • PFC Welcomes Trish Flaster as New Global Board Chair
  • PFC Director Named to ICCI Scientific Board
  • Unity Conference Registration Opens this Month
  • ASA Activist Profile: Mohammed Mustafa, Virginia
  • Action Alert: Vote Medical Marijuana!
Oct 092018

ASA Activist Newsletter - October 2018

In the October 2018 issue:

  • Vote Medical Marijuana Guide Released
  • CBD Drug Placed in Least Restrictive Category
  • ASA Author to Present on Stigma at Denver Conference Oct 16
  • Improved PFC Website Launches
  • ASA Presents at Abilities Expo and Medical Conference
  • New ASA Webinars: Patient Experience and Analytic Methods
  • Save the Date: Unity Conference March 18-20
  • Activist Profile: New Los Angeles ASA Chapter
  • Action Alert: Vote Medical Marijuana!
Sep 122018

ASA Activist Newsletter - September 2018

In the September 2018 issue:

  • UN Takes First Look at Status of Cannabis Under International Law
  • Illinois Takes Direct Step to Fight Opioid Crisis with Medical Cannabis
  • First Southern California Laboratory Achieves National PFC Certification
  • Congressional Pressure Builds for More Cannabis Research
  • Upcoming Events - Abilities Expo Boston
  • ASA Partners with The Sacred Plant to Help Spread Education about the Opioid Crisis
  • Activist Profile: Tom Duncan, Iowa, in memoriam
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Find the Facts on Medical Cannabis
Aug 092018

ASA Activist Newsletter - August 2018

In the August 2018 issue

  • ASA Brings Model Cannabis Legislation to Lawmakers
  • Disabilities Focus of Presentation, Outreach in Chicago
  • ASA Science and Standards Work Has International Reach
  • Upcoming ASA Events
  • PFC Certifying Analytic Labs and other Cannabis Businesses
  • Missouri Voters to Choose Between 3 Medical Cannabis Initiatives
  • ASA Activist Profile, Nic Easley, Denver, Colorado
  • ACTION ALERT: Register to Vote and Vote MMJ
Jul 102018

ASA Activist Newsletter - July 2018

In the July 2018 Issue:

  • FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis
  • World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis
  • New Bipartisan Congressional Bill to Respect State Cannabis Laws
  • Oklahoma Voters Pass Robust Medical Cannabis Initiative
  • Activist Profile: Christy and Mark Zartler, ASA 2018 Courage Award
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Pass the STATES Act