ASA Monthly Activist Newsletters

Jul 092020

ASA Activist Newsletter - July 2020 - Americans for Safe Access

In the July 2020 Issue:

  • Congress Pushing Cannabis Research
  • Louisiana Expands Medical Cannabis Program
  • Medical Cannabis Measures to Appear on State Ballots
  • Free Webinar on Medical Cannabis Journaling
  • ASA Improves Membership Program
  • What’s in a Name? Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp
  • Activist Profile: Erik Range, Orlando, Florida
  • In Memoriam: Lester Grinspoon, M.D. 
  • Action Alert: Complete the State of the States Patient Feedback Survey
Jun 132020

ASA Activist Newsletter - June 2020

In the June 2020 Issue:

  • Cannabis Prohibition Seen as Central to Racial Injustice
  • ASA Offers Solution to Cannabis Research Block
  • ASA Supports Essential Workers, Offers Free Memberships
  • Free Online Webinar on Extraction Analysis June 18
  • ASA Survey Seeks Information on State Programs
  • Book on Medical Cannabis Patients Wins Academic Award
  • Activist Profile: Joy Grainge, Naperville, Illinois
  • Action Alert: Urge the Senate to Allow Safe Banking!
May 132020

Americans for Safe Access Activist Newsletter - May 2020

In the May 2020 Issue:

  • ASA Among Groups Urging Safe Banking Access in Relief Bill
  • Hemp Industry Likely to Get More Federal Relief
  • ASA Shows Support for Essential Workers
  • ASA Conducts Free Covid-19 Training for Essential Workers
  • PFC Director on the Cost of Non-Compliance
  • Action Alert: COVID-19 Patient Experience Survey
  • Activist Profile: Nico Murillo, Texas
Apr 112020

ASA Activist Newsletter - April 2020

In the April 2020 Issue:

  • Patient Advocates Tell States Cannabis Businesses are “Essential Services”
  • Charlotte Figi, Young Patient Who Inspired a Movement, Dies at 13
  • ASA’s National Unity Conference and Lobby Day Go Online
  • ASA Launches “No Patient Left Behind” Campaign with Design Contest
  • PFC April Online Training for DC Compliance is 20% Off
  • PFC Essential Cannabis Workers Stay Safe Training Webinar
  • Highstream 420 Festival to Benefit ASA
  • ASA Activist Profile: Dan Stockwell Jr., Dublin, New Hampshire
  • Action Alert: Tell Your Governor and Mayor Cannabis is Essential Business
Mar 152020

ASA Activist Newsletter - March 2020

In the March 2020 Issue:

  • ASA 2020 Unity Conference Now Online
  • ASA Recognizes Advocates with Annual Awards
  • ASA Report Urges New Federal Medical Cannabis Agency
  • USDA Updates Hemp Testing Rules
  • CBD Labeling Guidance Published
  • Activist Profile: Anna Symonds
  • Action Alert: Lobby from Home!
Feb 082020

ASA Activist Newsletter: February 2020

In the February 2020 Issue:

  • CBD Regulation Bill Introduced in House
  • No CBD for Service Members
  • House Hearing Held on Six Cannabis Bills
  • Medical Cannabis Initiatives Qualify in Mississippi and South Dakota
  • Agenda Announced for Unity 2020
  • PFC at Natural Products ExpoWest, March 3.
  • Activist Profile: Connor Sheffield, Maryland
  • Action Alert: Join ASA for Lobby Day…Even from Home
Jan 052020

ASA Activist Newsletter - Jan 2020 - Year in Review - Americans for Safe Access

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW:

International and Federal Developments

  • WHO Recommended Rescheduling, ASA Urges Global Action
  • Historic Cannabis Reform Passed House Committee
  • First Federal Cannabis Bill Passed House
  • Vaping-Related Illness Identified, ASA issued Recommendations
  • ASA Testified at FDA Hearing on CBD
  • Patient’s Guide to CBD Released

State Lobbying and Law Changes

  • ASA Issued State of the States Report, Educated State Lawmakers
  • California Lobbying Helped Improve State's Laws
  • Georgia Approved In-State Production of Low-THC Cannabis Oil
  • Colorado Allowed Cannabis as Substitute for Opioids
  • New Mexico and DC Approved Pediatric Use in Schools
  • ASA Released Medical Cannabis Patient’s Guide for U.S. Travel 

Advocacy, Research and Education

  • End Pain, Not Lives Campaign Focused on Opioid Overdoses
  • 2019 Unity Conference Brought Advocates to DC
  • ASA Coordinated with Research Institute, ASA Co-founder Named President
  • ASA Formed Patient Research Partnership
  • ASA's Certification and Training Programs Expanded in 2019

Upcoming and Action

  • Jan. 22-24: ASA Discount at CannaWest, ASA Keynote 
  • Action Alert: Tell Congress to Pass the MORE Act
Dec 092019

ASA Activist Newsletter - December 2019 - Americans for Safe Access

In the December 2019 Issue:

  • Historic Cannabis Reform Passes House Committee
  • Health Officials Say Prohibition Stymies Vape Response
  • DEA Increases Research Cannabis Quota
  • Join ASA at MJBizCon in Las Vegas
  • New Incentive for Participating in ASA's Research Partnership
  • Unity 2020 Theme and Scholarship Info Released
  • ASA Keynote on Patients’ Rights at CannaWest Summit
  • Check the Patient’s Travel Guide before Holiday Travel
  • Activist Profile: Cherron Perry-Thomas, Philadelphia
  • Action Alert: Tell Your Rep to Support the MORE Act
Nov 152019

ASA Activist Newsletter - November 2019 - Americans for Safe Access

In the November Issue:

  • Possible Cause of Vaping Illness Identified by CDC
  • Check the Patient’s Travel Guide before Holiday Travel
  • ASA Announces New Unity Sponsorships
  • ASA and PFC Educational Events Include New Trainings
  • ASA Launches New Patient Research Partnership
  • Activist Profile: Eryck Stamper, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Action Alert: Find a Sponsor
Oct 102019

ASA Activist Newsletter - October 2019 - Americans for Safe Access

In the October 2019 issue:

  • Historic Federal Cannabis Bill Passes House
  • ASA Urges FDA Action on Vaping, Issues Patient-Focused Recommendations
  • ASA Leads Women Grow Webinar
  • Registration Opens for ASA’s 8th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference
  • Patient Focused Certification Training Day
  • ASA to Host Event at MJBizCon 2019
  • Activist Profile: Gabrielle Brown-Wing, Portland, Oregon
  • Action Alert: Make your plans for Unity 2020