ASA Monthly Newsletters

Jan 192021

ASA Activist Newsletter - January 2021


  • UN Recognizes Medical Value of Cannabis


  • House Passes MORE Act, Includes Provisions for Veterans
  • Medical Marijuana Research Act Passes House


  • ASA's 6th Annual Report on State Programs
  • Five States Pass Cannabis Initiatives in November Election
  • Louisiana Legislature Expands Medical Cannabis Program
  • Updated Medical Cannabis Travel Guide

ASA Initiatives

  • A Solution to Cannabis Research Block
  • ASA COVID Response Expands Access
  • Tools for Educating Healthcare Providers
  • CDC Meeting on Chronic Pain

ASA Webinars, Events & Podcasts

  • National Unity Conference and Lobby Day Go Online
  • Virtual Symposium on Neurological Conditions
  • Medical Cannabis Journaling
  • Cannabis Education and Standards
  • Podcast Partnership with The Cannigma

Patient Focused Certification

  • PFC at Natural Products ExpoWest
  • April Online Training for DC Compliance
  • Webinar on Extraction Analysis 
  • Webinars on Safety and Regulations
  • Virtual Abilities Expo

Upcoming Event

  • Strategic Planning Meeting for ASA Members

Action Alert

  • Share Your Support for Improved Access
Dec 152020

ASA Activist Newsletter - December 2020

In the December 2020 Issue:

  • UN Recognizes Medical Value of Cannabis
  • Landmark MORE Act Passes House, Moves to Senate
  • Cannabis Research Act Passes House
  • ASA Updates Medical Cannabis Travel Guide
  • ASA Blog Covers Veterans Medical Cannabis Bills
  • ASA Year-End Review Webinar
  • Patient Focused Certification Continues Despite Pandemic
  • New ASA Podcasts Available
  • ASA Year-End Review Webinar
  • Activist Profile: Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli, Barcelona, Spain
  • Action Alert: Contact Your Rep on MORE Act Vote
Nov 172020

ASA Activist Newsletter - November 2020

In the November 2020 Issue

  • Voters in 5 States Pass Cannabis Measures
  • Veterans and Medical Cannabis Roundtable
  • Pediatric Medical Cannabis Access in Schools
  • Upcoming PFC Event and Comment Opportunity
  • CannaSafe Analytics First to Achieve Dual PFC Certifications
  • Viridis Labs Achieves Dual PFC/ISO 17025 Certification
  • ASA Joins Forces with Leaf411 on Patient Affordability Program
  • ASA Activist Profile: Cherissa Jackson, Maryland
  • ACTION ALERT: Time to Vote for the MORE Act! Contact Your Rep
Oct 152020

ASA Activist Newsletter - October 2020

In the October 2020 Issue:

  • Supreme Court Rejects Medical Cannabis Case
  • House Delays MORE Act Vote Until after Election
  • ASA/PFC Submit Comments to USDA on Hemp Program
  • ASA Events and Webinars: Cannabis Education and Standards
  • ASA Provides Tools for Educating Healthcare Providers
  • New Cannabis Enigma Podcast Episodes Available
  • ASA Live Broadcast Archives Available Free Online
  • Activist Profile: Doug Distasio, District of Columbia
  • Action Alert: Vote Medical Cannabis!
Sep 182020

ASA Activist Newsletter - September 2020

In this Issue:

  • House Schedules Historic Vote on Cannabis Reform
  • House Committee Approves Bill to Clear Roadblocks to Research 
  • ASA Urges Supreme Court to Hear Descheduling Case
  • ASA Releases Annual Report on State Medical Cannabis Programs
  • Register and Vote MMJ
  • ASA Participates in CDC Meeting on Chronic Pain
  • CBD Nation Film and ASA States Report Featured on Cannabis Enigma Podcast
  • ASA Conducts PFC Webinars on Safety and Regulations
  • Activist Profile: Marvin Washington, New Jersey
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Rep to Vote for the MORE Act
Aug 182020

ASA Activist Newsletter - August 2020

In the August 2020 Issue:

  • House Bills with Cannabis Provisions Pending in Senate
  • More Hemp Programs Get Federal ApprovalASA Partners with The Cannigma to Co-produce Podcasts
  • ASA to Hold Virtual Symposium on Neurological Conditions
  • State of the States Report to be Released at National Cannabis Policy Summit
  • Journaling Webinar Now Available Online
  • ASA Founder Discusses the Cannabis Industry
  • Activist Profile: Michael Whitty, Detroit, Michigan
  • Action Alert: Urge your lawmakers to support the MORE Act!
Jul 092020

ASA Activist Newsletter - July 2020

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

ASA 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