ASA Monthly Newsletters

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


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
Sep 042019

ASA Activist Newsletter - September 2019 - Americans for Safe Access

In the September 2019 Issue:

  • ASA Unveils Medical Cannabis Patient’s Guide for U.S. Travel 
  • DEA to Issue New Rules for Cannabis Cultivation Facility Licenses
  • ASA Educates State Lawmakers at National Meeting
  • PFC Director Addresses Hazards of Untested Products
  • Nine Ways to Help Build Community and ASA
  • ASA Activist Profile: John Belville, Canyon County, Idaho
  • ACTION ALERT: Send ASA’s States Report to Your Lawmakers
Aug 052019

ASA Activist Newsletter - August 2019

ASA Activist Newsletter

In the August 2019 Issue:

  • Annual State of the States Report Released at Legislative Summit
  • CME Credits on Cannabis with Cannabis Care Certification Program
  • Montana Laboratory Achieves Dual National Certification
  • Congress Holds More Hearings on Reforming Cannabis Laws
  • ASA Sonoma Chapter Sponsoring Symposium
  • CLE Credits Part of NCIA Conference
  • Activist Profile: Jana Adams, Sonoma, California
  • ACTION ALERT: Share the States Report with Your Lawmakers
Jul 082019

ASA Activist Newsletter - July 2019

In the July 2019 Issue:

  • House Votes to Protect State Cannabis Programs
  • Amendment Withdrawn to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Cannabis
  • Appeals Court May Intervene on Cannabis Rescheduling
  • ASA and Aurelius Data Create Research Platform to Benefit Cannabis Patients
  • ASA’s Steph Sherer Creating Global Awareness
  • ASA Educates Attorneys on Laboratory Testing
  • Activist Profile: Dawn-Marie Steenstra, Maryland
  • Action Alert: FDA Extends CBD Public Comment!
Jun 122019

ASA Activist Newsletter - June 2019

In the June 2019 Issue:

  • ASA Testifies at FDA Hearing on CBD
  • ASA Releases Patient’s Guide to CBD
  • Colorado Now Allows Doctors to Substitute Cannabis for Opioids
  • ASA Interim Director Speaks at Women Grow Leadership Summit
  • ASA at MJBizconNEXT in New Orleans, June 13
  • ASA’s Steph Sherer Named Top-100 Most Creative People by Fast Company
  • Activist Profile: Todd Larkin, Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • ACTION ALERT: Last Chance for CBD Comments!