ASA Monthly Newsletters

ASA Activist Newsletter - March 2021

Posted by · March 14, 2021 2:34 PM

In this Issue

  • USDA Issues Final Approval on Hemp Rules
  • New Cannabis Bills Pending in Many States
  • ASA Campaign Update: First 100 Days
  • Nurses’ Webinar Features ASA Executive Director
  • 2021 Unity Conference Agenda Released, Registration Opens
  • ASA Updates Website Design
  • PFC Completing Accreditation, Updates Maryland Training
  • Activist Profile: Katree Saunders, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Action Alert: First 100 Days—Access for Veterans
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ASA Activist Newsletter - February 2021

Posted by · March 13, 2021 11:07 PM

In this Issue:

  • Cannabis Reforms Developing in Senate and House
  • FDA Withdraws Proposed CBD Rules
  • Long-time Cannabis Prisoners Pardoned, Licensed Operator Left Imprisoned
  • Idaho Advocates Look to 2022 as Legislature Attempts Block
  • Save the Date! ASA 2021 Unity Conference Announced
  • PFC Review Board Moving Toward New Accreditation
  • New Cannigma Podcasts Available
  • ASA Executive Director Featured on Podcast
  • ASA Members Policy Meeting
  • Activist Profile: Pennsylvania State Rep. Chris Rabb
  • ACTION ALERT: Take the No Patient Left Behind Pledge
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ASA Activist Newsletter - January 2021

Posted by · January 19, 2021 1:17 PM


  • 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
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ASA Activist Newsletter - December 2020

Posted by · December 15, 2020 11:53 AM

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
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ASA Activist Newsletter - November 2020

Posted by · November 17, 2020 12:31 AM

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
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ASA Activist Newsletter - October 2020

Posted by · October 15, 2020 4:15 PM

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!
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ASA Activist Newsletter - September 2020

Posted by · September 18, 2020 12:47 PM

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
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ASA Activist Newsletter - August 2020

Posted by · August 18, 2020 11:01 PM

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!
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ASA Activist Newsletter - July 2020

Posted by · July 09, 2020 9:00 AM

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
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ASA Activist Newsletter - June 2020

Posted by · June 13, 2020 6:00 AM

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!
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