ASA Monthly Newsletters

ASA Activist Newsletter - June 2021

Posted by · June 18, 2021 5:54 PM

In the June 2021 Issue

  • Landmark MORE Act Reintroduced in House
  • Amazon Stops Most Drug Testing, Announces Support for MORE Act
  • Connecticut Legislature Passes Adult-Use Bill
  • Texas Adds Conditions to Limited Medical Cannabis Program
  • ASA Updates First 100-Days Biden-Harris Campaign
  • Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Cannabis
  • ASA Partnering with White Label Expo
  • Veterans Alternative Healthcare Summit, June 27
  • PFC to Launch New Training Platform
  • Summer Hiatus for Cannigma Podcast
  • Activist Profile: Michelle Herman, Needham, Massachusetts
  • Action Alert: Urge your rep to support the MORE Act
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ASA Activist Newsletter - May 2021

Posted by · May 21, 2021 7:03 PM

In the May 2021 Issue

  • Americans for Safe Access Achieves ISO 17065 Accreditation
  • Video of ASA’s 2021 Unity Conference Available Online
  • Federal Agencies Take Steps to Aid Cannabis Research
  • House Passes SAFE Banking, Key Bills Reintroduced
  • Alabama Lawmakers Enact Medical Cannabis Program
  • Mississippi Supreme Court Invalidates Medical Cannabis Initiative
  • Activist Profile: Philippe Lucas PhD, Victoria, Canada
  • Action Alert: Urge Your Rep to Cosponsor the VA Research Act
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ASA Activist Newsletter - April 2021

Posted by · April 16, 2021 1:16 PM

In the April 2021 Issue

  • Three States Approve Adult Use; New York Expands Medical Access
  • ASA Unity 2021 Conference Agenda Released
  • Speakers announced for Upcoming Unity Conference
  • PFC Unveiling New Patient’s Guide at Unity Conference
  • ASA Weighs in on Biden’s Cannabis-related Firings
  • ASA Urges Department of Justice to Update Federal Cannabis Guidance
  • ASA Founder Discusses Cannabis Policy on Podcast
  • ASA to Present at Cannaworldexpo and University of Maryland
  • Activist Profile: Nikki Lawley, Buffalo, New York
  • Action Alert: Stop the Drug Testing of Federal Workers
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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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