ASA Monthly Newsletters

ASA Activist Newsletter - 2018 Year in Review

Posted by · January 12, 2019 11:28 AM

In the January 2019 Issue - The Year in Review

  • Federal Patient Protections included in 2018, Lapse in Shutdown
  • VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act first out of committee since 1970
  • WHO Takes Rescheduling Steps with Input from ASA and FDA 
  • FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis
  • After ASA Pressure, DEA Removes Online Lies
  • ASA Report on States Finds Improvement, EPNL Campaign Yields Changes 
  • Missouri Passes Medical Cannabis Amendment
  • Oklahoma Voters Approve Robust Medical Cannabis Program
  • Utah Adds Medical Cannabis by Initiative and Legislation
  • Pennsylvania and Virginia Expand Safe Access
  • ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Congressional Reps Today!
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ASA Activist Newsletter - December 2018

Posted by · December 08, 2018 4:05 PM

In the December 2018 Issue:

  • Utah Medical Cannabis Initiative Passes, Gets Replaced
  • Missouri Voters Add Medical Cannabis to Constitution
  • Medical Cannabis Researchers Meet with African Regulators
  • ASA Meets with Aruba Officials at Medical Cannabis Conference
  • Three Bipartisan Veterans Bills Introduced
  • South Korea to Allow CBD
  • PFC Method Validation Webinar on YouTube
  • ASA Events: EPNL Fundraiser and Unity 2019 Conference
  • PFC Starts ISO Certification Process
  • Activist Profile: Doug Rice, Utah
  • ACTION ALERT: Register for Unity 2019
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ASA Activist Newsletter - November 2018

Posted by · November 04, 2018 7:27 PM

In the November 2018 Issue

  • ASA Weighs in on Utah's Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill
  • Certification Program Partners with International Standards Group
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court Makes Personal Use and Cultivation Legal
  • Join ASA at the MJBiz Conference in Las Vegas
  • ASA Executive Director Delivers Keynote in Guam
  • Free ASA Webinar on Method Validation Nov. 7
  • ASA Webinar on Medicalization Now on Youtube
  • PFC Welcomes Trish Flaster as New Global Board Chair
  • PFC Director Named to ICCI Scientific Board
  • Unity Conference Registration Opens this Month
  • ASA Activist Profile: Mohammed Mustafa, Virginia
  • Action Alert: Vote Medical Marijuana!
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ASA Activist Newsletter - October 2018

Posted by · October 09, 2018 8:08 PM

In the October 2018 issue:

  • Vote Medical Marijuana Guide Released
  • CBD Drug Placed in Least Restrictive Category
  • ASA Author to Present on Stigma at Denver Conference Oct 16
  • Improved PFC Website Launches
  • ASA Presents at Abilities Expo and Medical Conference
  • New ASA Webinars: Patient Experience and Analytic Methods
  • Save the Date: Unity Conference March 18-20
  • Activist Profile: New Los Angeles ASA Chapter
  • Action Alert: Vote Medical Marijuana!
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ASA Activist Newsletter - September 2018

Posted by · September 12, 2018 11:08 AM

In the September 2018 issue:

  • UN Takes First Look at Status of Cannabis Under International Law
  • Illinois Takes Direct Step to Fight Opioid Crisis with Medical Cannabis
  • First Southern California Laboratory Achieves National PFC Certification
  • Congressional Pressure Builds for More Cannabis Research
  • Upcoming Events - Abilities Expo Boston
  • ASA Partners with The Sacred Plant to Help Spread Education about the Opioid Crisis
  • Activist Profile: Tom Duncan, Iowa, in memoriam
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Find the Facts on Medical Cannabis
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ASA Activist Newsletter - August 2018

Posted by · August 09, 2018 4:14 PM

In the August 2018 issue

  • ASA Brings Model Cannabis Legislation to Lawmakers
  • Disabilities Focus of Presentation, Outreach in Chicago
  • ASA Science and Standards Work Has International Reach
  • Upcoming ASA Events
  • PFC Certifying Analytic Labs and other Cannabis Businesses
  • Missouri Voters to Choose Between 3 Medical Cannabis Initiatives
  • ASA Activist Profile, Nic Easley, Denver, Colorado
  • ACTION ALERT: Register to Vote and Vote MMJ
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ASA Activist Newsletter - July 2018

Posted by · July 10, 2018 1:48 PM

In the July 2018 Issue:

  • FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis
  • World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis
  • New Bipartisan Congressional Bill to Respect State Cannabis Laws
  • Oklahoma Voters Pass Robust Medical Cannabis Initiative
  • Activist Profile: Christy and Mark Zartler, ASA 2018 Courage Award
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Pass the STATES Act
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ASA Activist Newsletter - June 2018

Posted by · June 06, 2018 6:18 PM

In the June 2018 Issue:

  • ASA Brings Citizen Lobbyists to Capitol Hill
  • Opioid Crisis Focus of Sixth Annual Unity Conference 
  • PFC Federal Raid Training Prepares Industry
  • Utah Medical Cannabis Initiative Overcomes Opposition
  • Pennsylvania Expands Qualifying Products and Conditions
  • Activist Profiles: 2018 ASA Excellence Award Winners
  • ACTION ALERT: Veterans Deserve Safe Access to Medical Cannabis
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ASA Activist Newsletter - May 2018

Posted by · May 02, 2018 3:10 PM

In the May 2018 Issue:

  • ASA’s National Unity Conference Starts May 22
  • ASA Submits Guidance to FDA for International Rescheduling
  • Three States Expand Medical Cannabis Programs
  • Voters in Oklahoma and Utah to Decide Safe Access
  • Activist Profile: Jennifer Collins, Virginia
  • ACTION ALERT: Join ASA in Lobbying Congress on May 23
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ASA Activist Newsletter - April 2018

Posted by · April 13, 2018 12:05 PM

In the April 2018 Issue:

  • Congress Acts to Protect Patients from AG Sessions
  • Advocates Descend on Annual UN Drug Meeting
  • Two Studies Show Safe Access Reduces Prescription Opioid Use
  • ASA’s National Unity Conference is just 6 Weeks Away
  • ASA to Host New Patient Education Course
  • ASA Workshop at New York Abilities Expo
  • Maryland Patients Benefit from Cannabis Care Certification
  • ASA Education and Training Has Global Reach
  • Activist Profile: Lisa Sublett, Kansas
  • ACTION ALERT: Urge your Senators to support CARERS!
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