ASA Releases Federal Medical Cannabis Policy Roadmap

By Jason Barker for Weed News

An Americans for Safe Access (ASA) national report was released on December 8th, 2016 and calls for an end to contradictions between federal and state guidelines with regard to medical cannabis policies. The Americans for Safe Access briefing book, “Medical Cannabis in America”, showing that not only do opiate related deaths drop an average of 24.8% in states with medical cannabis laws, the report also notes that the Department of Justice has spent an estimated $592 million to date in arrests, investigations, enforcement raids, pretrial services, incarceration, and probation. It further shows how the Obama Administration has spent $350 million on federal interference compared to the Bush Administration that was estimated to be in excess of $232 million.