ASA’s 21st Birthday

| April 19, 2023 |

Today is the 21st Anniversary of the founding of Americans for Safe Access. Since its creation, our dedicated group of advocates have managed to create a whole new world of U.S. cannabis policy and bring safe access to medical cannabis...

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Kentucky Passes Medical Cannabis Law! What will it mean for patients?

| April 05, 2023 |

Last week, Kentucky Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 47, that will eventually create medical cannabis access for some KY residents. After passing through the legislature with solid support and an enthusiastic Governor, this new law lays out a fairly restrictive...

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Federal Pardons Now Available!

| March 06, 2023 |

We are excited to say that the Biden White House is now accepting applications for the pardon of anyone convicted of Simple Possession of Cannabis by a Federal Court (including D.C.’s courts). ASA has been fighting to protect patients and...

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The Good, The Bad, and the Disappointing: Takeaways of the 2022 State of the States Report

| February 08, 2023 |

After 25 years of the state cannabis policy experiments, there is no denying that the national acceptance of cannabis has changed. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that one in three...

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Medical Cannabis Stakeholders: Buck up, It is Time for Act II!

| January 27, 2023 |

Almost every conversation I have had in 2023 with medical cannabis stakeholders has been full of doom and gloom. Advocates are discouraged, businesses are frustrated, patients are disheartened, and frankly I am getting a little tired of it! The reason...

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ASA Demanded a Pregnant Medical Cannabis Patient Should Not be on a Child-Abuse Registry…and the AZ Supreme Court Agreed!

| January 11, 2023 |

On January 5, 2023, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept an appeal from the Arizona Department of Child Safety, letting stand a lower court decision that Lindsay Ridgell’s medicinal use of cannabis while pregnant did not constitute child neglect...

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Unity conference now available to watch online!

| January 05, 2023 |

This year's National Medical Cannabis Unity conference marked not only 10 years of Unity, but also ASA’s 20th year of advocacy! Because this marked such a special occasion, we didn’t want anyone to miss a thing. That is why we...

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Let's Make 2023 the Year of the Patient!

| December 31, 2022 |

This year Americans for Safe Access celebrated our 20-year anniversary. During 2022, I spent a lot of time reconnecting with ASA members and supporters. One common thing I heard from everyone was despair about the state of medical cannabis in...

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Help ASA Document 20 years of Advocacy: Share your story!

| December 16, 2022 |

Anniversaries are a time to reflect and remember. For the holiday season, ASA is compiling stories from our friends, allies, and members to share with our community. We invite you to take a few minutes to make a short video...

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ASA Founder Steph Sherer: Reflection on 20 Years of Advocacy

| December 11, 2022 |

This year Americans for Safe Access is celebrating our 20-year anniversary, and in the spirit of the occasion we are taking some time to reflect on the impact we have had on bringing safe access to the U.S., explore the...

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