ASA's 2021 Year in Review

| January 17, 2022 |

Check out ASA's annual recap of the important developments and events of the past year in the January issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter.  ASA's 2021 Year in Review includes federal and state news and links to ASA campaigns, resources...

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5 Things You Need to Know When Traveling as a Medical Cannabis Patient

| December 16, 2021 |

Are you allowed to travel with medical cannabis? Can you cross state lines with medical cannabis? Can you bring cannabis on a plane or train? What about a bus? While in another state, what are the rules to purchase it...

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New Issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter is out!

| December 03, 2021 |

The latest issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter has the news you need to stay informed and be an effective advocate. Updates include important federal cannabis reforms that have been signed into law or are pending before Congress, as well...

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October/November issue of Cannabis Patient Care Magazine Now Available

| November 11, 2021 |

We're excited to say the the October/November issue of Cannabis Patient Care Magazine is now available online. You'll want to make sure you check out the first article, my interview with Dr. Marisa Weiss. I got her thoughts on how...

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Update to our State of the States scoring

| November 09, 2021 |

The 2021 Americans for Safe Access State of the States Report, to be released next month, will feature new report card formats and scoring that highlight key areas of medical cannabis policy that affect patient needs. ASA’s updated grading rubric...

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Don't miss the latest ASA Activist Newsletter!

| October 26, 2021 |

Check out the October 2021 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter for updates on developments that matter for medical cannabis advocates, including Congressional action on the revived MORE Act that could end federal prohibition. You'll also learn about how ASA has...

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The September Activist Newsletter is Out!

| September 29, 2021 |

Check out the September 2021 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter to read ASA's patient-focused policy demands for the new Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). We also have updates on new industry training courses available from PFC, an update...

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A Summary of our Comments and Recommendations of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

| September 09, 2021 |

Last week ASA submitted our comment letter to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Booker (D-NJ) and Wyden (D-OR) on their draft cannabis reform legislation known as the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). Released on...

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Our Summary of the new Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

| August 20, 2021 |

On July 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced the long-awaited introduction of comprehensive federal cannabis reform legislation – the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). The discussion draft was introduced in partnership with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and...

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When Charging Forward into Adult-Use Policy, Please Don’t Leave Patients Behind!

| August 06, 2021 |

A common challenge patients often experience when adult-use laws are adopted in their state is that legislative and regulatory improvements to medical cannabis programs are suspended while states pivot to organize adult-use models. As states continue to update laws regarding...

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