New Mexico is now the 8th Medical Cannabis State to allow Safe Access to Medical Cannabis at Schools

| April 11, 2019 |

By Jason Barker for Cannabis News Journal On Thursday, April 4th 2019, Governor Lujan Grisham made history for the state of New Mexico by signing into law Senate Bill 204, Medical Cannabis in Schools. Currently there are now eight states...

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Lobbying in D.C. with Americans for Safe Access at the 2019 Unity Conference

| April 02, 2019 |

The Americans for Safe Access 2019 Unity Conference, themed The Price of Being a Medical Cannabis Patient, featured over a hundred patients from all over America visiting their representatives in Congress and the Senate to promote the Medical Cannabis Control...

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WHO Recommends Cannabis Rescheduling

| February 01, 2019 |

This morning the World Health Organization (WHO) made an announcement that has the potential to change the status of medical cannabis globally. The WHO has determined that cannabis and cannabis resin should be removed from Schedule IV of the Single...

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Trump Administration’s First National Drug Control Strategy Emphasizes Opioid Crisis, Makes No Mention of State-Legal Cannabis Regimes

| February 01, 2019 |

The Trump Administration’s White House Office of Drug Control Policy released its first National Drug Control Strategy on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The document outlines President Trump’s priorities regarding drug trafficking and drug use and provides strategic direction to federal...

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The Top Ten Medical Cannabis Developments of 2018

| December 28, 2018 |

It has been an exciting year in the world of cannabis reform. From studies that underscore the therapeutic potential of cannabis to political changes that bode well for patients and consumers, there is much to celebrate. Before we close the...

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What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Medical Cannabis?

| December 21, 2018 |

If you have seen the news lately, you know that the possibility of a partial government shutdown is looming. Although Congress has passed funding extensions, the President is threatening to veto any appropriations packages that do not contain sufficient funding...

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World Health Organization Keeps Patients Waiting

| December 07, 2018 |

Despite the anticipation of a major announcement  at the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs relating to the international scheduling of cannabis, no announcement came from the World Health Organization (WHO) today. Many expected the WHO to issue a recommendation on...

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Medical Cannabis in the 2018 Midterm Elections

| November 09, 2018 |

This week has been big for cannabis in electoral politics. Thanks to Tuesday’s election, thirty-three states now have a comprehensive medical cannabis program. Ballot victories in Missouri and Utah transitioned these states’ low-THC CBD programs to significantly broader access. Voters...

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Connecting with Lawmakers at NCSL

| August 07, 2018 |

From July 29 through August 2, Americans for Safe Access attended the annual National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) in Los Angeles, California. We joined over 5,000 conference attendees (about 1,200 of which were state lawmakers or state legislative staff)...

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Cannabis: A Different Kind Of Treatment

| June 22, 2018 |

This blog post is crossposted from the Releaf App website. Thanks to the results from recently-permitted scientific studies and the untiring work of cannabis activist groups, more and more people are beginning to accept that cannabis is a successful form...

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