Movement on Medical Cannabis at the Federal level? Let’s Keep the Momentum Going!

| December 05, 2022 |

Movement on Medical Cannabis at the Federal level? Let’s Keep the Momentum Going! On December 2, 2022, President Biden signed the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Act  into law. As patient advocates, we appreciate the steps taken by Congress in...

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Historic Cannabis Reform Bill Passes Congress! Urge President Biden to Sign

| November 23, 2022 |

On November 16, 2022, the Senate approved the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Act, which previously passed the house in July 2022. This bill is the first ever standalone cannabis reform bill that has passed Congress. The bill is now...

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Cannabis Was on the Ballot in Five States - But What Do these Results Really Mean for Patients?

| November 09, 2022 |

Prior to the election, there were 19 states that allowed both recreational adult use and medical cannabis, 29 allowing medical cannabis only, and 2 states with a total prohibition on cannabis. Electors in five states, Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota,...

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Why I Started the ASA Challenge: Bringing Funds and Awareness to the Urgent Need for Medical Cannabis Access

| November 02, 2022 |

I became passionate about medical cannabis when I saw remarkable results using cannabis in treating my son Zach’s severe refractory epilepsy. He went from sleeping most of every day, barely speaking or comprehending being spoken to, having a life filled...

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New ASA Activist Newsletter is out!

| October 27, 2022 |

The latest issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter is out with the news you need to stay informed and be an effective advocate. Learn about why your vote matters for cannabis reform, the latest on how to get a scholarship to ASA's 10th...

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Your Elected Reps Want to Hear from You! But What Should You Say?

| August 04, 2022 |

With August Recess starting, Congress members are leaving DC and returning home for a month of work. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with them and tell your story about how important medical cannabis is to you. Last week...

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August Recess is Coming! Should You Meet Your Reps at Home?

| July 29, 2022 |

With just a few weeks left of summer, Congress is taking its annual August Recess break. Often when advocates think of meeting their representatives they imagine needing to travel to Washington, DC and meet with them in the halls of...

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ASA's 20th Birthday

| April 19, 2022 |

Happy Birthday ASA! I am so humbled by all that we have accomplished together over the last 20 years. When we started Americans for Access, we were facing paramilitary style raids from the DEA, only 8 states had passed laws...

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Product Safety Recalls - Vape Cartridges

| March 01, 2022 |

The issue of adulterants in cannabis vape products has once again resurfaced as the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana issued a notice to medical cannabis patients on February 4, 2022 advising them of a recall of over 500 different products...

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Top Five key Takeaways from the 2021 State of the States Report

| February 22, 2022 |

25 years have passed since the first medical cannabis laws came into effect in California, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of ASA’s role in the fight for safe access. Although conditions have improved for patients significantly in the...

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