Yes, this again: Medical Cannabis and Congressional Appropriations

| September 01, 2017 |

Update 9/8/2017- Congress has approved a continuing resolution to keep the government open through December 8th, 2017. In addition to funding government agencies this continuing resolution also maintains that the Department of Justice can not use funds to prevent the implementation...

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3 More PFC Certified Companies Receive Stage 2 License in Maryland

| August 17, 2017 |

On Monday, August 14th, Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Commission announced the approval of three PFC-certified companies to grow and process medical cannabis for the patients of Maryland who have waited so long. Along with ForwardGro, the first company to receive a...

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Educating State Legislators at NCSL

| August 12, 2017 |

From August 6 through August 9, Americans for Safe Access was in Boston attending and exhibiting at the 2017 National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative Summit. The NCSL conference is one of the largest annual gatherings of state legislators,...

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Massachusetts Medical Society Promotes Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals

| August 11, 2017 |

Last month, the Massachusetts Medical Society, a leader in continuing medical education (CME) providing accredited and certified activities across the globe for physicians and other healthcare professionals, announced exciting news, endorsing the Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum, as their comprehensive curriculum...

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Coming Out of the Cannabis Closet

| August 03, 2017 |

After the election of President Donald Trump last year, I have seen how strongly polarized we have become on nearly every issue out there. Healthcare, education, the environment, gun control, immigration.....the list goes on and on. But the one issue...

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Now Streaming: National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference

| July 21, 2017 |

If you missed our 2017 Unity Conference: Securing the Role of Medical Cannabis in Modern Medicine, we are excited to let you know of an opportunity to be able to watch all the presentations you missed. You can get 24/7...

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Civil Rights Victory for Massachusetts Patients

| July 17, 2017 |

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a woman fired for using medical cannabis can sue her employer under a state handicap discrimination statute. This represents a great victory not only for the medical cannabis patients in Massachusetts, but...

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PFC Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic

| July 14, 2017 |

PFC Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic Across the nation, opioid-related deaths and fatalities are decreasing in states that have medical cannabis programs, but the benefits are limited due to a lack of accurately labeled and...

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Utah Patient Advocates Launch medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative

| June 27, 2017 |

On June 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City, patients, advocates, and their families introduced a ballot initiative application that would allow for a comprehensive medical cannabis program in Utah. The initiative grew from  patient advocates and their families who are...

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Trump Commission Ignores the Role of Medical Cannabis in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

| June 16, 2017 |

On June 16, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held its first meeting to begin formulating recommendations on how to combat the opioid epidemic. The meeting provided compelling stories and thoughtful suggestions on how to...

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