Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

| April 15, 2021 |

In 1970, President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act, which updated and consolidated previously scattered narcotics legislation to form the federal guidelines on controlled substances used to this day. Cannabis was listed as a Schedule I substance, a category for...

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Biden Administration Must Address Health Equity in Federal Housing

| April 13, 2021 |

Since winning election in November, the Biden-Harris administration has been silent on the issue of federal medical cannabis reform. Rather than following through on campaign trail promises to support state medical cannabis programs and medical cannabis equity issues, patients have...

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Cannabis is My Lifesaver

| April 09, 2021 |

Eryck Stamper retired from the US Navy in 2013 as a decorated Senior Chief Petty Officer. After a few jobs in the Maryland Park Service and government contracting, he found his way into the cannabis industry as a budtender. He...

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Be there for veterans

| April 06, 2021 |

Jose Belen is a native of Amsterdam, New York. At 19, he enlisted in the army and deployed to Iraq in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was honorably discharged in 2005 and eventually settled in Florida where he started...

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ASA Announces Unity 2021 Speakers

| April 01, 2021 |

We’re excited to announce our first round of featured speakers for the 9th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference April 29-30! View the full agenda, speaker profiles and register to attend!

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Social Spaces for Members at Unity 2021

| March 31, 2021 |

One of our major goals for our 2021 National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference is to bring the social and community aspects of past Unity conferences forward into a virtual conference. We want Unity 2021 to be a place for patients,...

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How to Protect Medical Cannabis Businesses and Patients in 1 Easy Step

| March 30, 2021 |

While the Biden Administration has not publicly advertised how it intends to proceed on cannabis in its first 100 days or beyond, there is a need for the new administration to offer assurances that this administration intends to be proactive...

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Check out the March Activist Newsletter!

| March 18, 2021 |

Each month, Americans for Safe Access publishes a newsletter for advocates that covers important federal, state and local developments, what's happening with ASA, and inspiring stories of local activists. Delivered via email to subscribers, you can also see it each...

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Executive Action Can Close the Medical Cannabis Access Gap for Veterans

| March 16, 2021 |

Despite the fact that 36 states have reformed their laws to provide for safe and legal access to cannabis for qualifying patients, veterans living across these states still face a confusing system of federal and state laws regarding physician engagement...

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Pledge to Demand Equity for Patients

| March 02, 2021 |

Despite the fact that a wide majority of 36 states have now created comprehensive programs to allow legal access to medical cannabis treatment, there are still vital conflicts in the web of state and federal regulations stemming from remaining federal...

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