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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The July Activist Newsletter is out!

| July 28, 2021 |

Check out the July 2021 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter to find out about the long-awaited Senate cannabis legalization proposal and what ASA is doing to shape it to meet patient needs. You'll also read about what ASA is doing to...

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Schumer Ready to Talk Cannabis Reform

| July 20, 2021 |

Alongside his colleagues Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced a draft bill titled: “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act” (CAOA). As a draft, the bill invites input from other members of Congress, stakeholder organizations like ASA,...

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Echoes of the Drug Crusade Shine Through Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension

| July 15, 2021 |

During the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon, Sha’Carri Richardson won the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.86 seconds. That earned her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the upcoming Tokyo games, where she would be the...

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Check out the June 2021 Activist Newsletter

| June 18, 2021 |

The June 2021 ASA Activist Newsletter is now out. Our lead story is the reintroduction of the MORE Act, the most comprehensive cannabis reform bill ever to go before Congress. Also Amazon announced its public policy team will be lobbying...

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Cannabis

| June 14, 2021 |

While mainstream culture in the U.S. has come to accept cannabis as not the dangerous and addictive substance of after school special legend, general public knowledge about the plant remains fairly low. Cannabis is a complex plant, and decades of...

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An Update on ASA’s Biden-Harris Can Do It! Campaign

| June 11, 2021 |

When then presidential candidate Joe Biden released his approach to federal cannabis policy in May of 2020, it marked the first time in history a major party presidential candidate included a cannabis-specific policy goal in their campaign. The announcement was...

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Check out ASA's May Newsletter!

| May 25, 2021 |

The May 2021 ASA Activist Newsletter is now out. Our lead story addresses the ISO 17065 Accreditation of our PFC program and explains why PFC becoming the first cannabis certification body to have achieved this matters so much. You will...

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Congratulations to ASA's 2021 Award Winners

| May 17, 2021 |

We recently concluded our 9th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference. One of our favorite parts of Unity is where we get to honor the individuals and groups that made major contributions to medical cannabis over the previous year. These awardees...

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