Medical Cannabis Stakeholders: Buck up, It is Time for Act II!

| January 27, 2023 |

Almost every conversation I have had in 2023 with medical cannabis stakeholders has been full of doom and gloom. Advocates are discouraged, businesses are frustrated, patients are disheartened, and frankly I am getting a little tired of it! The reason...

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ASA Demanded a Pregnant Medical Cannabis Patient Should Not be on a Child-Abuse Registry…and the AZ Supreme Court Agreed!

| January 11, 2023 |

On January 5, 2023, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept an appeal from the Arizona Department of Child Safety, letting stand a lower court decision that Lindsay Ridgell’s medicinal use of cannabis while pregnant did not constitute child neglect...

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Unity conference now available to watch online!

| January 05, 2023 |

This year's National Medical Cannabis Unity conference marked not only 10 years of Unity, but also ASA’s 20th year of advocacy! Because this marked such a special occasion, we didn’t want anyone to miss a thing. That is why we...

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Let's Make 2023 the Year of the Patient!

| December 31, 2022 |

This year Americans for Safe Access celebrated our 20-year anniversary. During 2022, I spent a lot of time reconnecting with ASA members and supporters. One common thing I heard from everyone was despair about the state of medical cannabis in...

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Help ASA Document 20 years of Advocacy: Share your story!

| December 16, 2022 |

Anniversaries are a time to reflect and remember. For the holiday season, ASA is compiling stories from our friends, allies, and members to share with our community. We invite you to take a few minutes to make a short video...

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ASA Founder Steph Sherer: Reflection on 20 Years of Advocacy

| December 11, 2022 |

This year Americans for Safe Access is celebrating our 20-year anniversary, and in the spirit of the occasion we are taking some time to reflect on the impact we have had on bringing safe access to the U.S., explore the...

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Show Your Support for Patients by Sponsoring Unity!

| December 07, 2022 |

Still Time to Sponsor ASA’s Unity Conference! We would like to give a great big thanks to our conference sponsors for supporting us this year! We know that it has been a tough year for so many, and that is...

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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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