Freedom for ALL?

| June 30, 2023 |

4th of July celebrations are full of themes of personal freedoms: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. But for millions of Americans, we are left out of the American promise because of our medicine.

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I am Alive Thanks to Cannabis and ASA – Join Me to Keep the Fight Alive too!

| June 28, 2023 |

As a co-director of Cannabis Advocacy for the US Pain Foundation and a medical cannabis patient living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, I can’t imagine continuing the fight for my rights without the leadership and support of Americans for Safe Access.

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What would my family have done without Americans for Safe Access?

| June 23, 2023 |

Some of you may know me through the cannabis industry, but you may not know what brought me here and how Americans for Safe Access changed my family’s lives. In 2010, my family’s life was turned upside down when my...

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An Urgent Plea From a Mom and Caregiver

| June 16, 2023 |

I’m writing this in desperation. The organization I care so much about, and volunteer my time for, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), is in desperate need of support! ASA is the only national medical cannabis patient organization that is working...

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ASA’s 21st Birthday

| April 19, 2023 |

Today is the 21st Anniversary of the founding of Americans for Safe Access. Since its creation, our dedicated group of advocates have managed to create a whole new world of U.S. cannabis policy and bring safe access to medical cannabis...

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Kentucky Passes Medical Cannabis Law! What will it mean for patients?

| April 05, 2023 |

Last week, Kentucky Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 47, that will eventually create medical cannabis access for some KY residents. After passing through the legislature with solid support and an enthusiastic Governor, this new law lays out a fairly restrictive...

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Federal Pardons Now Available!

| March 06, 2023 |

We are excited to say that the Biden White House is now accepting applications for the pardon of anyone convicted of Simple Possession of Cannabis by a Federal Court (including D.C.’s courts). ASA has been fighting to protect patients and...

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The Good, The Bad, and the Disappointing: Takeaways of the 2022 State of the States Report

| February 08, 2023 |

After 25 years of the state cannabis policy experiments, there is no denying that the national acceptance of cannabis has changed. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that one in three...

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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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