Important Update from USDA

| February 28, 2020 |

The signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) into law resulted in the descheduling of hemp and opened the door to the wide scale production of the crop. It also tasked the United States Department...

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Patient-Focused Recommendations Regarding the Vaping Crisis

| October 01, 2019 |

Update 11/8/2019: The CDC has confirmed that out of 29 samples of lung fluid from affected patients all samples tested positive for Vitamin E acetate. This has led the CDC to consider Vitamin E acetate to be a "chemical of concern." Over...

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How the Historic Passage of the SAFE Banking Act Could Benefit Patients

| September 26, 2019 |

“The potential benefits that patients stand to gain from passage of the SAFE Banking Act are significant. Americans for Safe Access is proud to have supported this historic bill since its introduction and reiterates its call for swift passage in...

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Abridged Guide to State Cannabis Laws

| September 10, 2019 |

We are happy to share this brief guide to State Cannabis Laws with you. Created with the talented designers of Centennial Media this guide serves as a bite-sized version of the full analysis of state laws available on our website...

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9 Ways to Help Build ASA This Summer

| August 26, 2019 |

A lot has changed for ASA (and this country) in the 17 years that we’ve been working for safe access to medical cannabis.  Something that hasn’t changed is that we are still focused on serving patients and we are still...

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The Hazards of Untested Products

| August 23, 2019 |

Recent news articles have shed light on a new problem that is being attributed to vape pens. The CDC has stated that “all reported cases have e-cigarette product use or ‘vaping.’” but that some patients have also acknowledged use of...

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The 5 Key Takeaways From the 2019 State of the States Report

| August 06, 2019 |

Every year the ASA team and I spend a considerable amount of time formally comparing every medical cannabis program in the United States. In 2019 this meant assessing the medical cannabis programs of 47 states, the District of Columbia, and...

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The Fight Continues: An Update from the Second Circuit

| June 06, 2019 |

In July 2017, four medical cannabis patients joined other advocates in filing a lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the Second District of New York. The plaintiffs in the case (originally Washington v. Sessions, now...

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What the legalization bill means for patients in Illinois

| June 06, 2019 |

Last week, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize cannabis for both medical and non-medical purposes. This move by Illinois is significant because it is the first state to legalize the adult use of cannabis through the legislature, rather than...

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Submitting Comments That Will Make A Difference

| May 21, 2019 |

Americans for Safe Access Wants to Help You Navigate the Federal Regulatory Process Earlier this spring, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice in the Federal Register that invited the public to submit scientific information and comments on...

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