Pediatric Medical Cannabis Access in Schools

| October 21, 2020 |

A national perspective on safe access for students At ASA, our goal is to ensure that every state has sensible cannabis policies that create safe and legal access for all patients. This means we believe that patients who medicate with...

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ASA/PFC Submit Comments to USDA for the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Program

| October 09, 2020 |

The United States Department of Agriculture closed its comment period after requesting information on the establishment of a domestic hemp program. ASA/PFC submitted comments for the 12 questions being asked, which included additional requirements for measurement uncertainty and requiring the...

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Top 5 Key Takeaways from the 2020 State of the States Report

| September 10, 2020 |

Every year, Americans for Safe Access spends months comparing every medical cannabis program in the United States with the purpose of analyzing what each program is doing well, where it is failing, and how the state program can improve to...

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Talking to Your Doctor About Cannabis - CCN Interview

| July 29, 2020 |

An interview with Debbie Churgai by Abby Stoddard, PharmD, MBA on behalf of The Client Centered Network. Oregon is one of the few but growing number of states that have both a medical cannabis program and an adult use (recreational) program,...

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What’s in a name? Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp

| July 06, 2020 |

Adapted from The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience (Routledge, 2019)  by Michelle Newhart and William Dolphin As with all things involving social controversy, dispute over what to properly call the plant known by the botanical name...

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ASA offers solution to DOJ research block: Our comments on the DEA’s proposed rules

| June 02, 2020 |

On March 23, the Drug Enforcement Administraction (DEA) published a proposed rulemaking—“Controls to Enhance the Cultivation of Marihuana for Research in the United States”—in the Federal Register (85 FR 16292), involving who can grow cannabis in bulk for research purposes.  Americans...

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The Cost of Non-Compliance

| May 08, 2020 |

While most cannabis and hemp businesses understand that they must follow a set of guidelines and implement certain quality control factors into their daily operations, many do not understand the depth of compliance and documentation needed to meet all state...

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5 Ways to Thank Essential Workers

| May 07, 2020 |

While many of us are stuck inside, safe in our homes, most essential workers are still making their commutes into work every day. Whether they’re preparing the food we eat, saving lives in the ICU, delivering packages, or working in...

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Update on Cannabis Rescheduling at the United Nations

| April 27, 2020 |

In March 2020, the United Nations Committee on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was expected to vote on the WHO’s recommendations on the scheduling of cannabis and cannabis products during their annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. However, the CND decided to delay...

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Medical Cannabis Patient Scores Important Victory in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit against Amazon in New Jersey

| April 24, 2020 |

Employment protections for medical cannabis patients in New Jersey could soon be strengthened following an important win for the plaintiff in an employment discrimination lawsuit filed against Amazon last year -- D.J.C. v. Amazon Com DEDC, LLC, et al. The...

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