Your Elected Reps Want to Hear from You! But What Should You Say?

| August 04, 2022 |

With August Recess starting, Congress members are leaving DC and returning home for a month of work. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with them and tell your story about how important medical cannabis is to you. Last week...

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August Recess is Coming! Should You Meet Your Reps at Home?

| July 29, 2022 |

With just a few weeks left of summer, Congress is taking its annual August Recess break. Often when advocates think of meeting their representatives they imagine needing to travel to Washington, DC and meet with them in the halls of...

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ASA's 20th Birthday

| April 19, 2022 |

Happy Birthday ASA! I am so humbled by all that we have accomplished together over the last 20 years. When we started Americans for Access, we were facing paramilitary style raids from the DEA, only 8 states had passed laws...

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Product Safety Recalls - Vape Cartridges

| March 01, 2022 |

The issue of adulterants in cannabis vape products has once again resurfaced as the Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana issued a notice to medical cannabis patients on February 4, 2022 advising them of a recall of over 500 different products...

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Top Five key Takeaways from the 2021 State of the States Report

| February 22, 2022 |

25 years have passed since the first medical cannabis laws came into effect in California, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of ASA’s role in the fight for safe access. Although conditions have improved for patients significantly in the...

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A Year of Obstruction on Medical Cannabis In Mississippi Comes to an End

| February 09, 2022 |

The journey here has been a lengthy saga in the abuse of power by the prohibitionist lawmakers and bureaucrats of the Hospitality state who fought tooth and nail against the will of their constituents at every step in the process....

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What We Accomplished in 2021

| February 08, 2022 |

Despite the Covid global crises, ASA was hard at work at the state and federal levels, and had a busy 2021. Here are just a few of the activities we accomplished last year.

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Mississippi Becomes 37th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis With a Law that Provides Limited Access to Patients

| February 03, 2022 |

On February 2, 2022, Governor Tate Reeves chose to sign SB 2095 into law, making Mississippi the 37th state to adopt medical cannabis laws. The adoption of these laws is the conclusion of a year-long struggle for the future of...

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ASA's 2021 Year in Review

| January 17, 2022 |

Check out ASA's annual recap of the important developments and events of the past year in the January issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter.  ASA's 2021 Year in Review includes federal and state news and links to ASA campaigns, resources...

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5 Things You Need to Know When Traveling as a Medical Cannabis Patient

| December 16, 2021 |

Are you allowed to travel with medical cannabis? Can you cross state lines with medical cannabis? Can you bring cannabis on a plane or train? What about a bus? While in another state, what are the rules to purchase it...

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