Campaigns & Projects Active ASA Campaigns and Projects

ASA has made some great progress since its inception in 2002, but unfortunately, much of that progress can be lost without proper civic engagement from advocates. We have numerous campaigns and projects at local, state and federal levels that are aimed at specific changes in laws or regulations


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No Patient Left Behind

In March 2020, Americans for Safe Access launched their No Patient Left Behind campaign to address issues patients were facing around the country regarding access to medical cannabis. While 47 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories have all adopted laws allowing some forms of medical cannabis, the current patchwork of state laws mean that each state has different legislative and regulatory conditions for access.  

End Pain, Not Lives

Americans for Safe Access' campaign to address the root of the opioid epidemic: End Pain, Not Lives!

Resources for Policy Makers

Welcome legislative and regulatory staff, as well as citizen lobbyists. Whether you are working on a local ordinance, implementing statewide regulations, or passing landmark Congressional legislation, the materials here will help you with your goals in creating medical cannabis programs that are focused on patient wellbeing and community safety

Federal Advocacy Project

ASA's National Office, located in Washington, DC, advocates for safe access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research to better meet the immediate needs of patients, medical professionals, and researchers. We help to broaden support for medical cannabis on Capitol Hill, and within executive agencies and national institutes. ASA is the only organization in our nation's Capitol working exclusively to advance safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

State Campaigns

ASA’s state campaigns also focus on local and state-wide elections. ASA works to ensure friendly politicians are elected and that unfriendly candidates are beaten.