COVID-19

As a group serving medical cannabis patients, we are enormously concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on our communities. Patients are at greater risk for a variety of reasons so we are working to ensure that the needs of patients are taken into account by those responding to COVID-19.

This page compiles our resources on COVID-19 including our recommendations for patients, policy recommendations, real-time feedback from our community, our research on state responses, and a way for our advocates to make their voices heard.

We are also offering a free year of ASA membership to businesses and workers who have been designated essential during this crisis. Thank you for this crucial work!


In This Section

Complete Our COVID-19 Survey

We want the input of patients to learn how coronavirus and the government's response is affecting their lives. All responses must be submitted by May 8th.

Read our COVID-19 Recommendations for Patients

We have created a series of recommendations to protect the safety and well-being of medical cannabis users.

Learn How States Are Responding to COVID-19

You can reference our collected research on how states are responding to COVID-19.

Urge governors to take urgent action during COVID-19 crisis

Use our simple online tool to contact your Governor and urge them to consider medical cannabis patients during this crisis.

Download the ASA COVID-19 State Call to Action

You can access a PDF copy of the Call to Action that ASA sent to every Governor and medical cannabis program head.

Read About How Cannabis Interacts With Influenza And Coronavirus

Read a blog by Heather Despres that covers the interactions between cannabis and coronavirus from a scientific perspective.

Read Our Press Release Regarding COVID-19

This press release alerts the media to our call to action for governors and state medical cannabis program heads.

Read Our Press Release Regarding State COVID-19 Responses

This press release updates the media on the responses to our call to action by governors and state medical cannabis program heads.

Sign up for a free Essential Employee Membership

As a thank you to all essential employees and businesses continuing to serve their communities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we are offering free ASA membership to employees and businesses deemed essential. We appreciate the challenging work you do and want to offer this in gratitude.

Sign up for a free Essential Business Membership

As a thank you to all essential employees and businesses continuing to serve their communities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we are offering free ASA membership to employees and businesses deemed essential. We appreciate the challenging work you do and want to offer this in gratitude.

Enroll in our PFC Health and Sanitation Training

This new Patient Focused Certification Enrichment Course focuses on training cannabis business employees and managers in best practices for health and sanitation generally and specific discussion of pandemics and disease outbreaks. Enroll and complete the course online for only $50.