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World Health Organization Keeps Patients Waiting

  • Dec 07, 2018
Despite the anticipation of a major announcement  at the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs relating to the international scheduling of cannabis, no announcement came from the World Health Organization (WHO) today. Many expected the WHO to issue a recommendation on its findings of the first ever critical review of cannabis,...

Medical Cannabis in the 2018 Midterm Elections

  • Nov 09, 2018
This week has been big for cannabis in electoral politics. Thanks to Tuesday’s election, thirty-three states now have a comprehensive medical cannabis program. Ballot victories in Missouri and Utah transitioned these states’ low-THC CBD programs to significantly broader access. Voters in eleven Wisconsin counties and one city approved non-binding referendums...

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Congress Permanently Legalizes Industrial Hemp through the 2018 Farm Bil

  • Dec 12, 2018
Contact: David Mangone | | 202-857-4272 ext. 5 Washington, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 87-13 and the House by...

Medical Cannabis Experts Go to South Africa at Requests of SADC Governments Adherence to United Nations Treaties, Localized Treatments, and Export Capabilities Top Concerns

  • Nov 20, 2018
Contact from ASA: Reenal Doshi | 202-857-4272 x.4 | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Americans for Safe Access’s (ASA) research partner, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI), is hosting a series of events for medical professionals, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) regulators, and future medical cannabis industry leaders. Following...

Americans for Safe Access Evaluates Utah Compromise Bill on Medical Cannabis

  • Oct 24, 2018
Contact: David Mangone | | 202-857-4272 ext. 5 Washington, DC — On October 4, 2018 Utah legislators released draft text of legislation known as the Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill. This bill was drafted in response to Proposition 2, a citizen led initiative that legalizes the medicinal use of...

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