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Don’t Call it a Dispensary- Why Michigan Takes Marijuana Semantics Seriously

  • Jun 18, 2018
By Lauren Williams for “… It is critical that patients have clarity as to where they can obtain medicine,” said David Mangone, director of governmental affairs and counsel for the non-profit Americans for Safe Access. “It is too early to tell if this will adversely affect patient access. However,...

UN Drug Committee Declares Cannabis Is An Effective, ‘Relatively Safe Drug’

  • Jun 15, 2018
By Steve Elliott for Herb “The current international policies on cannabis use are outdated and are having a detrimental impact on patients in the US and worldwide,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA). “These policies do not reflect the reality of over 30 countries globally...

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Senators Warren and Gardner Release STATES Act to Respect State Cannabis Laws

  • Jun 07, 2018
Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to respect state determinations about cannabis policy. The bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives by David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).

The World Health Organization Takes First Steps to Reschedule Cannabis

  • Jun 05, 2018
International Medical Cannabis Advocates Address WHO Committee Set to Advise UN Geneva, Switzerland — Yesterday, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), along with members of the International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition (IMCPC), attended and delivered testimony at the 40th meeting of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence...

Medical Cannabis Patients, Medical Professionals, Advocates, and Industry Leaders Converge at National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference in D.C.

  • May 17, 2018
May 22 - May 25, 2018Contact: Debbie Churgai | 202-857-4272 x.8 | WASHINGTON, DC — Starting on Tuesday, May 22nd and running until Friday, May 25th, medical cannabis patients, advocates, medical and legal professionals, and industry business leaders will gather at Americans for Safe Access’ (ASA) Annual National Medical...

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