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WHO Recommends Cannabis Rescheduling

  • Feb 01, 2019
This morning the World Health Organization (WHO) made an announcement that has the potential to change the status of medical cannabis globally. The WHO has determined that cannabis and cannabis resin should be removed from Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (which is different than the U.S....

Trump Administration’s First National Drug Control Strategy Emphasizes Opioid Crisis, Makes No Mention of State-Legal Cannabis Regimes

  • Feb 01, 2019
The Trump Administration’s White House Office of Drug Control Policy released its first National Drug Control Strategy on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The document outlines President Trump’s priorities regarding drug trafficking and drug use and provides strategic direction to federal agencies involved in preventing initiates to illicit drug use, treating...

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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Banking Access for Cannabis-Related Businesses

  • Feb 13, 2019
Representatives Tackle Safety Issues, the Business Environment, and Patient Access, and Discuss the Draft of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 CONTACT: David Mangone,, 202-618-6975 WASHINGTON, DC – On February 13, The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing entitled “Challenges...

U.S. Pain Foundation, Partner of Americans for Safe Access, Testifies about Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis

  • Feb 12, 2019
Senators Press Witnesses About Usefulness of Medical Cannabis CONTACT: David Mangone,, 202-618-6975 WASHINGTON, DC – On February 12, The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee held a hearing entitled “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis.” Witnesses included Dr. Andrew Coop, PhD from the Maryland School of Pharmacy, Cindy...

WHO Announces Scientific Consensus on Medical Cannabis

  • Feb 01, 2019
Contact: Debbie Churgai, 240.893.2153   World Health Organization Announces Scientific Consensus on Medical Cannabis Medical Cannabis Policy Now in the Hands of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Geneva, Switzerland -- In an historic statement published today, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that cannabis and cannabis resin be removed...

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