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Patient-Focused Recommendations Regarding the Vaping Crisis

  • Oct 01, 2019
Update 11/8/2019: The CDC has confirmed that out of 29 samples of lung fluid from affected patients all samples tested positive for Vitamin E acetate. This has led the CDC to consider Vitamin E acetate to be a "chemical of concern." Over the past two months, the Centers for Disease Control and...

How the Historic Passage of the SAFE Banking Act Could Benefit Patients

  • Sep 26, 2019
“The potential benefits that patients stand to gain from passage of the SAFE Banking Act are significant. Americans for Safe Access is proud to have supported this historic bill since its introduction and reiterates its call for swift passage in the Senate. Broader, more robust cannabis reform is still urgently...

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ASA Applauds Passage of MORE Act in House Committee

  • Nov 20, 2019
Washington, DC -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA) applauds the passage of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), in the House Judiciary Committee today. The act, which includes elements from several cannabis-reform bills recently put forward in Congress, would, among other things, federally deschedule and...

ASA Creates Patient-Focused Recommendations in Light of the Vaping Crisis

  • Oct 02, 2019
Washington, DC -- In light of the emergence of Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Illness (VAPI), which has sickened at least 805 people and killed 12, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) strongly recommends that patients and consumers stop using cannabis-containing cartridges entirely (or at least to the extent possible) until there is clarity...

Americans for Safe Access Urges California Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign SB 34

  • Sep 24, 2019
Washington, DC — Americans for Safe Access urges California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign SB 34, Cannabis: Donations, which passed in the California state legislature on September 11, 2019. SB 34 would exempt medical cannabis from California state taxes.  Governor Newsom has until October 13, 2019 to sign or veto the bill.  When...

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