While most Americans live in states with medical cannabis laws, millions still find themselves without access to it, including:
- Federal employees
- People in jurisdictions with restrictive lists of qualifying conditions
- Employees subject to drug testing in jurisdictions that don’t provide employment protections for medical cannabis patients
- Patients in treatment or hospice centers
- School-age minors in some medical cannabis jurisdictions
- Patients who need to travel across state lines
- People living in underserved areas
- People living in poverty
- Minor qualifying patients whose educational institutions don’t permit them to consume their medication on-campus
- People on organ transplant lists where explicit patient protections are not written into law
This is because medical cannabis is still illegal at the federal level and why we launched our No Patient Left Behind campaign this year. Laws must be changed to expand medical cannabis access to the extent possible, ensure that patients are prioritized with regard to access to product and quality of product, and otherwise protect medical cannabis patients.
If you support our efforts to leave no patient behind, please take a few moments to take the actions below. #NoPatientLeftBehind
Take the No Patient Left Behind Pledge
Make the pledge to support medical cannabis advocacy in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration and throughout the 117th congress.
Urge the POTUS & VP Establish an Office of Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Control
Demand POTUS & VP Establish an Office of Medical Cannabis Control
Urge VA Secretary McDonough Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Cannabis
Veterans who rely on the VA as their healthcare provider are unable to receive medical cannabis recommendations from their doctors even if they live in a state with a medical cannabis program. All veterans should have access to the medicine they need.
Urge HUD To Stop Evictions of Medical Cannabis Patients in Federal Housing
Join @safeaccess and me in demanding @HUDgov Stop Evictions of Medical Cannabis Patients in Federal Housing: safeaccessnow.org/bidenhud #NoPatientLeftBehind #SafeAccess
Urge Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson Reinstate the Cole Memo!
Join @safeaccess and me in demanding Sec. Wilkinson & @TheJusticeDept reinstate the Cole Memo: safeaccessnow.org/bidendoj #NoPatientLeftBehind #SafeAccess
Urge Acting Director McGettigan Stop Drug Testing of Federal Employees and Contractors
Join @safeaccess and me in demanding Acting Dir. McGettigan & @USOPM prohibit drug testing for federal employees and contractors for cannabis #NoPatientLeftBehind #SafeAccess
Read our Model Medical Cannabis Legislation
Our proposed federal legislation will deschedule cannabis and create an Office of Medical Cannabis Control, resolving the state-federal conflict.
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ASA is seeking stories from patients or potential patients who feel left behind by current medical cannabis laws. Share your story with [email protected] and use "Left Behind" in the subject line.
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