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Currently, there are over 3 million medical cannabis patients across the country; ninety-one percent of Americans now live in states with some form of access to medical cannabis, while sixty-six percent of American adults are in favor of full legalization. Despite this, cannabis retains its Schedule I status under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning the federal government considers it to be a dangerous, highly addictive substance with no medical value. This continues to cause numerous conflicts between the federal government and the states that have rolled programs for their citizens. The only protection for these programs in federal law is the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment found in the Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill which, as a budget bill, is subject to change each year. Plans for legalization at the federal level by different means have been introduced for years with little impact. It is time for a new approach to end the federal conflict on cannabis policy.

To help end the conflict between states and the federal government on cannabis policy, Americans for Safe Access has created draft legislation which creates an Office of Medical Cannabis Control (OMCC). This draft legislation is explained in ASA’s Ending the Federal Conflict: Changing the Paradigm on Medical Cannabis report. This legislative language takes an entirely new approach to ending the conflict between the majority of states and the federal government on cannabis policy. The report calls for the descheduling of cannabis (or, failing that, the rescheduling of cannabis to a new Schedule V(A) that would allow for cannabis to be used as a frontline medication) and for the creation of a federal oversight agency with centralized regulatory authority over medical cannabis research, production, and distribution. 

As patients, industry professionals, and concerned citizens, we join ASA in supporting this important legislation which could help millions of patients all over the country. Together we can help to bring an end to the War on Drugs, and provide a federal regulatory framework to ensure that medical patients everywhere get clean, safe, and affordable medicine.

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  • Ryan Chuchmach

    signed 2020-06-29 22:11:20 -0400

  • Charles Tavik

    signed 2020-05-20 17:59:02 -0400

  • Michael Lister II

    signed 2020-05-02 18:49:43 -0400

  • Edwin R Slogar

    signed 2020-04-20 14:03:56 -0400

  • Victoria Khan

    signed 2020-04-17 11:58:26 -0400

  • Regina Davis

    signed 2020-04-16 21:58:08 -0400

  • Mazin Abdelmoniem

    signed 2020-04-14 17:49:14 -0400
    Currently abroad embassy wont repatriate me and there’s no medicine

  • Mandi Friedlander

    signed 2020-04-14 04:15:07 -0400

  • Jennifer Doty

    signed 2020-04-13 19:18:23 -0400

  • Paul Soychak

    signed 2020-04-13 14:25:37 -0400

  • Blake Deal

    signed 2020-04-13 11:09:48 -0400
    I am in a state that refuses to expand even hemp production… but yet we’re suppose to get our meds shipped to us breaking many laws to do so. We need support here in GA badly!

  • Mr.Christopher Jennings

    signed 2020-04-13 10:11:24 -0400
    Mr.Christopher Jennings

  • Cliff Wilkinson

    signed 2020-04-13 04:08:21 -0400

  • Nicole Klaas

    signed 2020-04-12 18:54:05 -0400

  • Patrick Dickey

    signed 2020-04-12 17:43:29 -0400

  • Glenn Greuling

    signed 2020-04-12 11:43:33 -0400
    This is Colo. Get with the program!

  • Blake Hann

    signed 2020-04-12 03:52:54 -0400
    Life brings us all Pain and stress, For us unlucky people something worse off. Cannabis Is our only Healer. Peace and Love to all, your fellow patient Blake of NH.

  • Sydney Sigler

    signed 2020-04-12 01:30:31 -0400

  • Thomas Evans

    signed 2020-04-11 21:23:39 -0400

  • Mary Thompson

    signed 2020-04-11 21:23:32 -0400
    Mary Anna Thompson

  • Sam Roy

    signed 2020-04-11 20:07:08 -0400
    Sam Roy

  • Jack Reese

    signed 2020-04-11 20:02:12 -0400

  • Jodi Tyler

    signed 2020-04-11 19:47:04 -0400
    Jodi m Tyler

  • Patrick Young

    signed via 2020-04-11 18:45:30 -0400
    Patrick A Young

  • Brian Pospichal

    signed 2020-04-11 18:10:43 -0400
    Best ever long term medication.

  • Mark Ray

    signed 2020-04-11 18:03:51 -0400

  • Angela Webb

    signed 2020-04-11 15:39:41 -0400

  • Sarah Curry

    signed 2020-04-11 08:57:38 -0400

  • Christy Harris

    signed 2020-04-11 08:38:58 -0400

  • Brian Tucker

    signed 2020-04-11 02:07:10 -0400