Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that legislators prioritize improving the medical cannabis program and weigh the costs of entering the program against the benefits. Patients are not provided with any additional protections in areas where patients commonly face discrimination such as housing,
parental rights, or employment. The state must provide patients with these crucial protections, and not relegate them to the adult-use/recreational market for administrative ease.

In light of the adult-use/recreational laws, Alaska should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.

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