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. Particular attention should be paid to affordability measures as well as health and social equity policies. Washington must continue to provide patients with these crucial protections, and not relegate them to the adult-use/recreational market for the state’s administrative ease.

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

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