When Americans for Safe Access was founded in 2002, the only medical cannabis laws in the country were criminal exemption laws that allowed patients to present a letter from their doctor to get the charges dropped if they were arrested. ASA drafted and passed the first medical cannabis access laws in 2002 in cities in the Bay Area of California. These programs were under federal attack until 2014 when ASA passed federal legislation stopping the raids, arrests, and prosecutions.
Since then, ASA has worked to pass legislation in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and most US territories and continues to work with states to improve programs and pass laws in new states and territories. In 2006, ASA opened an office in DC where we continue to advocate for a federal medical cannabis program.
In 2011, ASA teamed up with American Herbal Products Association and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia to create product safety protocols for medical cannabis supply chain. ASA’s Patient Focused Certification program works with policymakers and regulators to incorporate these protocols into their state programs.
The policy needs of medical cannabis patients are complicated and nuanced. ASA has many resources to help policymakers navigate legislative language and regulatory needs for patients including recommendations for regulators, model legislation, and an annual report grading each of the states on how their medical cannabis programs are really working for patients.
It is important to understand that the state-by-state compassionate use programs are not the ultimate goal for medical cannabis patients; they are a triage to aide patients in finding safe cannabis products until we can change federal law, and create a national program that would include prescriptions, standardized products, and a pathway for insurance coverage.
Because, until there is safe access…
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Our mission is to be the premier advisory firm for cannabis businesses at all stages of development, from basic planning to enterprise-level scaling and international expansion.
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Founded in 1982, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs, and also including companies that provide expert services to the herbal trade. AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.
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The Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington, DC. The mission of CFCR is to assist the government, and specifically-federal regulatory agencies, to rethink, develop, and implement evidence-based cannabis regulations. Our overarching goal is the de-stigmatization, normalization, and legitimization of cannabis on behalf of consumers, professionals, organizations, and businesses who support and serve them. We do this by serving as a conduit for informed scientific research, inclusive education, and by mainstreaming the best practices that enable the industry to maximize its potential.
Cannabis Patient Care is an educational resource for medical professionals and patients on the latest research and treatment options cannabis offers.
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Our mission is to assist people in exploring how cannabis can have a positive impact on their medical conditions and wellbeing. By encouraging patients to mindfully track their experiences, we believe they will strengthen their relationship with themselves while also learning how cannabis can help alleviate their specific symptoms & ailments.
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Patient advocacy has been key in gaining rights for individuals to use cannabis under the care of a physician world-wide. Patient advocates must over come cultural fears of the cannabis plant, the illegal status of the use of cannabis as a medicine, and the gap in education for patients and medical professionals. While we may speak different languages and live under varying governmental structures; compassion, science and human health are the same in every language, in every country, and in every doctors office.
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