House Committee Blocks Vote to Protect Medical Cannabis Patients

| September 07, 2017 |

U.S. House Committee on Rules Blocks Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Washington D.C. --  Last night, the House Committee on Rules voted to not allow a floor vote on an amendment which would continue to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds...

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Massachusetts Medical Society Promotes Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals, Patient Advocates Hail Effort as a Huge Step Forward

| August 01, 2017 |

The Massachusetts Medical Society, a leader in continuing medical education (CME) providing accredited and certified activities across the globe for physicians and other health care professionals, endorsed the Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum, as their comprehensive curriculum on the endocannabinoid system...

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Senate Committee Stands Up for Medical Cannabis Patients

| July 27, 2017 |

U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Votes on Leahy Amendment Washington D.C. -- This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to include an amendment introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations...

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Americans for Safe Access Provides Sessions with Input on Cole Memo

| July 26, 2017 |

Patient Organization Discourages Changes to the Cole Memo Washington D.C. -- The Department of Justice’s marijuana subcommittee of the Crime Reduction and Public Safety Task Force was scheduled to issue recommendations to the Attorney General by July 27. However, according...

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Senate Committee Stands up for Veterans Using Medical Cannabis

| July 24, 2017 |

Washington D.C. --  This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted 24-7 to include an amendment introduced by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.  The amendment allows military veterans...

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Opioid Commision Delays Action

| July 17, 2017 |

Washington D.C. — A meeting scheduled by the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis for this afternoon has been postponed until July 31, 2017. This is the second time the Commission has moved a meeting or...

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International Laboratory Certification Program Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic

| July 13, 2017 |

Free medical cannabis laboratory assessments offered in an effort to help decrease opioid use and associated fatalities. Washington, DC – Across the nation, opioid-related deaths and fatalities are decreasing in states that have medical cannabis programs, but the benefits are...

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Medical Cannabis Advocates Call on Trump Administration to Use all Tools Available to Fight Opiate Crisis

| June 16, 2017 |

Americans for Safe Access Submits Comments at Trump’s first official meeting to address drug addiction, opioid abuse WASHINGTON, DC — Today, June 16th, Governor Chris Christie (NJ) will chair the first meeting of the President’s commision on Drug Addiction and...

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Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced With New Sponsors, Improved Chance for Passage; Advocates Praise Legislation As ‘Critical’

| June 15, 2017 |

Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect the States Bipartisan (CARERS) Act Introduced with Senators Booker, Lee, Paul, Murkowski, Gillibrand, and Franken WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Rand Paul...

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International Cannabis Standards Committee Launched by ASTM and APHA

| June 12, 2017 |

Americans for Safe Access’s Patient Focused Certification standards for medical marijuana accepted as foundational recommendations Last week, global standards organization ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) announced that they will develop standards for the cannabis industry. Under...

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