ASA and TheAnswerPage Launch New Program to Educate Doctors and Patients on Medical Cannabis

| December 15, 2016 |

Washington, DC — Today, Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, and TheAnswerPage, an international resource for providing accredited continuing medical education since 1998, launched...

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Medical Marijuana Policy Roadmap Released by Americans for Safe Access

| December 08, 2016 |

Report Suggests Solutions for State and Federal Cannabis Law Conflicts, President Obama, and Congress WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released a briefing book —“Medical Cannabis in America”— calling on Congress and the Obama Administration to end...

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ASA Files Petition with DOJ Demanding DEA Correct Misinformation About Cannabis

| December 05, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, DC — Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research, filed a petition with the Department of Justice (DOJ) today demanding that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)...

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Medical Cannabis Group Responds to Jeff Sessions Appointment as DOJ Head

| November 18, 2016 |

Americans for Safe Access cites concerns for medical cannabis patients as Sessions named leader of Department of Justice Statement from Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Jeff Sessions to head the...

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Americans for Safe Access Responds to 2016 Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative Victories, Presidential Election Results

| November 09, 2016 |

Last night, residents of Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana voted on ballot initiatives to legalize the medical use of cannabis. All four of the measures passed making a total of 29 states with medical cannabis laws now in effect....

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Medical Cannabis Training in Frederick Educates Regulators and Cannabis Industry Leaders on Industry Standards, Safety

| October 25, 2016 |

FREDERICK, MARYLAND — Starting on Monday, November 7th and running through November 10th, industry experts from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will hold a training program for medical cannabis growers, manufacturers, retailers and regulators to educate them on the many...

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Medical Cannabis Training in Sacramento Oct 17-21 Educates Regulators and Cannabis Industry Leaders on Industry Standards, Safety

| October 12, 2016 |

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — Starting on Monday, October 17th and running through October 21st, industry experts from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will hold a training program for medical cannabis growers, manufacturers, retailers and regulators to educate them on the many...

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DC City Council Votes to Lift Rule Limited Medical Cannabis Patients to One Dispensary, Authorizes DOH to License Lab Testing

| October 11, 2016 |

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the DC Council had a First Reading vote on the Medical Marijuana Omnibus Amendment Act of 2016 (B21-210), which would address a number of issues currently hampering the District’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMP). The bill will...

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ASA Releases Comparative Analysis of DEA Marijuana Scheduling Decision

| September 01, 2016 |

Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) disseminated a report comparing the body of research the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used as a basis for their decision to keep cannabis (marijuana) as a Schedule I substance, as defined by the Controlled...

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DEA Denies Cannabis Has Medical Value, Again

| August 11, 2016 |

Washington D.C. - Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its decision to keep cannabis in its current Schedule 1 status. This decision will have substantial implications for the two million patients that currently have access to medical cannabis and...

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