Medical Cannabis Patients, Medical Professionals, Advocates, and Industry Leaders Will Converge Online for the 2020 National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference

| March 23, 2020 |

WASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, March 27, 2020, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will hold its 8th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity conference. This year, for the first time ever, the conference will be held online due to the COVID-19 outbreak....

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COVID-19 Press Release

| March 16, 2020 |

Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Call on Governors to Protect Patients Amid Covid-19 Outbreak Americans for Safe Access Provides Governors, Mayors, Medical Cannabis Program Directors with Action List  Washington, DC -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA) sent out a letter today...

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Keystone State Testing Lab Receives National Certification from Patient Focused Certification Program

| March 16, 2020 |

Washington, DC -- We are pleased to announce that Keystone State Testing Laboratory of Harrisburg, PA has been certified for laboratory analysis of cannabis products under our dual Patient Focused Certification (PFC)/ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation program in partnership with the...

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Colorado Cannabis Laboratory Achieves National Certification

| January 09, 2020 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is pleased to announce that PhytaTech Laboratory of Denver, CO has been certified for laboratory analysis of cannabis products under ASA’s dual Patient Focused Certification (PFC)/ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation program that is done through the...

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ASA Applauds Passage of MORE Act in House Committee

| November 20, 2019 |

Washington, DC -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA) applauds the passage of H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), in the House Judiciary Committee today. The act, which includes elements from several cannabis-reform bills recently put...

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ASA Creates Patient-Focused Recommendations in Light of the Vaping Crisis

| October 02, 2019 |

Washington, DC -- In light of the emergence of Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Illness (VAPI), which has sickened at least 805 people and killed 12, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) strongly recommends that patients and consumers stop using cannabis-containing cartridges entirely (or...

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Americans for Safe Access Urges California Governor Gavin Newsom to Sign SB 34

| September 24, 2019 |

Washington, DC — Americans for Safe Access urges California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign SB 34, Cannabis: Donations, which passed in the California state legislature on September 11, 2019. SB 34 would exempt medical cannabis from California state taxes.  Governor Newsom has until...

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ASA Urges FDA to Implement Good Manufacturing Principles for Vaporization Products

| September 18, 2019 |

Washington, DC — In a letter to the heads of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Americans for Safe Access calls for the...

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Americans for Safe Access Unveils Medical Cannabis Patient’s Guide for U.S. Travel 

| August 29, 2019 |

Washington, DC -- Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has released The Medical Cannabis Patient’s Guide for U.S. Travel in conjunction with the start of Labor Day weekend. This guide will help traveling patients understand the laws regarding access to cannabis...

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DEA Announces Plan to Promulgate Regulations for the Approval of New Cannabis Cultivation Facility Licenses for Scientific Research

| August 27, 2019 |

Washington, DC -- According to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, the Drug Enforcement Administration has filed a notice in the Federal Register of its intention to promulgate regulations that govern the growing of cannabis...

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