Americans for Safe Access Selected to Influence FDA Policy

| May 31, 2019 |

Contact: Sean Khalepari | [email protected] Washington, DC — On May 31, 2019 the FDA will be holding a public hearing to collect scientific information and data on cannabis and cannabis derived products. In holding this hearing, the FDA is seeking public...

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Colorado Joins Americans for Safe Access End Pain, Not Lives Campaign

| May 28, 2019 |

Contact: David Mangone | [email protected] Law Passed Allowing Doctors to Recommend Cannabis Instead of Opioids Washington, DC — Governor Jared Polis has signed into law SB-013, a bill that allows Colorado physicians to authorize individuals to use medical cannabis instead...

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Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Cannabis Legislation

| April 30, 2019 |

Veterans Move One Step Closer to Medical Cannabis Access Washington, DC— The health subcommittee of the Veterans Affairs heard testimony on three medical cannabis bills, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 712), Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe...

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Americans for Safe Access Board of Directors Congratulates Steph Sherer for Her New Position as President of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)

| April 30, 2019 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Board of Directors is proud to announce that ASA Founder and President of the ASA Board, Steph Sherer, has been made President of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) in Prague, Czech Republic. Co-founded...

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Americans for Safe Access Announces New Board of Directors

| April 03, 2019 |

WASHINGTON, DC – Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has announced its new Board of Directors for 2019. The new Board of Directors convened during ASA's annual National Medical Cannabis Unity conference, which was held in Washington, DC March 18-20. The Board includes physicians, patients, researchers, industry professionals,...

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Georgia Legislature Passes Georgia’s Hope Act

| April 03, 2019 |

Contact: David Mangone | [email protected] | 202-618-6975 Georgia Poised to Allow In-State Production of Medical Cannabis Oil WASHINGTON, DC — Late in the evening of April 2, the Georgia Legislature approved a bill that would allow for the in-state cultivation...

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House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act (45-15)

| March 28, 2019 |

House committee passes historic legislation to grant state-legal cannabis-related businesses and their service providers  access to financial institutions and services. Companion legislation in the Senate expected soon. WASHINGTON, DC – On March 28, the House Financial Services Committee voted in...

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House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Banking Access for Cannabis-Related Businesses

| February 13, 2019 |

Representatives Tackle Safety Issues, the Business Environment, and Patient Access, and Discuss the Draft of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 CONTACT: David Mangone, [email protected], 202-618-6975 WASHINGTON, DC – On February 13, The House Subcommittee on...

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U.S. Pain Foundation, Partner of Americans for Safe Access, Testifies about Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis

| February 12, 2019 |

Senators Press Witnesses About Usefulness of Medical Cannabis CONTACT: David Mangone, [email protected], 202-618-6975 WASHINGTON, DC – On February 12, The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee held a hearing entitled “Managing Pain During the Opioid Crisis.” Witnesses included Dr....

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WHO Announces Scientific Consensus on Medical Cannabis

| February 01, 2019 |

Contact: Debbie Churgai, [email protected] 240.893.2153   World Health Organization Announces Scientific Consensus on Medical Cannabis Medical Cannabis Policy Now in the Hands of UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Geneva, Switzerland -- In an historic statement published today, the World Health...

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