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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Americans for Safe Access to Hold Event to Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis; Suggests Medical Cannabis as Safer Alternative

| January 24, 2019 |

CONTACT: Reenal Doshi, [email protected], 240.893.2153 x.4 Americans for Safe Access to Hold Event to Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis; Suggests Medical Cannabis as Safer Alternative WASHINGTON, DC – Friday, January 25, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will hold an event...

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Attorney General Nominee Calls on Congress to Create Federal Unified Policy on Cannabis

| January 15, 2019 |

Pledges Not to Interfere with State Legal Cannabis Businesses Contact: David Mangone | [email protected] | 202-857-4272 ext. 5 Washington, DC — During his Senate confirmation hearings today, the Attorney General nominee to replace Jeff Sessions, William Barr, indicated that he...

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Congress Permanently Legalizes Industrial Hemp through the 2018 Farm Bil

| December 12, 2018 |

Contact: David Mangone | [email protected] | 202-857-4272 ext. 5 Washington, DC — The House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have passed legislation that legalizes industrial hemp, the H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The Senate passed the...

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Medical Cannabis Experts Go to South Africa at Requests of SADC Governments Adherence to United Nations Treaties, Localized Treatments, and Export Capabilities Top Concerns

| November 20, 2018 |

Contact from ASA: Reenal Doshi | 202-857-4272 x.4 | [email protected] JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Americans for Safe Access’s (ASA) research partner, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI), is hosting a series of events for medical professionals, Southern Africa Development...

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Americans for Safe Access Evaluates Utah Compromise Bill on Medical Cannabis

| October 24, 2018 |

Contact: David Mangone | [email protected] | 202-857-4272 ext. 5 Washington, DC — On October 4, 2018 Utah legislators released draft text of legislation known as the Utah Medical Cannabis Compromise Bill. This bill was drafted in response to Proposition 2,...

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