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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U.S. Non-Profit Certification Program Joins Forces with International Standards Group

| October 23, 2018 |

Contact: Reenal Doshi | 202-857-4272 x.4 | [email protected] This week, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), a global standards organization, and the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on...

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Americans for Safe Access Launches 2018 Medical Cannabis Voter Scorecard

| October 04, 2018 |

Contact: Reenal Doshi | [email protected] | (202) 857-4272 x4 Washington, DC – Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched its Vote Medical Marijuana voter guide. The campaign features an interactive online voter's guide that grades members of Congress on their votes...

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UCBA Announces Launch of Americans for Safe Access LA Chapter

| September 14, 2018 |

Contact: Debbie Churgai | 202-857-4272 x.8 | [email protected] (ASA National Office) Contact: Naomi Seligman | 310-617-4577 | [email protected] (LA ASA Chapter rep) LOS ANGELES (Sept 14, 2018) -- The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) will join forces with the Americans for...

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Illinois Takes Huge Step Forward in Combating Opioid Crisis with Medical Cannabis

| August 28, 2018 |

Contact: David Mangone | [email protected] | 202-857-4272 ext. 5 Americans for Safe Access Calls on All States to End Pain, Not Lives by Passing Similar Legislation Chicago, IL — Today at the Chicago Recovery Alliance, a nonprofit that oversees programs...

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California Laboratory Achieves National Certification

| August 02, 2018 |

For Immediate Release: August 1st, 2018 Contact: Heather Despres | [email protected] California Laboratory Achieves National Certification Los Angeles, CA – Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is pleased to announce that Consumer Safety Analytics (AKA CannaSafe) Laboratory of Van Nuys, California has...

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FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis

| June 27, 2018 |

Washington, DC — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first and only FDA-approved CBD...

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