Virginia Paves Road for Medical Marijuana in Conservative States

| February 05, 2018 |

Bill Allowing All Physicians to Recommend Cannabis Oils Passes House and Senate Richmond VA — Today, the Virginia General Assembly Senate passed SB726 by a vote of 40 to 0. Last week, the companion bill passed the House of Delegates unanimously...

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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Cannabis Advocates

| January 04, 2018 |

Still Protected by the CJS Amendment, Patients Prepare for A Return to Pre-Cole World Washington D.C. — As first reported by the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning on rescinding the 2013 memo created by then Deputy Attorney...

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Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis

| December 20, 2017 |

Washington D.C. —  On December 8, 2017, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) quietly updated their policy in regards to VA doctors having discussions with veterans about medical cannabis, and clarified VA policy regarding access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...

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Improving Medical Cannabis Programs Will Combat Opioid Crisis

| December 07, 2017 |

Americans for Safe Access Releases a Blueprint for State Policy WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” The blueprint outlines legislative and...

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ASA Files Freedom of Information Act Requests

| November 09, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, DC — On November 9, Americans for Safe Access, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for information on any discussions the Commission had about medical cannabis and specifically the only cannabis study referenced in the...

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Medical Marijuana Study: 70 percent of CBD products inaccurately labelled

| November 07, 2017 |

Americans for Safe Access Co-Author’s Study in JAMA on Cannabidiol Products Washington, DC - A new study published this week in JAMA found that nearly 70 percent of all cannabidiol (CBD) products sold online are either over or under labeled,...

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Patient Advocates Call on Congress to Act to Preserve Medical Cannabis to Fight Opiate Crisis

| October 31, 2017 |

Americans for Safe Access Launches Campaign and Declares November 1: National Cannabis as an Option for Pain Day WASHINGTON, DC — On November 1, Americans for Safe Access, the US Pain Foundation, and approximately 150 advocates will hold a press...

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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency, but Falls Short on Substance

| October 26, 2017 |

Americans for Safe Access to Launch National Campaign to Combat Opioid Deaths and Addiction Nov 1st WASHINGTON, DC — Today, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. While this is good news, this declaration does not carry the...

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Medical Marijuana Expert Ethan Russo Joins Center of Excellence

| October 16, 2017 |

(Prague, 16th October 2017) International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) welcomes Ethan Russo, MD as the new Director of Research and Development. ICCI is the first-ever international Center of Excellence for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments located in...

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Councilmember David Grosso Sets Example for Local Leadership in Opioid Crisis

| September 20, 2017 |

Washington D.C. — District of Columbia Councilmember David Grosso introduced improvements to the nation’s capitol’s medical cannabis program yesterday, recognizing the power of cannabis to fight the opioid crisis. The Medical Marijuana Improvement Amendment Act of 2017 reduces major barriers...

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