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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House Committee Blocks Vote to Protect Medical Cannabis Patients

| September 07, 2017 |

U.S. House Committee on Rules Blocks Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Washington D.C. --  Last night, the House Committee on Rules voted to not allow a floor vote on an amendment which would continue to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds...

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Massachusetts Medical Society Promotes Cannabis Education for Medical Professionals, Patient Advocates Hail Effort as a Huge Step Forward

| August 01, 2017 |

The Massachusetts Medical Society, a leader in continuing medical education (CME) providing accredited and certified activities across the globe for physicians and other health care professionals, endorsed the TheAnswerPage.com Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum, as their comprehensive curriculum on the endocannabinoid system...

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