State medical cannabis programs failing to make enough progress, advocacy group finds

Americans for Safe Access nonprofit issued 13 failing grades to state medical cannabis programs, including Idaho, which outlaws marijuana in all forms

By Adam Goldstein for Idaho Capital Sun

WASHINGTON — A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers.

Americans for Safe Access issued its annual State of the States report on Thursday. The organization, a nonprofit, has put out the document to advocates and state policymakers since 2014, as a tool to “assess and improve medical cannabis programs.”

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