Pages tagged "advocacy"

  • ASA Activist Newsletter - April 2021

    In the April 2021 Issue

    • Three States Approve Adult Use; New York Expands Medical Access
    • ASA Unity 2021 Conference Agenda Released
    • Speakers announced for Upcoming Unity Conference
    • PFC Unveiling New Patient’s Guide at Unity Conference
    • ASA Weighs in on Biden’s Cannabis-related Firings
    • ASA Urges Department of Justice to Update Federal Cannabis Guidance
    • ASA Founder Discusses Cannabis Policy on Podcast
    • ASA to Present at Cannaworldexpo and University of Maryland
    • Activist Profile: Nikki Lawley, Buffalo, New York
    • Action Alert: Stop the Drug Testing of Federal Workers
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  • Patients and industry win in Nevada

    Medical cannabis patients and industry teamed up to win an important victory in Nevada yesterday. A crowd of more than 100 patients, industry workers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders persuaded the state’s Division of Public and Behavioral Health to abandon plans to limit the number of licensed cultivation facilities authorized under state law.

    Law enforcement lobbyist were pressuring the Division to limit cultivation statewide, but Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and other stakeholders told staff that limits would choke off access to medicine for legal patients. Staff listened. There will be no limits on cultivation permits – for now. We will have to stay vigilant to be sure medical cannabis opponents do not keep pushing to roll back safe access in the state. 

    Pictured: Serina Choi and Lauren Payne from NLS with me at their office in Las Vegas

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