Pages tagged "CARERS Act"

After the DEA decision and federal court ruling, it's time for Congress to pass the CARERS Act

| August 21, 2016 |

ASA Executive Director Steph Sherer published a blog in the Huffington Post on Friday responding the the Drug Enforcements Administration's decision not to reschedule cannabis and to a landmark federal court ruling that upholds ASA's position that the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the...

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Congress Must Act to Reclassify Cannabis Under Federal Law

| August 11, 2016 |

Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its decision to keep cannabis in its current Schedule 1 status. This decision will have substantial implications for the two million patients that currently have access to medical cannabis and cannabis products under state laws. Schedule I...

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ASA’s “8-Factor Analysis” Calls for the Federal Removal of Cannabis from Schedule I

| June 30, 2016 |

Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) disseminated copies of an independent 8-Factor Analysis conducted in support of current petitions requesting removal of cannabis (marijuana) from Schedule I status in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The document was sent to all...

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ASA's report points the way towards a more rational global approach to medical cannabis

| March 26, 2016 |

ASA’s 4th Annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference ended on Tuesday in Washington, DC, and we have already seen results in the national and international arena. We are going to make 2016 a historic year for medical cannabis, and we need your help to...

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Join hundreds of advocates supporting the CARERS Act in DC today by calling Congress

| March 22, 2016 |

Hundreds of medical cannabis patients, researchers, advocates and other stakeholders are visiting lawmakers in Washington, DC, this morning to support the first comprehensive bipartisan federal medical cannabis reform bill ever introduced in the US Congress. Participants in ASA’s National Medical Cannabis...

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Eight Things Obama can do to Bring Relief to Medical Marijuana Patients

| July 10, 2015 |

In the past year or so, the federal government has taken a number of steps towards easing the crackdown on state-legal medical marijuana patients that began shortly after California passed Prop 215 in 1996. From the passage and signing on...

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Obama, federal court, the state legislature, & more

| April 20, 2015 |

When asked if he supported the CARERS Act, in an interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta last night, President Obama said “I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as...

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How are you celebrating today?

| April 19, 2015 |

Today is the 13th anniversary of the founding of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which has become the nation’s largest and most influential patient advocacy group. ASA wants to say a very special thank you to the members, donors, and volunteers...

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Hello from Washington, DC

| March 30, 2015 |

Hello from Washington, DC. ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference is underway! I am going to the US Capitol Building with almost 100 Californians tomorrow for our third annual Citizen Lobby Day to support the CARERS Act – an unprecedented bill that would finally...

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