Pages tagged "International"

ASA Members Move International Rescheduling Process Forward

| December 26, 2016 |

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has just learned that the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) decided to move forward with a process that may reclassify medical cannabis under international law. The debate about medical cannabis at...

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Help put a copy of ASA's groundbreaking report on medical cannabis science and policy in the hands of every UN delegate next week

| April 13, 2016 |

When the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) convenes in New York next Tuesday, delegates will be discussing global drug policy – including what to do about medical cannabis. This is a historic meeting, and the ramifications for national...

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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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Unity16 participants have a unique chance in influence the United Nations

| March 17, 2016 |

You have an important job to do, if you are attending ASA’s National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, March 18-22, at the Lowes Madison Hotel in Washington, DC. We will be finalizing a document at the conference that will be submitted...

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ICCI will foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to medical cannabis

| December 15, 2015 |

Today members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), KOPAC and Dioscorides Global Holdings (DGH) were joined by the Minister of Health for the Czech Republic, Svatopluk Němeček to announce the establishment of a new research center, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) – intended...

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Cannabinopathic Medicine: Lester Grinspoon, M.D.'s New Coinage

| March 14, 2013 |

I am honored and delighted to be able to publish here for the first time a new comprehensive piece written by Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, entitled "Cannabinopathic Medicine". Dr. Grinspoon started writing this...

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World AIDS Day 2010

| December 01, 2010 |

Wednesday, December 1 marks the 23rd annual World AIDS Day. The theme of this important day this year is Universal Access and Human Rights, something we as members of the medical cannabis movement can certainly understand and get behind. ASA's website is...

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Dr. Andrew Weil Applauds New Documentary Film “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer”

| July 30, 2010 |

A new documentary by Len Richmond, “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer,” is starting to turn heads. Dr. Andrew Weil recently reviewed Richmond’s film, calling it “excellent,” and last week answered a question about medical cannabis on his web site. [E]xciting...

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VICS Constitutional Challenge of Health Canada Medical Cannabis Program Successful!

| February 04, 2009 |

This post was written by Philippe Lucas, founder & executive director of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS), founder of Canadians for Safe Access, and member of ASA's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. It is with great pleasure that I...

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Israel & Canada Move Ahead, while US Lags Behind in Medical Marijuana Research

| January 23, 2008 |

Earlier this month, there were two exciting developments for medical cannabis internationally. In Israel, a Tel Aviv medical clinic began dispensing medical cannabis to patients in need, while in Canada, a federal court ruling ended the monopoly a federal contractor...

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