Americans for Safe Access

Americans for Safe Access is the nation's largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Medical Marijuana Patients Applaud House Reauthorization Of Rohrabacher-Farr CJS Amendment
The United States House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis (marijuana) amendment to the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 by a margin of 242 to 186. The Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment bans the...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Medical Cannabis Advocates Call For New Direction at DEA
Several news reports have circulated suggesting that Michele Leonhart, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is resigning. Leonhart has been criticized by medical cannabis advocates as well as members of Congress for her unwillingness to adhere to the Obama Administration's stated...
Read more
Newswire article
Friday, March 27, 2015
Industry Leaders Advocate Best Practices for Regulation, Labeling and Manufacturing of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp Products
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee, in coordination with Americans for Safe Access (ASA), and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), announces the release of a joint statement advocating for implementation of best practices for the regulation of consumable, topical,...
Read more
Newswire article
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
US Senators Introduce Unprecedented, Sweeping Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill Aimed at Protecting Patients
Comprehensive medical marijuana legislation was introduced today in the US Senate for the first time in the country's history. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act to end...
Read more
Newswire article
Monday, March 09, 2015
Groups from Thirteen Countries Form New 'International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition' to Reform UN Policy
Medical cannabis (marijuana) patients from thirteen countries, including those represented by U.S. advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), established the International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition (IMCPC) this past week while at the " Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Policy,...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
In an Unexpected Verdict, Federal Jury Acquits Medical Marijuana Defendants on Four Out of Five Charges
In an unexpected verdict today, the jury in a widely watched federal medical marijuana case from eastern Washington State, known as the Kettle Falls Five, acquitted the three remaining defendants of all but one charge of manufacturing less than 100 marijuana plants. The charge carries no mandatory...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, February 12, 2015
California Legislator Introduces Bill to End Organ Transplant Denials for Medical Marijuana Patients
California State Assembly member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) has introduced AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act , a bill aimed at preventing medical marijuana patients from being unduly denied organ transplants . The Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act is sponsored by Americans for...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, November 20, 2014
U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana
U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the " Veterans Equal Access Act " (VEAA) today, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country's veterans to become medical marijuana patients in...
Read more
Newswire article
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Peer-Reviewed Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California's Medical Marijuana Program
A new landmark study published last week by the peer-reviewed journal Drug and Alcohol Review refutes the long-held belief that abuse of California's medical marijuana law is ubiquitous. The study, "Prevalence of medical marijuana use in California, 2012," is the first time anyone has formally...
Read more
Newswire article
Thursday, June 05, 2014
'Vote Medical Marijuana' Campaign Airs TV Ads Calling Out Congressional Opponents of Medical Marijuana
The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is running 30-second TV advertisements on MSNBC in Maryland and South Florida over the next few days to draw attention to Members of Congress who opposed medical marijuana reform in last week's House vote.
Read more

Pages