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Posted: 2019-02-01 22:54:00
This morning the World Health Organization (WHO) made an announcement that has the potential to change the status of medical cannabis globally. The WHO has determined that cannabis and cannabis...
Posted: 2019-02-01 22:35:43
The Trump Administration’s White House Office of Drug Control Policy released its first National Drug Control Strategy on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The document outlines President Trump’s...
Posted: 2018-12-28 15:10:00
It has been an exciting year in the world of cannabis reform. From studies that underscore the therapeutic potential of cannabis to political changes that bode well for patients and consumers,...
Posted: 2018-12-21 19:32:46
What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Medical Cannabis?
If you have seen the news lately, you know that the possibility of a partial government shutdown is looming. Although Congress has passed funding extensions, the President is threatening to veto...
Posted: 2018-12-07 21:13:11
World Health Organization Keeps Patients Waiting
Despite the anticipation of a major announcement  at the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs relating to the international scheduling of cannabis, no announcement came from the World Health Organization...
Posted: 2018-11-09 19:20:00
Medical Cannabis in the 2018 Midterm Elections
This week has been big for cannabis in electoral politics. Thanks to Tuesday’s election, thirty-three states now have a comprehensive medical cannabis program. Ballot victories in Missouri...
Posted: 2018-08-07 20:49:00
Connecting with Lawmakers at NCSL
From July 29 through August 2, Americans for Safe Access attended the annual National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) in Los Angeles, California. We joined over 5,000 conference attendees...
Posted: 2018-06-22 15:49:00
Cannabis: A Different Kind Of Treatment
This blog post is crossposted from the Releaf App website. Thanks to the results from recently-permitted scientific studies and the untiring work of cannabis activist groups, more and more people...
Posted: 2018-06-22 15:41:00
Five Things All New Medical Cannabis Patients Should Know
Although there are medical cannabis programs of some kind in 47 states, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico, medical cannabis still remains a mystery to the vast majority of Americans today. Using medical...
Posted: 2018-06-06 19:17:32
International Medical Cannabis Advocates Address WHO Committee to Reschedule Cannabis
This week medical cannabis patient advocacy groups from Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States travelled to Geneva, Switzerland...

Posted: 2019-02-18 21:52:28
Gov. Tony Evers' proposal would require approval from the state's Republican-controlled Legislature, which has expressed opposition.
Posted: 2019-01-24 19:54:44
Furloughed federal employees may be able to get up to an ounce of free pot.
Posted: 2018-11-20 22:29:17
The plaintiff, a doctor who is also licensed to prescribe cannabis, claims the prohibition violates his Second and Fifth Amendment rights.
Posted: 2018-11-05 20:28:59
Michigan, Utah And Missouri All Voted For These Legal Marijuana Initiatives
Sixty-two percent of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana as more and more states move toward legalization.
Posted: 2018-10-25 16:32:23
Democratic Candidate Brianna Wu On Medical Marijuana
After receiving violent threats online in connection to Gamergate, Massachusetts Democratic candidate Brianna Wu opens up about treating her PTSD with medical marijuana.
Posted: 2018-07-19 19:22:23
He's In Prison With Terrorists — For Medical Marijuana. Now He Wants Trump's Help.
Aaron Sandusky is caged in a federal prison as he serves a 10-year sentence for running a state-legal medical marijuana business.
Posted: 2018-06-25 21:00:43
First Cannabis-Derived Drug Approved By FDA For Medical Use
The drug, Epidiolex, reduces seizures in certain types of pediatric epilepsy.
Posted: 2018-04-25 21:54:28
Jeff Session Still Doesn’t Believe In Medical Marijuana
At a hearing of the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed skepticism of medical marijuana,...
Posted: 2018-04-19 21:56:24
Marijuana Industry Says Seniors Are The Next Budding Market
Baby boomers return to weed after many years away from it.
Posted: 2018-04-04 12:30:00
I'm A Pro-Marijuana Pediatrician But I Have A Dark Reason For Taking This Stance
With opioid addiction and abuse skyrocketing in America, doctors like me are forced to make uneasy choices.

Posted: 2017-08-03 21:10:16
Earlier this year, the Virginia General Assembly empowered the state’s Crime Commission to consider whether Virginia should decriminalize marijuana possession. Now, the commission wants to...
Posted: 2017-08-03 20:49:46
The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Review Panel has issued initial recommendations to add several new qualifying conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program: chronic pain related to musculoskeletal...
Posted: 2017-08-03 18:02:23
MPP is teaming up with Cards Against Humanity, the makers of the popular party card game of the same name, to end marijuana prohibition in Illinois. In a press release today, the Chicago-based...
Posted: 2017-08-01 21:15:36
PTSD Patients Can Now Access Medical Marijuana in Minnesota
Last year, MPP helped local advocates at Sensible Minnesota with their successful petition to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the state’s medical cannabis program. Patients suffering...
Posted: 2017-08-01 19:24:45
Sen. Cory Booker Introduces Comprehensive De-Scheduling Bill
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who has been a leader in federal marijuana policy reform efforts, introduced one of the most comprehensive bills to date to end federal prohibition...
Posted: 2017-07-31 17:36:03
Utah Patients Coalition Launches Public Hearings
As required by state election law, Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) is holding eight hearings throughout the state of Utah to collect public comment on the proposed citizens’ initiative petition,...
Posted: 2017-07-28 17:29:21
Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Compromise Bill
On Friday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the compromise bill that makes changes to Question 4. While the tax rate has increased and local control has been amended slightly, the...
Posted: 2017-07-27 17:58:06
Alaska Gets Initial Approval for On-Site Consumption at Marijuana Retailers
The regulatory body in charge of marijuana policy in Alaska has just taken steps to become the first state to allow on-site consumption at retail marijuana stores. Alaska Dispatch News reports:...
Posted: 2017-07-27 17:43:08
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Renew Protections for Medical Marijuana
On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved an amendment in a voice vote that would continue to protect state medical marijuana...
Posted: 2017-07-27 17:40:39
Pennsylvania Launches Practitioner Registration
On Wednesday, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced important steps forward for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program — practitioners can now register online, and the...

Posted: 2019-03-17 16:07:23
When it comes to marijuana, California is one of the most friendly states in the nation. Not only is California one of 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana, they were the very...
Posted: 2019-03-12 07:16:06
Florida’s full Senate on Thursday passed a bill to repeal the state’s ban on smokeable medical marijuana. The Senate passed Senate Bill 182 by a vote of 34 to 4, reports the Orlando...
Posted: 2019-03-10 00:28:39
Marijuana businesses that are legal under their state’s law hired 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics...
Posted: 2019-03-05 07:40:18
Legislation to Regulate and Tax Marijuana in Vermont Passes Senate With Veto-proof Majority
A legislative proposal to tax and regulate marijuana for adult use in Vermont third and final reading in the Vermont Senate Friday with a veto-proof majority; the vote was 23 to 5. The measure...
Posted: 2019-03-03 03:09:04
The Current Top 10 Most Popular Marijuana Strains
Among the hundreds – if not thousands – of marijuana strains found around the world, here are the 10 most popular. Using data compiled by Leafly, here are the 10 most popular marijuana...
Posted: 2019-02-28 06:52:57
Study: Cannabinoids May Be An Effective Adjunct Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Cannabinoids “may be an effective adjunct for the treatment of pancreatic cancer”, according to a new study. The study, titled Potential Use of Cannabinoids for the Treatment of...
Posted: 2019-02-25 17:40:26
New Hampshire House Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill
A key committee in New Hampshire’s House of Representatives has given approval to legislation that would legalize marijuana for those 21 and older. House Bill 481 was passed last week...
Posted: 2019-02-20 12:52:30
Marijuana Banking Bill Passed by West Virginia House of Delegates
Legislation that would protect banks who provide services to medical marijuana businesses has been passed by the full West Virginia House of Delegates. House Bill 2538 was overwhelmingly approved...
Posted: 2019-02-14 17:56:11
World Health Organization Expert Committee Calls For Changes In Cannabis’ International Classification
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence have proposed amending the classification of cannabis under international law. According to reporting in the British...
Posted: 2019-02-11 22:46:50
Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Passed by New Mexico Committee
Legislation that would legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older has been passed by a key House committee in New Mexico. The House Health and Human Services Committee passed House Bill 356...