Americans for Safe Access
“Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF) share the mission of ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research.” — http://www.safeaccessnow.org
Americans for Safe Access is a one-stop resource for everything someone would need to know relating to the therapeutic use and research of medical Cannabis. This writer was so impressed when researching this organization that I became a member within minutes of navigating around their web site. Its main focus is providing legal resources for medicinal Cannabis providers and patients, while also providing information about Cannabis as a medicinal herb.
If you are consuming Cannabis medicinally, the ASA offers a wealth of information and resources. There is excellent information about becoming a patient, the science behind the medicine, how to grow your own medicine and useful legal information. They even offer resources for your family and physician. If, heaven forbid, you are facing state or federal charges, the ASA has resources to help with that as well.
Their legal resources are thorough and very useful. The ASA provides information about each state’s laws, and even helpful information about your rights even in states that do not have laws allowing medicinal Cannabis. The information provided by the ASA can be very helpful and reassuring if you are concerned about your rights, whether you are facing charges or just wish to be adequately informed about them.
The publications section is an incredible compilation of information and research pertaining to medical Cannabis. The state legal manuals and the condition-based booklets are indispensable resources.
ASA has an active advocacy program. They have a very strong presence in Washington D.C. In their own words, “ASA is the only organization in our nation’s Capitol working exclusively to advance safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.” The ASA is working hard to foster sane and rational approaches to Cannabis as a medicinal herb on Capitol Hill and within the current administration.