One of the nation’s largest medical cannabis patient advocacy organizations, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), is calling on the government to consider cannabis businesses and dispensaries “essential” during COVID-19-related closings.
“Eighteen states have now declared cannabis businesses essential,” said ASA Founder and President Steph Sherer. “And, many others are following other ASA recommendations, such as instructing medical cannabis businesses on how they can make legal temporary changes to their business plans.
These include expanding delivery services, allowing curbside pickup, extending the expiration date of state-issued cannabis identification cards, and allowing telehealth visits for new and renewing medical cannabis certifications,” Sherer said.
TRUCE has been an ASA affiliate for 5 years now. We are proud to continue our educational efforts to shine light on national efforts for ending federal prohibition, protecting patients' rights and continuing to push for safe, affordable, destigmatized access to cannabis.
Our opinion is that while progress has been made (medical cannabis is legal, ya'll – and we did that!), and continues to be made in small increments, federal reforms are increasingly going to be key to taking bigger steps toward the values we've always stood for.
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Patients, stay safe, stay home, stay healthy.
One of the nation's largest medical cannabis patient advocacy organizations is calling on the government to consider cannabis businesses and dispensaries “essential."