Last updated on: 1/21/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Numerous controlled clinical studies have confirmed cannabis’s therapeutic benefit in relieving an array of symptoms for people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, hepatitis, arthritis, and chronic pain, among many other conditions…

Medical professionals should have an unrestricted ability to recommend cannabis therapeutics and that should not be impacted by law enforcement’s perceptions.”

“ASA Policy Positions,” safeaccessnow.org (accessed Mar. 26, 2018)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Americans for Safe Access is the largest national grassroots coalition working solely to protect the rights of patients and doctors to use marijuana for medical purposes. We provide legal training for lawyers and patients, medical information for doctors and patients, media support for court cases, activist training to organizers, and rapid response to law enforcement problems. We work with local, state and national legislators on issues concerning medical marijuana patients. Our successful media and legal campaigns have resulted in important court precedents, new sentencing standards, and more compassionate community guidelines.”

Email to ProCon.org, Feb. 2006

Mission:

“Our mission is to ensure safe, legal access to marijuana for all who are helped by it.”

Email to ProCon.org, Feb. 2006

Other:
501c3 and 501c4 non-profit
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for the Symptoms of Arthritis?
  2. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Severe / Chronic Pain?
  3. Should Marijuana Be Reclassified as a Schedule II or III Drug?
  4. What Is Marijuana?
  5. What Chemicals Are in Marijuana and Its Byproducts?
  6. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Spasticity Disorders Such as Multiple Sclerosis?
  7. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?