Thursday, October 4, 2018

Does your member of Congress make the grade on medical cannabis?

In the last few years we have seen so much success in changing medical cannabis laws, but there is more work to be done. We need improvement of state and federal laws. We are closer than ever to passing reform in Congress, and now is the time to leverage our strength.

Progress is happening. During the 115th Congress almost fifty medical cannabis bills have been introduced. However, even in 2018, there are members of Congress who believe the gateway theory and insist that medical cannabis has no benefits. There are still committee chairs who continue to block votes on medical cannabis legislation

That is why Americans For Safe Access created the Vote Medical Marijuana voter guide. The guide shows who is failing patients, and who is fighting to defend them. The guide provides voters with a complete analysis of the current political landscape of medical cannabis in the U.S. Congress and key state races across the nation. With this guide, you can shape the future of medical cannabis policy by voting out our opponents and voting for our champions.

Legislators must listen to the patients they represent. We need your help to elect them. Vote Medical Marijuana can help medical cannabis patients, caregivers, and supporters determine if their Congressional representation is doing everything possible to protect medical cannabis patients. With your support we can continue to put the heat on Congress and let them know that they will be held accountable for their votes.

Help us continue to build on this momentum. Together we are truly making a difference.

For more information on the campaign, visit:

Civic Engagement will be very important for Medical Cannabis in 2018, for Medical Cannabis Programs , Patients, Producers, Labs and Manufacturers.

Here are a few really great videos to watch from the video series in the Medical Cannabis Advocate's Training Center section on Americans For Safe Access YouTube channel. 

ASA believes that good policy is created when those who are most affected are at the table. Just because you are medical cannabis patient, it doesn't mean that you automatically have a degree in public policy. ASA has always been committed to demystifying political systems and providing advocates the tools they need to participate in the processes in a meaningful way. Learn all about grassroots organizing, citizen lobbying, media spokesperson training, and much more.

· Medical Cannabis Advocate’s Training Center: Introduction

· Finding Your Voice

· Strategic Messaging

· Legislating Compassion

· Meeting with Officials

With gratitude,
David Mangone