Since its inception, ASA has successfully shifted the national debate around medical cannabis, which has focused solely on the legality and ethics of arresting and prosecuting patients for cannabis use, as well as the real concerns of patients, such as access and civil protections. ASA works with lawmakers across the US to adopt and improve medical cannabis legislation and regulatory policy in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
- Resolve federal and state conflict on medical cannabis laws
- Ensure safe and legal access to medical cannabis (therapy and research) throughout the nation
- End stigma and discrimination associated with medical cannabis use and research
- Regulate cannabis like a herbal medicine