Safe Access to Medical Cannabis: State of The States

Since 2014, Americans For Safe Access’s annual State of the States report has assessed the strength of medical cannabis programs by assigning grades to each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. While most states have established some form of a medical cannabis program, none have yet implemented policies to fully ensure that medical cannabis patients and consumers have safe, legal, and affordable access to cannabis

The 2021 Americans for Safe Access State of the States Report will feature new report card formats and scoring that highlight key areas of medical cannabis policy that affect patient needs. ASA’s updated grading rubric emphasizes the many issues that are still blocking millions of patients from access. The new report cards adds emphasis on civil rights and patient protections, affordability, health and social equity, and product safety while also giving penalties for states that have policies that are actively harmful to medical cannabis patients.

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