Americans for Safe Access

Americans for Safe Access

The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. ASA works with our grassroots base of over 100,000 members to effect change using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level.
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About Americans for Safe Access

Did you know that Americans for Safe Access had a hand in the adoption of medical cannabis laws/programs across 47 states, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico? We're currently working to make medical cannabis legal at the federal level as we continue to improve upon state medical cannabis laws, so that cannabis is accessible to all that need it.

With over 100,000 active participants in all 50 states, ASA is the largest national organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

ASA was founded in 2002, as a vehicle for patients to advocate for the acceptance of cannabis as medicine. ASA works to overcome political, social and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, research, grassroots empowerment, advocacy and services for patients, governments, medical professionals, and medical cannabis providers.


Bianca Green
Advocate, Entrepreneur, and the Executive Producer
Ben Bronfman
founding member of Global Thermostat
Don Duncan
California Director
Alex Kreit
Beth McCauley
Lisa Molyneux
Karen Munkacy, M.D.
Steph Sherer
Founder and Executive Director
Debbie Churgai
Deputy Director
Geoffrey Marshall
Office & Membership Coordinator
William Dolphin
Benjamin Morrison
Senior IT Consultant
Reenal Doshi
Director of Outreach and Communications
David Mangone Esq
Director of Government Affairs | Legislative Couns...
Sean Khalepari
Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Heather Despres
PFC Director
Trish Flaster
Patient Focused Certification Board Chair