Safe Access to Medical Cannabis: The State of The States 2023
Is access to medical cannabis expanding? Or is adult use overtaking medical cannabis? Moderated by Christopher J. Davis, INCBA's Executive Director, Debbie Churgai, ASA's Executive Director, will present the results of Americans for Safe Access’s annual State of the State report.
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.
I have an extensive background in project coordination, proposal and technical writing, qualitative and quantitative research, and meeting planning. I have worked on programs in medical cannabis, substance abuse prevention and treatment, adolescent drug and tobacco use, brief intervention, child health immunization, and depression. Completed a Master’s program in Psychology with a specialization in Gender Diversity, focusing on the social cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation.
Experienced attorney, compliance professional, and business strategist with a focus on all things that live at the intersection of law and cannabis.
My position as the leader of the International Cannabis Bar Association allows me to see the complex legal landscape of the cannabis industry emerge in real time at the local, state, federal, and international level. My background in complex financial regulation gave me the tools to understand and unwind complex regulatory structures and my deep curiosity around emerging markets drives me to explore and understand the unique rules, opportunities, players, and iterations of the developing cannabis industry.