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The Unity Conference 2017: Securing the role of medical cannabis in modern medicine

The mission of Americans for Safe Access is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic use and research. Founded in 2002 by medical cannabis patient Steph Sherer, it's now become a vehicle for patients to advocate for the acceptance of cannabis as medicine.

With over 100,000 active members, ASA is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.


The Americans for Safe Access 5th Annual Unity Conference was held April 7-11, 2017. The conference took place in Washington, D.C. with hundreds of members of the medical cannabis community in attendance.


The National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference is among the largest conferences in the world for medical marijuana. The goal of this conference is to provide patients and concerned citizens the information, tools and contacts they need to be successful representatives for medical cannabis.


"By attending this Conference, participants were also given the ability to change history by making an impact on how their legislative representatives view medical cannabis," said Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access. "On Tuesday, attendees were given the chance to meet with members of Congress about federal comprehensive legislation. This is a rare opportunity to have their voices be heard by decision-makers that affect their ability to access safe medical cannabis."


Patient Focused Certification is a non-profit program of Americans for Safe Access, deployed globally under ICCI PFC program.


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