ASAM supports a wide variety of measures to prevent and research substance-related problems.

Other Policy Areas

ASAM is committed to increasing access to and improving the quality of evidence-based addiction prevention services. ASAM supports a wide variety of measures to prevent substance-related problems, understanding that carefully planned prevention measures can reduce the initiation of substance use. Additionally, ASAM advocates for a robust research agenda informed by patient experience and clinical needs. Specific research priorities include effective prevention programs and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for addiction and improved medical treatments for stimulant use disorder.

Advocacy Action

National Initiatives

S. 2032 - Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act

ASAM supports the Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act, which would work to ensure that research on CBD and other potentially beneficial marijuana-derived substances is based on sound science while simultaneously reducing the regulatory barriers associated with conducting research on marijuana. Read more

H.R.3797 - Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2019

ASAM endorsed the Medical Marijuana Research Act, which would create an exception for marijuana from the current obstacles of Schedule I registration and review procedures. This would empower researchers to more easily research marijuana and understand its effects. Read more

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