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Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)
Washington, District of Columbia
The Marijuana Policy Project was founded in 1995 in Washington, DC. The founders were members of NORML, but felt the organization should be more proactive. In turn, they broke away and started the MPP. In the time since its inception, the Marijuana Policy Project has garnered support from a number of influential parties and their advisory board includes celebrities like Jack Black, Bill Maher, Adrienne Curry, and Jesse Ventura. They have been instrumental to a number of changes in cannabis policy at the state level and aims to have the same effect on a national scale.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Santa Cruz, California
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
Founded in 2010, The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is a trade organization for the cannabis industry. It serves to provide canna-businesses with a voice in Washington, D.C. The NCIA is led by industry leaders with the intent to speak for the needs of the rapidly-growing cannabis industry. Additionally, they allow members to choose who will serve on the board of directors with annual elections.
Parents 4 Pot
Parents-4-Pot is a dedicated voice for all families who support the end of hemp and cannabis prohibition. The organization strives to defeat the social stigma surrounding adults who use cannabis responsibly. They support a parent’s choice to use medical cannabis to treat their children’s illnesses. Parents-4-Pot helps families with cannabis related issues through education, direct action and organizational support.
Since its founding in 1920, the ACLU has known that liberty must be defended over and over again. That’s why ACLU attorneys stand before the Supreme Court more often than anyone else except the federal government itself. And for every case we bring before the Supreme Court, the ACLU brings hundreds more nationwide to lower courts and school boards. The ACLU is an unwavering voice of liberty in courtrooms, legislatures and public squares, willing to take on clients, causes and cases that advance our basic rights, without regard to popular whim or the current political climate, and paying particular attention …
AHPA Cannabis Committee
Silver Spring, Maryland
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) was founded in 1982 by leading companies in the emerging herbal products marketplace. Its Mission is to support responsible commerce of herbs and herbal products. AHPA chartered its Cannabis Committee in 2010 with the express purpose to address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of legally-marketed products derived from Cannabis species. The Committee’s primary focus in the interim has been to develop regulatory models for all phases of Cannabis commerce (cultivation, manufacturing, dispensing, and lab practices) – these models now serve as the basis for ASA’s Patient Focused Certification program and …
American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
Arch Cape, Oregon
The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis is a member supported non-profit working to inform people about the medical value of marijuana. We give patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them.
Americans for Safe Access (ASA)
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has a mission to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. ASA works with our grassroots base of over 50,000 members to effect change using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. ASA focuses its efforts on training and educating patients, advocates, health care professionals and other stakeholders. On top of that, Americans for Safe Access also provides direct legal support and uses impact litigation to protect and expand patients’ rights.
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