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Organizations - Advocacy
NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
Marijuana Policy Project
Advocates reforming marijuana laws since 1995 with the mission "To end the prohibition of cannabis."
Drug Policy Alliance
Its mission is to "advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition."
Americans for Safe Access
A member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.
A California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant.
Cannabis Patient Advocacy Association
Founded by a cannabis patient with a law and policy background, CPAA is a policy organization developing strategies and solutions to challenges in the cannabis patient marketplace focusing on legislative education efforts, advocate training, and community outreach.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Founded in 1998, it is the largest global youth-led network dedicated to ending the War on Drugs. It brings young people of all political and ideological orientations together to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy.
Organizations - Industry
National Cannabis Industry Association
Representing nearly 2,000 member-businesses and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals, NCIA is leading the charge to protect legal cannabis businesses, defend our state laws, and advance federal policy reforms.
New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
A nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis.
The mission is to promote sensible policy, responsible growth and development of New Jersey’s cannabis industry. The NJCIA is the industry leader for all sectors including: biotechnology, cultivation, manufacturing, retail, finance, security, industrial hemp, and consulting services.
Information | Debate | Pros & Cons
Marijuana Moment helps activists, industry professionals, consumers, policymakers and the public understand developments and trends affecting cannabis.
Should Recreational Marijuana be Legal?
The site aims to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting the pro and con arguments to controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, freely accessible way.
Should Marijuana be a Medical Option?
Pros and cons on the use of medical marijuana, with several sub-topics to start a discussion and consider arguments backed up by reliable sources.
Top 10 Pros and Cons
A conversation starter with side-by-side comparison of the top arguments including direct quotes from renowned experts on each side.
Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana
Bulletpoints of debated pros and cons of medical marijuana with references to start a discussion from VerywellHealth, an online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on the medical topics.
A collection of CNN stories about the marijuana legalization debate.
Health Pros and Cons of Weed (Infographic)
For those who prefer visual cues to start the conversation. Includes a short history, a summary of public opinion, and "10 Pros and Cons of Smoking Weed."
Podcasts: Start a Conversation
A list of selected links to podcasts or podcast series on a variety of related topics to start the conversation.
List of Trade Associations
Maintained and updated regularly by Cannabis Business Times, this list contains all national and trade organizations related to cannabis.
Advocacy, Industry, and Trade Organizations
A collection of links and descriptions of various national and state organizations from HealthMJ, a site aimed to help patients improve their quality of life with cannabis.
For marijuana-related infographics from the US government, type in Google search box in quotes:
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