Cannabis Political Organizations

People have been fighting the uphill battle of marijuana reform for decades — only recently has that effort finally started coming to fruition, though the work is far from finished. These political organizations lobby to decriminalize, legalize, and normalize cannabis. 

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Americans for Safe Access

Location: Washington D.C.

The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is 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.
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Cannabis Access Alliance

Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
Phone: 602-903-8024

Cannabis Access Alliance's Mission is to Assist Critically Ill and Disabled Patients Access the Medicine They Need! We assist patients with everything from transportation to the dispensary to demonstrating various methods for medicating.
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Location: United States

Criminal marijuana prohibition is a failure. Over 20 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana offenses since 1965. NORML believes that the time has come to amend criminal prohibition and replace it with a system of legalization, taxation, regulation, and education.
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Location: Los Angeles, CA United States
Phone: 323-813-4208

C.A.R.E. is a non profit organization dedicated to cannabis awareness, research, and economics. Through the production of educational events and lobbying efforts we enrich society by focusing attention on the benefits of cannabis. We specialize in producing elegant cannabis culture events.
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America Israel Cannabis Association

Location: Oakland, CA
Phone: 516-680-1874

The American Israel Cannabis Association (A.I.C.A.) seeks to cultivate cross-national education, ideas, lobbying and business opportunities for professionals within both the American and Israeli Cannabis Industry. The sharing of ideas, research, product development.<br />
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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Location: Medford, MA
Phone: (781) 393-6985

Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.
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Coaltion for Cannabis Policy Reform

Location: CA

The CCPR is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to replacing the harmful policy of cannabis prohibition with reasonable regulation, based on science, through ballot initiatives, legislative collaboration and public education campaigns.<br /> <br />
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Medical Marijuana Coalition of Washington State

Location: Tacoma, Washington USA

The mission of the MMCWS is to bring a medical marijuana system to Washington State that is based in compassion and science; we are diligently working toward this mission by lobbying government agencies and educating the public, using the most up to date information available on medical marijuana. Contact us at the link below to get involved with the MMCWS.
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Drug Policy Alliance

Location: Washington D.C.

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. Our supporters are individuals who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Location: Washington D.C.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is the only international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs. At its heart, SSDP is a grassroots organization, led by a student-run Board of Directors. We create change by bringing young people together and creating safe spaces for students of all political and ideological stripes to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy.
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