There are a number of organizations dedicated to consumer education, advocacy and access. We recommend learning more by selecting each link below.
- The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis Link Opens in a New Window
Provides information to patients and caregivers to help make informed decisions about whether cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding medicinal marijuana in given areas, political activism, and recipes and guides to growing your own marijuana.
- Americans for Safe Access Link Opens in a New Window
ASA provides training and resources for activists. Including legal resources, resources by state, information on talking to the media, testifying, lobbying, movement building, etc. They also offer condition-based booklets and state legal manuals for purchase.
- ASA’s Patient Focused Certification Program Link Opens in a New Window
Dispensaries, laboratories and product manufacturers who display the Patient Focused Certification seal have met the high quality standards for medical cannabis products and businesses issued by the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the American Herbal Pharmacopeia (AHP).
- Healer Link Opens in a New Window
Healer’s goal is to create a positive and supportive community of like-minded medical cannabis users as a transparent, trusted source of cannabis information and a respected authority on its safe and smart use. Their programs provide the essential basics of dosage and delivery methods to help you develop healthy new patterns in your life.
- Marijuana Policy Project Link Opens in a New Window
The mission of this group is to increase support for non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies, identify and activate supporters of those policies, change state laws to reduce or eliminate penalties for medical and non-medical use of marijuana, and gain influence in Congress. Information about significant issues and policies as well as news is available.
- NORML Link Opens in a New Window
Provides information about marijuana, including a primer; personal, medical, and industrial use; testing; health endorsements; legal issues, and a “research library” of information. State NORML chapters provide varying levels of education, primarily regarding legal issues. Their physician finder links to Weedmaps.
- O’Shaughnessy’s Link Opens in a New Window
Several different sections including a reader (ongoing history of marijuana), dispatches (original articles), second column (information worth sharing), and a CBDiary (blog).
- ProCon.org Link Opens in a New Window
This is a a nonprofit public charity that provides resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. Marijuana is one of many issues discussed on this website.
- Project CBD Link Opens in a New Window
Project CBD is a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. It is intended to update providers and patients about developments in cannabinoid science, promote research, and emphasizes the whole plant therapeutics of cannabis (not just THC or CBD).
- Patients Out of Time Link Opens in a New Window
Provides information to health care professionals, patients, and caregivers about cannabis. Clinical conferences, information about the therapeutic basis of cannabis, and indications for use are also provided.
- United Patients Group Link Opens in a New Window
United Patients Group is an unparalleled resource and trusted leader in Medical Cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations. UPG acts as a virtual hand for patients and offers CME education and consulting to physicians and medical institutions. UPG believes that education is paramount in understanding the potential for Medical Cannabis treatment and acts as a conduit between worldwide medical institutions and the medical cannabis industry.