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The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association that is focused primarily on herbs and botanicals and herbal products.
All of AHPA’s activities are focused on its mission, which is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products and are undertaken to maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell herbs, herbal and botanical products, and other health-related products, including foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and personal care products, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.
Founded in 1982, AHPA is the oldest of the non-profit organizations that specializes in service to the herbal industry. It is the voice of the herbal products industry and the recognized leader in representing the botanical trade. With more than 300 members, AHPA’s membership represents the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of botanical and herbal products.
New recommendations for regulators:
•Cannabis Dispensing Operations
•Cannabis Laboratory Operations
•Cannabis Cultivation Operations
•Cannabis Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, and Holding Operations (July 2014)
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF) share the mission of ensuring 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. ASAF trains and educates patients, advocates, health care professionals and other stakeholders. ASAF also provides direct legal support and uses impact litigation to protect and expand patients’ rights.
The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (“ATACH”) is a 501(c)(6) trade organization registered in Washington, DC, founded to promote the expansion, protection, and preservation of businesses engaged in the legal trade of industrial, medical, and recreational cannabis and hemp based products.
The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp is a place for marijuana and hemp industry leaders and well known, well capitalized businesses who are entering the industry, to promote marketplace expansion, develop regulation, and adopt industry standards.
ATACH is ushering in the next phase of marketplace expansion by providing a bridge from the cannabis industry to mainstream, name brand, businesses who will be partners in advancing the industry and ending prohibition. The organization is playing a leading role in professionalizing industry representation and facilitating the next generation of the marketplace.
Building a Responsible and Inclusive Industry
The Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) is a national coalition of cannabis-related businesses that represent all aspects of the industry including cultivators, dispensaries, wholesalers, distributors, and ancillary businesses. CTF is focused on creating a professional, credible, and unified organization for the industry. Along with its member businesses, CTF will also build a dynamic network of associations and nonprofits that share a vision of creating sensible cannabis policy, promoting social responsibility, and leading the future ongoing professionalization of a highly regulated and increasingly organized cannabis industry.
Today’s legal cannabis industry employs more than 100,000 Americans, many of them in high-tech agricultural jobs, as well as manufacturing, distribution and retail. Roughly two-thirds of Americans now live in states where some form of cannabis is legal, and polling consistently shows over 70% of Americans support letting the states make their own cannabis policy… and the federal government not interfering when they do.
CTF’s primary federal legislative focus will be to build support to pass the STATES Act, which would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt state licensed and regulated cannabis businesses from federal enforcement in conflict with state law.
The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is Canada’s leading member-driven association for Licensed Producers (LPs) of medical cannabis. We represent over 50% of producers currently licensed under the Health Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, in force as of April 1, 2014.
The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.
Hemp Industries Association The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters. We are at the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp. Since 1992, the HIA has been dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world market supply and demand.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) 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.
Marijuana prohibition has failed. It’s time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. Since our founding in 1995, we’ve been making real progress in reforming U.S. marijuana laws, by:
… lobbying for legislation and running ballot initiative campaigns to allow seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations.
… lobbying for legislation and sponsoring ballot initiatives to replace marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation.
… garnering widespread media coverage of the need to change marijuana policies.
… lobbying Congress to reduce the White House drug czar’s budget for his deceptive ad campaigns.
… building coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of marijuana policy reform.
… and much more.
Because MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.
Welcome to the Marijuana Industry Group. MIG was founded in 2010 by cannabis business owners and supporters who wanted to help craft Colorado’s earliest medical marijuana regulatory framework. MIG is the oldest and largest trade association for licensed cannabis businesses.
Comprised of approximately 400 licensed businesses, MIG has strong leadership at the board and staff level and contracts with a number of consultants to provide leadership in state and local lobbying, government affairs and strategic communications. Our teams not only have strong relationships with the governor’s office and regulatory agencies, but we work at the local level in Denver, Boulder, Pueblo, Colorado Springs to name just a few, and the list is growing. MIG represents the interests and advocates on behalf of the rapidly evolving needs of the regulated marijuana industry in Colorado. We have a reputation of working with state and local regulators and policymakers to solve issues facing the industry.
The National Cannabis Industry Association was founded on the principle of power in numbers. The thousands of American businesses involved the state-legal cannabis industries represent a tremendous economic force in this country. As the industry’s national trade association, NCIA works every day to ensure our growing business sector is represented in a professional and coordinated way on the national stage.
National Hemp Association
The National Hemp Association is dedicated to the re-birth of industrial hemp in America. We are a mission-driven non-profit which helps connect farmers, processors, manufactures, researchers, investors and policy makers to accelerate the growth of this important industry in the United States.
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.
The Organic Cannabis Association (OCA) is dedicated to creating and implementing rigorous organic standards for the production of legal cannabis, promoting quality industry professionals and educating the public. As leaders in sustainable agriculture, we have spent years working hand in hand with growers to advance socially responsible and environmentally sound business and cultivation practices. What goes into the plant – and ultimately into the consumer product no matter how far removed from plant form – requires the same thoughtfulness and careful consideration as what goes into our food, water and air. Our work here is closely reflective of our mission and values; to provide farmers of the 21st Century with sustainable solutions to grow consciously. With three states approving full recreational legalization, and over twenty-five states already allowing medicinal cannabis, the time has come for a credible body to provide professional growers with the tools to produce a high quality, organic crop worthy of being held above others, and the standards to tenably label their products as such. Let’s learn from the mistakes of industrial agriculture and grow something we can all be proud of. The OCA is non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
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 was conceived in 2010 by two journalists who had been covering the medical marijuana story – the science, the movement, and the industry – in the pages of O’Shaughnessy’s, the journal of cannabis in clinical practice. They felt that the reintroduction of CBD-rich cannabis into the grassroots supply merited special attention. The serendipitous reappearance of whole plant CBD has given doctors and patients a unique opportunity to evaluate the effects of cannabidiol.
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STATE & LOCAL
District of Columbia
New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association (NYMCIA)
Virginia Cannabis Industry Association