Part 5 – Know the Rules!
In our five part series, ‘Creating Careful Cannabis Consumers’, Cashinbis intends to highlight cannabis safety by pointing out ways in which the industry, as well as the general public, can promote the responsible use of cannabis. In doing this we aim to proactively jumpstart the conversation about cannabis safety and how the average person can pitch in. The fifth and final part of our series is all about knowing the rules, because how can you be a responsible cannabis consumer if you don’t know the law? In order to make sure you are properly educated and up-to-date with current cannabis rules and regulations, here are some of the top tools for legislation and news in the industry.
Legislation – Research
NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. NORML is a great source of information for state cannabis laws, legal issues and accurate reporting. NORML flawlessly supports their stories with facts, statistics and industry expert contributions. This is a great place for the public, media and private businesses to get research that has been properly conducted and compiled. As such, don’t look to NORML’s website for any bells and whistles, just count on quality information presented in a minimalist, easy to navigate fashion.
Marijuana Policy Project – The MPP was founded back in 1995 and is the largest organization in America whose sole purpose is to end federal cannabis prohibition. MPP boasts an impressive advisory board filled with former politicians, celebrities, musicians and more. Additionally, some of the top activists in the world have filtered through their offices. MPP cuts the malarkey and get straight to the meat of the news. MPP’s website is sleeker than NORML’s, but again the focus is all on the content. Check MPP for policy and legislation developments, as that is certainly their expertise.
Americans For Safe Access – How can you advise someone to be a careful cannabis consumer an leave out ASA? ASA’s goal is to ensure safe and legal cannabis access for therapeutic uses and research.They provide information specifically targeted towards medical patients, medical professionals, legal professionals and policy makers. ASA works to provide a voice, as well as a ‘how to’ guide’ for medical patients who require cannabis as part of their medical treatment. Their website is interactive, easy to navigate and contains very informative resources that anyone in the medical cannabis community could take advantage of.
Science and Education
Patients Out of Time – Want to know the latest and greatest information on medical cannabis science? If so, then Patients Out of Time is for you. They are a non-profit based out of Virginia whose goal is to educate health care professionals, as well as the public, on medical cannabis. Patients Out of Time’s website is a little challenging to navigate at first, but once you get the layout you’ll find everything you need. Patients Out of Time is a great tool for anyone interested in the up to the minute state of medical cannabis research and science in America.
Moms For Marijuana International – Are moms really supporting cannabis? Yes, it’s true! With over half a million likes on Facebook, Moms for Marijuana was created by the people, for the people. MFM is a grassroots style organization of parents and citizens who wish to end the ‘ignorant’ war on cannabis in America, highlighting the future safety of our nation’s youth in the process. MFM’s goal is to educate and stimulate community dialogue as to every aspect of cannabis use. While their website is perhaps the least user friendly of any we’ve covered so far, their message is great, their content is quality and the simple fact that they are called Moms for Marijuana makes them relevant!
Cashinbis – Wait…What? How can you be on your own list? Well I could say the bosses made me (but they’re standing in the corner pointing a gun at me right now so I probably shouldn’t). I guess I can try to make the case, and then read the positive comments (ya right) left below later. Cashinbis provides a ‘how to’ for entrepreneurs that want to enter the cannabis industry. We interview CEO’s, company presidents and more so they can tell you, first hand, how they navigated the rules and regulations of the cannabis space. In addition, Cashinbis‘ user friendly website provides a behind the scenes feel to some of the top cannabis businesses in the country.
There. That wasn’t too painful now was it? That wraps up our five part series ‘Creating Careful Cannabis Consumers’. If you missed the other articles, clink any of the links in this paragraph to check them out. These stories will all be updated over time as the overall goal is to simply create a safer culture in which cannabis is used. Thanks for reading!
Who is your go to news source for legal cannabis information? What is the most important aspect of cannabis reporting? Join the conversation and comment below!