The Medical Cannabis Think Tank and Policy Shop
to ASA’s Think Tank and Policy Shop! Although ASA has been informally
fulfilling this role for the medical cannabis movement for over nine
years, the changing political landscape and a high demand from the
grassroots for more in depth support, ASA has created this new program.
In 2010, ASA’s Executive Director began travelling across the country hosting six-hour strategy meetings with patients and other medical cannabis stakeholders. Each of these meetings begins with a “vision” exercise in which attendees are asked to articulate their vision of the perfect medical cannabis law. Their needs ranged from civil protections to functioning access models.
ASA took this input to our staff and advisors and created “Legislating Compassion” our guide for developing policies for our community, developed model state and local legislation and created the Medical Cannabis Think Tank and Policy Shop.
What is the Medical Cannabis Think Tank and Policy Shop?
While state medical cannabis laws vary tremendously, the needs of patients remain consistent across the nation. The need for accurate and authoritative information on crafting laws for patient access is growing daily. While many regulations look good on paper, their impact can be detrimental to the patients they seek to help.
Using “Legislating Compassion” as our guide, ASA staff and our advisory committees ASA can now offer patient advocates and policy makers legislative and regulatory analysis, amendments for legislation and regulations, strategy advice, campaign development and support, and targeted lobbying materials.
Donate now to ensure that ASA can continue to offer this support.
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How does it work?