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Check out our online Advocate's Training Center, connect with local ASA groups in your area, get active in our current campaigns, and learn about how to respond as an advocate when a raid occurs.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement agencies continue to raid medical cannabis providers, even if the provider's conduct is legal under state law and complies with all city and county regulations. Medical cannabis providers need to prepare themselves, both mentally and operationally, for a raid.
A list of all our Chapters, Action Groups, and Affiliates in once place. Also learn how to start your own Chapter or Action Group, or how to become an Affiliate if there are none in your area.
ASA has made some great progress since its inception in 2002, but unfortunately, much of that progress can be lost without proper civic engagement from advocates. We have numerous campaigns and projects at local, state and federal levels that are aimed at specific changes in laws or regulations. Learn more about our campaigns and projects here.
Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires your engagement and your vote. Remember, you’re not just voting for Congress, you’re voting on medical marijuana policy. To find out whether your representative supports safe and legal access.
Start doing advocacy right away. ASA has created online advocacy tools for many federal, state, and even local issues. You can email your electeds, sign a petition, or write a Letter to the Editor in a matter of minutes with these easy actions!
Find local resources here state-by-state. ASA has Chapters, Action Groups, and Affiliates all over the county that can answer your questions and help you get more involved at the state and local level.
The National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference is the largest annual conference of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.
ASA believes that good policy is created when those who are most affected are at the table. Just because you are medical cannabis patient, it doesn't mean that you automatically have a degree in public policy. ASA has always been committed to demystifying political systems and providing advocates the tools they need to participate in the processes in a meaningful way. Learn all about grassroots organizing, citizen lobbying, media spokesperson training, and much more.