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The September Activist Newsletter is Out!

Check out the September 2021 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter to read ASA's patient-focused policy demands for the new Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). We also have updates on new industry training courses available from PFC, an update on our efforts to change the Olympic drug-testing policy and...

A Summary of our Comments and Recommendations of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

Last week ASA submitted our comment letter to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Booker (D-NJ) and Wyden (D-OR) on their draft cannabis reform legislation known as the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). Released on July 14, the proposed bill would address a wide range...

Our Summary of the new Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

On July 14, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced the long-awaited introduction of comprehensive federal cannabis reform legislation – the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). The discussion draft was introduced in partnership with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and offers reform proposals to address a...

When Charging Forward into Adult-Use Policy, Please Don’t Leave Patients Behind!

A common challenge patients often experience when adult-use laws are adopted in their state is that legislative and regulatory improvements to medical cannabis programs are suspended while states pivot to organize adult-use models. As states continue to update laws regarding adult-use, it is imperative that they continue to prioritize policies...

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Weedmaps

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Weedmaps’ mission is to power a transparent and inclusive global cannabis economy, and has been a force behind the cannabis legalization movement in the past decade.

https://weedmaps.com/

 

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

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Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps are synonymous with Old-World quality and time-honored simplicity, which can be traced back to the family’s German-Jewish soap making tradition. Born in 1908 to a Jewish family that had been making soap since 1858, Emanuel Bronner was the third generation certified as a master-soapmaker under the guild system of the time. In 1929, he brought his formulas for high-quality liquid and bar soaps to America, starting Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in its current form in 1948. 2008 marks both the 60th anniversary of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in America and the 150th anniversary of our family’s first soapmaking activity in southern Germany. We strive to honor our heritage with progressive business practices, while devoting profits to worthwhile causes and charities worldwide.

Dr. Bonner's Magic Soaps
Toll Free (877) 786-3649
http://www.drbronner.com/

 

Gold Sponsors


Herbivore Botanicals

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Every ingredient that we include in our products is there for a specific therapeutic reason. We do not use fillers of any kind, meaning that almost every ingredient in our products is an “active” ingredient. This results in pure, highly concentrated, and effective formulas that are a rarity in the skincare and cosmetics world today. All of our formulas are original, created and tested by us, on real people — never on animals and always from scratch. All of our products have an emphasis on organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients.
Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, we ethically source the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer. With ingredients ranging from French pink clay to Brazilian gemstones, we formulate treatments that combine essential vitamins, minerals, and botanicals to restore skin to its optimum health and vitality.
In addition to creating products that give you noticeable results, we also create our products with personal rejuvenation and a little indulgence in mind. We believe that daily bathing and skincare rituals should be enjoyable — a way to carve out some much-needed downtime in your hectic routine. From thoughtfully designed packaging and labels that really allow our ingredients to shine through, to intoxicating scents and luxurious textures, we truly want you to love your skincare and bathing routines.
Founded by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow in 2011 in their Seattle kitchen.

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https://www.herbivorebotanicals.com/

Cannasafe Analytics

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CannaSafe Analytics is proud to be the first accredited cannabis laboratory in the world. Over the years, we have been continuously setting the standard for cannabis testing through the utilization of state of the art technology, cutting-edge scientific methods, and expert staff.

7027 Hayvenhurst Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818-922-2416
[email protected]
https://www.csalabs.com/

 

3C Cannabis Consulting

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Our mission is to be the premier advisory firm for cannabis businesses at all stages of development, from basic planning to enterprise-level scaling and international expansion.

https://www.3ccannabis.com/

Columbia Care

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Columbia Care is one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of medical and adult use cannabis products and related services with licenses in 18 US jurisdictions and the EU. Columbia Care is one of the original providers of medical cannabis in the United States, and continues to deliver an industry-leading, patient-centered medicinal cannabis operation that has quickly expanded into the adult use market as a premier operator. The company currently offers products spanning flower, edibles, oils, and tablets, and manufactures popular brands including Amber and Platinum Label CBD. With more than four million sales transactions since its inception in 2012, Columbia Care is known for setting the standard for compassion, professionalism, quality, care, and innovation in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.

https://col-care.com/

 

MariMed

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MariMed Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people through the use of cannabinoids and cannabis products. The Company develops, owns, and manages state-licensed cannabis facilities, which are models of excellence in horticultural principles, cannabis cultivation, cannabis-infused products, and dispensary operations, in multiple states. MariMed's experienced management team has produced consistent growth and success for the Company and its managed business units.

The Company is at the forefront of science and innovation through research developed by its lab technicians and medical advisors resulting in industry-leading products and brands, including Betty's Eddies™, Nature’s Heritage™, Bourne Baking Co., and Kalm Fusion™. These precision-dosed products are focused on specific symptoms and conditions and are licensed and distributed across the country.

For additional information, visit marimedinc.com.

https://marimedinc.com/

Silver Sponsors


A2LA

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A2LA is the only independent, 501(c)3, non-profit, internationally-recognized accreditation body in the United States that offers a full range of comprehensive laboratory and laboratory-related accreditation services and training.

https://www.a2la.org/

 

CV Sciences

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At CV Sciences, our mission to improve well‐being underscores our values, operations, and products. CV Sciences operates two distinct divisions: pharmaceuticals and consumer products. These divisions are supported by our medical and scientific advisory board, and state‐of‐the art production facilities.

https://cvsciences.com/

Eaze

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Eaze delivers good with the goods. As California’s largest legal cannabis marketplace for delivery, we bring enjoyment and convenience to our customers, break down barriers to access, and cultivate community in everything we do.

With over six million cannabis deliveries to-date, we are committed to creating a more diverse and sustainable industry through our Momentum business accelerator and Social Equity Partners Program. Learn more at eaze.com.

https://www.eaze.com/

Bronze Sponsors


American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

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Founded in 1982, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 member companies, consisting primarily of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers and marketers of herbs and herbal products as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs, and also including companies that provide expert services to the herbal trade. AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

(301) 588-1171
[email protected]
http://www.ahpa.org/

 

Peak Supply

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Peak Supply Co offers one of the largest strain specific terpene and flavor infused blends inventories and bulk terpene isolate selections on the internet. We release new strains every week making our company the one stop shop for your terpene needs. We take pride in bringing nothing but the best for our clients which is why we are THE ONLY company online with a product guarantee. Customer service, quality products and the best pricing makes Peak Supply Co the people’s #1 choice.

https://www.peaksupplyco.com

 

420EDC

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Confluence of Culture and Purpose

420EDC specializes in portable cannabis flower heaters and the outfitting of these devices. Our current focus is on 2nd Generation portables from Canada based Arizer (Solo2, ArGo & Air2). Beyond the aromatherapy heaters, we offer medical grade grinders, discreet storage solutions in an array of sizes/shapes/materials along with all the essentials to compliment the portable on-the-go flower experience. We welcome new retail customers as well as dispensary operations looking to offer our gear to their patients.

http://www.420edc.com

 

New Leaf Botanics

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At New Leaf Botanics, we are passionate about CBD because we have seen, firsthand, the difference it can make in our lives and in the lives of others. It is our mission to educate our customers about the benefits of all-natural CBD while providing holistic, alternative choices. As a brand, we believe in being transparent and inclusive, which creates a true feeling of community between us and our family of customers.

Hours: Monday - Friday from 9AM to 4PM PST
Address: 303 N Glenoaks Blvd., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91502
800-428-2715
https://newleafbotanics.com/

 

Pharmstrong

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We are dedicated to bringing Pure + Potent CBD products to the mainstream marketplace with a focus on integrity, innovation and education. We believe that everyone deserves to live longer, healthier, more vibrant lives. As industry experts, we know that by adhering to strict controls, we yield the finest CBD products on the market. By following these precise guidelines, we can guarantee that all Pharmstrong™ products contain only scientifically formulated, premium-grade CBD.

Address: 107 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
You can visit our website at https://pharmstrong.com
Our customer service is also available at 303-720-1904 or 866-399-5371.

 

Humboldt's Finest

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Since 1996, the Humboldt's Finest farmers have mastered sustainable growing practices to produce the world's finest sun grown cannabis products. In December 2016, Humboldt's Finest will introduce a premium cannabis flower line featuring five of their most sought after strains grown in what is widely regarded as being one of the nation's most desirable cannabis growing regions.

https://www.humboldtsfinestfarms.com/

 

New Cannabis Ventures

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New Cannabis Ventures contributes original content and curates quality news on only the most promising cannabis companies and the most influential investors, allowing you to save time as you stay on top of the latest trends in this dynamic industry.

https://www.newcannabisventures.com/

 

Cannabis Patient Care

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Cannabis Patient Care is an educational resource for medical professionals and patients on the latest research and treatment options cannabis offers.

https://www.cannapatientcare.com/

 

Partner Groups and Friends


Releaf App

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Our mission is to assist people in exploring how cannabis can have a positive impact on their medical conditions and wellbeing. By encouraging patients to mindfully track their experiences, we believe they will strengthen their relationship with themselves while also learning how cannabis can help alleviate their specific symptoms & ailments.

[email protected]
https://releafapp.com/

 

Orrick

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We focus on serving the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

https://www.orrick.com/

 

TheAnswerPage

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TheAnswerPage was launched in 1998 to provide daily education to doctors in training and in practice. Today, physicians, nurses and all healthcare professionals will find TheAnswerPage an effective way to review core knowledge and new developments in their fields while learning the latest evidence-based practice.

http://theanswerpage.com

 

US Pain Foundation

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The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, empower, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those who live with painful conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.

800.910.2462
[email protected]
https://uspainfoundation.org

 

International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition

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Patient advocacy has been key in gaining rights for individuals to use cannabis under the care of a physician world-wide. Patient advocates must over come cultural fears of the cannabis plant, the illegal status of the use of cannabis as a medicine, and the gap in education for patients and medical professionals. While we may speak different languages and live under varying governmental structures; compassion, science and human health are the same in every language, in every country, and in every doctors office.

http://imcpc.org/

 

American Chemical Society

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Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, we are the world’s largest scientific society. Our mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Our vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

https://www.acs.org/

 

Evoke Law

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Evoke Law is an intellectual property law firm based in San Francisco. Established in 2009 (as Mary L. Shapiro Law), we have focused on protecting cannabis brands under a complex federal and state law legislative and regulatory scheme to register trademarks. We support multiple industry organizations with pro bono Trademark legal services, including Americans for Safe Access, Marijuana Policy Project, California Cannabis Industry Association, Origins Council, and the International Cannabis Bar Association.

 

The Cannabis Community

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The Cannabis Community is a Chicago-based media platform that is powered by its members, marketplace and consumer insights.

https://www.thecannabiscommunity.org/

 

CannaKeys

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With CannaKeys 360, unlock the science of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system and understand the state of the science in real time. Access a database of over 3500 published studies for over 240 conditions searching by health condition, cannabinoid, terpene, or organ system. Search results feature dashboard summaries and insights including clinical dosing summaries, chemotype guidance, full study lists with details, and summary information. With CannaKeys 360 you have a real-time, meta-analysis of the latest research at your fingertips.

https://cannakeys.com

We're very pleased to announce that all ASA members will receive a 30% discount on their CannaKeys subscription. So head to our Members Only section to receive your discount. If you can't access the page, you may need to renew your membership or contact Geoffrey Marshall for assistance.

 

U.S. Hemp Roundtable

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The U.S. Hemp Roundtable is a coalition of dozens of leading companies and organizations committed to safe hemp and CBD products.

https://hempsupporter.com/

 

The Cannigma

The Cannigma is all about answering cannabis questions — with research. From treatments and conditions to how to roll a joint, we combine scrupulous fact-checking with editorial flair to tell readers what they need to know.

https://cannigma.com/