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Check out the June 2021 Activist Newsletter

The June 2021 ASA Activist Newsletter is now out. Our lead story is the reintroduction of the MORE Act, the most comprehensive cannabis reform bill ever to go before Congress. Also Amazon announced its public policy team will be lobbying for the MORE Act, and they are stopping most pre-employment...

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Cannabis

While mainstream culture in the U.S. has come to accept cannabis as not the dangerous and addictive substance of after school special legend, general public knowledge about the plant remains fairly low. Cannabis is a complex plant, and decades of research have been able to pull back the curtains on...

An Update on ASA’s Biden-Harris Can Do It! Campaign

When then presidential candidate Joe Biden released his approach to federal cannabis policy in May of 2020, it marked the first time in history a major party presidential candidate included a cannabis-specific policy goal in their campaign. The announcement was met with excitement by medical cannabis patients, doctors and researchers...

Check out ASA's May Newsletter!

The May 2021 ASA Activist Newsletter is now out. Our lead story addresses the ISO 17065 Accreditation of our PFC program and explains why PFC becoming the first cannabis certification body to have achieved this matters so much. You will also find out how to access the recorded panels from...

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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.

International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI)

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An undeniable global interest in the study of cannabis treatments inspired the creation of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI), the first Center of Excellence in this field located in the heart of Europe - Czech Republic. ICCI identifies, coordinates and supports global research priorities for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments through a multidiscipline, evidence-based approach that incorporates innovative tools and methods.

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.

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Toll Free (877) 786-3649

Platinum Sponsors

Southern California Coalition

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Southern California Coalition’s mission is to ensure responsible cannabis policies are implemented in a comprehensive and inclusive way at the local, state and federal level. As Southern California’s largest, most inclusive unified voice, SCC represents the most pre-ICO and Proposition D-compliant dispensaries in world’s biggest market—Los Angeles—along with leaders in cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, delivery, transportation, lab testing, and social equity advocacy.

(844) 588-0880
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Gold Sponsors

Herbivore Botanicals

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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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
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Takoma Wellness Center

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Takoma Wellness Center is Washington, D.C.’s only medical marijuana dispensary north of downtown. Featuring the finest strains of medical marijuana cultivated in the District of Columbia, we offer compliance driven patient services of the highest quality and focus on confidentiality, compassion, and comfort.

Hours: Mon - Thurs & Sun 2-7 PM, Friday 2-5 PM, Saturday 6-8 PM
6925 Blair Road NW
Washington, DC 20012

Bay Area Safe Alternatives Collective

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Committed to Accessible, Quality Medicine. Bay Area Safe Alternatives is a non-profit collective committed to providing accessible medicine with long hours, free parking and low prices. We stay up-to-date with evolving industry standards and knowledge of the products we carry. At B.A.S.A., we hope to improve the health and quality of life of every patient that comes through our door. We are located at the corner of Divisadero and Grove street, near Alamo Square and the Panhandle, in the heart of San Francisco!We open early and close late 7 days a week!

Hours: 8:30am -10pm (M-F), 9am - 10pm (Saturday), 9am-9pm (Sunday)
1326 Grove Street
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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.


Berkeley Patients Group

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Established in 1999, Berkeley Patients Group is America's longest-running dispensary and a respected leader in the cannabis industry. We provide lab-tested, effective, and affordable cannabis to our members in an environment that is professional, safe, and comfortable. BPG is a California-licensed and fully compliant operation.

Hours: 9am to 9pm 7 days a week
2366 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

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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.


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.

Bronze Sponsors

Peak Supply

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.



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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.


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



Pharmastrong logo

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
Our customer service is also available at 303-720-1904 or 866-399-5371.


Joy Organics

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Joy Organics finds its roots in common problems: chronic pain and trouble sleeping. Joy Organics’ mission is to help people by creating the most pure, organic and bioavailable full spectrum cannabinoid products on the market, all at a price people can afford. Wondering if CBD will work for you? Try Joy’s risk free offer. Use any of her products for 30 days. If you’re not pleased with your results, we will happily give you a full refund. Visit our website to experience the benefits of CBD.

Hours: Tue - Sat 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun 12 PM - 5 PM
119 West Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(310) 574-4000 or (833) 569-7223 for Online Ordering


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.

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.



TrueFarma logo is owned and operated by True Farma LLC, based on the Central Coast of California. We believe in the healing qualities of the cannabis plant, and carefully screen our manufacturing partners to provide our customers with the best in quality ingredient, lab tested, dose-specific medical cannabis.

(925) 276-0115
[email protected]

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.

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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.


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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.

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.

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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
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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.

Presto Doctor

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PrestoDoctor offers the greatest privacy and convenience while still offering fully qualified medical marijuana recommendations. Get your recommendation from the comfort of your own home.

(650) 542-0420
[email protected]

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.

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

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