The best advocate is an informed advocate. The history of medical cannabis advocacy is a rich one, filled with brave individuals like you. The key to being an effective advocate is a firm understanding of our history, the political landscape in which you are operating, the rules of engagement and the ability to articulate your needs.

A Patient's History of Medical Cannabis

A history of medical cannabis - 2700 BC to present - from the patient's perspective.

Workbook: A Patient's History of Medical Cannabis

Workbook: Staying On Top of It

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning shapes and guides what an organization is, what it does, and why.

Workbook: Strategic Planning

Worksheet: Strategic Planning Worksheet

Know Your Rights

Make sure you know your rights and how to handle a law enforcement encounter.

Workbook: Know Your Rights

State Laws

Legislating Compassion

Advocates need to be involved in local legislation governing all aspects of medical cannabis.

Workbook: Legislating Compassion

ASA's State Model Legislation

ASA's City/County Model Legislation

ASA's Think Tank and Policy Shop

Know the Rules of Engagement: Civics 101

A basic explanation of legislation and regulations and what you can do to influence the process.

Workbook: Know the Rules of Engagement

Worksheet: Civics 101 Worksheet

Worksheet: Elected Officials Worksheet