The crisis created by the lack of a federal medical cannabis program is hidden from the public eye, creating a sense among potential supporters, policymakers, and even many cannabis advocates that the fight for safe access has already been won. This means fewer individuals engaging in advocacy demanding federal change and media coverage focusing on cannabis businesses rather than covering issues facing patients.

The Outreach Tool Kit is designed to equip advocates with actions and strategies to effectively engage in the Safe Access 4 All Campaign, raise public awareness, and galvanize support for a national medical cannabis program. Recognizing the existing opinions and biases surrounding medical cannabis, the kit focuses on breaking through misinformation, fostering awareness, and combating complacency.

This is the time for advocates to feel empowered to raise awareness and engage policymakers to highlight the critical need for a federal medical cannabis program, and to mobilize individuals to take meaningful steps towards bringing patient issues to the forefront.

Take action today to shine a light on issues facing patients and the role Congress can play in creating solutions.

 

 

ENGAGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

Take the initiative to connect with your elected representatives at the federal level. By sharing scientific information, personal stories, and the urgency of the situation, advocates can foster direct dialogue with policymakers, ensuring that the issues faced by patients are acknowledged and addressed on a legislative level.

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EDUCATE THE MEDIA

Work to shift media coverage from primarily focusing on cannabis businesses to the issues that patients encounter due to the lack of a federal medical cannabis program. By providing accurate information, statistics, and personal narratives, advocates can encourage the media to spotlight the challenges patients face and the potential benefits of comprehensive medical cannabis legislation.

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SHARE YOUR STORY

Personal narratives have the power to humanize the issues and drive emotional connections. By sharing your own experiences or those of loved ones impacted by the absence of a federal medical cannabis program, you can create relatable stories that resonate with the public, policymakers, and the media alike.

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GET THE WORD OUT

Utilize ASA’s Outreach Toolkit to amplify your message and help build a movement that demands attention for patient needs and creates the pressure for Congress to address them.

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In order to build momentum for federal medical cannabis legislation, we must embrace our roles as advocates and Educate, Inspire, and Mobilize! The Outreach Tool Kit empowers individuals to roll up their sleeves and step into their advocate roles, actively contributing to the transformation of public perception and policy on medical cannabis.
 
By participating in these activities, you will inform, inspire action, and drive the movement toward a more inclusive and effective medical cannabis program.
 
Help us get the word out!

SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 Utilize the power of social media to disseminate accurate information, share compelling stories, and inspire action! Utilize ASA graphics and scripts to create impactful posts to engage your network.

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HOST AN "IN-REACH" GATHERING

Hosting an “in-Reach” event such as a house party, reception, or even an online gathering is a great way to engage your network and create a space for informed discussions, allowing participants to delve deeper into the complexities of the issue and explore ways to get involved! We make it easy with task lists, presentation ideas, and materials to share!

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ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Engage directly with your community by tabling at events or public spaces or distributing informative materials. Being visible allows you to provide accurate information, answer questions, foster dialogue and build support!

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ORGANIZE EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Reach out to allied organizations and offer to make a presentation or host a “teach-in” to engage the public. These events offer a platform to educate diverse audiences, present evidence-based arguments, foster a deeper understanding of the benefits of a national medical cannabis program and engage new advocates.

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