Here is our list of top cannabis advocacy organizations, research tools, cancer support groups, and cannabis resources.
- Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is fighting to ensure that medical patients have access to legal cannabis. Help them help patients by giving them money or becoming a volunteer.
- Cancer Care offers counseling, support groups, workshops, and financial assistance to patients.
- Cancer Hope Network connects you with a trained volunteer survivor who has undergone a similar cancer experience.
- Cancer Information and Support Network (CISN) helps you find information on treatment decisions and other cancer issues compiled by a team of survivors, family members, and advocates.
- Cancer Support Community (CSC) allows you to create your own webpage to update family and friends on your journey, and gather inspiration and support.
- Cannabis for Cancer organizes meet-ups in New York. These meet-ups are a great place for patients and cannabis experts to share their experiences.
- CannaEffect shows you real-life stories about patients’ experience using medical marijuana to treat serious medical conditions.
- Leafly lets you search for a cannabis strain to see its chemical makeup, physical benefits, mental effects, and a well-written review.
- Medical Jane helps you find technically savvy articles about all types of medical conditions.
- NORML advocates the responsible adult use of cannabis. Learn key talking points about marijuana legalization.
- PubMed is the largest free archive of medical research papers and is run by the NIH. Search for “cannabis + [condition]” to find the most reputable cannabis studies.
- The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is trying to end the war on drugs. Learn how you can help.
- The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has been responsible for changing most of the state marijuana laws that have been reformed since 2000. Their directory tells you exactly where your state stands on cannabis legalization and makes it easy to contact your legislators.
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is one of the National Institutes of Health. This is where the federal government gets its cancer research. Check out their cannabis fact page.
- The NIH (National Institutes of Health) is the most respected source of medical knowledge in the world. They have a whole page dedicated to marijuana.
- United Patients Group lets you schedule a one-hour patient consultation with a medical cannabis expert for $150.
- Weedmaps helps you find dispensaries in your area by services and user ranking.
- Women Grow is a for-profit organization that empowers women in the cannabis industry. Find out if there’s a networking event in your city and register.