Uplifting Health and Wellness does its best to provide the most complete information for our patients, but there are many other great informational resources that we encourage our members to become familiar with. Below are a list of great medical cannabis information organizations and their online addresses:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/medicalmarijuana
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is the regulatory agency for the Medical Use of Marijuana Program. They have the latest regulations and policies governing cannabis on their site that all patients should know and understand.
Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance: www.compassionforpatients.com
Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance works with medical marijuana patients, their family members, medical professionals, and other public health groups to support safe access to medical marijuana for patients who have a doctor’s recommendation.
MassCann/NORML: www. masscann.org
MassCann/NORML is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to reforming Massachusetts’s marijuana laws. Their mission is to establish the right of adults to use cannabis legally. They maintain a separate membership and financial base from national NORML.
Marijuana Policy Project: www.mpp.org
A national organization working on ending cannabis prohibition. MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm
Patients Out of Time: www.medicalcannabis.com
The organization known as Patients Out of Time is a non-profit 501c4 corporation of the Commonwealth of Virginia that shall lobby and educate all disciplines of health care professionals; their specialty and professional organizations; and the public at large about medical cannabis (marijuana).
Students for Sensible Drug Policy: www.ssdp.org
Students for Sensible Drug Policy are an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies: www.maps.org
Our mission is to develop psychedelics and marijuana into legal prescription medicines for therapeutic applications. We are actively developing and funding clinical trials with human subjects in accordance with guidelines set forth by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration, the European Medicines Agency, and the International Council on Harmonization (ICH/GCP).
Americans for Safe Access: www.americansforsafeaccess.org
Medical Cannabis Advocacy organization dedicated to expanding access to cannabis medicines and ending the prohibition of safe and effective medicine. ASA has had innumerable successes in moving forward positive legislation to protect patient rights on local, state, and national levels.