Cannabis Advocacy Organizations

Cannabis Advocates are lobbying for the legalization of cannabis products on federal and local levels.

CannaList Biz‘s list of advocates is updated regularly. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to add or edit your association’s information here.

Cannabis Advocacy Organizations


  • Drug Policy AllianceThe Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
  • Heroic Hearts Project – Heroic Hearts Project (HHP) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit connecting military veterans struggling with mental trauma to ayahuasca therapy retreats. These veterans typically have tried all the available resources offered by the Department of Veteran Affairs with limited success, leaving them very few options. We open the door to other viable options. HHP also provides support and professional counseling to these veterans throughout the process. Our mission is to provide hope and healing to military veterans that have been left hopeless by the current Veteran Affairs system. We seek to spread awareness in the veteran community of powerful plant-based therapies like ayahuasca and end the excessive dependence on powerful medications to treat mental trauma.
  • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) – Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former law enforcement and criminal justice communities speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.
  • Marijuana Policy Project – Marijuana prohibition has failed. It’s time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. Since our founding in 1995, we’ve been making real progress in reforming U.S. marijuana laws.
  • Minorities for Medical Cannabis – Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc. (M4MM) is a nonprofit organization with corporate offices in Orlando, Florida. The organization is structured as a 501c3 with an Executive Team and Board of Directors who support the organization’s overall goals and strategic direction. The organization was established in May 2016 and currently has 27 state directors throughout the country, including a Northern California chapter based in Oakland. M4MM’s mission is to provide advocacy, outreach, research, and training related to business, social reform, public policy, and health /wellness in the cannabis industry.
  • Minority Cannabis Business Association – The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first 501(c)(6) not-for-profit business league created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity. Our mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.
  • NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
  • Veterans Cannabis GroupWe are an advocacy group of Veterans for Veterans who use medical cannabis. We provide education, safe access, information on VA resources and benefits, employment and networking opportunities in the cannabis industry, and support veteran-owned cannabis businesses from cultivation to retail.
  • Weed for Warriors Project  – Weed For Warriors Project is a social justice lifestyle brand supporting holistic rehabilitation for veterans through community-based projects, proactive care advocacy, cannabis education, and compassion WFWP urges change for the empowerment of the people.

Cannabis Advocacy Organizations

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