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Honest Information about Topics that Matter to our Society

Our association,, is on a mission to provide consumers with data-driven and research-supported information on topics that matter. While cannabis public acceptance and usage is at an all-time peak, many consumers are not informed of its holistic value, both risks and benefits. We are there to ensure that they make an informed decision.

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Substance Abuse among Homeless and Runaway Youths

What Can You Do & How to Find Help

If you are struggling with homelessness, you may feel discouraged, depressed, and downright exhausted. You may believe that you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle, and this belief can feel paralyzing. Understand that change is possible and help is available. No matter your circumstances, you can turn your life around.

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The Ultimate Guide to Helping Those in Need of Addiction Recovery

Focus on Cannabis and Other Substances

Once you’re aware of addiction it can be immediately overwhelming. Whether you’ve noticed the symptoms in yourself or a loved one, there are a series of steps one can take to ensure a permanent and successful life away from addiction. What are they?

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Using Cannabis Safely to Help Veterans with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

In any given year, about 8 million people in the U.S. experience PTSD and even more remain undiagnosed. Is there sufficient evidence to support the use of cannabinoids as a psychopharmacological treatment for PTSD?

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Supporting and Affirming the LGBTQ Community and Youth

The Perils of Substance Abuse and Cannabis Usage

Cannabis usage has a long history of easing the pain of the LGBTQ community. First, as a form of relief for HIV symptoms, and, second, as a method of dealing with rejection from society. Subsequently, LGBTQ persons have been the most affected by both the benefits and detriments of cannabis.

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Helping Veterans with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Nearly 300,000 veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan currently suffer from PTSD, while estimated post-deployment PTSD prevalence in U.S. infantry averages 10–20%.

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Supporting and Affirming the LGBTQ Community and Youth

Though separate entities, the LGBTQ and cannabis movements often find themselves on the same side of the fence in the fight for civil liberties.

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Guide for Parents Talking to Their Teenagers About Cannabis

The adolescent brain is particularly at risk for substance abuse and addiction. The best thing you can do is have an open discussion with your child.

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More about science

Despite significant changes in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, evidence regarding the short- and long-term health effects of cannabis use remains elusive.
While a myriad of studies have examined cannabis use in all its various forms, often these research conclusions are not appropriately synthesized or communicated to policy-makers, health care providers, or consumers.


More about society

While the economic impact of cannabis legalization is easy to track in terms of tax revenue and job growth, the social impacts require a bit more digging, particularly as it relates to long-term trend analysis. Fortunately, the effects of cannabis legalization on society have been analyzed in multiple studies since states first began legalizing medical and/or recreational marijuana.