These 15 Cannabis Organizations are on a Mission to Change the Status Quo
We here at Green Flower believe that it is the duty of all members of the cannabis space and cannabis reform movement to represent the cannabis plant responsibly. Numerous companies and entities out there are doing things the right way, and the Green Flower team wanted to take some time out to highlight and thank some of our favorite companies and organizations:
Green Med Info
GreenMedInfo is dedicated to providing evidence-based natural medical information. Through both open access, paid memberships and high-quality educational products, GreenMedInfo provides physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers a resource to determine the therapeutic value of vitamins, minerals, herbs and foods. GreenMedInfo deeply believes that education equals empowerment and that with education people have the power to change their lives and lives of others.
Also more than just a cannabis company, Essential Oil Testimonials maintains the most comprehensive list of essential oil testimonials on the internet, and has since 2004. Registered members of Essential Oil Testimonials can conduct their own keyword searches within the vast database of nearly 10,000 testimonials. It is a tremendous resource that people can use to find out more about using essential oils, and to share their own experiences.
NORML is the oldest cannabis reform organization in America. NORML has worked for decades to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of cannabis by adults. NORML serves as an advocate for responsible adult cannabis consumers to assure that they have access to high quality cannabis that is safe, convenient and affordable. NORML also supports the legalization of hemp (non-psychoactive marijuana) for industrial use.
Americans for Safe Access
Americans for Safe Access was founded in 2002, by medical cannabis patient Steph Sherer, as a vehicle for patients to advocate for the acceptance of cannabis as medicine. With over 100,000 active members in all 50 states, ASA is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA works to overcome political, social and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, research, grassroots empowerment, advocacy and services for patients, governments, medical professionals, and medical cannabis providers.
HIGH TIMES is the oldest and most recognizable brand in the cannabis space. Founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade, HIGH TIMES has always advocated for the legalization of cannabis. The media company covers all areas of cannabis culture, and runs the Cannabis Cup competitions, which is the oldest series of cannabis competitions on the planet. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last several decades, you are likely very familiar with HIGH TIMES.
New Cannabis Ventures
The cannabis industry is quickly transforming from the black market to one that is highly regulated but quite complex. Rapid change, federal illegality, stigma, and confusing regulations all contribute to difficulties in connecting with entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers. While much progress has been made, it remains extremely challenging to identify legitimate companies, real investors and capable service providers. New Cannabis Ventures informs and connects all of those who seek to contribute to the success of this new industry.
Cannabis Now focuses on the most relevant news, political happenings, cannabis legislation, horticultural advancements, social change, economic trends and medical information. Their bi-monthly publication is nationally distributed in Hudson News in all major airports, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Kroger, dispensaries, head shops, smoke shops, bookstores and numerous other outlets around the country. The digital edition is available on iTunes, Android, Playbook and for online viewing.
The Herbalizer is the world's most technologically advanced vaporizer. All Herbalizer vaporizers are proudly made in the United States, something that not many vaporizer companies can say. Herbalizer is highly motivated to raise awareness of vaporization's benefits through precise, controlled herbal extraction, or as they like to call it, 'Relief by Design.' The Herbalizer was engineered to simplify, and dramatically improve the perception and process of vaporization.
Illegally Healed provides relevant content related to cannabis science, patient testimonials, and medicinal cannabis news. Illegally Healed does an outstanding job of educating readers about the full healing capabilities of cannabis, which enables thoughtful discussion and encourages powerful activism. Illegally healed is followed by many cannabis activists across the country and beyond.
Aunt Zelda’s mission is to alleviate patient suffering through medical cannabis. They help you, their patients, live fulfilling, healthy lives. Aunt Zelda's provides unmatched expertise in the correct use of medical cannabis matched to disease specific products with the highest purity in California. Their goal is to create a positive and supportive community of medical cannabis users. They aspire to be your trusted source of cannabis resources and its safe, effective and responsible use.
Cannabis Culture is a Canadian online magazine and former print magazine devoted to cannabis and the worldwide cannabis subculture. Cannabis Culture publishes stories about the struggle to legalize cannabis, profiles of cannabis paraphernalia, articles on how to grow cannabis, and interviews with prominent cannabis users.
VapeXhale creates the world’s best intelligent herbal delivery systems. They take a holistic approach to designing vaporizers to ensure that the user has a positive and enjoyable experience. Not only do they want to make the world’s best inhalation devices, but also make the world a better place. VapeXhale wants the world to be healthier, more inclusive, and more empathetic. The VapeXhale team believes in order to make this change, we need to be in great mental and physical health.
Coltyn Turner is the first registered medical marijuana pediatric patient for Crohn's disease in the State of Colorado and possibly the US. Coltyn's Crue is an organization built around Coltyn's inspiring story, which has been covered by numerous publications. Coltyn Turner famously said "I'd rather be illegally alive than legally dead," and travels across the nation speaking about the medical benefits of the cannabis plant.
DOPE Magazine is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing cannabis media outlets in America. DOPE Magazine is a print and online lifestyle publication dedicated to bringing an intelligent and creative approach to the many facets of the cannabis movement. DOPE Magazine provides readers with breaking news, celebrity features, strain reviews, daily blogs, and much more. DOPE Magazine is distributed nationally for free.
Legacy 8 Enterprises
Legacy 8 Enterprises makes CBD products derived from hemp which are sold under the brand name iThrive Naturally. The company realizes the importance of sourcing only the most natural products to ensure that consumers experience the wellness benefits that CBD can provide. Legacy 8 Enterprises believes in educating the world about CBD and using CBD products to bring a person's endocannabinoid system into homeostasis.
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