To the degree that we feel incredibly lucky to be a cannabis dispensary in a such a supporting community, we feel equally responsible to ensure that our industry not only has a bright future but a future that is accessible. As a cannabis user, weed lover, or occasional toker, we hope that you see the opportunity that you have to be an advocate for weed and its future. Here are the top 3 areas of focus that we see worth investing in for our Trove + beyond community:
Before we take to the streets, it’s essential that we equip ourselves with information. Our blog is an excellent resource to learn more about all things cannabis and Washington cannabis specifically.
Here are a few articles to start with:
Links to further research and learning:
Americans for Safe Access: Created to to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic use and research.
Drug Policy Alliance: mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.
Norml: 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.
We’ll be the first to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has made creating community a challenge. Our Trove community is united by a love for good times, good cannabis and sharing those things with our friends and families. Outside of our store walls, there is a national and global community that has been created from the same.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project: informs, registers and turns out voters who are interested in cannabis policy. Launched by civic engagement organization HeadCount.org in 2018, the Cannabis Voter Project believes it’s important for the cannabis community to be an active and informed voting bloc.
ACLU: dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Their mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
Marijuana Policy Project: the number one organization in the U.S. legalizing cannabis. “We passed 13 medical cannabis laws in the past 15 years, and we ran winning campaigns in eight of the 11 legalization states. No organization in the movement has changed as many cannabis laws, impacted as many patients and consumers, created as many new markets, or done more to end cannabis prohibition in the U.S. than MPP.”
In addition to all of the links we’ve listed above, here are a few more ways you can stay informed with cannabis industry news. Don’t forget to share what you’ve learned! As important as it is to learn it’s just as important to share your knowledge and establish safe spaces for growing this beautiful community together.
Here’s how to stay informed:
Leafly: the world’s online destination to learn about cannabis, find cannabis strains and products, and buy them from legal, licensed retailers. More than 100 million people visit us each year because of our proven commitment to education and science-based information.
Ganjapreneur: provides essential daily news and insights to cannabis entrepreneurs, investors, and industry participants.
High Times: the definitive resource for all things cannabis. From cultivation and legalization, to entertainment and culture, to hard-hitting news exposing the War on Drugs, High Times has been the preeminent source for cannabis information since 1974.