Coalition Partners

The success of CCPR is building advocacy from our coalition partners to align with the diverse communities of stakeholders in our fight against cannabis prohibition in California. Below is a list of organizations that have already committed their support to the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform and the mission.

Our partners:


Americans For Safe Access (ASA)


Americans for Safe Access (ASA), based in Washington DC, USA, is a member-based organization working to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic uses and research. Americans for Safe Access works in partnership with state, local and national legislators to create policies that heighten access to medicinal marijuana for both patients and researchers. ASA has over 30,000 active members with chapters and affiliates in more than 40 states.

ASA provides legal training for and medical information to patients, attorneys, health and medical professionals and policymakers throughout the United States. They also organize media support for court cases, rapid response to law enforcement raids, and capacity-building for advocates.

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California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA)


The NCIA is an American non-profit organization based in the District of Columbia, with an additional office in Denver, Colorado. NCIA is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization representing state-sanctioned cannabis-related businesses at the federal level.

Its mission is "to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic and legal environment for that industry in the United States".

The organization was founded in late 2010 and has been described as the "first national trade group for the cannabis industry" in the United States.

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Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)


The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is a New York City-based non-profit organization, led by executive director Ethan Nadelmann, with the principal goal of ending the American "War on Drugs". The stated priorities of the organization are the decriminalization of responsible drug use, the promotion of harm reduction and treatment in response to drug misuse, and the facilitation of open dialog about drugs between youth, parents, and educators.

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Ghostgroup


Ghost Group is a venture capital firm based in Newport Beach, California. It focuses on developing consumer and enterprise businesses in the legal marijuana industry. The firm was founded in 2012 by Justin Hartfield (co-founder of WeedMaps) and Doug Francis.

Ghost Group targets accredited businesses and investors that are either already involved or have shown interest in becoming involved in the marijuana industry.

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Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA)


The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance Helps Medical Marijuana Patients The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance (GLACA) is a voluntary association of medical cannabis cooperative and collective operators in Los Angeles who have organized around a shared desire to provide safe access to patients with adherence to a strict code of operational guidelines.

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)


Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, international, educational organization comprising former and current police officers, government agents and other law enforcement agents who oppose the current War on Drugs. LEAP was founded on March 16, 2002 by five police officers. It is modeled after Vietnam Veterans Against the War, an organization which earned its credibility by utilizing speakers who had been on the frontlines of the war they later denounced.

LEAP now has more than 100,000 members and supporters, approximately 5,000 of whom are from law enforcement, though many choose to remain anonymous. There are 148 speakers living in thirty-five different states in the United States and sixteen other countries. As of January 2014 LEAP has members and supporters in 190 countries.

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Magnolia Wellness Center


Magnolia Wellness is a Collective of patient serving patients located in Oakland, CA.

They have a large, inviting and discreet facility in a convenient location.

Magnolia Wellness center also provide different services to their patient like massage acupuncture and even haircut saloon.

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Marijuana Majority


What do evangelical Christian Pat Robertson, progressive media maven Arianna Huffington, conservative businessman David Koch, actor Morgan Freeman and rapper Snoop Dogg have in common?

Probably only one thing: They all think our marijuana criminalization laws don't work, cause harm and need to change. Polls show that a majority of Americans agree with them

Marijuana Majority exists to help more people understand the simple fact that supporting commonsense solutions like regulating marijuana sales and ending marijuana arrests are mainstream positions and that there's no reason those who support reform should be afraid to say so.

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Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)


The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the largest organization working solely on marijuana policy reform in the United States in terms of its budget, number of members, and staff. Its stated aims are to: increase public support for non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies; identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies; change state laws to reduce or eliminate penalties for the medical and non-medical use of marijuana; and gain influence in Congress.

MPP advocates taxing and regulating the possession and sale of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, envisions a nation where marijuana education is honest and realistic, and believes treatment for problem marijuana users should be non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm.

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Medical Marijuana 411


Medical Marijuana 411 is an online, information-based group promoting a better quality of life through the sensible use of medical marijuana.

Whether you are looking for patient stories, news articles, or want to hear from a physician, Medical Marijuana 411 can help you keep up with the every-changing world of medical cannabis.

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Mithril Capital Management


Mithril is a global investment firm that provides capital to leading growth companies. They partner with teams who use technology to build valuable and lasting businesses, often in industries long overdue for change. Each of these businesses is unique, but all face common challenges to unlocking long-term growth.

They help navigate these critical inflection points investing in size and with conviction.

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909. Its mission is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination". Its name, retained in accordance with tradition, uses the once common term colored people.

The NAACP bestows the annual Image Awards for achievement in the arts and entertainment, and the annual Spingarn Medals for outstanding positive achievement of any kind, on deserving black Americans. It has its headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Oaksterdam University


Oaksterdam University is recognized as America's first cannabis college. Located in Oakland, CA, the educational facility and "political institution" was founded in November 2007 by medical marijuana activist Richard Lee to offer training for the cannabis industry, with a mission to "legitimize the business and work to change the law to make cannabis legal.

vIts main campus is located in the Oaksterdam area of Downtown Oakland, California. There were also campuses in Los Angeles, Sebastopol, and Michigan.

Activist Richard Lee was inspired to create Oaksterdam University after visiting the Cannabis College in Amsterdam.

The university offered its first classes to 22 students in November 2007. As of November 2009, the university has granted certificates of completion to over 18 000 students.

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Patient ID Center


The goal of the Patient ID Center (PIDC) formally known as Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative (OCBC) is to provide seriously ill patients with a safe and reliable source of medical cannabis information and patient support. Our cooperative is open to all patients with a verifiable letter of recommendation for medical cannabis, used to alleviate or terminate the effects of their illnesses. The PIDC is currently unable to dispense medical cannabis due to local contracts to issue secure photo ID cards.

Federal statutes currently prohibit the use of cannabis as medicine. However, scientific evidence, including anecdotal evidence, documents the relief that cannabis provides to many seriously ill patients. The cooperative is dedicated to reducing the harm these patients encounter due to the prohibition of cannabis.

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)


Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is an international non-profit advocacy and education organization based in Washington D.C. SSDP is focused on reforming drug policy in the United States and internationally.

SSDP was first founded in 1998 by a small group of U.S. students from Rochester Institute of Technology and George Washington University in response to that year's reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which contained a provision denying student loans and grants to students with drug convictions.

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The California National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)


California NORML is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to reforming California's marijuana laws. Their mission is to establish the right of adults to use cannabis legally. They are the only state organization devoted specifically to marijuana reform.

They publish a newsletter, lobby lawmakers, sponsor events, offer legal, educational, and consumer health advice, and sponsor scientific research. We maintain a separate membership and financial base from national NORML.

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The Emerald Growers Association (EGA)


Emerald Growers Association is a non-profit, member-based association of medical cannabis cultivators, business owners, and patients. Together, we promote California's locally farmed, sustainably grown medical cannabis, and advocate for a medical cannabis industry that benefits the community, the environment, and the California economy.

The mission of the EGA is to promote the medicinal, environmental, social, and economic benefits of lawfully cultivated sun-grown medical cannabis from California's Emerald Triangle Region by advocating for public policies that foster a healthy, sustainable medical cannabis industry.

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The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)


UFCW National Medical Cannabis and Hemp Division : On May 29, 2010, hundreds of California medical-marijuana industry workers voted to become UFCW Local 5 members. They included workers at Oaksterdam University, the Oaksterdam Gift Shop, the Blue Sky Coffee Shop/Dispensary, the Bulldog Coffee Shop, AMCD Dispensaries Inc, and the Patient ID Center, all in Oakland. Soon after the workers at Medi-Cone Farms of California, joined the union.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is a labor union representing approximately 1.3 million workers[1] in the United States and Canada in many industries, including agriculture, health care, meatpacking, poultry and food processing, manufacturing, textile, G4S Security, chemical trades, and retail food.

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