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Breaking the Stigma

Normalizing cannabis consumption sometimes involves having difficult conversations. No matter who your audience is: a government official, member of law enforcement, neighbor, or beloved family member, being armed with data, facts, and concise talking points will help facilitate the conversation. 

We challenge every single person to read about the history of cannabis in the United States and why black and brown individuals are 3.64 times more likely to be arrested for cannabis-related incidents than their white counterparts today. It’s a story shrouded in bureaucratic agendas woven with systemic racism at its core. 

The first step to having a meaningful conversation about cannabis involves recognizing and acknowledging an entire generation that purposely instilled fear and misinformation in the hearts of the general population with “Reefer Madness” campaigns and D.A.R.E programs.

It sure feels like we’ve come a long way, but we collectively still have miles of ground to cover. These organizations can help lead the dialogue:

AAPI Cannabis Collective

American Civil Liberties Union

Americans for Safe Access

Drug Policy Alliance

Marijuana Policy Project



Whether you’re choosing to educate yourself as a conscious consumer or integrating yourself into this emerging industry as a member of the workforce, knowing where to find the right resources and educational programs is crucial. 

Science has become the cornerstone to legitimizing the cannabis industry. As legalization continues to sweep across the nation as well as globally, the next generation of “cannabis professionals” is being created. We’re excited to be a part of that movement! Are you? 

The Cannigma

Green Flower Media

John Patrick University MS in Integrative and Functional Medicine

Minority Cannabis Academy

Project CBD

University of Maryland MS in Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Medical Professionals

Active practitioners have been hesitant to enter the cannabis space citing lack of educational resources, protocols, and peer-reviewed research, yet plant-based medicine has been around for millennia beginning in ancient China. 

As almost all medical professionals understand, the ability to network with like-minded individuals is how the needle for innovation surrounding patient care moves forward. Functional and alternative medicine is at the forefront of modern-day holistic practices. Will you join the movement? 

American Cannabis Nurses Association

American Journal for Endocannabinoid Medicine

Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine


Doctors For Cannabis Regulations

International Society of Cannabis Pharmacists

Society of Cannabis Clinicians


Across the United States, the cannabis industry is experiencing a rapid pace of growth compared to any other market. With nearly half a million people currently working in the industry, we are still in the infancy stage trying to develop stronger foundations. Working through state-by-state piecemeal regulations has shown to be incredibly difficult and with a push for reform happening on the federal level as well, there are many moving parts.

No matter where your interests lie, these resources can help you stay in tune with what’s happening across the country:

Minority Cannabis Business Association

Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana

MJBiz Daily

National Cannabis Industry Association

The Green Paper

The State of Cannabis

US Cannabis Council

New Jersey

Welcome to the Garden State! Learn about what’s happening in the cannabis industry around NJ and get actively involved! Below are some resources to kick start your journey:


Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey

NJ Cannabis Certified

NJ Cannabis Insider

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission

NJ Cannabusiness Association