Activist / Allied organizations
Canadian Cannabis Coalition
The Canadian Cannabis Coalition is a national umbrella organization dedicated to facilitating access to a safe supply of cannabis through research, education and advocacy. See their press releases section for news.... [...More]
Canadians for Safe Access (CSA)
Canadians for Safe Access (CSA) is an action-oriented, grassroots campaign of patients, supporters and suppliers working at the local, provincial and national level to change the unjust laws that prevent Canadians from accessing therapeutic cannabis.
They have an extensive collection of cannabis research links and resources. See their press releases section for news.... [...More]
Support Sensible BC for Marijuana Referendum
If we can collect over 400,000 signatures from all across BC during this coming September to November, then there will be a BC referendum to decriminalize marijuana possession in 2014.
We are calling upon the BC government to pass the Sensible Policing Act, which will stop police from searching or arresting otherwise law-abiding citizens for possession of marijuana.
A content-rich site with many current articles, videos, and links about prohibition of cannabis and other drugs as well as topics such as harm reduction and prostitution. Updated daily.
Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal
Published quarterly, Visions is an award-winning magazine which provides a place where many views on mental health and substance use issues can be heard.
The journal is written by and for people who have used mental health or addictions services, service providers, family and friends, community advocates, and leaders and decision-makers.... [...More]
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
The mission of BCCPD is to raise awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability. BCCPD also works to secure the necessary income supports for people with disabilities to live with dignity, and increase their ability to participate and contribute in their communities.... [...More]
Positive Women's Network
Action and Leadership on Women and HIV/AIDS.
Positive Women’s Network offers education, support and resources for women living with HIV and for service providing communities that work with women and their families. As the only HIV organization west of Toronto exclusively serving women, PWN also provide community development and educational support across the country.... [...More]
British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society
The British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. With more than 4,800 members and a proud history spanning three decades, BCPWA is an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement.... [...More]
Canadian AIDS Society
The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of over 120 community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. CAS is dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS.... [...More]
NORML is the oldest and most prominent American legalization group. Like MPP, they also have an ongoing medical marijuana campaign.... [...More]
Americans for Safe Access (USA)
Americans for Safe Access is the nation's largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.
Americans for Safe Access has collected some of the most relevant international research into cannabinoids and the therapeutic use of cannabis. This research includes peer-reviewed and published studies, as well as some of the most extensive government examinations into cannabis safety and its potential as a therapeutic agent.... [...More]
NORML (The National Resolution for the Legalization of Marijuana) Canada is a non-profit, public interest, member operated and funded group, chartered at the federal level in Canada since 1978. The organization aims to eliminate all civil and criminal penalties for private marijuana use – through government lobbying, public education, research, and legislative and judicial challenges.... [...More]