The Cannabis and Social Policy Center (CASP)

From left to right:  Dr. Corva, Martin Lee, Alison Bigelow, Dr. Sexton, and Christopher Larson
From left to right: Dr. Dominic Corva (CASP), Martin Lee (Project CBD, O’Shaughnessy’s), Alison Bigelow, Dr. Michelle Sexton (CASP, Phytalab), and Christopher Larson (Sohum Seeds) at 2015 Seattle Hempfest Panle discussion “CBD: Time for a Conversation”

We are a nonprofit action-research think tank based out of Seattle, Washington. Our organization serves as a central node for information about cannabis policy and markets in a wider social context, especially in Washington, Oregon and California.

Mission Statement

The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy collects and produces information about cannabis policy and markets in the context of state-level experiments in democracy directly affected by Legal Cannabis laws, rules, and regulations.


If you would like to learn more about the Center, please click on the “Contact” or “Who We Are” links at the top of the page.

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Integrated Social Policy Research 

  • Commitment to Contributing to Public Conversations about Cannabis Policy
  • Bring Groups Together for Evidence-Based Cannabis Policy Design


  • Input and Comment on Proposed laws and regulations
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Protocols
  • Protocol Development for Laboratories
  • Protocol Development for Dispensing Cannabis Product

Scientific and Medical Education

  • Course development for CEUs
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Expert Testimony for Cannabis law




2 thoughts on “The Cannabis and Social Policy Center (CASP)

  1. I would like to see cannabis laws where anyone can grow as much as they want for self use and gifts. If you want to grow commercially you can pay for an annual license (say $2,000.00?…enough so only serious people would buy one, but low enough for the small grows to afford to join too)
    I think you’d get the big tobacco companies making a standard moderately priced ok product, but there would also be a market for the exotic strains and extra fine quality that a small grower could provide.

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