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 (Heritage Farmer), Dr. Michelle Sexton (CASP), and Christopher Larson (Lost Coast Botanicals) at 2015 Seattle Hempfest Panel 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 see our About 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




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

  1. I really need to find cannabis help. Help getting medical cannabis at a fair price for a disabled 52 year old man with serious medical problems. Something in Missoula Montana or Spokane Washington. I live north of Missoula.

    1. hi Lawrence, please contact Americans for Safe Access for inquiries like this. We do not sell or transport cannabis across state lines, and asking people to do that — especially strangers — is very unwise on the one hand, or an effort to entrapment on the other.

  2. 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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