Projects

This is the CASP “Electron Cloud”: a visual representation of some of the great energy we have attracted to our core so far!

 

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Dr. Sexton’s                Cannabis Use Survey

 

 

Environment: We are committed to decreasing environmental impact of Cannabis agriculture by promoting Community-supported Agriculture, Organic and Outdoor Grows, Sustainable Agricultural Practice and Community-based Growing Facilities

Who is HUMMAP?  The Humboldt Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel is a community-based nonpartisan policy group created four years ago to foster comprehensive approaches to legal marijuana policy, integrating health, safety, economic, and regulatory issues in Humboldt County, California and the United States. Formed by a public meeting process, HUMMAP speaks for the interests of legal marijuana growers, patients, caregivers, distributors and support services across Humboldt County.

What is the Seattle Grange Project?  A Grange the act of banding together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture.  Dr. Corva says: “Simply put, the cost of obtaining a 502 license is prohibitive for small growers, and not just the license fee.  The major obstacle is finding a landlord to work with and real estate that meets zoning guidelines.  We aim to establish a single-license cooperative that can achieve economies of scale to reduce per-person costs, with on-site input vending.  The cooperative will include not just growers but processers, who will have direct access to the ingredients necessary to make concentrates and edibles, as well as space to make them.  We will also be able to negotiate distribution and share security system costs to create a model for organic, sustainable livelihoods.  These will include current black- and gray- market participants (pending background check and interviews), thus creating an avenue for the formalization of informal production.  This will meet public policy goals to dissipate the black market, but in a positive rather than antagonistic way.  We estimate 100-150 members in a very large warehouse space, and we are hoping to locate in South Park.”

Who is VIMEA?  The Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance is an advocacy and trade organization for legal marijuana produced on Vashon Island in Washington State.  VIMEA’s goals are to create an environment welcoming to local marijuana farmers, assist marijuana entrepreneurs in setting up their businesses, re-establish the Vashon Island marijuana brand and encourage successful farmers to reinvest a portion of their profits into the community.  VIMEA is based on Vashon Island, Washington.

Medicine: We are involved in insuring the access to  quality-controlled Cannabis for qualified patients. We are committed to the right for patients to grow their own medicine.   We participate in research on the therapeutic benefit of using Cannabis for medicine.

What is Dravet?  Dravet syndrome is a  genetic disorder that causes a form of intractable epilepsy, typically diagnosed in the first year of life.  There are families across the United States who have administered CBD-dominant Cannabis strain  whole-plant extracts to their children with Dravet who are having excellent success with: seizure control, behavioral improvements, increased fine and motor skill abilities, improved cognitive function and increased quality of life for the child and the whole family.

What is an IRB? An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an independent ethics committee charged with protecting the rights and welfare of people involved in research.  The IRB reviews plans for research involving human subjects.  Institutions that accept research funding from the federal government must have an IRB to review all research involving human subjects (even if a given research project does not involve federal funds).  The Food and Drug Administration and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) (part of the National Institutes of Health) set the guidelines and regulations governing human subjects research and IRBs.

Education: We are devoted to providing quality and science-based education to our medical peers and patients.

Cannabis Training Institute is specialized education surrounding Cannabis and the associated industry.  Doctors Corva and Sexton are on the advisory board for this Institute, founded in Seattle.  CTI is partnering with Americans for Safe Access in a certification process based on industry standards developed by the American Herbal Products Association and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Cannabis Monograph.

Dr. Sexton has been an editor and technical advisor to Roy Upton at the American Herbal Pharmacopeia for the development on AHP’s Cannabis Monograph Standards of Identity, Analysis and Quality Control.  This document was formally adopted by the WSLCB as  conditions of accreditation of laboratories for quality assurance testing in Washington State under I502 adopted rules.  The Center was contracted with for the development of laboratory guidelines in Washington State.

Gender:  We are curious about gender issues in Cannabis and are open to the idea of differences in the experience of Cannabis based on the criteria of gender.

Racial Justice:  We are bound to promoting the end of the war on racial class by the disproportionate number of people of color imprisoned by the the Drug War.

 

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