Legislative Toolkit & Advocacy

Advocacy vs Lobbying

ACNA encourages their members to advocate at their State level. ACNA advocates at the Federal level.

Please take the time to learn the difference between Advocacy and Lobbying.

ACNA does not take a position on bills and does not lobby. ACNA does not support members lobbying as a representative of ACNA.

Your decision to lobby for a particular bill is a personal one and should represent your personal position.

Helpful Resources

Federal Resources - Federal website for looking up bills, finding your congressional representative and other useful information.

Legislative measure - Legislative measure and how to read it.

Americans for Safe Access: Resources for a lobby day - List of popular lobby materials for you to download and print

Americans for Safe Access: The Medical Cannabis Briefing Book 

Speak Even When Your Voice Shakes - Tips for Testifying

The Cannabis Nurse's Guide to Advocacy - ACNA's guide to advocacy for Cannabis Nurses

Lobbying vs Advocacy - A General Guide

The FIRST Method - Assessing a Bill