Trade groups are sprouting from cannabis industry
By John Schroyer
It wasn’t too many years ago that groups such as the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance and a few others were the only formally organized pro-cannabis associations in the United States.
But as the cannabis industry has spread, a variety of marijuana organizations, especially trade groups, have cropped up.
Many are reputable but some have more of a self-interest at stake, meaning that cannabis entrepreneurs will want to perform some due diligence before joining.
The growth of trade groups has reached a point where even industry insiders don’t have a good idea how many