The best advocacy organizations are able to take a belief and turn it into a movement. The 2015 MJINews Power Organizations are the organizations at the forefront of legalization, with some supporting and others not.
NORML began the organized drug law reform movement in 1970, inspiring activists across the nation. Over the years, the spread of legalization has prompted the creation of additional organizations to address the many facets of the legal marijuana industry.
These nine organizations advocate for a number of groups, ranging from patients and consumers to prohibitionists and entrepreneurs. What they share is that they wield enough influence in public and political spheres to prompt policy reform that will directly affect the legal marijuana industry and shape its investment landscape.