Growing Demand for Cannabis Legalization Across North America Expands Scope of National Summit

Registration now open for 2019 North American Cannabis Summit
Thirty states now have some combination of decriminalization, medical use, and recreational use of marijuana, with several more states likely to put the issue to vote this year. In Canada, support from approximately two-thirds of the population prompted the introduction of Bill C-45 to legalize cannabis nationwide. On June 7, the Canadian Senate voted in favor of the legislation, adding amendments for the House of Commons to consider. In Mexico, possession of up to five grams of marijuana for “personal use” was decriminalized nearly a decade ago. More recently, in both 2015 and 2018, its Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs seeking to grow, transport, and use cannabis for personal reasons.

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AHP Announces Presale for Revised Edition of the Iconic WRAP “Red Book”

Human Potential Press, the publishing arm of Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), today announced presales for the first substantial revision in two decades of the Wellness Action Recovery Plan (WRAP), or “Red Book.” Books will begin shipping June 11. As WRAP’s customer base of individuals, facilitators, trainers, and organizations continues to grow, so has a need for evolving materials. Although the key concepts, values, and framework of WRAP remain unchanged, the design and content have been extensively updated and enhanced to amplify the products’ relevance and appeal to a diverse, international audience.

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Access to Recovery (ATR) Success Celebrated at Community Event in Boston

AHP organized an event in Boston on March 20, 2018, to celebrate the success of the Access to Recovery (ATR) program, honoring both those who benefit from the program and those who fund and run it. ATR changes lives for the better by providing recovery supports like vouchers for basic services and a unique job training program. The program has helped many who previously struggled with incarceration and other recovery barriers live sober lives and contribute to their communities, and it has also helped reduce overdose rates among those served.

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