Edify is leveraging our background in political organizing, media strategy, technology, and government affairs to bring cannabis legislative and infrastructure improvements to communities throughout the United States. We collaborate with community leaders, subject matter experts, elected officials, and, local residents to help identify and implement solutions that fit their particular needs best.
No matter which city or town we become involved in, we have four primary values that guide our work.
— Our Values
The Edify Values
Who We Are and What We Stand For
Providing Medical Care
All citizens should have a right to choose alternative, non-pharmaceutical care without sacrificing safety or dignity. Our organization works to destigmatize the usage of medical cannabis, and eliminate barriers to access such as affordability.
Well-regulated, adult access to cannabis has been shown to reduce dependency upon addictive substances such as alcohol and opiates.
Studies have also shown that communities where cannabis can be consumed legally have a lower rate of drug-related crimes and reduced teen use.
Also, we know that unnecessary arrests for possession have devastating and traumatizing consequences both parents and their children. At Edify we are passionate about keeping families together by searching for better solutions for our communities than incarceration.
Already we are seeing substantial revenue from regulated cannabis sales benefit schools, mental health programs, and law enforcement. As more businesses emerge in the industry, well-paying jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities are also increasing.
Edify partners with the industry and community leaders to ensure that all citizens have a chance to participate in this economic growth, including women, veterans, and people of color.
Building a Foundation
As more laws are passed at local, state, and, federal levels, businesses and regulators must be ready to adapt fast enough to keep up. Edify shares knowledge and best practices from one area of the country with another in subjects including:
- Technology and tools for efficiency
- HIPAA compliance of medical use data
- Workplace safety
- Environmental impact