The Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation's (CPEAR) mission is to advance a comprehensive federal regulatory framework for cannabis. The coalition consists of members representing regulated industries, academics, think tanks, public safety officials, medical and mental health professionals, financial services firms, and social equity organizations, all of whom are developing policy and building a national conversation on the federal regulation of cannabis. Together this coalition strives to be a trusted, science-driven resource for lawmakers and the larger stakeholder community as we collaborate to develop responsible policies that provide access to cannabis while protecting consumers and patients, barring underage use, upholding public health and safety, and promoting equity.
Center of Excellence
CPEAR’s Center of Excellence is comprised of leaders throughout the United States who are experts on a broad array of issues that will be affected by federal cannabis legalization. The Center of Excellence works to analyze the effect cannabis legalization would have on these policy areas and the ways in which they should be integrated into a national regulatory framework.
We analyze the following policy areas:
Data and research
Regulatory and enforcement structures
Legacy and state systems
Financing and minority capital access
Product format and potency
Criminal justice reform
Medical benefits and mental health
Youth use prevention
Marketing and advertising
Membership in the Center of Excellence by an individual issue expert does not denote endorsement by any organization. Support for cannabis legalization is not a requirement for Center of Excellence members, and neither the Center as a whole nor individual members will be expected to endorse cannabis legalization in general or support particular policy solutions.
Center of Excellence Members:
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
Resource Innovation Institute
R Street Institute
National Conference of State Legislatures
Dr. Staci Gruber
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Dr. G. Malik Burnett
University of Maryland
National Hispanic Cannabis Council
Altria Client Services
The Brink's Company
Compliance Technology Coalition
Constellation Brands, Inc.
Convenience Distribution Association
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Molson Coors Beverage Company
National Association of Convenience Stores
If you are interested in learning more about our members or are interested in joining the CPEAR coalition, contact us.