DFCR serves as the global voice for physicians and other health professionals to advance the legalization and science-based regulation of cannabis. Through education and advocacy efforts, we leverage the influence and expertise of the medical community to realize the legislative changes necessary to promote improved public health, social justice, and consumer protections.
Core to our advocacy efforts, DFCR is proactive in guiding the narrative of cannabis legalization, providing commentary on regulations early in the electoral, legislative, and regulatory process with a focus on offering science-based recommendations to support public health. Education forms the backbone of our advocacy, focusing on three key messages: cannabis prohibition is detrimental for public health, cannabis regulation benefits public health, and many of the fears of cannabis legalization are unfounded. We complement these efforts with specific recommendations to lawmakers, regulators, medical organizations, and the public.