Last week was Thanksgiving and many cannabis companies and dispensaries ran holiday promotions. However, some cannabis companies though treat every day like its Thanksgiving as they make giving back to the community part of the company mission. These are some of the cannabis companies who give back every day and not just at the holiday:
Every day is a feast at Bloom Farms. For every BLOOM FARMS product purchased, the company donates one meal to a food-insecure family or individual in need. They have donated over two million meals since 2015. When you buy a vapor pen set or replacement cartridge from one of our retail partners in California, we pledge that a portion of your money is going to a good cause. “Anyone who considers themselves in need of food qualifies for assistance from food bank programs and pantries. It is important to us that anyone who experiences food insecurity be able to access food with dignity.”
CannaCraft really keeps its giving close to home and helps those in its backyard. Best known as the makers of Care By Design, AbsoluteXtracts, and Satori Chocolates, they donated $150,000 of CannaCraft products to patients affected by the Northern and Southern California fires. CannaCraft partnered with 99 High Tide Collective in Malibu and the 530 Collective, Synergy Collective, Mount Shasta Patient Collective, and a Therapeutic Alternative Collective in the Shasta and Sacramento areas to distribute free medicine to patients impacted by the fires. The company also supports the Cannabis Voter Project and the Last Prisoner Project.
Green Thumb Industries
Green Thumb Industries (GTI) has a tab on its website that says Community. Within that page, the company lists seven different organizations that the GTI supports. They include the African American Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Women in Cannabis, Invest for Kids and Streetwise to name a few. “Service in our communities is core to who we are as a company. At headquarters, for example, we have Inspire Impact days where we volunteer as a group,” said Linda Marciano at GTI. “Some recent examples of causes we support through walks or volunteer efforts include suicide awareness, special Olympics and breast cancer awareness. Our Dogwalkers brand supports animal shelter organizations. We produced special rythm-branded pens for breast cancer awareness month and also a Pride pen for Pride month.”
Ocean Cannabis Company
Ocean Cannabis Company was founded by philanthropist couple, Patrick and Mary Ersig. Their love for the ocean led them to create a cannabis brand with a focus on sustainability, going “green” to save the big “blue”. In their commitment to raising the bar for what clean conscious cannabis truly looks like, Ocean Cannabis Company has partnered with Ocean Works and Sana Packaging. Their child-resistant plastic tubes are made from 100% plastic that has been reclaimed and recycled from the ocean and all product packaging is made from recycled goods.
This commitment to saving the oceans doesn’t come without a price. They’re spending more on their product packaging out of social consciousness but their customers will never see those costs. It’s their small part to help clean up the world’s oceans and rid them of plastic
Since its inception in 2006, the Harborside Inc. (CSE: HBOR) dispensary in California estimates it has donated a total of $500,000 to 58 community groups, including the United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County and San Francisco AIDS Walk.
Since 2008, it has offered 20,000 hours of free holistic services to the surrounding community and given $250,000-worth of free medical marijuana to needy patients under a Care Package Program.
“Our mission is to build a world that lives by the values cannabis teaches us and one of those is generosity,” said Kelly Quirke, community engagement coordinator for Harborside. “That grows with the recognition that we’re embedded in a community that supports us, and we’re inspired to support the community.”
Sunday Scaries produces CBD Gummies called Unicorn Jerky created to honor Julia, co-founder Mike Sill’s sister who passed away from suicide in 2011. Sunday Scaries donates $1 from every purchase to The Trevor Project, which raises awareness for suicide prevention in the LGBTQ community. While $1 might not seem like a lot, it can go towards the salary of an operator that works full-time supporting LGBTQ youth in need. It can go towards creating new initiatives, supporting schools and social programs that seek to curb youth suicide, and raising awareness for LGBTQ issues. $1 can go towards saving a life.