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With 4/20 right around the corner, it’s worth examining how far
cannabis has come. Not only is marijuana the fastest growing industry in America, but it also added 64,389 jobs in 2018. Because of this, legal cannabis jobs helped more than 211,000 Americans pay their bills. Even better, the marijuana industry is putting its money where it counts most: back into the community.
Here are a few of the
cannabis companies focused on taking profits and making a difference with them.
Are there any cannabis brands working on community projects that we should know about? Let us know in the comments!
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Cannabis Gives Back
Magical Butter is the premier way to make your own infused butter, oil, and tinctures. But the brand does so much more than simply infuse marijuana into food. It gives back to the community through CEO Garyn Angel’s charity
Cheers to Goodness Foundation, which helps families with critically ill kids get the medicine they need by covering medical and relocation expenses.
Heavy Grass isn't just producing some of the finest marijuana available; they're also a true patron of the arts. A portion of their proceeds goes to art and music-focused charities like the
T.J. Martell Foundation and Music Saves Lives.
Bloom Farms is as well known for their dank weed as they are for their philanthropy work. For each Bloom Farms product you purchase, they donate a healthy meal to someone in need. Since 2015, Bloom Farms has donated over 1 million meals to food-insecure individuals.
Weed For Good
Weed for Good is a cannabis nonprofit that provides free medical cannabis and education to low-income patients suffering from chronic and terminal illnesses. The medicine they provide to patients is funded in part by people like you, but also by a variety of marijuana-centric brands like Eaze, Dosist, Meadow, and Kiva.
Good Chem is one of the preeminent marijuana brands out there, but it's their philosophy of giving back that really sets them apart. Good Chemistry Nurseries was founded in the spirit of making life better for those in need by supporting the vulnerable or underserved. The company supports charities like
Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation, the homeless-serving Denver Rescue Mission, the LGBTQ advocacy group One Colorado, AIDS Walk Colorado, and more.
PAX Labs, Inc teamed up with TAO Group Los Angeles to launch #my420 to showcase the various faces of cannabis users and culture. For a limited time,
PAX is offering their PAX Era vape for the insanely low price of $14.20 leading up to holiday with the device available for purchase on 4/20 for $4.20. The PAX Era is an effortless pen-and-pod system for oil that controls temperature, flavor, and potency to achieve the kind of high you want when you want it.