Marijuana Business Daily donated approximately a quarter of a million dollars through their Industry Giveback Program in support of organizations focused on industry building areas like professional development and inclusion, sustainability and community development, as well as legal advocacy across the cannabis industry.
“The best way to further the conversation of cannabis as an industry is to further develop and sustain the act of commerce which helps build the economy and overall quality of life in those regions and of those individuals whom the industry serves,” said CEO and Co-Founder, Cassandra Farrington. “That is why we’ve expanded our industry giveback program to include a wider range of organizations such as the Resource Innovation Institute, National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), and The Organic Cannabis Association among others.”
Additionally, support also included donations to immensely important initiatives such as those led by the Cannabis Canada Association, Hemp Industry Association (HIA), National Hemp Association (NHA), and Puerto Rico Medical Cannabis Association, Inc. (PRMCA) for disaster relief.
Ms. Farrington closed her remarks by stating, “We feel strongly continued support of key legal advocacy groups in the United States will continue to be important. But expanding and supporting not for profit initiatives that build a stronger industry across numerous sectors is equally critical to the cannabis industry’s growth.” Additional legal advocacy recipients of 2017 Industry Giveback funds included: Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Drug Policy Alliance, Marijuana Policy Project Foundation (MPP), and NORML Foundation.
MJBizDaily recognizes its ability to reach and speak to the industry-as-a-whole, and looks to provide resources and opportunities to amplify the voices of organizations supporting professionals, organizations, and companies working to develop a strong and responsible cannabis industry.
Each year, MJBizDaily selects non-profit organizations to support through monetary donations and partnerships. Additionally, the industry wide mixers at MJBizCon and MJBizConNEXT serve as vehicles to provide support and awareness for key areas of interest within the Cannabis industry. To submit your non-profit organization for consideration to the program, please visit this link for more information: https://mjbizdaily.com/industry-giveback-program/
Source: PR Newswire