With legalization of adult-use cannabis, New York has taken a strong approach to repair the past damages caused by the War on Drugs and prohibition.
One brand is helping advance these efforts by providing grants to nonprofits across the country that are seeking to help people who have been affected by cannabis convictions.
Good Green, a Green Thumb Industries brand, has already given over $500,000 in grant funding to 501(c)3 organizations, including two in New York, said Jai Kensey, Green Thumb’s director of social impact.
"It’s beautiful that we’re able to reinvest funding from our brand that’s sold in our dispensaries And so that was the key part for us – to ensure that we were able to provide resources. I always talk about how at Green Thumb, it’s our duty to provide resources and platforms to help amplify the voices of nonprofits that are out there in the trenches doing the heavy lifting of supporting the communities in which they serve. So it was a great opportunity for us to find a way to right the wrongs of the War on Drugs. But this is just one way that we can leverage a brand that we sell within our RISE dispensaries to help communities of color, whether they be nonprofit organizations or individuals and communities who are supporting people in need."
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