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.
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.
Published: April 18, 2019
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