Since its founding in 2017, Arizona-based Mint Cannabis has given away more than 1 million tacos for free from El Chon Tacos and Catering. In addition to free food, Mint Cannabis also donates $1,000 to several families in need to help them through the holiday season. The company estimates to have donated more than $3 million locally to those in need since its inception.
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Good Day Farm
A 29-store, multi-state operation based in Arkansas, Good Day Farm is giving back through its charity product lines and by supporting other cannabis-related charities. The company’s Titty Sprinkles line donates a portion of proceeds to Realm of Caring breast cancer research. Its Rainbow Sprinkles line launched with a $10,000 donation to charities supporting LGBTQ+ people in southern states. The company also helped fund scholarships for former prisoners through the social impact brand 40 Tons, and it has partnered with Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform.
CanPay recently hit a major milestone, establishing itself as a viable and legitimate payment option at more than 1,000 participating cannabis retail locations in 31 states across the U.S. The system allows cannabis consumers to make purchases with debit cards through its proprietary technology. Consumers have a maximum daily spending limit of $5,000.
So far, CanPay is responsible for creating more than $750 million in transparent transactions in states where cannabis is legal. According to the company, its payment network is used at 10 of the 13 largest public, multi-state operators in the industry.
PAX recently launched its Peace By PAX program to increase its social impact by supporting social reform, safe access and sustainable practices. The company has partnered with Cannabis Media Council to help destigmatize cannabis in media and Marijuana Policy Project to help advocate for fair cannabis laws, as well as the social-equity accelerator Our Academy and Last Prisoner Project. The company also works with several nonprofits to advocate for patient access to cannabis. The company plans to launch a Peace By PAX product line that will dedicate 100% of proceeds to the program in 2023.
California-based cultivator Farming First launched its sustainably grown cannabis brand Venterra Farms this February. The brand uses a combination of cost-effective indoor growing technology and outdoor cultivation techniques such as including setbacks from native waterways to protect water quality and designating areas to preserve and restore native plants, as well as using solar energy and upcycled water to grow with minimal environmental impact. In addition to its environmental endeavors, a portion of the brand’s proceeds will be donated to organizations that support sustainable farming and environmental conservation.