The cannabis industry continues to step up and help raise money for humanitarian efforts in support of Ukraine.
Recently, we published an article about a joint effort between a cannabis dispensary, MediThrive, and a dozen cannabis brands in California supporting aid in Ukraine (1). Now, more cannabis companies have declared their intent to donate proceeds to humanitarian organizations working in Ukraine.
Helmand Valley Growers Company (HVGC) is a US veteran owned and operated cannabis manufacturing company in California that donates 100% of their profits to promoting veteran health through cannabis. They recently announced their pledge to donate their profits to World Central Kitchen until the end of April. World Central Kitchen is a non-profit organization working to provide chef-prepared meals to communities affected by the violence in Ukraine (2).
“We at Helmand Valley Growers Company want to do our part, and we hope that you do the same,” said Chief Executive Officer Bryan Buckley in a video outlining their pledge (3).
Another company donating profits is Lime Cannabis Co., a cannabis manufacturer in California. “We have many team members who’ve been directly affected by war. Giving back is a core part of our brand promise, so in March, we’re donating a portion of our sales to Hope for Ukraine,” said Sergey Vasilyev, Co-founder & CEO, Lime Cannabis. “We’re in a strong growth mode so supporting a community in need just feels good, and right.” Hope for Ukraine is a non-profit organization working to provide various kinds of support to Ukraine’s most vulnerable communities (4).