California cannabis companies Dub Bros. – the parent of Tradecraft Farms – Catalyst Cannabis Co., and Gold Flora Distribution are partnering with Bomb Techs Without Borders and Ukraine Now to purchase non-lethal supplies for Ukrainians, recently sending a pallet of individual first aid kits.
The donation program builds upon Dub Bros. philanthropy arm Gobble Gobble Drive which feeds more than 35,000 annually during Thanksgiving.
“We are here to tell our Ukrainian Friends & Family that the cannabis industry has not forgotten them. So we got a few friends together and raised $10,000 to help the brave men and women that are still in their home land facing Russia’s aggression,” “The great nation of Ukraine should remain Democratic and Sovereign. We will help wherever we can.” – Barry Walker, CEO of Tradecraft Farms, in a press release
For every $125 donation, the program can purchase another first aid kit.
In 2015, the Gobble Gobble Give program fed 17,000 people and in 2019, fed more than 33,000, according to the organization’s website. The program has served meals in 21 cities throughout the U.S.
Several other cannabis companies have set up donation programs to aid Ukrainians, including MediThrive in California, Luxury Loud in Michigan, and industry public relations firm Mattio Communications, according to a High Times report.
In March, cannabis legalization activists with Freedom March called on the global cannabis industry for donations to help in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country the month prior.
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