Partnership has been focused on providing veterans access to cannabis
Over $100,000 has been raised to date for veterans initiatives
WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 17, 2021 — Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF), a Massachusetts based company and a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, today marks the one year anniversary of its partnership with the Massachusetts chapter of the Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP), an organization that advocates for legal and supported access of medical cannabis for veterans. As part of this partnership, Curaleaf has raised $107,000 for veterans organizations through the sales of its VCP pre-rolls over the past year at its Hanover medical dispensary as well as its locations in Oxford, Provincetown & Ware, Massachusetts.
Although state laws have permitted marijuana in Massachusetts and in 35 other states, 20 million veterans across the country are unable to access medical cannabis to help them cope with a number of physical and mental health issues including PTSD, because of federal laws. The Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP) strives to bring additional visibility to this important issue to help millions of veterans across the United States and those here in Massachusetts to have greater access to high quality medicinal cannabis they want and deserve.
“Curaleaf has helped us bring this critical issue to the forefront in Massachusetts and across the nation,” said Doug Distaso, U.S Air Force Veteran and Executive Director for the Veterans Cannabis Project. “Through their commitment to helping underserved communities like veterans, we can continue to advocate for access to cannabis as medicine. Veterans and their families overwhelmingly support federal legalization, and it’s our mission to ensure their elected officials take action on this issue.”
In addition to increased awareness on the issue of veterans access to cannabis, Curaleaf has donated the $107,000 it raised to both the VCP and MA Fallen Heroes, which helps empower veterans through education, employment, healthcare and housing.
“We don’t know where we’d be without a partner like Curaleaf,” said Dan Magoon, Executive Director of Mass Fallen Heroes. “This past year has been extremely difficult for everyone and we salute Curaleaf for never wavering in its support of our mission to assist Gold Star and military families throughout Massachusetts and New England.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all, and it’s our responsibility to stand by our non-profit partners like Mass Fallen Heroes and the Veterans Cannabis Project during this critical time where the needs of military veterans and their families have only grown,” said Patrik Jonsson, Curaleaf Northeast President. “We look forward to our continued work on behalf of our veterans.”
Coupled with the major donations, Curaleaf has supported employment and awareness efforts for military organizations through its involvement in the Mass Fallen Heroes Innovets program, which is an incubator for entrepreneurship among military veterans, and through several volunteer efforts.