5 cannabis causes you can donate to right now

Published on November 19, 2021 · Last updated August 17, 2023
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If you have the means, donating to cannabis causes can be both helpful and meaningful. (Leafly)

No matter the time of year, lovers of legal weed have a responsibility to speak up about the wrongs of cannabis criminalization and take action if they can.

If you have the means available, one way to contribute to forward movement and social justice in the cannabis industry is by donating to cannabis causes. Not sure where (or how) to gift your support? We picked a few organizations to get you started and pointed you directly where they take donations.

Time to get into the spirit of giving.

Last Prisoner Project

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With an estimated 40,000 lives on the line, The Last Prisoner Project is dedicated to freeing and rehabilitating every last person imprisoned for cannabis. The coalition’s intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns work together to secure FULL freedom for all of the incarcerated.

Donate any dollar amount to help or—if you’re short on cash this year—bring a bit of joy to someone in prison by joining the LPP’s letter-writing program.

On Giving Tuesday, Leafly will match up to $50,000 to donate to the Last Prisoner Project. Help us grow our match!
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Nu Project

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The legal cannabis industry is thriving—but it’s not a level playing field. Nu Project supports communities disproportionately harmed by cannabis criminalization through programs designed to help them overcome common equity hurdles: capital, education/exposure, and connection.

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With any donation, you can join Nu Project’s mission to help people of color build generational wealth and unlock the door to success in the cannabis industry.

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Counting Snoop Dogg as a supporter, THE WELDON PROJECT is committed to funding social change and financial aid for all those incarcerated on cannabis-related offenses. The inspiration? Founder Weldon Angelos’ own experience with a low-level cannabis case.

Through their MISSION [GREEN] initiative, THE WELDON PROJECT provides aid to those affected by cannabis criminalization. When you donate, you’re doing your part to help move the needle forward.

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Americans for Safe Access

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You shouldn’t have to pack up and move to access medical cannabis. With people in all 50 states, Americans for Safe Access works to ensure safe and legal access for all patients and researchers—no matter where you live.

When you donate or become a member, you help ASA work to ensure cannabis is recognized as a legal medicine, can be covered by insurance, and patients can trust the quality of the products they choose.


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NORML—an organization committed to the decriminalization of cannabis and the normalization of responsible use—has been fighting the good fight since 1970.

With a strong track record behind them, NORML continues to lead efforts towards state and federal law reform, as well as advocate for consumers and counter the government’s Reefer Madness narrative via open-access cannabis education. Donate to NORML one-time or monthly to help keep our future green.

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