Good Green, a cannabis flower brand owned by Green Thumb Industries, yesterday announced the third group of nonprofit organizations to receive unrestricted funding as part of its grant program.
First launched in the fall of 2021, Good Green offers high-quality and affordable flower products. The brand aims to reinvest cannabis dollars back into communities disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations working in one or more of Good Green’s core pillars: expungement, education and employment.
The four organizations will receive $50,000 grants to advance their missions. Good Green’s third round of beneficiaries includes nonprofit organizations based in New Jersey, Illinois and Virginia:
- The Petey Greene Program (New Jersey): The program supports the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs, while educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in the United States’ carceral system. Since its founding in 2008, the PGP has supported more than 16,000 system-impacted learners, most of whom were pursuing their GED or high school diploma.
- Minority Cannabis Academy (New Jersey): A workforce development program that offers comprehensive cannabis education to disenfranchised communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. The organization’s program courses are instructor-led by subject matter experts and free of charge to students. Minority Cannabis Academy also provides job placement for students upon completion of the eight-week course.
- CEIC Corp (DBA Cannabis Equity IL Coalition) (Illinois): The coalition is a community-led organization providing support services for individuals returning from incarceration to clear their criminal records and access wraparound services. The coalition advocates for the expansion of automatic expungement and other policy solutions to end the War on Drugs and support community members in the reentry process.
- Nolef Turns (Virginia): Nolef strives to decrease the prison population by supporting and empowering those most affected by crime, trauma and incarceration. The organization provides direct service for individuals with court and justice involvement, participates in advocacy and trains those directly impacted by mass incarceration.
Good Green is committed to bringing responsible consumers and change-making organizations together to create real, lasting progress against the War on Drugs. The brand’s current product offerings, including indica, sativa and hybrid flower, are available in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.