SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nov. September 2021–
Eaze, the nation’s largest cannabis supply marketplace, today celebrated the launch of Eaze Compassion, a nationwide program to restore access to medical cannabis to patients left behind by California cannabis laws. Eaze Compassion works directly with a network of compassionate care organizations and brands to implement the intent of Senator Scott Wieners SB 34, the Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act, signed by Governor Newsom in October 2019.
Eaze Compassion bridges the “last mile” between low-income patients and the products they need to survive and thrive. Eaze Compassion leverages Eaze’s nationwide network of brands and delivery drivers, collects donated products, and then – working with leading compassionate organizations such as Weed For Warriors, Operation Evac, This Is Jane Project, and Brownie Mary Democratic Club – identifies patients who are excluded from prosecution are marketed by high taxes or residing in the 70% of California’s jurisdictions where the legal cannabis trade is prohibited.
“Many compassion programs collapsed in the early green onslaught, leaving the very people who were legalized cannabis to help,” said Ro Choy, CEO of Eaze. “Eaze Compassion gives companies an easy way to donate and distribute products that they would otherwise have to destroy, so I hope more brands will join the program.”
“Cannabis is medicine. Nobody should be forced to live with the effects of debilitating pain, PTSD, multiple sclerosis, or any other illness because they can’t pay or live under a local ban, ”said Senator Wiener to donate cannabis to help make the compassionate Care Act by Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary for patients is becoming a reality. “
“If we don’t donate an unused product, we will be forced to destroy it according to California regulations. That’s heartbreaking given all the care and natural resources that go into each fumé flower, ”said Eric Sklar, CEO of Fumé Brands, which distributed over 8,000 units to patients through Eaze Compassion. “Donating is a win-win situation – for us because our plants do the best, and for low-income patients who can now access safe, legal medicines for free.”
The program relies on donations from licensed brands of cannabis; Participants include S * SHOTS, SF Roots, Fume’s Lake Grade, Island, and Tempo.
“The partnership with Eaze Compassion was very important to This is Jane Project! Eaze’s seamless onboarding and delivery process, as well as the dedication of its team members, was a turning point in making free cannabis donation easier for women and non-binary trauma survivors, said Shannon DeGrooms, executive director of the This Is Jane Project, “A market that excludes patients , is wrong. Together with partners like Eaze, we are committed to doing something about it. “
Prior to Proposition 64, California had established and successful compassionate nursing programs. Prop 215 allowed medical providers to donate cannabis to low-income patients for free. Prop 64 eliminated compassionate care by taxing donations the same as sales, adding a state tax of ~ $ 1,000 for every pound of cannabis donated to patients.
It took two years organizing, advocating, and lobbying to get Compassionate Care programs back to California through Senate Draft 34. The bill was rejected by Jerry Brown in 2018 and then signed by Governor Newsom in October 2019.
Eaze delivers well with the goods. As the largest legal cannabis marketplace in the country, we offer our customers enjoyment and convenience, breaking down barriers to entry, and nurturing the community in everything we do. With over 7.8 million cannabis shipments to date, we’re committed to creating a more diverse and sustainable industry through our Momentum Business Accelerator and Social Equity Partners program. Learn more at www.eaze.com.
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