Got some extra time or money to spare? Consider being kind to any of these cannabis-friendly Toronto charities, organizations, and philanthropists.
In spite of legalizing cannabis, decades of cannabis prohibition have saddled hundreds of thousands of Canadians with criminal convictions for non-violent, minor cannabis offences. These convictions hit marginalized and racialized Canadians hardest and can prevent people from travelling to the United States, volunteering, and finding meaningful employment.
Cannabis Amnesty believes that no Canadian should be burdened with a criminal record for a minor, non-harmful act that will no longer be a crime and that this is an essential part of any fair and equitable cannabis legalization model. To support cannabis amnesty efforts, sign the petition, fund the campaign, and make a video comment with your views.
Based in Toronto, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) in Canada is a non-profit, member-operated and -funded group, chartered at the federal level in Canada since 1978. NORML Canada advocates for fair and inclusive cannabis laws, supports restitution for those wrongly harmed by cannabis prohibition and takes an evidence-based approach to educating Canadians on cannabis. NORML accepts monetary support through their website.
Ethical Image is a philanthropy-first creative agency that specializes in cannabis content and companies. They focus on giving back to the community, creating a better world and actively encouraging all clients to do the same. Not only will they get you excited about organizations like CFAMM – when you work with Ethical Image, money goes to support Trees for the Future (TREES), which plants trees in developing countries to alleviate poverty, hunger and environmental destruction.
Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana
Founded in 2014 by Jonathan Zaid, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM)/Canadiens pour l’accès équitable à la marijuana médicale (CAEMM) is a federal non-profit, patient-run organization dedicated to protecting and improving the rights of medical cannabis patients. CFAMM’s goal is to enable patients to obtain fair and safe access to medical cannabis with a particular focus on affordability, including private and public insurance coverage. They accept monetary gifts, donated through their website.
Annual Milk, Cookies and Cannabis for the Less Fortunate
Anyone can jump in to join Amy “Anonymous” Brown and her crew of cannabis-friendly elves as they deliver warm garments, milk, cookies, and cannabis (it’s legal to gift!) to the less fortunate folks of Toronto during the holidays. Look out for Amy to announce collections of clothes, money, and other gifts closer to December.