One thing is certain. The marijuana debate has not only transformed communities across the United States but has also spawned a social phenomenon. As more and more states continue to vote in favor of the legalization of the little green plant, the marijuana market has started to skyrocket into a multi-billion dollar industry, producing some of the first, legitimate cannabis-billionaires. Overall, we have seen some interesting groups like the Mormon Church get involved in recent political disputes, but one new player that seems to be grabbing media attention is Amazon. Recently, the online retail giant has started offering money to support the cannabis cause. How is this possible? Let’s take a closer look at Amazon’s plans to ensure marijuana will be fully legalized in the United States.
Are you considering spending some fun money on Amazon.com? Now, would you be willing to donate some of that money to support the national pro-cannabis movement? Currently, AmazonSmile (the company’s philanthropic branch) is leading the charge with a fundraiser that will send %% of sitewide sales to national charities including (you guessed it) a pro-marijuana organization. Until the end of today, November 2, shoppers can donate money to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), a group that has supported nationwide legalization since 1970. Besides victim and unlawful criminalization issues, NORML also provides legal support for issues involving the drug.
Upper Echelon Support
In a recent announcement, Jeff Wilkes (Amazon Worldwide CEO) explained that the company is very proud to support thousands of charities, including NORML, and is highly appreciative of feedback from shoppers. Besides support from the online media mogul, NORML also has several prominent figures like Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson (as well as the late Hunter S. Thompson) as members of the board of the directors. In total, Amazon’s charities have raised $100 million worth of support for groups like NORML, a trend that many people hope will continue into the near future.
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