The Kiva Cares Project
time to put compassion back into cannabis. The Kiva Cares Project is
the result of a pioneering effort to ensure that safe, effective
cannabis products end up in the hands of people in need. This project is
the first to drastically reduce cannabis waste and distribute compliant
products to medical cannabis patients at no cost to them. To do that,
Kiva is pledging to donate products with minor defects or nearing
expiration to put an end to the destruction of essential medicine.
Kiva is partnering with Weed for Warriors and The Sweetleaf Collective to kick this project off. If you are a California medical cannabis patient in need, please follow Weed for Warriors for more information on which dispensaries to find these donated medical goods. If you work at a California dispensary that would like to distribute Kiva Cares Project edibles, please sign up here: https://airtable.com/shrpb0hWJ5mlTAQ4a
"The cannabis industry has the power and potential to serve public health in a unique and revolutionary way," Erika Osueke, Kiva's quality and compliance manager, said. "We are only scratching the surface of scaling the kind of life-changing impact cannabis can have for those consumers who need it most."
Osueke started The Kiva Cares Project after
learning how much cannabis product is wasted each year due to packaging
defects, being under or over potency, or are soon to expire- despite the
fact they are high-quality products that are viable for use and can
make a profound difference to medical consumers who lack access and
industry efforts will undoubtedly help thousands of veterans and
patients access $1.75 million worth of free medical cannabis products through the Kiva Cares Project," Joe Sweetleaf, founder of Sweetleaf Collective, said. "Together, we are saving and transforming lives."
Kiva would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to Erika and all selfless
individuals throughout Kiva's supply chain that feel it is time to give
back and remind others how this industry was legitimized in the first
place through medical use. Through this evolving project, we hope to
influence our industry to follow suit and give back to those that need
it most. No matter your relationship with cannabis, we wish you all the
best on your path to wellness.