Cannabis Community Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Many organizations offer awareness campaigns for the month of October—Cyber Security Awareness, Bullying Prevention and Dyslexia are just a few among many. However most know October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Countless organizations such as Susan G. Komen for the CureBreast Cancer Research Foundation and Breast Cancer Action fight year-round to expand awareness and support those suffering from breast cancer.

It’s estimated that by the end of 2018, 40,920 women and 480 men will die from breast cancer. Between women and men, there will be 266,120 and 2,550 new cases of diagnosed breast cancer in 2018 respectively. Luckily with medical cannabis on the rise, patients have access to natural beneficial properties of the plant. Susan G. Komen among others recognize how cannabis could be an important treatment.

It’s an understatement to say that the cannabis community wants to help patients who suffer from a variety of medical conditions. The Green Solution, a Denver, Colorado-based dispensary chain announced its donation program, which occurred on Oct. 1. On that day, the chain’s 15 dispensaries collected three percent of all net earnings and donated it to Susan G. Komen foundation.

Of course, this wasn’t the only dispensary offering donations to the cause. The+Source, a Nevada-based dispensary, has donated “pink Moxie batteries to the Ink Ribbon Foundation” through October 31. On top of that, 100 percent of the sale of Moxie vape pens will be donated to the organization as well. In 2017 The+Source collected enough money that it was able to cover the cost of one breast cancer survivor’s tattoos in order to cover up their mastectomy scars.

Everywhere you look, you’ll find things especially pink this month. Whether you choose to donate money outright or simply purchase a supporting product, there is a lot of help to be given.

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