The cannabis community is growing in the market. It is deriving both love and hate from the global markets. In spite of the constant debate Cannabis activism is gaining its pace. The ultimate users are growing as a lot of research-based organizations have claimed to have found the medical benefits of Marijuana.
Recently a Canadian Cannabis wellness brand New Leaf Canada announced that it would donate $ 75,000 to a U.S based non-profit organization Athletes for Care, the news was positively received by several communities. Adding to the deal New Leaf Organization has committed to support ongoing fundraising initiatives of A4C for several research firms and education hub.
The non-profit organization is created by a group of former athletes who intend to promote the cannabis and its usage in several research areas like health and education and for various other therapeutic alternatives for the athletes and the general public. Riley Cote, co-founder of Athletes for Care said, “Here at A4C we promote healing solutions for everyone and also engage in several research activities that confirm the curing properties and medicinal benefits of Cannabis.”
Several former NFL players Eben Britton, Marvin Washington, Nate Jackson and Jake Plummer are part of the founding team. Emily Paxhia of Poseidon asset management and Robert Hoban of Hoban Law Group are the directors of the organization. The organization claims of supporting 90’s athlete ambassadors who performed professionally in various games like hockey, football, Volleyball, Boxing, Marathons, Skating, Rugby, Basketball, etc.
About the Donation
A4C’s Executive Director and former Swimmer in NCAA, Anna Valent explained that the donation will boost the research activities and work upon the infrastructures to expand the arena of research and would be utilized for awareness activities amongst Canadians.
She further explained that Ryan Vanden Bussche a former nine-season NHL player is one of the creators and associate who is dedicatedly involved in the health and wellness sector.
Describing the partnership of his organization Vanden said “My evolution from hockey player to the medical cannabis industry was born out of necessity. I’ve experienced first-hand the transformative benefits of alternative medicines. Working directly with A4C gives us invaluable access to research opportunities, and a chance to share experiences and education,”
“This joint effort will aid the long term research and will derive more effective ways to help athletes and other individuals” he added