Cannabis and our Community
At The Farm, not only do we believe in bringing to our community the finest craft cannabis in Colorado, but we also believe in engaging with and supporting our community members. This year on Mother’s Day, The Farm will partner up with the nation’s first cannabis for cancer nonprofit organization, Flower for Hope. We will be donating 3% of our Mother’s Day sales to help provide women with cancer education and safe access to Medical Marijuana cards.
A Goal to End Cancer with Cannabis Access
We are delighted to be hosting Flower for Hope this Mother’s Day. At Flower for Hope the mission is clear, to end cancer! With the soaring costs of quality medical marijuana care, Flower for Hope aims to assist women going through cancer in gaining access to quality medical marijuana, free medical marijuana cards, and access to high quality cannabis products. Flower for Hope also wants to end the stigma that comes with consuming cannabis for cancer and educates women about medicinal benefits of cannabis.
Colorado, Cancer, and Cannabis in 2017
Time after time, Colorado is ranked as one of the country’s healthiest states. But did you know that in Colorado alone, it is estimated that there will be about 24,000 new cases of cancer in 2017? About 1,688,80 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the US and about 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2017. There are many reasons cancer cells form in the body. More established causes for cancer include external lifestyle factors, such as smoking and excess fat, and internal factors such as inherited genetic mutations, hormones, and immune conditions. The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that 20% of all cancer diagnosed in the US are caused by a combination of excess body weight, alcohol abuse, poor nutrition, and general physical inactivity which means most can be prevented.
It seems as if almost daily new research concludes that cannabis can potentially inhibit the growth of and kill cancer cells. Also cannabis can help patients manage symptoms that are associated with cancer. Pain, severe nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and anxiety can all potentially be managed with cannabis consumption.
What can I do to help? Flower for Hope is looking for passionate people to help them in their mission to end cancer. Whether you are a cannabis consumer, cannabis advocate, or looking to volunteer, you can help educate the world about the benefits of cannabis for cancer. Flower for Hope currently has membership, volunteer, sponsorship opportunities.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities, visit their “How to Get Involved” section or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Volunteer Opportunities.”
How else can you get involved? Don’t forget this Sunday, May 14th, a percentage of every purchase at The Farm goes to Flower for Hope. We will be releasing our new Farm Genetics on Mother’s Day as well.