Social Responsibility

CMC is proud to donate to the following organizations:

 

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The members of the CMC team are driven by the belief that operating in a socially responsible manner is great for business. This approach serves the goals of the legalization movement, preserves our collective culture, and helps ensure the sustainability of our clients who are striving to provide safe, effective, and affordable cannabis for all.

Health & Environmental Impacts

We work with our clients to design systems that are good for people and the planet. We ensure profits by helping our clients meet customer needs and preparing them for changing regulatory environments.

  • 89% of cannabis users support the use of sustainable production practices, and many will pay more for ethically produced cannabis

  • 67% of cannabis users are concerned about toxins in the cannabis they smoke

  • Increasing numbers of states and counties are testing for harmful pesticides and groundwater pollution, while also mandating utility reporting and recycling systems

Creating Shared Value in Our Communities

CMC believes that we are all ambassadors of a wonderful history and culture, and in addition to providing quality products, we have the chance to put ourselves in service of supporting broader legalization, reducing the harm inflicted by the war on drugs, minimizing long-held stigmas, and demonstrating that we are an ethical and conscientious industry, all without sacrificing profits.

In fact, in the current climate of social media and social enterprise, it’s even more likely a business will succeed if it actively seeks out community partnerships, and CMC can help. We work with our clients to determine their passions around community involvement based on the current state of their business and future plans, as well as the interests of its founders, employees, neighbors, and consumers

  • Creating shared value with neighborhood groups builds goodwill and is excellent PR – it’s good for business, it’s a differentiator in the marketplace, and can serve as a potential buffer from legal actions

  • Jobs which contribute to the larger social good improve employee morale and retention, saving businesses money long-term

  • Partnerships might include fundraising or food drives, employee volunteer programs, hiring ex-offenders, providing job training or scholarships, planting community gardens, sponsoring art or music programs, or working with veterans groups or AIDS and cancer organizations to provide free or reduced cost medicine and healthcare services