Giving Back Is A Cornerstone For The Industry
The fight against marijuana prohibition goes back decades thanks to the courage of activists all across the country who sacrificed their careers, relationships and in many cases, their freedom. We can only give thanks to those who came before us and built a foundation for companies like MANTIS to succeed.
In a recent survey our team conducted amongst our publisher base, there was overwhelming support for participating in a program to help non-profits. Many of our network members have agreed to commit 5-10% of their inventory at no cost for campaigns launched by non-profit organizations. This is just one of many potential steps we hope to take as a network to give back to the cannabis community.
Many of the campaigns launched by non-profits are built on a grassroots foundation and MANTIS can serve as a great platform to get the word out about time critical initiatives. Here are some ways non-profits can take advantage of our network reach:
- Reminding potential voters of upcoming ballots and initiatives
- Gathering signatures/support for petitions or mailing lists
- Promoting local fundraising events or activities
- Educating the general public about the efforts of various organizations
Inaugural Non-Profit Members
We are more than willing to accept additional organizations into the program, but we just wanted to highlight some of the groups we are working with. If you, or someone you know is involved with a non-profit not listed here, please have them contact us as we are happy to help.
Drug Policy Alliance (www.drugpolicy.org)
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies.
Marijuana Policy Project (www.mpp.org)
MPP’s mission is to change federal law to allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without federal interference, as well as to regulate marijuana like alcohol in all 50 states, D.C., and the five territories.
United for Care (www.unitedforcare.org)
The United For Care Campaign (run by People United for Medical Marijuana) was formed to help promote medical marijuana legalization in Florida for the 2014 ballot.
United Patients Alliance (www.upalliance.org)
The UPA formally launched on July 17th in Great Britain. The goal of UPA is to repeal the prohibition of medicinal cannabis in the UK and educate the public on the plant’s full potential.
Looking forward, there are many organizations (and individuals) doing great work to further the cause and we hope to leverage our resources to support them in any way we can. Whether you are a non-profit organization or for-profit business, please do not hesitate to contact us about getting started on MANTIS!