To us, the AoMMC isn’t just an opportunity to connect people in need, it is a chance to help others achieve equality in many different facets of life, whether it be through medical marijuana awareness, achieving well being, providing medicine to people without financial or cultural access, disease research and funding, or environmental issues. This is why we donate a percentage of all physician and caregiver membership fees to charity, asking our members to choose from a diverse selection of six charities:
Americans for Safe Access (www.safeaccessnow.org)
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research. ASA works to overcome political and legal barriers by creating policies that improve access to medical cannabis for patients and researchers through legislation, education, litigation, grassroots actions, advocacy and services for patients and the caregivers.
NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty. NORML is currently lobbying Congress to legalize marijuana as a medicine.
Isha Foundation (www.ishafoundation.org)
Isha Foundation is a non-religious, not-for-profit, public service organization, which addresses all aspects of human wellbeing. From its powerful yoga programs for inner transformation to its inspiring projects for society and environment, Isha activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. This approach has gained worldwide recognition and reflects in Isha Foundation’s special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
World Wildlife Fund (www.worldwildlife.org)
Founded in 1961, World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) mission is the conservation of nature. Using the best available scientific knowledge and advancing that knowledge where they can, they work to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth and the health of ecological systems by: protecting natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals, including endangered species; promoting sustainable approaches to the use of renewable natural resources; and promoting more efficient use of resources and energy and the maximum reduction of pollution. They are committed to reversing the degradation of our planet’s natural environment and to building a future in which human needs are met in harmony with nature. They recognize the critical relevance of human numbers, poverty and consumption patterns to meeting these goals.
Green Cross International (www.gci.ch)
The mission of Green Cross International is to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity’s relationship with nature.
Cancer Research Institute (www.cancerresearch.org)
Founded in 1953, The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) has been a leading and sustaining force in immunology and cancer immunology research worldwide. Through our advancement of these two scientific fields, they are learning how to manipulate the human immune system to target and attack cancer. Their goal is to discover and develop new, immune-based approaches to the treatment, control, and prevention of cancer. The Institute fulfills its mission by providing academic researchers at top institutions around the world the funding they need to carry out their important work. They have provided more than $175 million in financial support to more than 2,800 of the world’s brightest scientists.
We are always looking for new charities to add to our list, and will update our charity list quarterly based on member input. If you have a 501(c)3 non-profit (in the U.S.) or registered charity (in Canada) that you feel makes a positive impact for humanity (including hunger, homelessness, health and civil rights), the environment or animals, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.