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Transforming social and business paradigms requires flexibility, broad perspectives, and hard data. We don't know where we'll end up in this experiment, but we know we're in this together.
Review our Purpose and view the slideshow below to learn more about Cannabis Community Development.
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Here's the nutshell.
A cooperative, compassionate cannabis market, where businesses and consumers work together to create real and positive change in their local communities.
To build accessible tools
that help empowered communities catalyze
Conscious Capitalism and Corporate Social Responsibility
in the cannabis industry.
Keeping cannabis capital conscientious and local will maximize social benefit and immediately fund Drug War reparations. Using The Kind Guide app as a tool of Participatory Action Research, we will collect, analyze, and share survey data with consumers, regulators, investors, and community stakeholders working on grassroots social change. We call this process Cannabis Community Development (CCD).
We will establish an open access national database of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) reporting for the cannabis industry. As a baseline is established, stakeholders can use the app to catalyze their community engagement efforts, connect with cannabis friendly nonprofits, and coordinate dynamic, collaborative development projects with measurable goals.
CCD is grounded in harm reduction, social justice, and critical theories. It argues that marijuana prohibition, and the Drug War at large, has been waged for the purpose of causing harm to specific peoples at the expense of the sick and suffering. This is why cannabis capital belongs to local communities, not solely to venture capitalists. As such, cannabis policy and industry must LEAD with social business models.
The Kind Guide is a necessary tool for consumers, business owners, investors, and regulators- but most importantly, for communities working to insure that cannabis legalization has a positive impact on their communities beyond a few jobs and some tax revenue. Cannabis policy, informed by grassroots Participatory Action Research like this, will better reflect the realities of those most impacted it. By bridging Conscious Capitalism with Compassionate Cannabis, all stakeholders can guarantee a maximum return on their investment, no matter how small it may be