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Cannabis is a $77 billion industry.

The United States had an estimated $52 billion market for cannabis in 2016. It is estimated that legal cannabis sales made up just $6.2 billion of that $52 billion. The rest of the nearly $46 billion was sales on the black market, meaning 87% of cannabis sales that year were illegal. The largest market for cannabis is California, which represents 40% of the U.S. Market. The 2nd largest market is Colorado at 18.8%. The Marijuana Business Factbook estimates the legal cannabis industry's economic impact in the US was between $20 billion and $23 billion in 2017. It estimates the economic impact could reach as high as $77 billion by 2022. Should industrialized agriculture muscle into the industry, the impact on our climate could be devastating. On the other hand, if we can help cannabis growers employ regenerative practices, it could have a massive impact on reversing the climate crisis.

 

 

 

96% of Cannabis farms are family businesses.

The vast majority of farms and ranches in the United States are family-owned and operated. USDA classifies family farms as “any farm organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or family corporation. Family farms exclude farms organized as non-family corporations or cooperatives, as well as farms with hired managers“. Under this definition, the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Census of Agriculture reported that family farms account for almost 96% of the 2,204,792 farms in the United States.

 

 

 

 

Certification Challenges.

The word “organic“ is essentially owned by the federal government — and while two-thirds of states now have some form of legalization on the books, the feds still consider cannabis a Schedule 1 narcotic, meaning it’s ineligible for official USDA organic certification. California’s Department of Food and Agriculture has been tasked with creating a state-wide organic cannabis program by 2021, and Washington and Oregon are doing the same. The Sierra Club states, “There’s real industry desire for official certification, starting with cultivators’ supply chain, because many brands are proud of the way they make things and want to incorporate that in their messaging, but because of prohibitions against using the term ‘organic’ or even anything cute like ‘organix,’ don’t even play.” GlobalGood helps offset the costs for farmers to certify through organizations like Sun+Earth.

 

 

 

Social Justice.

As states continue to move away from the policies of prohibition, overall arrest rates are dropping but racial disparities remain. State cannabis programs also create significant business opportunities as the underground market transitions into a regulated, small business sector but unfortunately, onerous capital requirements, restrictions on licensing for drug-felons, and other factors have limited opportunities for people of color and other disadvantaged minorities from succeeding in the new legal cannabis market. GlobalGood helps support minority farmers to certify through organizations like Sun+Earth.

 

 

 

 

GlobalGood is regenerative philanthropy.

Philanthropy is a critical part of a democratic society. It is different than charity, which focuses on eliminating the suffering caused by social problems, while philanthropy focuses on the elimination of social problems. Regenerative Philanthropy supports projects and endeavors from which all benefit, such as libraries, museums, and scientific research; and it also supports efforts that may be too unpopular or controversial to gain the widespread support of the general public or the government. GlobalGood is a philanthropic organization that needs support to advance many critical initiatives that will benefit growers, the cannabis industry, humanity, and planet Earth.

 

 

 

Invest in a regenerative future.

You can change the trajectory of human health by supporting GlobalGood. Your donation supports farmers across the nation bravely stepping forward and transforming chemically farmed acreage to regenerative agriculture. Recurring monthly donations create a ripple effect of regeneration supporting the health of our nation’s soil, food, people and planet.

 

GIVE NOW

 

GIVE NOW