MIAMI, Dec. 05, 2022 — Ayr Wellness Inc. (CSE: AYR.A, OTCQX: AYRWF) (“Ayr” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, today announced the beginning of its second annual “12 Days of Giving” campaign. The campaign will run through December 16th, 2022, and proceeds will benefit those negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition.
Beginning today, Ayr-owned retail locations will be donating $1.12 per transaction to Ayr’s two partner organizations: Freedom Grow and the Minorities for Medical Marijuana Project Clean Slate initiative. The Company is targeting a goal of $100,000 in donations, which will support the families of cannabis prisoners during the holiday season and help fund ongoing support for advocacy and expungement of non-violent cannabis offenses.
“Ayr’s ‘12 Days of Giving’ initiative aims to reinforce our commitment to being a Force for Good by activating twelve days of charitable giving across our retail footprint,” said David Goubert, President of Ayr. “This marks Ayr’s second year of the program, which is poised to directly benefit the families of those who have been incarcerated for cannabis offenses. We hope that this initiative will inspire an ecosystem of giving for our customers and employees, ultimately benefitting those negatively impacted by the War on Drugs, a core focus of our Changing Legacies pillar.”
“Our partnership with Freedom Grow allows us to help brighten up the holiday season for those who are often overlooked in discussions about the harmful effects of prohibition – the families and children of offenders, many of whom have to scramble to make ends meet while their loved one is away,” said Khari Edwards, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ayr. “Combining this with our support of Minorities for Medical Marijuana’s Project Clean Slate, which provides expungement and wrap-around services across the country, allows us to take a more holistic approach to advocacy this holiday season.”
Customers can participate in the campaign through December 16th either in-store or online. To learn more about or donate to Ayr’s 12 Days of Giving Campaign, visit https://ayrwellness.com/12-days.
About Freedom Grow
Freedom Grow is an all-volunteer 501c-3 Nonprofit organization focused on helping cannabis prisoners regain freedom and supporting their families via its Wish Program. The Wish Program provides basic needs and services such as family outreach and public education for prisoners, while providing monetary assistance, school supplies and additional support for their family members. To learn more, visit https://freedomgrow.org/.
About Project Clean Slate
Project Clean Slate is the social justice program of Minorities for Medical Marijuana. The program provides criminal record expungement and wrap-around services for select marijuana related charges to individuals (18+) in qualifying states. M4MM’s mission is focused on providing advocacy, outreach, research, and training as it relates to the business, social reform, public policy, and health & wellness in the cannabis industry. To learn more, visit https://projectcleanslate.org/.