DENVER, May 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Making good on a promise from November 2015, Dropleaf, the brand management firm that has obtained the exclusive rights to the Julian Marley’s JuJu Royal brand, has paid $3,800, or 1% of annual sales, to the Weed for Warriors Project.
Dropleaf promised to donate 1% of annual sales to a limited number of select charities and the Weed for Warriors Project is the first charity chosen to be a recipient. The payments will be made on an annual basis. The charitable donation program will be based on Dropleaf’s annual sales made in 2016.
The Weed for Warrior Project benefits military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) The Project seeks to raise public awareness about the need for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) to change its policies regarding the use of medical cannabis to treat PTSD symptoms. The VA’s current policy is to treat PTSD with prescription psychiatric drugs that are addictive and have debilitating side effects. More information about the Weed for Warriors Project is available at their website, http://wfwproject.org/.
According to Sean Kiernan, president of the Weed for Warriors Project, “the Weed for Warriors Project is working in the trenches saving lives. Now, with the help of our friends at JUJU Royal, we are able to reach more veterans and their families, which simply means we are saving more lives. We at the Weed for Warriors Project have historically been mostly self-funding. With sponsors like JUJU Royal, their contributions will allow us to magnify our impact by allowing more boots on the ground and in the homes of veterans in need.”
Kiernan also noted that “we believe we are losing over 15,000 veterans a year to suicide and overdoses directly caused by Big Pharma’s solution pushed by the VA and research hospitals throughout the U.S. We have lost over 65,000 veterans from non-natural causes since 2011 when Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) study was first approved. The needless delays and blockades by our government and quasi-private entities financed by those making money off veteran suffering should be looked at as co-conspirators in what by definition should be called genocide.”
Contribution from JuJu Royal Premium Marijuana Brand
The contribution to Weed for Warriors is part of the expansion of the new JuJu Royal Premium Marijuana brand. This new premium cannabis line is comprised of branded merchandise in the main cannabis industry product lines: flower, oils, edibles, apparel, vape pens, concentrates, oil extracts, shatter and wax, beverages and merchandise. These products became available in select legal cannabis dispensaries in Washington and Colorado in the summer of 2015.
In September 2014, Dropleaf obtained exclusive worldwide rights to Julian Ricardo Marley’s name, likeness and image for marijuana goods and services, including marijuana, marijuana edibles, and other derivative products and branded merchandise, including, without limitation, clothing, posters, and associated marijuana paraphernalia.
“We are making these charitable contributions because we know how important they are to the recipients. As a reliable corporate citizen, Dropleaf and everyone associated with Dropleaf, including its valued licensees and management, acknowledges the importance of this contribution as a means of improving the lives of others,” according to Jeff Britz, president of Dropleaf. “We look forward to making these contributions larger over the years as Dropleaf becomes the cannabis industry’s brand development leader.”
About Julian Marley’s JuJu Royal:
Dropleaf acquired rights to the Marley’s JUJU Royal brand to educate people about the natural connection between Julian Marley, Rastafarian culture, reggae music and marijuana. With Julian Marley as the brand’s ambassador, Dropleaf intends to capture a significant share of the marijuana market by licensing the brand to cannabis growers, edible manufacturers, and retail stores. More information about the brand can be obtained at their web site, www.jujuroyal.net.
On the development front, Dropleaf is continuing to work in the future to work with Julian Marley to identify and develop strains of marijuana that meet Julian’s rigid standards. They are continuing to conduct research and development with certain origin seeds to produce their own signature Julian Marley strains for the Julian Marley JuJu Royal Premium Marijuana collection. The intent is to make these strains available to dispensaries, caregivers on a worldwide basis where it is legal.
About Dropleaf, LLC
Dropleaf LLC, prides itself on being a pioneer of branding within the cannabis industry.
Their flagship brand will be the Julian Marley JuJu Royal Premium Marijuana collection of flowers, edibles, and beverages. Dropleaf has future plans for additional strains and a line of products and merchandise. The Dropleaf team supports a legally controlled market for marijuana where consumers and patients can purchase cannabis for medicinal and personal use from a safe and legal source. For more information, visit http://www.thedropleaf.com.
About Weed For Warriors Project:
The Weed For Warriors (WFW) Project is an organization that seeks to raise public awareness about the need for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) to change its policies regarding the use of medical cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) An estimated 22 veterans a day, or 8,000 annually, commit suicide as a result of PTSD, up from a low of 18 per year in 2007, according to a 2012 VA Suicide Data Report. The WFW Project’s goal is to allow the use of medical cannabis as an approved treatment for PTSD. Based on the personal experiences of vets who have gone through the VA programs to treat PTSD, vets found relief from their PTSD symptoms by using cannabis, which helped them eventually, re-enter a more active, manageable, social and involved life. For more information about the WFW Project, including how to make a donation, visit their web site at www.wfwproject.org.
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