At the Wellness Connection of Maine, it’s only natural for us to give back and get involved.
While the cannabis industry is still new, we’ve been here since 2011, advocating for access, high-quality product, and transparency by advancing scientific methods and shaping new public policy.
Each year, we commit a share of our revenue to facilitating access to cannabis for patients, supporting local communities through donations or volunteering, improving the environment and growing Maine’s local economy by creating jobs.
We are proud of the work we’ve done and look forward to forging new roads in the cannabis culture.
As Earth Day approaches every April, we like to take the time to share some of our green and community efforts. Here are some highlights from 2018:
96% of WCM’s business operations spending goes towards Maine-based businesses. We have created 80+ full-time jobs since 2011.
Our staff spent over 400 hours volunteering.
We have donated over $50,000 through our community efforts during the 2017-2018 year.
Adopt-a-family Christmas wish list collected over 50 gifts for children.
| GREEN EFFORTS
We sent back over 5,575 pounds of recycling to Terracycle, a program that up-cycles waste that cannot otherwise be recycled.
We have helped open, clean, and improve walkways for the Androscoggin Land Trust.
We support green power through the purchase of renewal energy certificates.
(see community report more information)
| MARK BUSHEY HOSPICE PROGRAM
Quality of end of life
Since 2016, WCM has helped 39 people in the Mark Bushey program for a total dollar value of $34,836.
Started in summer 2016, the Mark Bushey Compassion Program at WCM was created to honor Mark and his tenacious battle with ALS by providing quality cannabis therapies at no cost to 16 patients who meet the Medicare definition of hospice care. A significant part of our mission is to advance understanding and acceptance of this therapy and those who choose to use it.