U.S. Cannabis Council is accepting donations for Marijuana-Legalization lobbying at Curaleaf storesPosted by On

Curaleaf kicks off donation campaign to support U.S. Cannabis Council’s activities to sway election results.

Advocacy group U.S. Cannabis Council will now accept donations for its marijuana-legalization efforts in nearly 140 Curaleaf Holdings Inc. dispensaries. The group, which is accepting small donations made from rounding up sales to the nearest dollar, plans to grow the donation effort nationally with MariMed Inc. and Standard Wellness dispensaries in the coming months.

The campaign is raising money to promote cannabis reform in Congress and make it a major election issue. Customers at retail locations can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar in support of legalization.

“Customers at regulated stores feel strongly that cannabis should be federally legal,” said David Culver, senior vice president of the U.S. Cannabis Council. “Now they have the opportunity to directly support legalization at the checkout counter.”

Curaleaf Holdings CURLF, +4.06% stores that will see the promotion include 62 in Florida, 18 in Pennsylvania, and eight each in Illinois, Maryland and Arizona.

MariMed MRMD, +2.86% and Standard Wellness will join the effort this spring, according to a statement from the U.S. Cannabis Council. Other major cannabis retailers are expected to join the effort in the coming months in states where cannabis is legal and regulated.

The campaign with Curaleaf ends at the end of February, but the company plans to run additional legalization…

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