Community Outreach

HARVEST IS COMMITTED TO POSITIVELY IMPACTING THE COMMUNITIES WE TOUCH

As leaders in the cannabis industry, we work hard to improve the lives of our customers, our communities, and the well-being of our employees – through education, outreach, volunteerism and philanthropy.

WE’RE HERE FOR GOOD

Harvest would be nowhere without the employees, shoppers and neighborhoods that, together, make up the Harvest Community. The more we learn about the positive impact we have on local areas and individuals, the more inspired we are to widen our influence beyond the walls of our stores. Our ever-growing network of community outreach and involvement includes:

Health

  • Since 2013, we have contributed nearly $600,000 to a wide variety of health, human services, and civic nonprofits, including organizations whose missions address seizure disorders, PTSD, cancer treatment and research, LBGTQ issues, medical cannabis legalization, voter registration, dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and chronic pain.
  • Established since 2014, Harvesting Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization provides a better quality of life for young children suffering from pediatric epilepsy, providing educational and counseling services and financial assistance to hundreds of families and their children while establishing partnerships with the Epilepsy Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, among other medical organizations.

Education & Research

Education is extremely important to us both internally and externally. We ensure our staff is highly knowledgeable, so our customer have the confidence they’re getting the absolute best care. Our education process has three components:

Learning

In addition to being up-to-the-minute on cannabis trends and news, Harvest founded the Medical Marijuana Research Institute to ensure we’re leading the conversation on cannabis research. Harvest's Residential Medical Director, Dr William Troutt published the two following research papers:

Troutt, W. D., & DiDonato, M. D. (2017). Carbonyl compounds produced by vaporizing cannabis oil thinning agents. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23, 879-884.  

Troutt, W. D., & DiDonato, M. D. (2015). Medical cannabis in Arizona: Patient characteristics, perceptions, and impressions of medical cannabis legalization. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47, 259-266. 


In addition, we are expanding our relationship with the Realm of Caring, a world-renowned cannabis research and education organization.

Training

Every Harvest employee undergoes a rigorous training program that includes weekly staff meetings to ensure everyone stays up to speed on the latest cannabis advancements and is well qualified to recommend solutions for individual customer needs.

Guiding

Whether you’re new to cannabis or a longtime user, our highly trained staff will help you find the products that are best for your unique needs. As a customer, you’re invited to learn cannabis basics at our New Patient Orientation seminars. You can view our upcoming education events here.

Social Justice

The war on cannabis was a dark time in our nation's history, disproportionately impacting communities of color and imprisoning hundreds of thousands of people for activities that are now legal throughout the United States. To restore justice for those adversely impacted, Harvest has created a prison re-entry education program, providing a Prisons to Prosperity job training course for those individuals who are currently in prison, in transition, and post-release. In collaboration with national social equity organization, The Last Prisoner Project (LPP), this program will help to redress the harm and injustice that unjust laws and policies have inflicted upon individuals convicted of cannabis crimes and will represent the most comprehensive jobs training program in the U.S. for individuals formerly convicted of cannabis crimes.  


Charitable Partners

Since 2013, we’ve donated over $500,000 to charitable organizations, veterans, seniors, and patients-in-need. We do everything we can to support like-minded organizations and will continue making strategic impact in all Harvest communities.

ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Epilepsy Foundation New England 
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX) 
  • Friends of Parkinson’s (NV) 
  • One Community 
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
  • Havasu Community Health Foundation 
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
  • Camp Candlelight/Epilepsy Arizona
  • Assisted Living Federation of America of Arizona 
  • Climb to Conquer Cancer Phoenix & Flagstaff 
  • Cancer Support Community Arizona 
  • Americans for Safe Access 
  • Justa Center 
  • Hancock Little League
  • Hispanic Women's Corporation


For further information, please contact Harvest's Director of Community Outreach, Marc Ross at mross@harvestinc.com.