Since May 2013, we have donated over $400,000 to charitable organizations (such as the American Cancer Society, Bosom Buddies, Ryan House, Climb to Conquer Cancer and the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona), veterans, seniors, and patients-in-need. Our mission is to propagate this culture of giving throughout the country at each of our medical cannabis facilities.
Harvesting Hope is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) established in 2014 to provide a better quality of life for young children suffering from pediatric epilepsy. To date, Dr. Troutt, Harvesting Hope’s Executive Director, has provided services to over 100 families and their children, including guidance on cannabis use for seizure control, educational seminars and discussions, and introductions to medical specialists. Harvesting Hope has also raised and distributed over $30,000 to families requiring financial assistance.
We host a number of monthly support groups, including those focused on pediatric epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and chronic pain. We provide meeting space and refreshments, and employ a Patient Outreach Coordinator to organize these activities and facilitate discussions.
We have partnered with Quality Connections to employ individuals with special needs at our Flagstaff cultivation facility. This program creates economic opportunities and a sense of identity for a population that tends to fall behind both financially and socially. We plan to employ similar programs at our other cultivation and production facilities throughout the country.
Educating patients begins with a knowledgeable staff. All Harvest employees undergo a rigorous training program directed by Dr. Troutt. Yearly continuing education is also required, and weekly staff meetings provide more opportunities to learn as the industry progresses.
Dr. Troutt also organizes a monthly New Patient Orientation seminar, where patients can learn medical cannabis basics and ask questions. This program is integral to the Harvest experience, and is one that we will initiate in other states.