PAX Labs Celebrates Veterans Month With $100K Pledge To The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
PAX Labs Partners with Veteran-Owned LEVEL Blends, Gold Leaf SF to Benefit the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner PAX Labs, and published on November 11, 2018. Go to PAX Labs' page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
PAX Labs, Inc., a leading consumer technology brand in cannabis, today announced a pledge supporting our nation's heroes, through a sponsorship commitment of $100,000 to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
Throughout the month of November, PAX will spotlight cannabis as a force for good, partnering with veteran-owned companies LEVEL Blends and Gold Seal SF, as well as the Cannabition Museum in Las Vegas, to support the veterans' community.
PAX is helping shape the conversation about cannabis as a positive resource for veterans -- showcasing the importance of programs that educate and provide resources for veterans and veteran-owned businesses. Advocating for greater accessibility to cannabis, creating jobs within the industry and supporting veteran-owned businesses are amongst the company's top priorities.
"We have tremendous respect for those who serve their country, and we acknowledge the responsibility we have to promote the happiness, economic success and overall well-being of our veterans." said Bharat Vasan, CEO, PAX. "We especially want to thank our partners, LEVEL Blends and Gold Seal SF, both veteran-owned businesses, for joining us and caring so deeply about this cause."
"Veterans have consistently and passionately communicated that cannabis helps them address a variety of issues," commented Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Executive Director of IAVA. "Bringing the conversation about cannabis out of the shadows and getting veterans the access they deserve is vital. PAX has shown strong support for our mission, and we are thankful for their efforts. We look forward to continuing our work with PAX and to improving the dialogue with state and federal governments and get veterans the access they need to cannabis."
Pay It Forward
PAX, alongside partners LEVEL Blends and Gold Seal SF, is making a donation to IAVA through a limited-edition "Pay it Forward" pod release. These two veteran-owned-and-operated companies share in PAX's belief that veterans deserve better access to cannabis than is currently available to them. Paring LEVEL Blends' development of unique and rare cannabinoids to create custom cannabis experiences, Gold Leaf SF's boutique and locally-driven cultivator understanding, and PAX's advanced technology with temperature controls for the perfect vaporization experience and flavor profiles, the "Pay it Forward" pod will offer a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio formulated with the needs of the veterans' community in mind. The "Pay it Forward" pod retails at $40.00, with all proceeds benefiting IAVA, and is available wherever LEVEL Blends pods are sold.
PAX Labs Giving Tree at Cannabition Museum in Las Vegas
Consumers can also join PAX in supporting IAVA by pledging their donation via The Giving Tree at the Cannabition Museum in Las Vegas, which gives consumers an immersive experience into the world of cannabis through art and culture. To engage the cannabis community in a way that directly supports veterans, PAX is matching all Giving Tree donations during November.
November 8 IAVA Heroes Gala in New York City
Rounding out the program, PAX joined IAVA at the 12th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala, an event where cannabis and veteran issues were front and center. This kick-off event commenced a partnership that will drive awareness for cannabis and veteran education by developing resource programs, aiding in research surrounding cannabis as a viable source of relief for veterans, and advocating for policy change surrounding the availability of cannabis for veterans.