The report (published February 2020) details the findings of a study by Bloom and NATIONAL Public Relations, addressing the implications of philanthropic support from cannabis interests to Canadian charities. Summary findings of the study were presented by the report’s authors, Anne (Coyle) Melanson, BPR, CFRE and Diana McLachlin, MA, at AFP’s Toronto Congress in November of 2019.

A key finding in the report: “Accepting and recognizing donations from the cannabis industry are, however, decidedly different matters. While three-quarters of the charities who participated in this study indicated that, on a regular basis, they have to make“source”-related donation decisions, less than half (42%) are currently willing to consider donations and sponsorship from the cannabis industry donor.”

 Download a pdf copy of the report here.