Cannabis drug policy reform has come a long way in the past few decades. Nationwide, cannabis drug policy needs a serious overhaul. It’s clear that the “War on Drugs'' has a disproportionate effect on people of color, and we are committed to fighting for racial justice through organizations likeNDICA. In a broader sense, Dip Devices is also committed to fighting for sensible, realistic drug policy reform, particularly in the realm of cannabis. If you think the fight is over, think about this: As of June 2020,Forbes estimated that there were 40,000 people still in prison for cannabis-related offenses.
Dip Devices is a company that will not stand by and allow these injustices to keep happening. There are too many people sitting in jail for a plant that has been deemed legal in a number of states. The number of states legalizing cannabis is only growing as time goes on. At Dip Devices, we believe in the medical and recreational value of cannabis. And we put our money where our mouth is. Dip Devices donates 1% of allEVRI dab pen (no matter the color) and 1% of all Charcoal and ChromeDipper dab pen / nectar collector sales to support the organizations Marijuana Policy Project andStudents for Sensible Drug Policy. When you purchase one of these electric dab straws, you are also making a contribution to help advance drug policy reform in the United States of America and end harmful cannabis prohibition.
The two organizations that Dip Devices decided to donate to areMarijuana Policy Project andStudents for Sensible Drug Policy. These two non-profit organizations have initiatives which line up with Dip Device’s own goals, and teaming up with these organizations has been a great match. Dip Devices wants to make a real difference in the world of cannabis. On the legislative side, that’s an uphill battle to say the least. So we think that teaming up with like-minded people who know how legislation and lobbying works is the path to success in the legal battle for cannabis. For us, it’s not all about selling dab pens. It’s equally about undoing the harm of cannabis prohibition, ending cannabis prohibition, and creating a future where people can enjoy cannabis medically and recreationally without fear of legal consequences.
TheMarijuana Policy Project (MPP) is a nationwide organization dedicated to ending the prohibition of cannabis, with a strategic focus on state laws. Through changing laws and helping to create lasting policy solutions, Marijuana Policy Project’s mission is to empower individuals, improve their quality of life, and promote social equity. Marijuana Policy Project was founded in 1995 and it is the largest organization in the United States that focuses purely on enacting humane cannabis laws. One of the founders of Dip Devices is on the Board of Directors at Marijuana Policy Project- we are true believers in what they are doing to change unjust legislation.
Needless to say, Marijuana Policy Project has a great track record fighting for cannabis on the legal front. To show you how they are constantly working for positive change, here are some of MPP’s current campaigns:
As you can see, Marijuana Policy Project is a serious mover in cannabis legalization. That’s why Dip Devices donates 1% of allEVRI electric nectar collector sales and 1% of all Charcoal and ChromeDipper electric dab pen sales to Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policy, who we’ll discuss below.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy has over 5,000 active members from 300 schools around the world. Their broad goal is to end the war on drugs and institute policies rooted in compassion and human rights. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has its owncannabis campaign. The message of their campaign is that prohibition harms lives and damages communities.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy adopts a bodily autonomy argument: They neither condone nor condemn drug use, but they respect the right of individuals to make decisions about their own health and well-being. But aside from drug use itself, Students for Sensible Drug Policy wants to highlight how prohibition has disproportionately affected generations of entire communities for color, and drug policy reform in the United States needs to stop being used as a tool to target and oppress specific populations.
Dip Devices agrees with Students for Sensible Drug Policy that cannabis prohibition has failed after roughly 80 years. Dip Devices donates to Students for Sensible Drug Policy because we both believe that cannabis prohibition needs to be dismantled and the damage that’s been done needs to be addressed.
When it comes to Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the action happens on campus. The students today are the legislators, lobbyists, and community activists of tomorrow. Students for Sensible Drug Policy has a distinctly grassroots approach which we love. There is nothing more effective than getting people mobilized in the real world to fight for a cause. Students for Sensible Drug Policy even hascampaign tool kits that you can use to help make an impact at your own campus. There’s nothing stopping you!
You might have figured out why Dip Devices chose Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policy as the non-profit organizations receiving 1% of allEVRI nectar collector sales and 1% of all Charcoal and ChromeDipper dab pen sales. It’s because we are looking at what’s happening today and also what’s going to happen in the future. We want to do whatever we can right now with Marijuana Policy Project. They are at the forefront of the legalization fight in America.
At the same time, we also look toward the future. That’s why we want to help mobilize students on campuses nationwide through Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Those students are going to be making laws in the future, and Dip Devices wants to make sure that people don’t stigmatize cannabis use at colleges and universities. We are proud of our two-pronged donation strategy for advancing drug reform in America. Dip Devices wants to help make cannabis legal however we can. Through our donations, Dip Devices helps these organizations focus on the battle for cannabis legal reform today and in the future. #EVRIDIPCOUNTS