PAX. Our name means peace, and it’s core to who we are as a brand. Today, we’re excited to announce PEACE BY PAX, our new social impact platform supporting social reform, safe access and sustainability.
“PAX is mission-driven at our core, so we’re thrilled to be launching PEACE BY PAX in support of the critical work we’re already doing to benefit the broader cannabis community,” said Steven Jung, COO of PAX and Army veteran. “We see these efforts as a business and moral imperative, to build a sustainable industry that is inclusive and creates equitable access to opportunity.”
PAX is working to destigmatize, legalize, and create equitable access to opportunity through cannabis. This includes partnerships with, and support of, the Cannabis Media Council, to normalize cannabis use across generations; the Marijuana Policy Project, a leading advocacy organization working to change cannabis laws; the Last Prisoner Project, a non-profit dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform; Our Academy, an accelerator for social equity applicants; and more. PAX received a bronze Clio award for The Human Toll: How the War on Drugs Targeted Black America, produced with Last Prisoner Project and Vanity Fair.
PAX has a team of toxicologists, chemists, and engineers conducting research and elevating standards for product safety across the industry, the work of which has been published in peer reviewed journals including PLOS One and Toxics. Beyond the company’s leadership on safety, PAX works with organizations including Weed for WarriorsVeterans Alliance for Holistic Alternatives, This is Jane Project, Operation Evac, ReCompass, California NORML and others, to ensure patient access to cannabis and facilitate compassion efforts. In 2022, PAX supported compassion services delivered to thousands of veteran patients across the country.
PAX is dedicated to the plant and protecting the planet. All products are developed leveraging design principles that include durability and longevity, and nearly all packaging is recyclable, with a significant portion made from Forest Stewardship Council certified materials, ensuring the responsible, renewable sourcing of sustainable materials. Our goal is to have a meaningful, positive environmental impact throughout cannabis and beyond.
PEACE BY PAX is launching in conjunction with our recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. To celebrate, we are hosting a company-wide Day of Peace, providing compassionate cannabis donations to the San Francisco Bay Area patient community on January 19, 2023. Three events will be taking place at Posh Green Cannabis Boutique, California Street Cannabis Company and Oakanna.