Revolutionary Clinics, one of the state’s leading providers of medical marijuana, has designated April 20th as a day of giving. Commonly referred to as 4/20, the day is traditionally cause for celebration in the marijuana community, but in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it serves as an opportunity to reinforce the notion of unity and lend support to affected neighbors. The efforts will focus on some of the most vulnerable members of the population, those on the front line and those facing financial hardship.
“When we thought about how to celebrate 4/20, we decided the best way would be to channel the spirit of togetherness and use the holiday to help those around us,” said Keith Cooper, CEO of Revolutionary Clinics. “While the pandemic has affected everyone, we chose to concentrate on some of the people hit hardest, including senior citizens, health care professionals and restaurants. We’re also extremely honored to be writing a check that will provide about $10,000 for Cambridge residents. Using the day to give back demonstrates how tightly we’re connected and how strong these communities are.”
As a gesture of gratitude to those on the front line of fighting the pandemic, Revolutionary Clinics is partnering with Cambridge’s Aceituna Grill and the non-profit organization “Fuel the Fight Boston” to deliver approximately 200 meals to the doctors, nurses and hospital workers at the Cambridge Health Alliance’s hospitals in Somerville, Cambridge and Everett. By partnering with Aceituna Grill, this act will support a local restaurant in addition to health care professionals.