Just over two months after opening to the public, Port Hueneme adult-use cannabis dispensary From the Earth donated a total of $10,000 to four local nonprofit organizations.

The dispensary owners and managers welcomed executives from the Mixteco Community Organizing Project, the Port Hueneme Police Explorers, the Hueneme Ocean Lifeguards, and R.E.A.C.H. to the store for a catered luncheon and to present each organization with a $2,500 check.

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“We are excited to be new members of the Ventura community, and we are dedicated to debunking the negative stigmas surrounding the cannabis industry,” said David Moss, vice president of operations for From the Earth.

Moss is the founder and president of the nonprofit Harold Robinson Foundation, which brings undeserved communities to sleep-away camp.

“Philanthropy is one of our company’s, and my personal, core values,” he said.  “We plan to continue making donations to other Ventura County nonprofits in the future, and will do the same in all the future cities we do business in.”