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October 30, 2015

Some Nonprofits Are Now More Open to Donations From Marijuana Businesses

Nonprofits are becoming more comfortable accepting donations from marijuana businesses as the legalized pot industry continues to expand, says the Associated Press.

The industry's profitability and the fact that people served by some charities use marijuana for medical problems have encouraged the trend. One business called the Clinic hosts an annual golf tournament to benefit the Colorado and Wyoming chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Still, some groups are reuluctant to accept contributions from the businesses, which remain illegal under federal law. And some, like the Colorado Homeless Families, refuse them outright. Connie Zimmerman, the group's founder, says the drug "can devalue or diminish the quality of the family and lifestyle relationships of individuals" her organization serves.