Friday, October 15, 2010

Art with Social Responsibility and Kush in California

A very interesting article in the New York Times.

Artists Collective, a two-year-old medical marijuana service in Los Angeles formed with the idea of directing a large share of its income to the creative world, gave away its first chunk of money in August, to the winner of a national short-story contest it sponsored, judged by the novelist Neal Pollack. The initial prize was just $1,000, but Dann Halem, the collective’s founder and director, said the goal of the nonprofit organization was to become as effective and well known as Newman’s Own, Paul Newman’s food-based charity, which he cited as an inspiration.

“Hopefully in the long run this is something that will be able to give millions and millions to the arts,” he said.


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