“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”
James Russell Lowell
ECHO Connection is the first international charity focused on the healing properties of cannabinoids. In 3 short years ECHO’s work has spread throughout the globe as we advocate for a world where cannabinoids are universally available and accepted by all. While we have made incredible strides, there is still so much work to do.
Highlights of Our Work
2017 marked the first year of operation for ECHO Connection and our work expanded significantly in 2018. There are few charities in the cannabis field and we aim to play a leading role for advocacy, research, education and services. We are honored that over 2200 donors have invested in our mission and helped to make our work possible. We are especially grateful to our Board of Directors and corporate donors: Medical Marijuana, Inc., HempMeds, Kannaway, Payment Brokers Group and Hempys.
ECHO stands for Education, Collaboration and Hope
- Education: ECHO aims to educate the world about the benefits and science of cannabinoids. A tremendous amount of research is being conducted throughout the world, revealing more about CBD, other cannabinoids, and cannabinoid science. ECHO is building the world’s largest library of this research for easy, free access to anyone looking for more information.
- Collaboration: ECHO creates a space online where people can collaborate and learn about CBD from each other in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
- Hope: ECHO provides hope for those dealing with difficult health issues. Hope is the giving branch for ECHO, and this is where you can make a difference.
ECHO Connection CBD Product Donation Program
ECHO Connection expanded its donation program to support over 140 families living across the United States, Mexico, Brazil and now throughout Europe. Our recipients range in age from 2 years old to 70 years old. We accept individuals diagnosed with a critical illness that is positively linked to the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids. Our families also demonstrate significant financial need.
ECHO Connection Educational Research Site
We are thrilled that our ECHO Connection website has been access by over 1.3 million people world-wide. We host a growing library linking our readers with the latest medical and scientific cannabinoid research. Visit ECHO Connection’s Research Page
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Who We Serve
Emergency hospital visits, missed work, and emotional turmoil—families coping with critical illness need tremendous support to deal with these everyday challenges. Traditional healing pathways often fall short and leave these families seeking alternative methods to improve their health and well-being. When one person is fragile, the entire family is affected.
Here are the stories of a few of the many people we serve.
Muna and Jad Elias are the proud parents of a large and loving family. When their oldest son, Paul was born, they could see that he suffered from neurological and spectrum disorders. Medically fragile his entire young adult life, Paul’s family lovingly watched over and cared for him. Family outings were an ordeal and often planned with an eye to the nearest medical facility. It was hard to relax and be peace knowing a crisis was near at hand. A tragic stint in the hospital prompted the family to contact ECHO Connection.
Yasmine is a beautiful teenage girl with all the hopes and feelings of any young woman that age. However, Yasmine faces extra challenges as she suffers from genetic conditions from birth. She needs special care and is often hospitalized. Her mom, an avid medical cannabis advocate, reached out to ECHO Connection to make a difference in Yasmine’s quality of life.
Michael has always been a scholar and an educator but his life got derailed by neurological and a serious blood disorder. Pain and uncertainty ruled his life and ultimately prevented him from working. Michael reached out to ECHO Connection for help.
These stories reflect the reality of the ECHO families we serve. Our families come from all walks of life and live broadly across the United States, Europe, Mexico and Brazil. We serve children through older adults.
Our donation program serves families facing severe illnesses who are seeking the therapeutic properties of CBD Oil. Financially, the oil is beyond their means, and their need is great.
“What can you do? Do what you can”.
Why do our Sponsors Support ECHO Connection?
“When I first joined Kannaway, I was so happy to see that its founders and owners were committed to not only creating a culture around changing the world, but were actively engaged in so doing. I witnessed firsthand lives that had significantly changed for the better through the donation of the company’s products. I watched laws change in our country and around the world. Our company has played a large role in transforming the way the world understands cannabis, cannabinoid based products and cannabinoid science. We are proud to be leading the way in the marketplace.
Three years ago, we set out to formalize the substantial efforts that the company has been engaged in for over 8 years, and ECHO Connection was born.”
Blake Schroeder, Executive Vice President and COO, Medical Marijuana, Inc.
“We are deeply grateful for the thousands of individual donors and our generous corporate sponsors for helping ECHO Connection to make such a profound difference in the lives of our ECHO families and individuals world-wide who seek to understand the healing properties of cannabinoids. We are excited to continue our journey of service and welcome your support.”
Andrea Barnes, President and CEO
Change a life. Feel your heart beat.