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Face of Cannabis Project

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The Face of Cannabis project is simple. There are hundreds of children benefiting from the medicinal properties of cannabis. I want the world to think of them when they hear the words “medical cannabis.” It can, and is, saving lives and providing relief. If you’ve never loved a child with a devastating illness, this is not something you’ve probably considered. Unfortunately, many don’t have that luxury. My goal is to open eyes in an attempt to change hearts, minds and possibly legislation.


Many families have left their homes permanently and moved to legal states after watching the CNN documentary “WEED” by Dr. Sanjay Gupta featuring Charlotte Figi, a then 5-year-old girl with Dravet Syndrome. These families have become medical refugees in their own country. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could access the same treatment in their own states? Their home. With their families. Others choose to stay in their home state and fight for change. They can’t do it alone. Please view with an open mind and support this effort.


A column about the project


This project recently had its first Gallery show in Dallas, Texas and we hope to show the exhibit all over the country. Traveling is unfortunately not free and I still have 36 states in the US that I have not had the opportunity to travel to yet. I have been lucky to have had my trips sponsored to many of the states I have visited thus far. If you are interested in bringing me to your state to photograph the local Faces of Cannabis, feel free to share this link to fundraise and help bring me there. You can also create your own fundraiser via the Crowdrise site if you would like to make it specific to bringing me to your state. We will try to organize trips where there is a potential for a showing in a gallery as well, since that is a great way to spread the awareness. Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions or ideas for future travel and shows.


You will notice that this fundraiser is listed under the Realm of Caring. My affiliation with them is through a fiscal sponsorship so that any money raised for Face of Cannabis can be tax free under their Tax ID. Eventually, I hope to be a stand alone 501(C)3 organization, but as I am just getting started, this was the best way to ensure that your donation to the project was able to be done in a tax exempt manner.


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Donor Comments




Thank you, Nichole, for the way you share your talents and relate to the world. 1 year ago

Bea Van Every

Bea Van Every

Thank you Nichole Montanez for bringing these children's faces and stories to the limelight in such a caring and creative way. Hopefully all of your volunteer hard work after hours will help convince voters and legislators to bring access of CBD oil to all of the families who need it. Thanks too for all of the pictures you post of the kids so that family members who cannot move with their loved ones can see your great photos online. 2 years ago