In honor of Pride, we’re taking a look at a variety of cannabis products that celebrate and support the LGBTQ community’s ongoing fight for wider equality.
The first fact you should always cover when talking about the gay community and cannabis is that it would not be legal without their efforts. The AIDS activists of San Francisco originally backboned the idea of medical cannabis and the eventual passage of Proposition 215. West Hollywood progressives would later go on to introduce the idea of safe access locally before many followed suit.
Now, a quarter-century removed from those efforts to pass Prop. 215, many in the cannabis industry still have a deep respect for its roots. Even for the straight people in the industry, Pride is an important nod to the community that helped get us to this wild point in cannabis history.
Here is a lineup of some of the many cannabis companies that will be celebrating Pride 2021.
The team at Bloom Farms recently celebrated the donation of over 3 million meals through their 1-to-1 Giveback program. In honor of Pride, they’re doubling their meal donations for the month.
“There are too many people wondering where their next meal will come from in every county in America, even those with significant wealth or great agricultural traditions, like many counties in California,” Michael Ray, Bloom Farms’ founder-CEO told L.A. Weekly during their World Hunger Day Effort in 2018. “We built Bloom Farms around two missions – to provide great legal cannabis products and to end food insecurity in the communities that we live and work in. We’ve made great strides so far and, with the help of so many community-minded members of the cannabis industry this month, we can move even further toward our goal.”
Locally, Bloom Farms has worked with World Harvest Food Bank since 2015, among others.
They’ll also have a special edition battery for Pride 2021.
Puffco Vision Plus
The latest incarnation of the most award-winning dab pen of all time, the Vision Plus is the perfect affordable way to stick your toes into the sea of exotic concentrates you’ll never find in a cartridge. Before Puffco’s Peak became the king of digital dabs, their pens were already the go-to for the who’s who of the cannabis industry. The tech is still the best choice for those who want to enjoy concentrates on the go without a full apparatus.
Platinum is another company that gives back year-round, and in honor of Pride, they will be donating a portion of their profits to Equality CA. Platinum’s React Foundation is a giveback program that focuses on six social causes and charities. Since 2018, the brand has highlighted a different charity each month. And they always have some special edition packaging to go with their cause of the moment. Pride 2021 is no different!
ReCreate is releasing a limited-edition collection of Pride gummies and beverages. It’ll include a lineup of new flavors that combine CBD, THC, and Yerba Mate to provide an energizing way to celebrate pride. ReCreate will be donating $1 per Pride product sold to One Colorado and Equality California, two local nonprofit partner organizations dedicated to LGBTQ+ civil rights advocacy. Photo Courtesy of ReCreate.
The low-dose edibles will be featuring a Flavors of Pride edition gummy. All of the proceeds from June will be donated to LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Transgender Law Center, Headcount’s Vote with Pride campaign, and Summer of Drag | SADBrunch, a series of driveway drag show brunches that will be ongoing throughout the summer. Photo Courtesy of DO Drops.