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High & Dry Collective, an organization which pairs cannabis brands, retailers and influencers with community service opportunities to assist local women in need, and Yummi Karma, the creators of California’s first full line of tinctures, have teamed up to announce a Women’s Drive kicking off on International Women’s Day, March 8th, in Orange County, California.

Period poverty is a lack of access to menstrual products, education, hygiene facilities, waste management, or any combination of the above. It affects an estimated 500 million people worldwide. People who experience period poverty are often unable to go to school or work or otherwise participate in daily life while menstruating. It causes physical, mental and emotional challenges – including further embedding the stigma that period are shameful and should not be publicly discussed.

Yummi Karma is a sister-owned cannabis manufacturer offering THC and CBD tinctures, topicals, and concentrates. Owners Krystal and Chelsea Kitahara opened Yummi Karma as the first California state-licensed cannabis manufacturer in Orange County. In 2021, Yummi Karma started the Empower Women, Period initiative, wherein they teamed up with Torrey Pines Holistic Dispensary to collect feminine hygiene products for the Women’s Relief Center in San Diego.

High & Dry Collective was founded in May of 2021 by Lizzy Brooks. After a successful initial drive which collected over 10,000 pads, tampons, and liners in the form of “period packs” for local women in need (each pack had enough supplies to last 1 month of their menstrual cycle) for Long Beach Homeless Services. In pursuit of their mission to break the stigma on cannabis use and menstruation, High & Dry Collective offers a low-cost marketing initiative to retailers and brands that brings together all operators of the industry — from cultivators to content creators – their goal is to collaborate and knowledge-share while helping underprivileged communities. After over a decade of using cannabis to treat her own period symptoms, she was inspired by writer Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, and her book Periods Gone Public to leverage her marketing background and network of connections in the cannabis industry to start High & Dry Collective to help local women in need.

Donations will be accepted beginning March 8th through the 22nd in collaboration with Serving People in Need (SPIN) Orange County through local participating retailers. Torrey Pines is proud to partner on the Empower Women, Period program and will be accepting donations throughout the month and will also offer 25% off all Yummi Karma products for customers who donate.

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