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this Pride Season, we’re giving back to the LGBTQ+ community and celebrating the contributions they have made towards advancing cannabis reform.

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We Owe Legal Weed to LGBTQ+ Activists

The LGBTQ+ community was instrumental in progressing cannabis legalization.

By Shelby Huffaker

At a time when it is possible to drive down the road to your local dispensary and purchase safe, high-quality cannabis free from fear of persecution, it is easy to forget the long and arduous road taken by activists to get us where we are today. Even less acknowledged is the fact that such cannabis activism is deeply rooted in the LGBTQ+ community’s long struggle for equal rights.

For many years, LGBTQ+ individuals and cannabis users were (and continue to be) the subject of discrimination, criminalization, and even violence for matters pertaining to one’s personal lifestyle. In this sense, LGBTQ+ and cannabis advocates were perfectly suited for pairing up — and that is exactly what many of them did. Furthermore, were it not for the powerful voices of pro-pot LGBTQ+ activists, it is doubtful that we would have the freedom to consume in many places today.

Read on to learn more about the history of LGBTQ+ and cannabis activism, and how it has paved the way towards legalization.

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Support LGBTQ+ Owned Brands & Causes

Camino Tropical Punch Gummies

Camino Tropical Punch was pioneered by Kiva’s lead product developer to pay homage to her LGBTQIA+ family. She worked with renowned San Francisco drag queens Heklina & Peaches Christ to create the sweet, shimmery, energizing gummies. This June, Kiva is proud to support GLAAD for the 2nd year in a row with their largest donation yet.

 

Lowell Herb Co. Pride Pack

$1 from each purchase of Lowell Smoke’s Pride Pre-Roll Pack will be donated to GLAAD to support their year-round mission of accelerating acceptance for LGBTQ+ people.

Chemistry Moods Tinctures

Each of Chemistry’s Moods tinctures is a combination of 2-4 single-origin, strain-specific extracts to yield dialed-in formulations. $1 of every Moods Tincture sale will be donated to Openhouse SF during the month of June.

Yummi Karma Rainbow Sherbet Cannabis Drops

Rainbow Sherbet Drops are all about PRIDE with infused MCT oil, 600mg of broad-spectrum THC, and a delicious rainbow sherbet flavor. As the first Good Karma product, a portion of the proceeds will help support LGBTQ causes throughout the State of CA.

 

Cann Social Tonics

Cann—a queer-founded cannabis-infused sparkling beverage company—offers low dose social tonics that are hangover-free, low-calorie, and made from only 5 natural ingredients.

Miss Grass Gift with Purchase

For You + Higher Love: June 17th—30th get a Miss Grass limited edition pride tattoo with any Torrey Holistics purchase (in-store only, while supplies last). Wear one. Share one. Show your pride.

Celebrate Pride with Great Deals!

June 17-30

MISS GRASS: Get a Miss Grass limited edition pride tattoo with any Torrey Holistics purchase while supplies last. Wear one. Share one. Show your pride. (available in-store only)

June 17
CANN SOCIAL TONICS: On-site from 6-9pm.
PROMO: Take 25% off all day.
June 26
CANN SOCIAL TONICS: On-site from 11am-2pm.
PROMO: Take 25% off all day.

July 1

KIVA: On-site from 2:15-5:15pm.

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