As we celebrate Pride Month, we honor the significant influence of the LGBTQ+ community on the world of cannabis. The two have a shared legacy of boundary-pushing, societal norm challenging, and tireless advocating for acceptance and equality at societal and legislative levels. Let’s reflect on the deep ties between Pride and the cannabis industry, acknowledging the historical contributions and continued collaborations between the LGBTQ+ community and the cannabis movement.
The Impact of LGBTQ+ Activism on Cannabis Liberation
The LGBTQ+ community has been at the forefront of cannabis legalization efforts. The HIV/AIDS crisis of yesteryears served as a turning point for change. Pioneering individuals like Dennis Peron fervently advocated for the medicinal use of cannabis, recognizing its potential in easing symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS. The creation of Peron’s Cannabis Buyers’ Club and the landmark Proposition 215 in California stand as significant milestones in the march towards legalization.
Champions and Advocates
Today, LGBTQ+ individuals remain at the helm as influential voices in the cannabis industry. They harness their platforms to champion both LGBTQ+ rights and cannabis reform. These trailblazers, from entrepreneurs and activists to public figures and celebrities, are breaking down barriers and cultivating inclusivity within the industry. Their harmonized values amplify the voices of marginalized communities, driving meaningful change.
In light of this, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Equality California, our nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to power structures in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ individuals. They fight for full LGBTQ+ equality through various means, including electing pro-equality leaders, advocating for pro-equality legislation, battling for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in courtrooms, and addressing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being through education and advocacy.
Celebrating PRIDE in Style
*Product availability may vary based on store specific inventory.
No matter your product preferences, elevate your Pride celebrations with these excellent products from our Pride partners:
- Sundae School: Mochi Gummies + Prerolls
- Urbn Leaf: Indoor Flower
- Potent goods (limited availability)
- Bloom: Surf
Join us at Harborside, where we honor diversity, champion equality, and celebrate Pride with passion.