At Columbia Care, we are always excited to celebrate Pride month with our cannabis community! We believe it’s important to create a company culture that is welcoming and establish a respectful space that helps empower team members through involvement, education and support. Our internal affinity group, Pride@CC, helps us do just that during Pride month and beyond!
Thanks to everyone who helped us honor and bring awareness to our LGBTQIA+ employees, friends and fellow allies.
Pride and cannabis have both shared in the fight for respect and legal recognition, and the beginning of legalization of cannabis was heavily influenced by the LGBTQIA+ community.
Dennis Peron, the “godfather” of the legal cannabis movement, led a legal battle through Proposition 215 to bring medical-use legalization to California. As an openly gay cannabis advocate, Peron opened a Cannabis Buyers’ Club with fellow cannabis activist, Brownie Mary (Mary Jane Rathbun), to bring cannabis to the HIV/AIDS community as the epidemic spread to serve patients and fought along with other advocates for the right to use cannabis as medicine.
Check out some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ organizations and resources!