The Importance Of Supporting Queer-Owned Brands

The Importance Of Supporting Queer-Owned Brands

In recent years, the world has witnessed a significant shift towards inclusivity and acceptance of marginalized communities, whether they be BIPOC, Women owned, or LGBTQ+. As we continue to progress towards a more equitable society, supporting queer-owned brands has become increasingly important, and this PRIDE month, Mary Modern proudly stands by this commitment, recognizing the value and significance of supporting such brands.

Read on and learn why it’s critical to vote with your dollars when it comes to supporting queer-owned companies.

Amplifying Queer Voices: Supporting queer-owned brands provides a platform for queer individuals to share their stories, talents, and perspectives. By championing these brands, we help amplify queer voices and contribute to a more diverse representation within the business landscape. This visibility fosters a sense of belonging for queer communities and inspires others to embrace their true identities.

Economic Empowerment: Purchasing products from queer-owned brands directly contributes to the economic empowerment of the queer community. It allows queer entrepreneurs to thrive, create job opportunities, and reinvest in their communities. By supporting these brands, we actively participate in dismantling economic disparities and fostering financial independence within the queer community.

Remembering The Roots Of Cannabis: It’s crucial that we recognize and honor why legal cannabis exists. This movement-turned-industry was born out of a need for HIV-positive persons to find relief in the 1980s HIV epidemic. Were it not for the amplified voices of the LGBTQ+ communities and their allies, we might not have the access that we now have to the plant. 

Want to shop and support? Here are a few of our personal favorites at Mary Modern:

1. Cann

Cann is a queer-owned brand that specializes in crafting cannabis-infused social tonics. Their beautifully designed cans and carefully balanced formulas offer a sophisticated and enjoyable way to explore the benefits of cannabis. Cann not only creates exceptional products but also actively supports queer causes, making them a brand worth celebrating.

2. Bohemian Chemist

Founded by partners Jim Roberths & Brian Adkinson – the couples’ stunning property in Anderson Valley boasts an apothecary approach to weed and cannatourism with events and a chic hotel.  Their brand is sophisticated, supports legacy farming, and their cannabis is entirely sungrown. 

3.  Drew Martin

Founded by a James Beard Awarded mixologist, this namesake brand is an herbal “social spliff” that has beautifully paired botanicals with mendocino-grown flower. The low-dose pre-rolls are perfect for enjoying all pride celebrations with a light high that we have grown to love! 

4. Stone Road

Nevada City-based, queer-owned Stone Road specializes in crafting high-quality, hand-rolled cannabis pre-rolls. Their products are meticulously curated and ethically sourced, ensuring an exceptional smoking experience. For pride monnth, they will be donating 10% of all profits to the LGBTQ Freedom Fund.

Ready to learn more and shop the menu?

Gifting Dad Weed: Gift Guide For Him

Gifting Dad Weed: Gift Guide For Him

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you have a dad who enjoys cannabis and has high standards, why not surprise him with a thoughtful and unique gift that celebrates his love for the plant? Whether your father is a seasoned cannabis connoisseur or new to the world of cannabis, there are plenty of options available to cater to his tastes and preferences. Read on and explore some excellent gift ideas that will make this Father’s Day a memorable one for your dad.

1. Premium Cannabis Strains:

One of the best ways to delight your dad on Father’s Day is by gifting him premium cannabis strains of flowers. Here at Mary Modern, we offer a wide selection of high-quality, lab-tested strains. Consider your dad’s preferences, whether he prefers relaxing indicas, energizing sativas, or balanced hybrids. You can even choose strains known for their unique flavors and aromas to add an extra touch of luxury to his cannabis experience. Want to explore this summer’s top strains? Check our latest blog for some recommendations!

2. Vapes for Accessible Travel:

Enhance your father’s smoking sessions by gifting him customized smoking accessories like the Kurvana engraved battery.  Check our weekly specials and stop by for one of their demo days where they offer free engraving with the purchase of any vape!  Looking for a local brand to support? Check out the new lineup of Jetty products that recently hit our menu. They’re potent and have consistently received rave reviews from customers and staff alike. 

3.  CBD Wellness Products

If your dad is more interested in the wellness benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects, consider gifting him a selection of high-quality CBD products. CBD-infused oils, balms, creams, and capsules can provide relief from various ailments, promote relaxation, and support overall well-being. Help your dad incorporate CBD into his daily routine and enjoy the potential therapeutic benefits that come with it.

Whether your dad is an OG stoner or newer advocate seeking the therapeutic benefits of weed, consider this Father’s Day and opportunity to surprise your him with a cannabis-themed gift that celebrates his love and showcases your thoughtfulness.

Top 5 Strains for Summer

Top 5 Strains for Summer

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to explore the world of cannabis and find the best strains to enhance your warm-weather experiences. Whether you’re planning to hit the beach, go hiking, or simply relax with friends, we’ve curated a list of the top cannabis strains that will add a touch of sunshine to your summer adventures. Join us as we dive into the enchanting world of Apricot Papaya, Lava Cake, Jetfuel Gelato, Lemon Cherry Gelato, and Sunshine Dream—strains that are sure to elevate your summer to new heights.

1. Apricot Papaya by Bohemian Chemist (28% THC)

Imagine the sweet aroma of ripe apricots blended with tropical papaya—the result is the delicious Apricot Papaya strain. Known for its uplifting effects, this sativa-dominant hybrid offers a burst of creativity, energy, and focus. It’s the perfect companion for daytime activities like outdoor picnics, beach volleyball, or exploring new trails. Apricot Papaya is renowned for its ability to induce a blissful state, evoking the carefree essence of summer.

2. Lava Cake by Canndescent (36% THC)

For those looking to unwind after a long day in the sun, Lava Cake is an excellent choice. This indica-dominant strain is celebrated for its relaxing properties, which can melt away stress and tension. The rich aroma of chocolate and vanilla entices the senses, creating a decadent experience reminiscent of indulging in dessert. Lava Cake is perfect for an evening of stargazing, a BBQ with friends, or simply lounging in a hammock, providing a gentle and tranquil high that complements the summer nights.

3.  Jetfuel Gelato by Autumn Brands (30% THC)

If you seek an exhilarating and invigorating cannabis strain to match your adventurous spirit this summer, Jetfuel Gelato is a must-try. This potent hybrid combines the genetics of Jet Fuel and Gelato, resulting in a strain that delivers an intense burst of euphoria and an energizing high. Jetfuel Gelato is perfect for those seeking a boost of motivation and a surge of creativity, making it an ideal choice for outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, or exploring new destinations.

4. Lemon Cherry Gelato by Biko (30% THC)

Embrace the flavors of summer with Lemon Cherry Gelato, a sativa-dominant hybrid that embodies the essence of the season. This strain offers a delightful combination of zesty lemon and sweet cherry flavors, creating a refreshing and uplifting experience. Lemon Cherry Gelato provides a balanced high, offering a blend of mental clarity and physical relaxation. Whether you’re planning a beach day or a leisurely bike ride, this strain will enhance your summer vibes and leave you feeling revitalized.

5. Sunshine Dream by Miss Grass

As its name suggests, Sunshine Dream is the epitome of a sunny and uplifting cannabis strain. This sativa-dominant hybrid delivers an energetic and mood-boosting high, making it a fantastic choice for summer adventures. Whether you’re attending a music festival, embarking on a road trip, or having a picnic in the park, Sunshine Dream will keep you feeling uplifted and engaged. Its fruity aroma and euphoric effects will help you embrace the vibrant energy of summer and make lasting memories.

Ready to explore all of the best flowers & pre-rolls Mary Modern has to offer? Explore the full menu and order ahead for pick-up or stop in and check out San Francisco’s poshest dispensary!  Whether you’re looking for edibles, vapes, topicals or flowers – there’s something for everyone in this beautiful shop located at 2845 Geary Blvd., San Francisco.

Top 6 Reasons to Pair Yoga with Weed

Top 6 Reasons to Pair Yoga with Weed

Whether you’re new to cannabis or not, you’ve likely heard of “stoned yoga”, where cannabis use is encouraged as a twist on your run-of-the-mill yoga class. But, have you wondered why cannabis is a fantastic addition to your yoga practice? We have the answers for you – here are our top reasons why you should consider cannabis to elevate your practice…

1. Flexibility & Pain Relief:

Thanks to cannabis’ pain-relieving effects, particularly indica-forward strains, using cannabis can help ease muscle tension and aches so you can go deeper into your asanas. It also helps with coordination and balance, improving your form and lessening injury. You should still honor your body where it’s at and not hurt yourself by pushing your stretches too far, even if you’re feeling on Cloud 9 (trust us, you’ll feel it tomorrow if you don’t.)

2. Better Focus

We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of class or finishing up in Savasana and your mind won’t stop racing about random things like, “Did I lock the door before I left?” “Ugh, I have so many bills coming up.” “Where did she get those leggings?” “Gosh, I hope no one is watching me absolutely FAIL at this pose.” Sound familiar? Cannabis can keep you focused on the task at hand and into your body for a more fulfilling yoga sesh.

3. Deeper Relaxation

Even though yoga can aid with relaxation, sometimes it’s hard to really chill out and enjoy it if you’re really tense, stressed out, or anxious. Cannabis helps ease your mind and unwind so you can get the most out of your yoga practice and feel thoroughly relaxed afterward, making the overall experience much more enjoyable.

4. Endurance

Higher-intensity yoga classes can be very challenging to get through, especially if you don’t want to partake in caffeine beforehand. Sativa-forward or balanced hybrid strains can give you the boost you need to power through without jitters or elevated heart rates that usually comes with unnatural stimulants.

5. Grounding

If you’ve been feeling disconnected or “foggy”, yoga is indisputably effective in getting more grounded in your body and connected to your inner self. When you add cannabis to the mix, you become more aware of your body and mind.

6. Fun!

Yoga occasionally gets a bad rep for being pretty serious and dogmatic, but it can also be fun! There’s bound to be giggles and good vibes when practically everyone in your yoga class is lifted, so roll with it and let the lightheartedness lead the way.

Ready to give it a go?Mary Modern is thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring an upcoming Bend & Blaze, The Cannabis Yogi’s signature class in San Francisco!

and meet us on your mat.

Top SF Brunch Spots

Top SF Brunch Spots

It’s no secret that cannabis lovers can eat. We’ve seen media and gifs highlight the appetite-stimulating side-effects of weed for decades… which is why we’ve decided to share a roundup of San Francisco brunch spots that are simply to live for. 

Whether you’re a bougie stoner or traditional foodie, elevate your Mother’s Day weekend and read on for a few of our favorite spots in San Francisco for when you have the “brunchies”.

Jane the Bakery

1881 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115 

A San Franciscan foodie twist on a classic bakery, Jane The Bakery is a Lower Fillmore brunch staple that has something perfect for every palate. Virtually everything is made in-house, including their fresh bread, luscious savory & sweet pastries, handmade salads, sandwiches, drinks, and more. You can taste the love, enthusiasm, and quality ingredients that go into every item! Though seating is a bit limited, head across the street to the lovely park or stroll Japantown nearby where you can enjoy your delicious treats and do some shopping.

Can’t miss: Pain au Chocolat

Arsicault Bakery

397 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 

Dubbed by many as having “the best croissant in San Francisco”, Arsicault Bakery lives up to its reputation. They tend to stick to the basics, but they do it very, VERY well, making this spot ideal for pastry purists. This shop is perfect to grab a bite and walk the Clement St Farmers Market around the corner on Sundays. You might want to come early as possible for this one – they sell out fast and the lines are long!

Can’t miss: Croissants

The Mill

736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Though you can’t tell from the outside, The Mill is actually a collaboration between Josey Baker Bread and Four Barrel Coffee, both of which deeply value quality ingredients. Either way, this place is an absolute vibe with a delicious menu to boot! The coffee is roasted locally and the bread is both milled AND baked in-house, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best quality possible. This is a great spot to catch up with Mom and people-watch before your next stop. We suggest grabbing your items to go and walk over to Alamo Square Park to show mom the painted ladies!

Can’t miss: ANY of their toast selections

Tartine Manufactory

595 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Located in the famous Mission District, Tartine Manufactory is the fancy sister to the classic Tartine on Guerrero and is a marvelous modern spot for brunch. The ambiance is airy and inviting, underlining their mouthwatering fares. For Mother’s Day, they’re offering their Blueberry Rhubarb Pie and Strawberry Mousseline Cake for pre-order, so we suggest getting yours ASAP!

Head to the Health news stand next door after eating for beautiful locally made ceramics, hard to find magazines and candies.

Can’t miss: Breakfast Sandwich with Smoked Salmon


1299 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Mom only deserves the best, right? Be sure to stop by Plow, recently named one of the 20 best brunch restaurants in the country! While the ambiance is always warm and friendly, the real star of the show is their amazing food. Locally sourced and made with care, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. Just make sure you try their potatoes – they’re amazing!

Can’t miss: Eggs Benedict

Have a spot we missed? Comment or tag them so we can send a Mary Modern team member to check them out!