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:
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.
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.
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