Pride month has become a very big deal in recent years, and for very good reason. It’s become almost de rigueur for companies to show support by, at the very least, posting a rainbow flag on their Insta account or shooting out a promotional code in celebration.
These acts of solidarity aren’t unimportant – but who benefits monetarily when a company has a sale in celebration of Pride? All too often, it’s the company itself. If it’s an LBTQ-owned business, this makes sense. But all too often, this isn’t the case.
So what better way to celebrate Pride month than to feature some CBD brands who have some skin in the game as it were? We’re talking about CBD companies that do more than putting a rainbow flag on their websites. (We’re not knocking rainbow flags, by the way.)
Some of these companies are LGBTQ-owned brands, some are donating substantial amounts of money to the cause, while at least one has built their whole company ethos around supporting the LGBTQ community. We encourage you to show your support for these LGBTQ cannabis activists!
This black, LGBTQ-owned business derives its name from the Greek word eunoia, meaning “beautiful thinking.” It aptly describes the whole ethos of this company, from their carefully crafted products to their emphasis on mental health, mindfulness, and self-care.
Unoia’s CBD products speak for themselves, but in a recent interview with The Grio, Danielle Gray (who owns the business with her partner Brande Elise) is explicit about how being LGBTQ cannabis activists drives their desire to succeed in the cannabis industry:
“For me, it makes it special to us because within the CBD industry and the cannabis industry overall there are way too many Black and brown people behind bars,” Gray explains. “So for us, it’s almost owed to them that we can win as a black and LGBT-owned female company.”
For the month of June, get 15% off your Unoia purchase with our exclusive code: BLOOMPRIDE.
Katie Stem and Kate Black are partners in life and business. In fact, Peak Extracts, which specializes in single-strain cannabis products, is rooted in Stem’s own battle with Crohn’s disease
As she tells the story on their website, Stem discovered that specific strains of cannabis were of great help but others didn’t do much good or had unwanted side effects. Stem’s background in medical research gave her the experience needed to “control both the dosage and the effects of cannabis administration, in a time where both were commonly left to chance.”
This LGBTQ-owned cannabis business takes seriously its reputation for creating the most versatile, single-strain edibles available. They have a full CBD line as well, which includes all the usual suspects (like tinctures and topicals) as well as strain-specific CBD chocolates.
Use code SNEAKPEAK for 10% off your first order at Peak Extracts!
ReCreate is the latest company created by the Stanley Brothers, most famous for the legendary CBD brand, Charlotte’s Web. But while Charlotte’s Web deals strictly with hemp-derived CBD, Recreate incorporates slightly higher levels of THC into their products.
This June, the brothers – and in particular, Austin Stanley, who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community – are celebrating pride with two limited-edition products, available in Colorado and California.
The company has devoted a page on the ReCreate website to celebrating LGBTQ cannabis activists like Dennis Peron, Harvey Milk, and John Entwhistle. They will also be donating one dollar from every product sold to One Colorado and Equality California, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to LGBTQ+ and civil rights advocacy.
Pride CBD is, obviously, a CBD company, but it is also much more than that. The company’s products range from tinctures and capsules to topicals (including sunscreen!). And, of course, gummies. They use CBD from organically grown hemp and naturally sourced ingredients.
The company also actively supports multiple organizations that support the LGBTQ community (like the Trevor Project) and promote human rights globally. Rather than just devoting the month of June to LGBTQ solidarity, they have committed 10% of their entire proceeds to these organizations.
Pride CBD is currently offering 15% off and free shipping with all orders!
After ten years in the beauty industry, Stas Chirkof felt like something was missing, and he was pretty sure that cannabis was the missing ingredient. After extensive research and testing with CBD, Blunt CBD skincare was born.
Blunt has become renowned for its array of CBD-infused face oils that focus on the various needs of our various skins: balancing, renewing, or hydrating. They are indeed blunt, not only about their ingredients but about their stand on cannabis justice.
This POC LBTQ+ owned business puts cannabis activism at the center of its ethos. On Blunt’s website, you’ll find a page dedicated to the interlocked history of racism and the war on drugs – and a promise to donate 10 percent of company profits to the ACLU and Bail Out programs.
The company is currently offering a free trial-size sample (you pay shipping). But most importantly, the company is honoring the legacy of Pride by donating 50% of June sales to a black-trans organization that is working to empower equality for all.