ACTIVISM

Doing well, doing good: Companies help communities harmed by war on drugs

Photography by Maren Caruso. Styling by Alicia Deal.

Dogwood was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle – in print + online!

We feel extremely honored to be recognized in the SF Chronicle’s latest Green State issue, which highlights companies who are positively impacting the cannabis industry through equitable and ethical practices. Seeing Dogwood highlighted for our work alongside folks like Osanyin, The People’s Dispensary, Brother David’s, and Terrapin Care Station in the globally renowned SF Chronicle’s Sunday edition is the biggest blessing – don’t mind us while we cry happy tears and frame this to hang in our office.

Photos by Dogwood Botanicals of the Sunday, April 18th, 2021 Edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Thank you so much to the author Jessa Williams, Co-Founder of Represent Collaborative, and to Cannabis Doing Good and Represent Collaborative for including us in this special publishing. Jessa begins the piece with this powerful message:

“The legal cannabis industry isn’t merely budding. It’s. BLOWING. UP. Several reports claim it’s positioned to be worth $50 billion by 2026. But as big as it’s potential is, it’s got an even bigger problem. It’s an industry that’s making mostly white men very, very wealthy. All the while, thanks to the American political scam known as ‘the war on drugs,’ there are still an estimated 40,000 people locked up in jail for marijuana offenses, a disproportionate number of whom are Black and Latinx. And the harm doesn’t stop there. While selling the beloved green plant is raking in a lot of green, the resource-heavy process of cultivating it, packaging it and selling it is anything but. Thankfully, there are more and more companies popping up who are rooted in ethical and equitable practices of cultivation and distribution—and making sure the communities most harmed by the war on drugs will actually have an opportunity to benefit from legalization. And consumers can help propel the industry in the right direction by supporting the companies doing it right.”

Photography by Maren Caruso. Styling by Alicia Deal.

And here’s what they had to say about Dogwood:

“Dogwood Botanicals is a woman-owned business in the Bay Area by way of east Tennessee. Its founders, Katie Pilgrim and Jamie Boling, have a combined 20 years of experience in the cannabis industry, but teamed up to bring hemp products to people across the country.

Photography by Maren Caruso. Styling by Alicia Deal.

With a heavy focus on ethical practices, the Dogwood Botanicals product line uses hemp that is grown and manufactured on an organic family farm in Colorado. All shipping materials and paper products used are biodegradable and sourced from 100% recycled materials. They also donate 1%+ of all sales to grassroots organizations working toward cannabis equity, such as the Cannabis Impact Fund.”

Read the full piece written HERE via Represent Collaborative and HERE via SF Chronicle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

No products in the cart.

%d bloggers like this: