|CEO/FOUNDER||CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY / SOCIAL EQUITY SUPPORT ROLE||PLANT TOUCHING (P) / ANCILLARY (A)||STATEMENT URLS||DATE OF MESSAGE||DIVERSITY REPORT||WEBSITE||# OF BLACK EMPLOYEES||# OF EMPLOYEES||BIPOC OWNED (Y/N)||COMPANY FOUNDED||STOCK NAME||COMPANY VALUE / TOTAL FUNDING||MONIES PLEDGED||ORGS DONATED TO||NOTES||QC 1||QC 2||;.l 12|
|1906||Peter Barsoom||Jackie Cornell|
Chief of Policy & Health Innovations
|P||5/31/2020||-||http://www.1906newhighs.com||Unknown||11-50||N||2015||Privately Held||Total Funding Amount: $18M||Unknown||Color of Change||2/5/2021 Company posted blog on website discussing racism in cannabis, war on drugs & how they are transforming lives w/ Rebelle, a woman owned Massachusetts based dispensary and retail partner of 1906. Blog was setup interview style w/ 1906 asking Rebelle questions. No action outlined from 1906 or note of any monies pledged. 1/22/2021 Company posted a blog to their website that promoted their merch and reviewed cannabis in 2020. The opening paragraph mentioned "racial injustices" among other issues and called out how War on Drugs affected Black communities disproportionately, but did not list any action items, only that we needed to "address" it. No post on IG about this blog. 1/19/2021 company posted an visual of company founder and in the caption when asked about why the company was started he mentioned "...that big pharma and the racist War on People have deliberately suppressed this healing plant." No mention of what his company is doing to take action, nor were any other links provided. 8/4/2020 company posted graphic to call for release of Michael Thompson from prison when he was hositalized w/ Covid, tagging the Last Prisoner Project page in their caption, but w/ no other context. Didn't provide any instruction or explain how people could take action to support. No comment since nor did the post to the feed about Michael Thompson's release in late January. 7/21/2020 company posted graphic as resource for cannabis activism. Post mentioned contacting legislators and asking how they are addressing the War on Drugs. Also mentioned recommended to educate yourself on diverse perspectives by consuming more content created by POC. |
In 2019 and 2020, CEO is quoted in two articles about restorative justice measures taken by 1906 through job training and employment. 5/31/2020 Company posted memorial for George Floyd, stating "Right now, we are meeting, talking, and organizing to figure out the most powerful steps to take next. While we work on these concrete actions, please join us in donating to Color of Change". 6/5/2020 Company posted follow up statement from founders pledges commitment from founders to end incarceration for cannabis offenses. 9/9/2019 In an article published by 'A Proper High', CEO stated that 1906 have "a strong advocacy role" and that "our mission is to bring an end to prohibition and end the harmful effects on Black and brown people".
|The Accountability List is collective work effort between members of Canncalusive, Amarie Baker, Natasha Przedborski of PussyWeed, Savina Monet, Maya Shaw of Shop Shaw, Nichole Graf, Casey O'Keefe, Moe Jo Jo Jo, and several others|
|1933 Industries||Brayden Sutton (Founder); Paul Rosen (CEO)||-||P||Instagram||6/2/2020||-||https://www.1933industries.com/||Unknown||51-200||N||2017||CSE:TGIF OTCQX:TGIFF||Market Capital CAD $19.04M as at 12/21/2020||-||-||No additional evident of comment, statement or action 4/9/2021. |
6/2/2020 Company posted graphic which stated 'We stand with those in pain... we will always advocate for social justice'. Company has not responded to public comments. No further action or comment on social media since. Proprietary Portfolio of Brands include: AMA flower and AMA concentrates, CBD-infused Canna Hemp™, Canna Hemp X™, and Canna Fused™ products. Licensing agreements include: Birdhouse Skateboards™, Blonde™ Cannabis, Bloom™, Denver Dab Co., Grizzly Griptape, OG DNA Genetics, The Pantry Company, PLUGplay, and The Original Jack Herer®. Company owns 91% of Alternative Medicine Association, LC (AMA), and 100% of Infused MFG LLC.
|420 Carpenter||Chad Champagne||-||P||-||-||-||https://shop.420carpenter.com/carpenter||Unknown||11-50||N||2014||Privately Held||-||-||-||No evidence of comment or statement.||50||40|
|6/5/2020||-||https://48nrth.com/en/||Unknown||11-50||N||2010||NRTH:APH||Market Capital CAD $27.83M as at 12/21/2020||-||6/5/2020 Company co-wrote article The Pitfalls of Canadian Pot Pardons. In the caption to the post, Company mentions that they stand in solidarity with those who are "fighting for equality" they promise to, "uplift the voices that need to be heard" and that they will "be listening". No action items, no further comments since.||50||40|
|4Front Ventures||Leo Gontmakher||-||A||6/1/2020||-||https://4frontventures.com/||Unknown||201-500||N||2011||FFNT:CNX: (CAN)|
|Market Capital CAD $129.25M as at 12/21/2020||05/31/2020 Company posted image of Martin Luther King, Jr without caption. No action items, no further comment since. 04/09/2019 President/Founder Kris Kane participated in an interview about cannabis social equity.||50||40|
|Academy of Cannabis Science||Trey Reckling||-||A||Instagram||6/2/2020|
|-||https://www.academyofcannabisscience.com/||0||2-10||N||2016||Privately Held||3/30/2021 Company posted a photo of old hemp product and in caption stated it was produced by a big pharma company before the "racist and asanine war on drugs". No other action items or callouts about that war or the Black lives that were affected. 2/24/2021 Company posted graphic w/ Jack Herer stating "The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous." no mention of Black people or black lives in the caption, nor was there any other action items. 2/16/2021 Company posted thread of tweets recognizing their IL GM who is black w/his picture. The GM, Charles Amadin, spoke on the growth of cannabis industry and how state's effots to legalize was "reversing years of unjust bias against disproportionately impacted minority communities." No other comments from the company and the call to action was to buy their products. 2/4/2021 Company posted about Michael Thomspon's release on Twitter w/image of him. 01/20/2021 Company posted graphic w/Kamala Harris about the need to decriminalizing and expunging records. In comments they seemed to forgive Kamala's previous stance and provide hopeful optimism when a responder questioned them by saying, "and she is repentant. Now is the time for her to prove it was wrong and there is a better way." No other action item listed.|
18/01/2021 Company posted a graphic in honor of MLK day. 8/12/2020 Company posted MLK quote 'we know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed'. 7/17/2020 Company posted a quote from John Ehrlichman which highlights the racial underpinnings of the War on Drugs. 6/6/2020 Company posted an image of street art which stated 'You have the right to be heard'. On 6/6/2020 company hosted an online "Saturday Sesh" with Andrew DeAngelo, co-founder of Last Prisoner Project to "learn how you can help people imprisoned for cannabis." 0https://www.instagram.com/p/CA9K9DkBsnI/ Company posted image of a black square with "We The People" written inside; no caption or comment. 6/2/2020 Company posted a black square on Blackout Tuesday, without a caption.
|Acreage Holdings||Kevin Murphy||-||P||Instagram||6/5/2020|
|-||https://www.acreageholdings.com/about-us/||9||51-200||N||2014||ACRGF||Market Capital USD $228.50M at at 12/21/2020||-||-||8/4/2020 Company posted video and caption about NY legalization & at the end of the video Katie Neer, who is their Director of Political Affairs, mentioned adult use legalization would go a "long way in helping social equity and criminal justice" in NY. The video then ended w/ an endorsement to legalize but provided no futher action or detail re: Black lives affected in the framework of social equity and criminal justice. The mention of social equity was a footnote near the end of the video as it was in the caption. 6/5/2020 Company posted image with J.K. Rowling quote and company statement across all platforms. No action items, no further comment since.||50||40|
|Akerna||Jessica Billingsley||-||A||-||-||-||https://www.akerna.com/||Unknown||51-100||N||2010||Nasdaq: KERN||Market Capital USD $75.40M as at 12/21/2020||Last Prisoner Project||06/25/2020 Company announced its collaboration with The Last Prisoner Project, whereby it would include a donation feature through its MJ Platform point of sale solution. CEO Jessica Billinsey stated: "I, like so many, have been overcome with anger and sadness in the wake of the senseless and violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. I didn't want to be another person standing up and saying, 'Black Lives Matter,' I wanted to do something meaningful that would provide long term value to the community,".... "Adding the donation functionality to MJ Platform is a meaningful way we can use our technology to give consumers the ability to contribute to The Last Prisoner Project, a cause that helps the black community, which has been disproportionately affected by the war on drugs."||10||44 40|
|Alcove||Allie Pisarro-Grant, Alex Smith||-||A||Instagram Instagram Instagram Blog Newsletter||5/31/2020 6/4/2020 5/6/2020 6/6/2020 6/12/2020||-||https://alcove.shop/||0||2||N||2018||-||-||Unknown||Soul Fire Farm |
The Free Black Women's Library
National Bail Out and Community Justice Exchange
|3/17/2021 2/9/2021 1/27/2021 Company donated to & posted in support of the Floret Coalition and Free Black Women's Library book of the month by sharing a photo of each book & using a call to action to get others to donation. Company has posted on 9/17/2020, 10/6/2020, 12/1/2020, 12/20/2020 to share their support for relevant organizations via the Floret Coalition.|
7/24/20 Company stated they were a member of Floret Coalition, an 'anti-racist collective of small businesses in the cannabis and cannabis-adjacent space supporting and funding equity-oriented actions via monthly donations and social campaigns. 5/31/2020 Company posted a BLM graphic with the caption "It bears repeating". 6/4/2020 Company created a second post laying out their next steps on how they will support Black artists, social justice organizations, educate themselves on their privilege, and make space for customers to submit feedback. Company has since spoken out and shared ways they will support BIPOC artists.
|Aleafia Health||Geoffrey Benic||-||P||-||-||-||https://aleafiahealth.com/||-||51-200||N||2017||TSX:AH||Market Capital CAD $150.64M as at 12/21/2020||-||-||No evidence of comment or statement.||17||40|
|Allume||Camille Chacra||-||A||Instagram Blog||5/30/2020||-||https://shop-allume.com||0||1||N||2017||-||-||$525||George Floyd Memorial Fund, Last Prisoner Project||Company continues to share inclusive content: 4/7/2021 posted an interview with Mary Hines that they conducted & on 3/17/2021, 2/16/2021, 1/24/2021, & 12/19/2020 comany posted in support of various organizations and initiatives via the Floret Coalition. 2/1/2021 Company also posted to commemorate the start of BHM & honored several organization in the black cannabis space. |
Company consistently shares inclusive content via their blog on their website, social media and newsletter. Company frequently provides marginalized people with a platform via Instagram Story "takeovers". Company has posted on 9/17/2020, 10/2/2020, 11/9/2020, to share their support for relevant organizations via the Floret Coalition. 7/21/2020 Company announced itself as a member of the Floret Coalition - committing themselves to 'raise funds + awareness for organizations prioritizing the needs of Black, Latinx, + Indigenous communities'.
|Alternative Therapies Group||Dan Talbot||-||P||-||-||http://atgma.org/||Unknown||11-50||N||2015||Owned by Curaleaf Holdings Inc (CSE: CURA)||Owned by Curaleaf Holdings Inc.||-||-||2/9/2021 Company posted a photo from Budtender Awards of Reymon Brown, budtender at company nominated for various awards. In caption they mentioned he was a social equity participant. Only additional comment was that Reymon was nominated for "Breaker of Stigma Chains" award. 1/18/2021 company posted a photo and quote from MLK, no other action or comment regarding Black lives.|
1/24/2021 The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021. No evidence of comment, statement or donation.
|Another Room||Chloe Popove||-||A||07/07/2020||-||https://anotherroom.io/||0||2-10||N||2018||-||-||-||-||No report on transparency has been posted online as of 4/9/2021. No further posts or action steps posted on social while a website landing page shares information on Cannabis Amnesty. |
Company has not posted public statement. Company changed the URL on their Instagram profile to "How You Can Help" landing page. Company added banner to website that links to "How You Can Help" landing page. Company added BLM Instagram Story Highlight to share social justice resources. A team member has been in contact with CEO on next steps. 07/07/2020 Company published a series of posts which stated that the Company's 'immediate halt led to the most important conversations we've had as a team, and came with realizations of the mistakes we've made, and all of the places we haven't done nearly enough.' In the post, the company announced the company's partnership with 'Cannabis Amnesty', an organization which works to undo the disproportionate harms of cannabis criminalization. A second post on 07/07/2020 announced the establishment of 'The Feedback Department' to incorporate external feedback into the Company's work and influence its approach. 07/21/2020 Company announced publication of an ongoing report to provide transparency into the company, to be available on its website from Oct 2020. As of 12/16/2020 - report is not available online, but due to be in early 2021.
|Aphria||Irwin D. Simon||-||P||Website Instagram||6/10/2020 06/10/2020||-||https://aphria.ca/||Unknown||501-1,000||N||2014||NASDAQ: TLRY, due to merger|
|Market Capital CAD $2.67B as at 12/21/2020 ||-||-||Canada based companies Tilray and Aphria closed merger creating the largest cannabis company measured by revenue in the world. The combined company will operate under Tilray, NASDAQ ticker name updated, and will save $81 million in pretax cost synergies in 18 months. No further updates or statements re: BLM movemement, nor evidence of implementation. |
No evidence of implementation of the pledges set out in the statement of 6/10/2020.
|Apothecanna||James Kennedy||-||P||6/9/2020||-||https://apothecanna.com||Unknown||11-50||N||2009||-||8/28/2020 company posted photo of Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theater of Harlem with a caption briefly mentioning his work and calling for everyone to take action in your communities so the world can be better place. No other comment or action mentioned. Also posted two additional photos on 9/16/2020 & 6/21/2020 of Black athletes with brief historical referece. No other comments or call to action. 6/17/2020 company posted photo of Jackie Robinson mentioning multiple Black athletes and in caption mentioned systemic racism apparent in our country and acknowledging the activism efforts of these atheletes. No other call to action. |
6/9/2020 Company pledges to invest in anti-racial bias training for all employees, commit to fair and equal pay, commit to democratizing employment applications and reducing barriers to those the system is designed to leave behind. Company promises to actively seek to partner with BIPOC entrepreneurs. Company will ensure vendor's values are aligned with anti-racist leadership. Company will equally represent BIPOC in future planned marketing. No action items, no further comments since.
|Arcadia Biosciences||Raj Ketkar||-||P||-||-||-||https://arcadiabio.com||Unknown||51-200||2002||NASDAQ:RKDA||Market Capital USD $27.30M as at 12/21/2020||No evidence of comment or statement.||28||40|
|Arcview||Troy Dayton, Steve DeAngelo, Kimberly Kovacs||-||A||Website|
Unknown Date, 6/1/2020
|-||https://arcviewgroup.com/||<5||11-50||N||2009||Privately Held||"Investors in the Arcview Investor Network have invested more than $275 million in over 200 companies."||Unknown||Minorities for Medical Marijuana|
Minority Cannabis Business Association
|4/1/2021 Company announced joint donation w/Papa and Barkley to M4MM for Cannabis Awareness Month with a combined value of over $5K, according to post. Company conducted BHM campaign highlighting game changers in cannabis on 2/1/2021, 2/8/2021, 2/15/2021, and hosted silent auction campaign to support offering free minority memberships 2/12/2021 for their Women's Investor Network. |
1/18/2021 Company shared graphic on MLK day. 12/2/2020 On 'Giving Tuesday', Company encouraged donations to the Last Prisoner Project. 7/24/2020 Company hosted a seminar entitled 'Cannabis & Race - Opportunities to Create a More Equitable Industry', in line with one of their 5 commitments. 6/10/2020 Company announced their 5 commitments to working towards racial justice; this includes: mentorship for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs; free investor membership for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs; complementary research for nonprofits; donation to MCBA; webinar on race and the cannabis industry.6/3/2020 Company shared a graphic by Leafly listing organizations fighting to end the War on Drugs. 6/3/2020 Company shared a graphic by Leafly listing organizations fighting to end the War on Drugs.
|ARL Healthcare (MariMed)||Tim Shaw (COO)||-||P||-||-||-||https://marimedinc.com/||0||51-200||N||Unknown||Owned by MariMed (OTCMKTS: MRMD, Market Capital $268.87M as at 01/25/2021)||Nonprofit, owned by MariMed||-||-||1/24/2021 - The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021.||40||44|
|Artizen Cannabis||Timothy Foia||-||P||6/2/2020||-||http://www.artizencannabis.com||Unknown||51-200||N||2014||-||-||-||1/18/2021 Company posted MLK graphic & quote. Also of note, the black square post is no longer visible on their page. |
Company posted black square, no comment. Company has not responded to public comments. No action items, no further comments since.Top 10 in Sales for WA (May 2020)
|Aster Farms||Julia Jacobson||-||P||6/2/2020||-||https://www.asterfarms.com||1||2-10||N||2016||Privately Held||-||For last year and half, Company makes monthly recoccuring donations ($100/m) to Success Center Orgs in SF; Reocccuring ($50/m) donations since 2019 to Equity First Alliance participated in Expungement Week; Company donates money and participates as mentors and teaching workshops at OUR ACADEMY, an 11-week workshop series for equity applicants, equity license holders and those affected by the war on drugs in the Bay Area; August 2020 we launched a campaign with Sweet Flower and Coolhaus ice cream in which 100% of sales as well as a matched donation by all three parties involved go to support LGBTQ+ BIPOC.||Success Center Orgs in SF; Equity First Alliance; Campaign with Sweet Flower and Coolhaus ice cream in which 100% of sales as well as a matched donation by all three parties involved go to support LGBTQ+ BIPOC.||6/19/2020 On Juneteenth, company posted about the case of Michael Thompson, which exemplifies 'the inequality faced by Black Americans' and called upon followers to demand clemency for Thompson. 6/2/2020 Company posted black square with the words "in solidarity". Company responded with to public comments of actions taken in hiring, community support, personal donations, and familial history of incarceration on drug charges.Company states on its website that 'we don't just care about our planets and the planet, we care about our community. We are active in the fight for social justice in the cannabis industry, supporting the equity community, mentoring and contributing resources as well as practicing those very ethos inside our company beginning with our hiring practices'. In 2019 Company hosted a weekend of education and inclusive conversation at our farm with Humble Bloom - "Healing Earth & Community" - highlighting the stories of BIPOC operators and engaging in conversations around how to expand diversity in the industry. On Juneteenth they gave the team a paid day off and plan to include Juneteenth as a paid holiday going forward. Company plans to relaunch Harry's Harvest give-back product line, expanding the causes donated to from fire relief to include social justice. The Founders have personally donated to The Trevor Project and NAACP since 2016 and participated in protests (BLM, Standing Rock, Women's March). Since January, has been working on building out a quarterly sustainability report that they will make public and have been planning to include diversity as an area of focus.||50||44|
|Attis Trading Company||Eli Bilton,||-||P||6/2/2020||-||https://attistrading.com||Unknown||51-200||N||2015||Privately Held||-||-||-||12/23/2020 Company posted GoFundMe for Michael Arthur encouraging followers to donate. |
6/23/2020 Company encouraged followers to donate to Last Prisoner Project. No action items, no further comments since. 6/6/2020 Company posted black square calling for change and reform with the caption: "We are a diverse family of people. Spread love. Equality for everyone. Demand change. The message is simple".
|Aurora Cannabis||Terry Booth, Miguel Martin||Steven Fish||P||6/2/2020 initial, 6/3/2020 linked follow-up||-||http://auroramj.com||Unknown||1001-5000||N||2013||CSE:ACB|
|Total Funding Amount $429M; Market Cap CAD $2.11B as at 12/21/2020||$100,000||ACLU and Canadian Civil Liberties Association||No additional action or statement found as of 4/9/2021|
6/3/2020 Company followed up the next day with a pledged donation to ACLU and Canadian Civil Liberties Association. No further comments or action since. 6/2/2020 Company posted black square with message "Mute. Listen. Learn."
|Aurora Elixirs||Victoria Pustynsky||P||6/2/2020||-||https://www.auroraelixirs.com/||Unknown||2-10||N||2018||Privately Held||-||-||-||2/22/2021 Company announced they have joined the Floret Coalition. |
6/2/2020 Company initially posted a black square with "VOTE" text and accompanying statement "Exercise your rights to affect change & use your voice. Defend. Educate. Empower. Our team at Aurora Elixirs is supporting the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in their fight for racial justice." 06/10/2020 follow-up post asked followers not to "mistake our silence for indifference." No action items taken. 09/12/2020 Company participated in an auction to raise funds to provide aid to indigenous communities affected by wildfires.
|-||https://avitasgrown.com/homepage||> 5||11-50||N||2012||Privately Held||-||Donated $10,000 "over the next two months" via fundraiser||ACLU Avitas Freedom Campaign||4/9/2021 Fundraiser page has been removed and social media accounts have been either taken down or inactive for over 2 years. Website blog section also hasn't seen any updates. No evidence of company dissolving though. |
Company created a fundraiser in collaboration with ACLU with a $10K goal. Fundraiser website has up-to-date figures on donations accepted.
|Bahama Buds||Greg Allen||A||-||Unknown||Unknown||N||2017||No evidence of comment or statement.||10|
|Balm Labs||Sarah Waldock||-||A||6/1/2020||-||https://thisisbalm.com/||Unknown||2-10||N||2018||-||-||"For the rest of June, we will donate 20% of profits from the sale of our 3-step system to the Black Women’s Health Imperative"||NACCP, Black Women's Health Imperative||3/8/2021 Company posted statement recognizing the struggle for women of color being harder than the struggle for white women. No other action or follow up. 2/27/2021 Company posted graphic of Amanda Gorman w/quote from her Inaugaration speech. No specific mention of Black people or lives, no follow up or call to action. 2/23/2021, 2/13/2021, 2/1/2021 Company posted series of graphics for BHM of Black women in beauty providing insight into their work. No call to action.|
6/1/2020 Company posted a statement and announced that they had donated to NAACP and the Black Women's Health Imperative. Company announced it would continue to donate 10% of profits from sale of ClearBalm until July. No posts or further action since.
Meryl Montgomery; Valarie Sakota
|-||P||6/1/2020||06/17/2020||https://www.barbarishop.com||> 5||2-10||Y||2017||Privately Held||-||$1,000 to Black Lives Matter|
|Soul Fire Farm|
Women's Prison Association, Black Lives Matter, Family Preservation Project
|3/29/2021 Company posted statement announcing donation to Soul Fire Farm along w/the Floret Coalition and encouraged followers to do the same as well as explained how to join the Floret Coalition. 2/16/2021 company posted graphic & message calling out racism in cannabis even today & did a deep dive w/Cannaclusive on the arrest disparities that are still prevalent. 2/2/2021 Company posted statement educating on the Free Black Women's Library and how the Floret Coalition is supporting this organization. They also provided information for learning more about the Floret Coalition and donating. 1/20/2021 Company posted photo of Amanda Gorman celebrating her poem by quoting and celebrating VP Kamala Harris as 1st Black, Indian and Woman VP. No other call to action listed. |
Company has posted on 10/8/2020, 11/16/2020, 12/29/2020, to share their support for relevant organizations via the Floret Coalition. 8/1/2020 Company announced its membership of the Floret Coalition, an anti-racist collective of small businesses in the cannabis and cannabis-adjacent space supporting and funding equity-oriented actions via monthly donations and social campaigns. 7/24/2020 Company announced that it had matched 10 scholarships to Ethel's Club to support Black healing and wellness. 6/19/2020 Company posted a 'Defund the Police' graphic and called for Justice for Breonna Taylor. 6/17/2020 Company posted a 'Transparency' statement on its website, where it publically shared diversity information of staff, investors, vendors, suppliers, and collaborators. Additionally, it stated actions it had taken towards social equity: Company pledged 5% to community organizations prior to BLM Protests; Company is a small 100% woman-owned business dedicated to hiring inclusively (POC, LGBTQIA+); has been previously involved in supporting BIPOC collectives and events. Company hires Black part time staff where applicable. 6/2/2020 Company posted image of fist with anti-racism resources and list of national bail funds. 6/2/2020 Company announced it would be sponsoring memberships to Ethel's Club to support Black healing and wellness.
|BeLeaf Company||Mitch Meyers||-||P||-||-||-||http://beleafco.com/||At least 1||2-10||N||2015||Non-profit||-||-||-||No active social media presence. No evidence of statement or comment.||3||40|
|BeLeaf Medical||Mitch Meyers||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.beleafmedical.com/||Unknown||51-200||N||2019||Privately Held||-||-||-||No active social media presence; no evidence of statement or comment. Parent company of BeLeaf and Swade. Seems to be a big player in the Missouri cannabis industry||3||40|
|Beleave||Bill Panagiotakopoulos - Chief Restructuring Officer||-||P||-||-||-||https://beleave.com/||Unknown||21-50||N||2010||CSE:BE||See Notes||-||-||6/16/2020 CRO appointed and Company undergoing restructuring. 6/5/2020 Company insolvent and granted creditor protection under CCAA. Company inactive across all social media platforms. No statement or action items have been communicated.||17||40|
|Belushi's Farm||Jim Belushi||-||P||6/4/2020||-||https://www.belushisfarm.com||Unknown||8-15||N||2016||-||-||-||Last Prisoner Project||6/28/2020 company posted graphic about Nevada pardons with no caption or call to action. |
6/4/2020 Company posted Last Prisoner Project image with caption explaining they joined organization "with the guidance of Steve D'Angelo". Company has not verified donations. No actions, no further comments since.
|Berkshire Roots||James Winokur||-||P||Website Instagram 1 Instagram 2||6/6/2020|
|-||https://berkshireroots.com/||Unknown||Unknown||N||2019||Privately Held||-||$2,500 each to the Boston and Pittsfield NAACP Chapters, and $2,500 to The Last Prisoner Project. Donated $10,000 and personnel resources that provide mentorship and job opportunities to those previously incarcerated for cannabis-related offenses through our participation in the Massachusetts CultivatED program.||Boston and Pittsfield NAACP Chapters and The Last Prisoner Project |
Donated to and are working with the “Berkshire Resources for Integration of Diverse Groups through Education” (BRIDGE)
|2/1/2021 Company posted BHM graphic and subsequent graphics on 2/1/2021, 2/8/2021, 2/15/2021, 2/22/2021, and 2/23/2021 with no calls to action or pledges or mention of BLM movement. 1/23/2021 Company seems unresponsive to questions about their position on equity legislation. |
1/24/2021 The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 01/22/2021. 1/18/2021 Company shared a graphic on MLK day. 1/16/2021 Company posted a calendar of virtual events for MLK day.1/11/2021 Company published a calendar of local events honoring MLK. 9/21/2020 Company announced that it was part of The Last Prisoner's Project and their "Roll It Up For Justice" campaign. Company asked customers to 'round up their change at check out' and that it would match the first $2,500 donated by our customers. 6/6/2020 Company posted official statement on website and Instagram regarding George Floyd's death and the BLM movement on their website. Besides social media posts, the company has taken action through donations and working with organizations. 6/4/2020 Company hosted an event of silence in memory of George Floyd.
|Besito LA||Maggie Connors||Yes||P||Instagram Instagram Instagram Instagram||6/2/2020 6/3/2020 6/5/2020 6/9/2020||-||https://besito.la||Unknown||2-10||N||2017||-||-||See Notes||Action Bail Fund LA|
Equity First Alliance
|4/14/2021 Company is supporting Copper House Detroit w/ Cannabis for Black Lives and posted image w/multiple graphics including a "How to Support" as well as Donation graphic. 2/12/2021 Company supported The Hood Incubator w/ Cannabis for Black Lives posting image & graphics w/ how to support and encouraging donations. |
11/1/2020 Company announced that it was joining @cannabisforblacklives in support of Equitable Opportunities Now (EON) and encouraged donations. 10/21/2020 In celebration of Black History Month, Company shared the work of SuperNova Women and their Cannabis Equity Relief Fund. 6/18/2020 For Juneteenth, Company posted that "in anticipation of tomorrow, we are spending today reflecting on the resilience of Black communities and what a future in solidarity and action could look like", and published series of stories by DeJanae Evins. 6/9/2020 Company created a public call for cannabis brands to join Cannabis for Black Lives, a group of "companies committed to ongoing support of Black Lives Matter and building equitable businesses. Together, we have collectively donated $120k+ this week across multiple funds, including National Bail Fund, BLM, and M4BL." Company added BLM Instagram Story Highlights to share education on racist history of the cannabis industry, highlight Black Queer figures in history, and share the history of Juneteenth. 6/4/2020 Company created bandana with 100% of proceeds going directly to Action Bail Fund LA. 6/3/2020 Company posted 'Black Trans Lives Matter', emphasising the case of Iyanna Dior, calling upon followers to donate to the Trans Justice Funding Project. 6/2/2020 Company advocated for defunding the police and investing in 'Black communities that have been systematically oppressed and punished for their existence". 6/2/2020 Company posted graphic urging "followers to donate and support organizations that are contributing to Black liberation" and promised to match donations made within 24 hours to Action Bail Fund LA. Company has a history of giving, in September 2019 company launched partnership with Equity First Alliance and committed 1% of profits to supporting Equity First Alliance.
|Birch and Fog||-||P||Instagram|
|6/1/2020||-||http://birchandfog.com/||Unknown||5-20||Unknown||Unknown||Privately Held||-||See Notes||Urban Alliance on Race |
|7/4/2020 company posted graphic and caption stating the "allyship" for the BLM movement was just beginning w/ call to action to visit their blog for more on how to take action.|
06/01/2020 On Instagram and on website Company released a statement, encouraging people to speak out against racism, and pledged to donate an undisclosed amount to Urban Alliance on Race Relations Toronto. Company also posted a reminder that they are listening and learning. Linked resources on their website here. No further comment or action.
|Bishop Orchard Cannabis||-||P||-||https://www.bishoporchardcannabis.com/||Unknown||1-5||N||2017 (originally opened in 1982 but as a pear orchard)||-||<$500,00||-||-||No evidence of comment or statement.||28||40|
|Blaqstar Farms||Bryant Mitchell||-||P||Article||09/02/20||-||https://www.blaqstarfarms.com/weed-farm-los-angeles.htm||Unknown||Up to 30 a month||Y||2013||-||-||Unknown||See notes||3/7/2021 Company posted graphic about War on Drugs being racist and committed to donating a portion of all merch proceeds for opportunities for communities of color and criminal justice reform. 2/3/2021 Company posted BHM graphic and tagged local Black owned businesses. 11/10/2021 Company part of event w/ Get Fully Integrated to provide perspective, insight and knowledge for communities of color interested in entering the cannabis industry. Portion of event proceeds went to Cannabis for Black Lives. No mention of monies pledged directly from company. |
#SUPPORTBLACKBUISNESS is the tagline on Company's Instagram. 9/2/2020 Company is added to Eaze's social equity program and platform. 5/28/2020 Company posted an image of George Floyd, with the caption 'PROTECT ALL BLACK LIVES'. 6/2/2020 Company posted a BLM graphic.
|Blazin Bakery||Tara Misu||-||P||Instagram (POST 1) , Instagram (POST 2)||6/5/2020 6/19/2020||-||https://blazinbakery.com/||Unknown||Unknown||N||2010||Privately Held||-||-||-||Company hasn't posted anything re: BLM since original post on 6/19/2020. Tara Misu's podcast hasn't featured any Black or brown guests in some time. |
Blazin Bakery IG seems to be run by founder Tara Misu. She has been posting content pertaining to BLM. She also has a podcast called “Trailblazin," in which she features BIPOC guests.
|Bloom Farms (LTD Health Systems)||Michael Ray||P||Instagram Instagram||6/2/2020; 6/5/2020||-||https://getbloomfarms.com/||Unknown||50-125||N||2014||Privately Held||-||-||-||Although Bloom Farms claims to be socially responsible, there have been no other posts, blogs, or news articles re: the BLM movement from the company|
Bloom Farms claims to be a “socially responsible cannabis company” and has charitable programs pertaining to food insecurity. 6/5/2020 Company said that they” gave their team paid time off to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement individually”
|Bountiful Farms||Jeff Barton||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.bountifulfarms.care/||Unknown||>18||N||2018||Privately Held||-||-||-||Bountiful Farms still has't provided a comment, statement, or posted in relation to the BLM. |
1/24/2021 - The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021. No evidence of comment or statement.
|Brass Knuckles OG||Jeannie Herer, Alvin Joiner (Xzibit), Andre Young (Dr. Dre)||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.brassknucklesog.com/||Unknown||Unknown||N||Unknown||Privately Held||-||-||-||Xzibit nor Dr. Dre is part of company after being sued in 2018. Xzibit turned the company's most popular product into his own brand, Napalm, which has received much criticism. |
No evidence of comment or statement.
|BRNT||Simon Grigenas||-||A||6/1/2020||-||https://www.brnt.ca/||Unknown||15-20||N||2017||Privately Held||-||-||Black Lives Matter Toronto||6/1/2020 Company posted black square in support of movement, and pledged to donate to Black Lives Matter. Donation amount not disclosed. No further comment or action items.||17||40|
|Broccoli Magazine||Anja Charbonneau||-||A||6/1/2020||-||https://broccolimag.com||Unknown||2-10||N||2017||Privately Held||-||See Notes||See Notes (via The Floret Coalition)||Company shared information about & supported The Floret Coalition's April efforts of giving to Equitable Giving Circle, March efforts of giving to Soul Fire Farm, February efforts of giving to Nolef Turns, January efforts of giving to The Free Black Women's Library, and encouraged followers to donate including using a how to graphic. 1/18/2021 Company posted graphic highlighting The Floret Coalition & Cannabis for Black Lives urging followers to join organization like these, if not these, and provided donation links on their website. Company continues to share the Floret Coalition's monthly initatives and continues to elevate Black and brown voices in their magazine and on their feed regularly, even urging followers to donate to certain initiatives like the relaunch of Green Thumb Edu founded by @heycalan and to Mennlay for her Xula Herbs brand when their brand was removed from IG and FB.|
9/12/2020 Company shared information about LMCC's 'Rising Star BIPOC' event. As of December 2020, The Floret Coalition currently consists of 135 members who collectively donate just over $10,000 per month. 7/28/2020 Company hosted a podcast with Natalie Papillon, founder of Equity Organization, to discuss cannabis equity. 7/20/2020 Company announced that it had established the Floret Coalition, 'our anti-racist weed collective', which will fundraise for collective monthly donations to to Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities. On its website, it states 'The Floret Coalition is an anti-racist collective of small businesses in the cannabis and cannabis-adjacent space supporting and funding equity-oriented actions via monthly donations and social campaigns. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for organizations prioritizing the needs of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities'. Company posts monthly graphics on organizations supported by the Floret Coalition. 6/7/2020 Company posted a graphic containing stats on racial injustice within the cannabis industry. 6/5/2020 Company posted a graphic on Breonna's Taylor birthday, calling for justice. 5/31/2020 Company posted "Black Lives Matter" graphic and asked small businesses in the cannabis industry if they would be interested in starting a donation collective that would donate monthly to rotating organizations. Company is the creator of In Bloom; an inclusive cannabis event. During In Bloom, company offered free flights and accomodations, and tickets.
|Brotherly Love||Steven Menken, Charles Menken||-||P||8/2/2020||-||https://www.brotherlyloveorganics.com/||2-10||N||2018||Privately Held||-||-||Instagram is set to private (access requested) and website remains inactive.|
Website and Instagram inactive.
|Brown Girl Jane||Malaika Jones Kebede, Nia Jones, Tai Beauchamp||-||A||Website||- 06/01/2020||-||https://www.browngirljane.com/||4||2-10||Y||2019||Privately Held||-||The #BrownGirlSwap initiative, in partnership with Sheamoisture, VaselineBrand, itsbrowngirljane, will be awarding $250,000 dollars in grants to Black Woman-owned Beauty and Wellness Founders.||Black Women's Health Imperative||2/16/2021 company posted collab event info & initiative #BlackGirlSwap celebrating the stories and legacy of Black Women in Beauty and Wellness. 12/1/2020 company pledged to donate a quarter of Q4 proceeds to Black Women's Health Imperative. Company continues to vocal on promoting social equity/inclusitivity. |
Company is vocal on the promotion of social equity/inclusivity. Company hosts a twice-weekly conversation "You Good, Sis?" (Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm EST) on Instagram Live, focusing on community and sisterhood. As part of their mission, Company emphasise 'Inclusivity', pledging to include those who have been 'disproportionately targeted by unfair criminal legislation; prevented from accessing the health benefits of this plant, and excluded from the increasing economic opportunities that have been created through the legalization of CBD, the non-intoxicating portion of the cannabis plant'. 9/26/2020 Company hosted the Brown Girl Swap summit, a free event about Black beauty and wellness. 8/18/2020 Company announced that in partnership with @Sheamoisture, @VaselineBrand, @itsbrowngirljane, it would award $250,000 in grants to Black Woman-owned Beauty and Wellness Founders. 6/19/2020 On Juneteenth, Company urged people to participate in the Brown Girl Swap, or larger companies to commit to the 15% pledge. 6/5/2020 Company launched "Brown Girl Swap", an initiative that invites people to commit to replacing at least five of their go-to products with brands owned by Black women in order to support Black businesses, and especially those owned by WOC. 6/1/2020 Company posted a statement from its founders, which said: 'To bear witness to the systematic targeting of our black bodies creates an emotional weight and trauma that words cannot fully capture'. Company reiterated its mission of 'centering and supporting the lives and wellness of women of color, and from day one, a portion of each and every purchase has financially supported charitable organizations who share these guiding principles'.
|Bud's Goods||Alex Mazin||-||P||-||-||-||https://budsgoods.com/||1||11-50||N||2019||Privately Held||-||-||-||2/24/2021 Company posted BHM graphic and mentioned an exciting interview was on the way. Have seen no such evidence of an impactful interview re: BLM. No further evidence of follow through on Diversity Plan (although 1 person of color has been hired according to LinkedIn) or Plan to Postively Impace Areas of Disproportionate Impact. |
1/24/2021 The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021.1/18/2021 Company posted graphic and quote on MLK day. Company has a Diversity Plan, which states that the Company will 'focus recruiting efforts where the applicant pool demographics show a minimum of 25% minority applicants, and a minimum of 40% women applicants'; and to also hire and retain ;at a minimum 25% minority employees, and a minimum of 40% women employees', whilst also promoting 'annually a minimum of 10% of minority and women employees'. Company has a 'Plan to Positively Impact Areas of Disproportionate Impact', which states that Company is 'dedicated to serving and supporting populations falling within areas of disproportionate impact', and commits to providing industry-awareness training, career counseling in such areas.
|Burb||Steve Dowsley, Johnny Kaye, Clayton Chessa||-||P||6/3/2020||-||https://shopburb.com/||at least 2||101-250||N||2018-2019||Privately Held||-||Unknown||See Notes (Project FYOU & Louder Together)||2/19/2021 Company posted photo of Black man wearing a hoodie that reads "Father of Black History" on the back and lists Black historical figures, mostly musical artists and athletes. Hoodie seems to be a collaborative effort w/ the model in the image, Shyeem Ambrose. No call to action or mention of the designer's work or story, other than shop for the hoodie on their website. 2/8/2021 Company posted photo announcing partnership that will pledge 15% of all High Street sales during BHM to Project FYOU and Louder Together (no mention of partnership on either of these 2 pages or websites, althopugh High Street posted about it). No additional follow ups mentioned or calls to action or other posts. Company also posted Q&A style blog w/ two Black employees. 11/25/2020 Company posted music video by Black artist to promote their brand. Caption mentioned "We know times are hard". Cover for video was a closeup picture of a Black man. No further action or mention of the BLM movement by the company. |
6/3/2020 Company posted image with the caption, "Wishing everyone peace and love rn". No action items, no further comments since.
|California Street Cannabis Co.||Drakari Donaldson||-||P||https://californiastreetcannabis.com/||3||22||Y||2020||Privately Held||Unknown||$3,000||Us 4 Us, Impact 6||6/3/20 Company made a statement about they were affected looting and rioting in Bay Area in response to George Floyd's death and how it is important to fight systemic racism and police brutality. Pledged to donate undisclosed amount to Communities United Against Police Brutality Fund.|
|Caliva||Dennis O'Malley||-||P||LinkedIn||6/2/2020||-||https://www.gocaliva.com/||Unknown||251-500||N||2015||Privately Held||$75 million||$20k, see notes||HBCU Canna Equity Initiative||2/1/2021 Company hosted a series for BHM elevating Black voices & their relationship w/ cannabis posting about the series throughout the month on their blog and Instagram on 2/9/2021, 2/17/2021, and 2/23/2021. 1/18/2021 Company posted information and blog re: social equity & ownership in cannabis featuring MSS Oregon. Company created series called Full Spectrum Perspectives w/ guest editors from communities of color, specially Black communities. |
6/19/2020 (blog) On Juneteenth, Company restated its commitment to 'play a more active role in addressing the racial inequities that our society faces' and announced the launch of Caliva’s SEED (Social. Economic. Employee. Donation) Giveback Program, which aims to 'empower our employees to determine which types of community engagement will be most impactful in their local communities'. Company announced it was providing $15,000 in initial SEED funding and that 'we will also match any donations to this fund that our employees make in the future'. No further comment or action since. 6/6/2020 Company announced the expansion of its partnership with the HBCU Canna Equity Initiative and the launch of its own Equity Brands Initiative, which will 'elevate women-, minority- or veteran-owned brands on our menus and provide them with support as they work to grow their businesses'. Building on #ItsAJointEffort campaign from April, company donated an additional $20K to HBCU CEI. Direct support through HBCU CEI cannabis certification program, which equips HBCU students, graduates, and alumni with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the cannabis industry. Company pledged to use platform and channels to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities build successful cannabis brands.
|Calivolve||Lilly Cabral, My Thai||-||P||6/3/2020||-||https://calivolve.com||Unknown||2-10||Y||2017||Privately Held||-||-||Action Bail Fund LA||Company posted in support of The Floret Coalition and its inititiatives in September, October, December, and January encouraging others to support and donate by providing links and instructions to do so. |
Company's Instagram and email statements promotes Black cannabis brands and offers educational and mental health resources. Three days of proceeds donated to organization noted. Company is owned by two NBPOC women. 7/20/2020, Company announced itself as a sponsor of the Floret Coalition, an anti-racist cannabis collective supporting Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities, and encouraged other businesses to do the same.
|(CalVape / Organa Brands) - Slang Worldwide||Jeremy Heidl , Chris Diessen||-||P||-||https://organalabs.com , https://www.slangww.com/||Unknown||101-250||N||2010 / 2017|
|Market Capital CAD $132.05M as at 12/21/2020||Brands: Cookies, O.Pen Vape, District Edibles, Firefly, Pressies, Bakked. No comment or action re BLM.||8||40|
|(CalVape / Organa Brands) - Slang Worldwide - District Edibles||-||P||6/2/2020||-||https://districtedibles.com/||Unknown||N|
|Market Capital CAD $132.05M as at 12/21/2020||6/2/2020 Company stated solidarity with BLM and announced it would mute its social media presence, to 'amplify melanated voices'. No comment or actionable items since.||8||40|
|(CalVape / Organa Brands) - Slang Worldwide - O.Pen Vape||-||P||6/1/2020||-||https://openvapeshop.com/||Unknown||11-50||N||2012|
|Market Capital CAD $132.05M as at 12/21/2020||6/2/2020 Company stated solidarity with BLM and listed contact details of local legislators and encouraged followers to demand for change. No further comment or actionable items since.||8||40|
|Calyx Wellness||Danielle Blair||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.calyxwellness.co/||Unknown||14-20||N||2000||Privately Held||-||Black Health Alliance, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Helpline, DJs United Against Racism, Help for Hope, |
LGBTQ Freedom Fund, New York City Anti-Violence Project
|4/19/2021 No additional comment or actionable items since original statement post.|
8/26/2020 Director of Operations reached out and communicated that Calyx supports BIPOC, with 40% of employees being BIPOC. Said that in 2020, company donated to organizations supporting BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities, youth groups. Receipts not verified. 6/13/2020 Company posted about Black-owned businesses.Company posted Desmond Tutu quote with caption standing by movement and asking followers to visit BLM website to donate, access resources, petitions. Also posted black square with "#blackouttuesday BLM!", and in another post, asked followers to tag "black femme owned businesses." This post has since been deleted.
|Canadian Lumber||Beau-Brandon Cleeton||-||A||Instagram|
|6/3/2020||-||https://www.cdnlumber.ca/canadianlumber||Unknown||2-10||N||2019||-||-||See Notes||KnowYourRightsCamp, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and Atlanta Solidarity Fund||2/18/2021 Company shared photo and articles focused on cannabis history & the BIPOC community written by Akwasi Owusu-Bempah. Links to articles provided. No other follow ups or action items re: this post. 2/17/2021 Company posted graphic about not knocking the "illicit" cannabis market and provided the name of the first Black-woman owned retailer in Canada with link to retailer's website encouraging followers in the Toronto area to "check them out". 2/15/2021 Company posted photo of owners of Hrvstr Craft Cannabis Cultivation in Toronto and pledged to only purchase cannabis products from BIPOC owned businesses. Also committed to posting new cannabis company daily in honor of BHM. No evidence of follow through at this time and they didn't post a new cannabis business each day. |
6/3/2020 Company posted on Instagram and website that they will be donating 100% of profits to "local bail funds for peaceful protestors until June 15th". No action items, no further comments since.
|Canna Luxe||Tori Owens||-||A||7/4/2020||-||https://cannaluxe.co/||Unknown||Unknown||Y||2020||Privately Held||Until Freedom||4/6/2021 Company posted photo with caption reminding followers that there is still a War on Drugs and encouraging them to shop small and minority when possible. 2/8/2021 Company shared graphic and directed users to a link to find Black owned brands to shop with for date night. Company continues to elevate Black voices and creators, featuring them often on their IG page and also has blogs on their website shining a light on BIPOC women in cannabis to follow and calling out racism in the industry. |
7/4/2020 Company posted that 'Today Canna Luxe makes a statement by celebrating JUNETEENTH in JULY! This concept is to merge the idea that we weren't really free..until we're all free' and announced that 10% of proceeds would be donated to Until Freedom. 6/27/2020 On its website, Company made public statement 'Spoiler Alert: Racism Within the Cannabis Industry'. 6/3/2020 Company participated in Blackout Tuesday. 5/27/2020 Company posted BLM graphic following murder of George Floyd.
|Cannabis City||James Lathrop||-||P||-||-||-||https://cannabiscity.us/||Unknown||Unknown||N||2014||No evidence of statement or donation||43||40|
|Cannabis Culture||Mark Scott Emery||-||A||-||https://www.cannabisculture.com/||Unknown||201-500||N||1994||Privately Held||2/19/2021 Company posted link to article on a documentary focused on racial targeting in cannabis. No additional action items. 2/16/2021 company posted article from another magazine about Black-owned cannabis accessory company. No call to action provided or follow up listed. |
6/16/2020 Company posted that 'The Drug War is Racist. #BlackLivesMatter'. No evidence of comment, statement or donation.
|Cannabis Nation||Ryan Walker, Tyler Walker, Josh Olague||-||P||6/2/2020||-||https://cannabisnationinc.com||Unknown||51-200||N||2015||-||-||-||-||6/2/2020 Company posted black square with the caption, "We stand in solidarity with our community against systemic inequalities. This week we are muting our posts to make space for deeper conversations. Listen. Learn." Company didn't post for a week to make space for deeper conversations. No comment or action since.||28||40|
|Cannabis Now||Eugenio Garcia||-||A||6/4/2020||-||https://cannabisnow.com||Unknown||11-50||N||2010||-||-||-||-||Company seems to only post about BIPOC voices when someone is beaten or wrongly incarcerated. Most posts just ask followers to comment with their thoughts. One post called for supporting Last Prisoner Project when a Black veteran was incarcerated partly for prescribed medical cannabis. They also posted about protests and how industry responds is crucial. No positivity, statement or evidence of a donation. |
No evidence of statement or donation.
|Cannabis World Conference & Expo (CWCB)||Dan Humiston||-||A||-||-||-||https://www.cwcbexpo.com/||2-10||N||2014||-||-||-||-||Company has not made a statement; no action items, no further comments . Employees have shared issues regarding internal racism and lack of inclusion.||40|
|Cannabliss & Co.||Acreage Holdings||-||P||-||-||-||http://www.cannablissandco.com||Unknown||51-200||N||2011||Privately Held||-||-||-||No evidence of statement or donation.||75||40|
|CannaCon||Robert Smart||-||A||6/2/2020||-||https://cannacon.org/||Unknown||2-10||N||2013||Privately Held||-||-||-||6/2/2020 Company posted a black square on Blackout Tuesday. No accompanying statement and no further action or comment since.||40|
|CannaCraft Inc||Dennis Hunter||Yes||P||6/1/2020||-||https://www.cannacraft.com/||Unknown||51-200||N||2012||-||-||-||Project CBD, Cannabis Voter, Last Prisoner Project, Food for Thought, Council of Aging||In February, company posted blog to website featuring 6 Black-owned dispensaries in California urging readers to shop with these dispensaries in February and beyond. Each dispensary was also posted on company's Instagram page throughout the month. |
As of 01/22/2021 Bio on Company instagram links to a petition calling for justice for Michael Thompson. 12/29/2020 In review of the year, Company reiterated the creation of its first CSR dedicated brand, Farmer and Felon, in support of @lastprisonerproject; its donation of $5,000.00 to provide 10,000 meals to national food bank @consciousalliance, via its award-winning edible brand @satorichocolates; and donations to @fftfoodbank and our third annual donation to @dailyacts. 6/29/2020 Social Equity Director followed up with team members: CannaCraft is the premier sponsor of Cannabis Voter Project and holds a seat on the advisory board, partner of Last Prisoner Project and co-founder of CannaCraft is a founding advisory board member, CannaCraft provides financial and volunteer support to Food for Thought and Council of Aging. 6/1/2020 Company posted a graphic that reads: "We stand for change." Company is family of brands whose portfolio includes: CareByDesign, CareByDesign Hemp, Absolute Extracts, Satori Chocolates, and Kind House.
|Cannagather||Josh Weinstein Gary Kofman||No||P||6/1/2020||-||https://cannagather.com/||Unknown||2-10||N||2015||-||-||-||-||6/8/2020 Company posted MLK quote. No action or comment on social media since June 2020. 6/2/2020 Company participated in Blackout Tuesday. 6/1/2020 Company posted BLM graphic, stating that the 'CannaGather team is dedicated to the message of equality and stands by efforts to end racially-biased laws and practices. Communities of color have been unfairly targeted through the War on Drugs and countless other systemic programs, and our team will continue to be leaders in the advocacy and education of social justice reform'.||40|
|Canndescent||Adrian Sedlin||-||P||Instagram; Instagram Statement to Stakeholders||5/31/2020 7/3/2020; 7/2/2020||-||http://www.canndescent.com||4||201-500||N||2015||Privately Held||Total Funding Amount $57M||-||-||2/1/2021 Company posted graphic for BHM directing followers to check out @JusticeJoints page to see how to spark change. No other comment, statement, or action. |
7/3/2020 Company posted full statement form CEO, committing to 'expungement, social equity and educational empowerment for BIPOC communities'. 5/31/2020 Company posted statement along with image stating "you deserve to feel safe". Company has not responded to comments from the public made on post.
|Canndora||Katie Pringle, Bridget Hoffer||-||A||-||-||-||https://canndora.com/||Unknown||2-10||N||2017||Privately Held||-||-||-||Company has resumed some sporatic posting, still no statement or action re: BLM movement. |
Company hasn't posted on social media since April. Company has the Womxn, Wellness & Cannabis virtual conference in March; no apparent comment or social action items.
|CanniMed||Brent Zettl||-||P||-||-||-||http://www.cannimed.ca/||Unknown||11||N||1988||-||-||-||-||Parent company Aurora Cannabis, no apparent statement, donation, or action||43|
|Canopy Growth||David Klein||Sumayyah Emeh-Edu|
|P||6/3/2020||-||https://www.canopygrowth.com/||Unkown||501- 1000||N||2014||TSE:WEED NYSE:CGC||Total Funding Amount $4.2B; Market Cap CAD $12.22B as at 12/21/2020||Unknown||Cage Free Cannabis and National Expungement Week||As of March 31st, Sumayyah Emeh-Edu is the first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Canopy Growth. No further DEI investments, initiatives, etc. |
9/24/2020 Company posted an update that they 'continue to stand with those fighting for racial justice and social equity', and that they have made progress and continue to invest in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, and stated one of its key objectives is to hire a VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 6/3/2020 Company posted a BLM graphic and stated "We need to do better" and that 'we value our relationship with Social Justice organization Cage Free Cannabis and continue to support National Expungement Week, to expand access to record clearing legal services in communities that have been disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs, as well as bail resources for protestors'. Amounts have not been verified.
|CanWell/Liberty Compassion||1/24/2021 - The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021. No evidence of statement or donation.||40|
|Casa Verde Capital||Karan Wadhera (Managing Partner); Calvin Broadus (Founder)||-||A||6/30/2020||-||https://www.casaverdecapital.com/||Unkown||2-10||Y||2015||-||Total Funding Amount $45M||-||-||6/2/2020 Company posted black square with no caption on Instagram. No action items, no further comments since.||40|
|Caviar Gold||Mike Brunson||-||A||-||https://www.caviargold.com/home||11-50||Unknown||N||2007||No evidence of statement or donation.||10|
|cbdMD||Martin A. Sumichrast||-||P||6/4/2020||-||https://www.cbdmd.com/||Unknown||11-50||N||2015||NYSE: YCBD||Market Capital as at 12/21/2020 USD $152.15M||-||-||6/4/2020 Company posted a statement on their instagram from Bakari Summers, Chairman of The Compensation, Corporate Governance, and Nominating Committee.||28||40|
|Central Ave. Compassionate Care||Mark Hillier||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.centralavecare.org/||Unknown||11-50||N||-||Nonprofit||-||-||-||1/24/2021 The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021.No evidence of statement or donation.||40|
|Chalice Farms||William Simpson||-||P||Statement on Website||6/8/2020||-||https://www.chalicefarms.com/||>5||11-50||N||2014||Privately Held||-||-||-||8/6/2020 Company posted a statement on their website, via a letter from the CEO. Company has not responded to comments from the public made on post, inquiring as to actionable items. No action items, no further comments since. Chalice Farms is a dispensary and holding company that owns the following products: Golden Extract, Jackpot Cartridges, Elysium Fields Live Resin, RXO. Company does not have a public report of employees but from an individual's knowledge this company does not have a history of having or promoting a diverse workforce.||75||40|
|Champs Trade Show||Jeff Hirschfeld, Peter Gage||-||A||-||-||-||https://www.champstradeshows.com/about-us||Unkown||11-50||N||1999||Privately Held||-||-||-||Company has not made a public statement about racial injustice - only statement has been regarding COVID-19.||28||40|
|Charlotte's Web||Deanie Elsner||Matt Lindsey||P||Website ||6/5/2020||-||https://www.charlottesweb.com/||VP of HR, additional unknown||201-500||N||2014||CSE: CWEB|
|Market Capital as of 12/21/2020 CAD $665.48M||-||-||As of 4/29/2021 company has posted no additional messages on website or social media. No evidence on follow through of the promises mentioned last June (as seen below). |
6/6/2020 Company posted graphic of a statement. Company listed action items including: mentoring Black-owned CBD startups, publishing wages publicly for new positions, expand outreach to job boards that serve the Black community, providing job opportunities through Women's Bean Project & Mile High Workshops, committing to supporting Black-owned businesses, pledged to work so nonprofit partners, manufacturers and suppliers have Diversity & Inclusion programs. Company promises they will launch a Diversity & Inclusion program to advise and influence our advertising, marketing content & company programs. No further action or comments.
|Cheech's Private Stash||Cheech Martin||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.cheechsprivatestash.com||Unknown||Exclusively licensed to be produced, marketed and sold by Cannabis One Holdings Inc: |
|Y||2016||Exclusively licensed to be produced, marketed and sold by Cannabis One Holdings Inc: CSE:CBIS||CSE:CBIS - CAD $11.97M||-||-||Company has not made a public statement. Company has not responded to comments from the public made on post, inquiring as to actionable items. No action items, no further comments since.||40|
|Chemistry||Paul Roethle||-||P||Instagram, Instagram||6/2/20 6/12/20||-||http://trychemistry.com||Unknown||2-10||N||2017||Privately Held||Total Funding Amount $7M||-||-||On 6/12/2020 Company called for a complete reversal of social policy change in the cannabis industry and the war on drugs. 6/2/2020 Company posted black square for #blackouttuesday.||8||40|
|Choom||Chris Bogart||-||P||-||-||-||www.choom.ca||Unknown||251-500||N||2017||CSE: CHOO|
|Total Funding Amount $14.5M; Market Cap CAD $22.24M as at 12/21/2020||-||-||6/2/2020 Company posted black square for #blackouttuesday. No statement, action items, history of donations, or social equity initiatives.||17||40|
|Cloud Cover||Ankur Rungta||-||P||6/2/2020||-||https://cloudcovercannabis.com/home/||Unknown||Cultivation portion of vertically integrate company C3 Industries; 51-200||Y||2018||-||-||Unknown||Last Prisoner Project||1/29/2021 Company posted graphic of Michael Thompson celebrating his release while noting their contributions to the Last Prisoner Project. No other action items. 11/12/2020 Company posted image supporting Michigan Cannabis Prisoner Relief Fund w/ call to action for other to donate. |
6/2/2020 Company posted black square with no caption on Instagram. No action items, no further comments since.
|Clout King||Isaiah Dawid||-||P||-||-||-||https://cloutkingcanna.com/||Unknown||-||N||2018||Privately Held||-||-||-||Company is part of MCMA. Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association is attempting to ban caregivers and homegrow for medical patients in the state. MCMA and associated brands are being boycotted. Company made no comments or listed any action items, and social media accounts are private.||44|
|Clovr Cannabis||Josh Mitchem||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.clovrcannabis.com/||Unknown||51-200||N||2018||Privately Held||-||-||No evidence of statement or donation.||3|
|Columbia Care||Nicholas Vita Michael Abbott||Yes||P||6/9/2020||-||https://col-care.com/||>30||501-1000||N||2012||OTC:CCHWF||Total Funding Amount $81M; Market Cap USD $1.011B||-||-||6/9/2020 Company posted a graphic of a statement about diversity - no mention of race or BLM. Company has not responded to comments from the public made on post, inquiring as to actionable items. No action items, no further comments since.||40|
|Come Back Daily||Steven Phan, Waseem Ghattas||-||P||Website |
|6/1/2020 6/2/2020||-||https://www.comebackdaily.co/||1||2-10||Y||2018||Privately Held||-||-||-||2/25/2021 Company reposted graphic from @thecannadiva in support of the #MRTA w/link to show your support to Gov. Cuomo. 2/4/2021 In honor of BHM, company posted graphic recognizing Black Thought Leaders in the Cannabis space w/ link to full blog posted on their website, although link to blog is not among the many other links in company's bio. 7/7/2020 Company posted graphic for #blackoutTuesday of Black-owned CBD companies to follow urging followers and customers to engage in the collective fight for equality for Black and brown people. |
6/1/2020 Company posted graphic stating solidarity with "the Black community who continue to suffer from oppression and injustice." Caption included a list of organizations people can donate to. Company is founded, owned, and operated by Non-Black POC.
|Common Citizen||Joseph Jarvis, Michael Elias||-||A||06/01/2020||https://www.commoncitizen.com/||Unknown||201-500||N||2018||Privately Held||-||-||-||Company is part of MCMA. Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association is attempting to ban caregivers and homegrow for medical patients in the state. MCMA and associated brands are being boycotted. Link to post. 1/18/2021 Company posted MLK picture and quote, and requested donations to their food drive. No other comments related to BLM or action items. 6/19/2020 Company posted list of Black-owned Michigan-based businesses and encouraged followers to support and learn more about these businesses as Company will do. 6/1/2020 Company posted quote "Time for change is now" with video repost from CNN of local sheriff supporting and walking with protestors.||44|
|Commonwealth Alternative Care||Foster Boone||-||P||06/03/2020||-||https://www.commonwealthaltcare.org/||Unknown||51-200||N||2018||Nonprofit||Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TILT Holdings.||-||-||1/24/2021 - The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/24/2021 Company published a statement regarding the CDA Lawsuit (Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021), stating that they had demanded CDA drop the lawsuit. 6/22/2020 In blog post in celebration of Pride Month, Company wrote about BLM and stated that 'At CAC, it is our commitment to do better all the time, to learn from our mistakes and educate others'. 6/3/2020 Company posted a statement on BLM stating 'We stand in solidarity with the Black community' and shared link to anti-racism resourecs; no actionable items/donation. 6/19/2020 Company posted BLM graphic and stated that it would be collecting donations for the Boston Chapter of Black Lives Matter. 6/2/2020 Company posted black square and shared link to anti-racism resources.||40|
|Confident Cannabis||Tony Lewis, Steve Albarran||-||A||-||-||-||https://confidentcannabis.com/||1||11-50||N||2015||Privately Held||-||-||-||2/3/2021 Company posted image and infomation on Amber Senter referencing her social equity work in the space w/link to their podcast episode w/Amber as guest. No other mention of BLM movement or action item. Also updated number of Black employees to 1 based on team page of website. |
Company has not mentioned the injustice of systemic racism or police brutality / the BLM movement on their platforms. 6/19/2020 Company shared a Juneteenth post on Instagram and on LinkedIn.
|Cookies||Berner||Yes||P||6/1/2020||-||http://www.cookiescalifornia.com||7||51-200||Y||2008||Privately Held||-||-||-||5/9/2021 Company was called out for injust practices using flower from The Lowd unethically for their launch in Portland Oregon. Representatives including Berner have reached out to Jesce Horton who produced the flower used to do a collaboration in hopes to reconcile. Company lists Social Impact mission, initiatives and collaborations on website.|
6/1/2020 Company posted video statement from CEO. No action items, no further comments since.
|Cornerstone Wellness / TruFlora||Carlos De La Torre, Erica Kay||-||P||Instagram Instagram Instagram||6/2/2020 6/2/2020 6/3/2020||-||https://cornerstonecollective.com/||Unknown||11-50||Y||2007||Privately Held||-||Unknown||The Loveland Foundation, MN Freedom Fund, NAACP||2/22/2021 Company posted for BHM educating audience on African cannabis landscape & the Dagga Party. No call to action. |
01/18/2021 Company posted on MLK Day. 10/8/2020 Company announced that a percentage of sales on A Golden Stone would be donated to ACLU. 8/3/2020 Company posted about Michael Thompson and ways to help the case. 8/26/2020 Company posted a series of graphics calling for justice for Jacob Blake. 6/3/2020 Company announced that they would be donating to @TheLovelandFoundation @MNFreedomFund @NAACP_ldf , and encouraged customers to do the same, and in return they would receive 20% off. 6/2/2020 Company shared a statement in solidarity with the BLM movement and the disproportionate impact of the 'War on Drugs' on BIPOC communities.
|Cosmic View||Nicole Skibola, Christine Skibola||-||P||5/29/2020||-||https://www.cosmicview.com||-||2-3||N||Privately Held||-||-||-||9/23/2020 Company posted a graphic from ACLU about Breonna Taylor. 6/9/2020 Company announced that in collaboration with Cornerstone Collective, they were donating to The Loveland Foundation, the Minnesota Freedom Fund and the NAACP Legal, Defense and Education Fund, encouraging followers to do the same, and pledging a 20% discount on Cosmic View products by presenting a receipt of donations to an organization supporting the BLM movement. 6/5/2020 Company posted a graphic and a series of Instagram Stories about how people can help with the Defund the Police movement. 5/29/2020 Company listed action items including: donations to organizations, urging people and brands to be more vocal on social media, and volunteering to get people registered to vote. 5/29/2020 Company posted a video clip from "I Am Not Your Negro" (2016) with a statement included in the caption, which announced that the Company would be taking a break from posting to 'stand in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and people of Minneapolis'.||40|
|Creeds Collective||Evie Phillips||-||A||6/2/2020||-||http://www.creedscollective.com||Unknown||2-10||N||2014||Privately Held||-||-||-||6/2/2020 Company posted black square with caption, "Pray w/o ceasing - muted, but not silent." 6/11 Company posts asking followers to, "Please don't mistake our social media silence as complacency. [...]". 06/08/2020 Company posted a video regarding its silence on social media, stating 'Please don't mistake our social media silence as complacency... As a company, we do not feel this is the time to leverage what’s going on in the world to skew and guide our “message". No social media activity since. Employees have shared issues regarding internal racism and lack of inclusion.||40|
|Cresco Labs||Charels Bachtell||Mykel Selph||P||Website Instagram||6/2/2020||-||https://www.crescolabs.com/||Unknown||501-1000||N||2013|| |
|Total Funding Amount $397.5M; Market Cap as at 12/23/2020 CAD $4.89B||$25,000+||NAACP, Last Prisoner Project, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, the Institute for Community Justice, Philadelphia FIGHT, and the New York Urban League (pledge on website).||3/2/2021 Company posted graphics calling for decriminalizing of race, poverty and cannabis and included a link to learn more and donate. 2/25/2021 Company donated $25,000 through SEED program to it's restorative justice partners: Cabrini Green Legal Aid, the Institute for Community Justice, Philadelphia FIGHT, and the New York Urban League and included a link for followers to donate. 2/18/2021 Company posted a pledge to take action against justice and shared link for followers to sign pledge. 1/28/2021 Company posted graphic celebrating release of Michael Thompson and stated fight isn't over as well as included link to donate to Last Prisoner Project. 1/18/2021 Company posted for MLK Day and pledged to donate a portion of the day's sales to the NAACP. In addition, company provided a $6,000 grant to small Black-owned business in Chicago. |
6/20/2020 Company posted a video made in collaboration with the Last Prisoner Project, encouraging followers to donate. 6/19/2020 Company posted a statement regarding Juneteenth, and announced that it would be recognizing it as an annual company holiday. 6/3/2020 Company posted a statement on Instagram, promising to commit 5,000 working hours from employees to community projects that fight systemic racism. Company has also pledged to financially support organizations.
|Cronos Group||Kurt Schmidt||-||P||-||-||-||https://thecronosgroup.com/||Unknown||304||N||2013||NASDAQ: CRON TSX:CRON||Total Funding Amount $1.8B; Market Cap as at 12/23/2020 CAD $3.48B||-||-||No evidence of statement or donation.||40|
|Culta||Mackie Barch Matt Bickel||-||P||Instagram Instagram||6/2/2020|
|-||https://www.culta.io/||Unknown||51-200||N||2015||Privately Held||-||-||Last Prisoner Project||4/9/2021 Company posted blog to their site interviewing Cookies brand Social Impact Manager highlighting their advocacy and worker development programs. 2/20/2021 Company posted graphic calling for social justice awareness especially as it pertains to incarceration. Call to action to donate to the Last Prisoner Project. 12/1/2020 Company posted for giving Tuesday urging followers to donate to the Last Prisoner Project. |
10/16/2020 Company celebrated the first anniversary of Last Prisoner Project. 7/20/2020 Company posted a graphic in support of the Last Prisoner Project, encouraging followers to donate. 6/9/2020 Company posted a statement in support and solidarity of BLM. 6/2/2020 Company participated in Blackout Tuesday.
|Cultiv8life Wellness||Nick Polsinelli||-||P||-||-||-||https://www.cultiv8life.com/||Unknown||Unknown||N||2020||-||-||-||-||No evidence of statement or donation.||28|
|Cultivate||Stephen Barber (Co-founder, CEO), Robert Lally (Co-founder, CFO), Sam Barber (President)||-||P||2/6/2020||-||https://www.cultivatemass.com/||Unknown||51-200||N||2017||Privately Held||Total Funding $3.3 M||-||-||2/17/2021 Company posted graphic for BHM highlghting Black innovators in agriculture and medicine and on 2/1/2021. No calls to action or additional comment. |
1/24/2021 The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. 1/24/2021 Company announced their immediate resignation from the CDA, because they 'believe in creating economic opportunity for social equity applicants'. 1/18/2021 Company posted graphic on MLK Day. 6/15/2020 Company announced that from 6/16-6/22, it would donate proceeds from 10-pack Hexies to Pure Oasis, Boston’s first Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Shop and is also Boston’s First Economic Empowerment Applicant licensed through the Cannabis Control Commission Social Equity program, who were forced to close 2 weeks following opening due to COVID, and were subsequently broken into on 06/01. 6/2/2020 Posted black square and stated that 'Cultivate stands with the black communities across our country, who are desperately seeking positive change in our national culture' and promised to '.take action to help our community cultivate a deeper understanding of racial injustice and work to make sure the color of people’s skin does not determine how they are treated'.
|Curaleaf||Jospeh Lusardi||Raheem Uqdah Khadijah Tribble||P||Letter from CEO||-||https://curaleaf.com/||>30||1,001 - 5,000||N||2010||CSE:CURA||Market Cap as at 1/8/2021 CAD $9.61B||-||See notes||4/18/22 Curaleaf released their first "Rooted in Good" Social Impact Report. Per the report Curaleaf is planning to do business with over 420 new cannabis brands, ancillary suppliers, and advocacy organizations by 2025. Ciraleaf also set a goal of at least $1 million in community reinvestment to programs that address collateral damages assoiated with marijuana-related offenses. As of 4/19/2021, Curaleaf has made a $950,000 contribution to advancing social equity in cannabis in Illinois’ Chicagoland as part of its corporate social responsibility Rooted in Good initiative and per Illinois’ social equity requirements.Curaleaf committed to donate $250,000 to Olive-Harvey Community College on Chicago’s Far South Side, $100,000 to Cara Chicago, $100,000 to Growing Home, $100,000 to Greater West Town Community Development Project, and $100,000 to an undisclosed “North Chicagoland Community College”. An additional $300,000 was donated to a state-managed Cannabis Business Development Fund. |
1/24/2021 - The Cannabis Delivery Association dropped its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Source: Boston Globe; Cannaclusive. Company tweeted it was pleased with this outcome. 1/20/2021 Company is in support of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association lawsuit which would disenfranchise equity applicants in Massachusetts. Supporting documentation: Mass Live article and Mass CD newsletter dated 1/22/2021. Company has a 'Rooted in Good' initiative, part of which focuses upon 'Social Equity', whereby the Company states that 'as a cannabis company of our size, it’s our responsibility to use our leadership for good. That means we're working to increase economic opportunities for folks within historically disadvantaged communities, and we’re providing mentoring and tech assistance to aspiring cannabis business owners. We’re also supporting organizations that tackle current social issues, like mitigating the harm of the war on drugs and fighting for criminal justice reform.' Company also works for 'Diversity, Equity, Inclusion', and have 'appointed a diverse “DEI Taskforce” of Curaleaf employees to spearhead our CSR activities and define the path for inclusive, positive impact'.
|Curio Wellness||Michael Bronfein, Wendy Bronfein||-||P||Instagram Instagram||6/2/2020|
|-||https://curiowellness.com/||38%||51-200||N||2016||Privately Held||-||Unknown||Maryland Legal Aid, Greater Baltimore Urban League, NAACP||2/4/2021 Company pledged to provide opportunity for minorities, women and disabled vets through their Curio Wellness WMBE Fund. Included link to learn more about the program. 1/19/2021 Company posted for MLK Day and noted that they would be closed for the day.|
12/1/2020 Company announced $30 million in capital to 'provide 50 diverse entrepreneurs with up to 95% of the capital needed to open a curio franchise in any one of the eight states'. In 2019 Curio was trying to block an intentional effort by the state to bring some minority-owned producers into the mix. Since Curio dropped the lawsuit, denying that the lawsuit 'was intended to challenge the effort to improve diversity in our industry'.
|CV Sciences||Michael J Mona, III||-||P||6/2/2020||-||https://www.cvsciences.com/||Unknown||51-200||N||2010||OTCMKTS: CVSI||Market Cap as at 1/8/2021 USD $55.61M||-||-||6/19/2020 Company posted a graphic on Juneteenth. 6/2/2020 Company posted a black square. No evidence of further statement, comment or donation. CV sciences owns PlusCBD||61||40|