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Pride Packz, Point-Of-Sale Donations, Rainbow Goods, And Yoga

“We aim to not only commemorate the achievements and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community and its deep roots with the cannabis community, but also to support organizations.”

It’s nearly halfway through June, but Pride is far from over. From events, to benefits, to unique product offerings for solid causes, the celebration continues. Among the many efforts and awareness campaigns underway …

We met Cameron from Pride Packz at the Flower Expo, where he was tabling with Advanced Cultivators. The Merrimack Valley-based boutique grow, which we reported has some of the finest crops around, is supplying the premium goods behind this new imprint. 

Cameron’s family linked with Advanced Cultivators out in California, where he says they formed a bond. The company eventually hired Cameron and his dad, with the son running the nursery and his father overseeing the Bay State facility.

The gorgeous die-cut bags that we examined were stuffed with Rainbow Sherbet and Super Boof, but moving forward—they’ll be pushing this brand long past June—some Pride Packz will feature a proprietary cross of RS-1000 and Obama Runtz. 

“You see all these bags that are simple, and square,” Cameron said, explaining one element that sets his brand apart. “For the prerolls, I went with the purple to separate myself. In Cali you might see [this type of packaging], but out here you don’t really see it.”

Over at High Profile, Pride brings a “point of-sale donation campaign for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 that focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.” “All donations received during the month of June will go towards providing life-saving resources, education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ youth.”

High Profile shops will also “introduce the Cloud Cover rainbow-tipped pre-roll,” each of which will “feature a unique rainbow tip to symbolize unity, diversity and inclusivity within the LGBTQ+ community.” Plus, “High Profile dispensaries will showcase original art illustrations throughout its locations, capturing the spirit and vibrancy of Pride Month.”

“We aim to not only commemorate the achievements and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community and its deep roots with the cannabis community, but also to support organizations like The Trevor Project that are making a meaningful difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth,” Scott Franco, vice president of marketing for C3 Industries, said in a statement. “We are proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community—not just during the month of June, but all year long and look forward to our customers celebrating with us and spreading love, acceptance, and equality.”

Fernway is partnered with the Stonewall Community Foundation, which raises money and funds work “that makes a difference on the issues that matter in our lives, from education and violence to family acceptance and health.” One-hundred percent of profits from the Fernway x Pride Collection will go to the foundation.

Dinner At Mary’s is linking with Levia and The Heritage Club for Pride Canna Yoga on Sunday, June 23 in Charlestown. From their team: “Everyone is always welcome at our events, but our Pride Class is a way to truly focus on the openness and supportive nature of our community. Levia infused seltzers are in the house—this class is great for the edible lover. Feel free to bring your own to smoke, but we will only be providing Levia Seltzers in gift bags. Check out the Pride label! The Heritage Club Dispensary is also stocked up and will be running a deal—haven’t tasted the Kowloon Mai Tai collab yet? You have to try it!”

And for the month of June, Ascend is “partnering with Lambda Legal, a national organization dedicated to defending LGBTQ+ rights and those living with HIV.” Per the company, “A portion of the proceeds from their sales of limited-edition pride merchandise will be donated to Lambda Legal, supporting their crucial work in the courts and beyond.”