Pride Is a Joint Effort


Curaleaf wants to help amplify the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community this Pride Month by shining a spotlight on some incredible organizations across the U.S., including right here in Maryland, like Queer in Cannabis (QIC). QIC is a group dedicated to educating and empowering the LGBTQIA+ community by cultivating joy and acceptance, and celebrating diversity in and outside of the dispensary.

When you shop at Curaleaf this June, you'll have the option to round up your purchase, contributing the difference to QIC. Your contribution will make a significant and tangible difference in the lives of LGBTQ people and allies, helping to preserve queer cannabis history and champion inclusivity throughout the cannabis community.

It's important to recognize and address the health disparities the LGBTQIA+ community faces due to discrimination, and provide culturally sensitive care. Comprehensive cannabis education is vital to improving healthcare support in queer communities, by helping healthcare providers properly assess symptoms and better understand how cannabis can support LGBTQ people's medicinal needs.

By understanding the cultural, social, and historical factors that influence cannabis use in marginalized communities, healthcare providers can deliver more effective and respectful care. Education efforts also help destigmatize cannabis use and foster open conversations about its benefits and risks, leading to more inclusive healthcare practices.

Additionally, cannabis education can promote harm-reduction strategies, especially in communities where substance use may be prevalent. By better understanding the pros and cons of cannabis use, individuals can make safer choices and reduce potential negative consequences.

Put your green where it matters most this Pride and stop into Curaleaf in Reisterstown, Columbia, Gaithersburg, Frederick – each of these locations is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our customers – and round up your purchase to donate to QIC. Become a part of their mission to give back with authenticity, building a brighter, greener, more inclusive future for everyone.

We can't wait to spark change with you.

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