BUDSGIVING | We’re grateful for the folks at our table

Eaze Team
Nov 27, 2019

What does Budsgiving mean to us?

Turkey, football, and squirting whipped cream straight from the can into your mouth are all well and good, but as the name implies, the whole point of this Thanksgiving holiday is to ruminate upon that for which you are grateful.

Since giving thanks like this need not be relegated to aunts, grandpas, and cousins, we wanted to share a picture of what our Thanksgiving table looks like. Our wonderfully diverse table includes our customers, our cannabis brands and retailer partners, veterans, AIDS foundations, social impact and compassionate care advocacy groups, and many more.

We asked folks at our table what they are most thankful for this year – while their answers may not shock you, they serve as a great reminder that no matter how busy or successful things get, there’s always time to reflect on one’s blessings.

So by all means, go wild stuffing yourself with stuffing, but it’s important to take a breath and consider those going without during the holiday. Michael Rey, founder and CEO of Bloom Farms, has kept that issue top of mind these past few years with the company donating one meal per every product sold – totaling over 2.1 million well-balanced meals to food banks since 2015 through their One-for-One program. This includes every Bloom Farms product sold on Eaze!

Learn more about some of the people sitting at the Eaze table this year, in their own words:

Nidhi Handa, Founder & CEO of Leune

“The cannabis space is changing every day, and I’m so grateful to be part of its future. There’s a lot of work to be done — on destigmatization, legalization, expungement, and building an all-inclusive industry — and it’s really exciting to be part of it, building that vision with a supportive community around me.” – Nidhi Lucky Handa, founder of Leune

Degi Simmons, co-founder of Cloud9

“I’m so pleased to be doing great work with friends and family in the new cannabis market Cannabis has always been a way to connect with community and I’m especially proud of the work the Cloud9 cultivation team has done with the ‘Shiva Sativa’.” – Degi Simmons, co-founder of Cloud9

Clayton Whitaker, co-founder of Cloud9

“I am thankful for being able and capable to do what I love to do and help others along the way! I am also grateful for the opportunities and abundance the herb can bring. Especially the Forbidden Fruit!” – Clayton Whitaker, co-founder of Cloud9

Derrick Hemming and Julia Bechtold of KGB Reserve
Michael Davila from KGB Reserve

“During this time of reflection and giving thanks our souls are stirring with gratitude this Thanksgiving. It’s amazing how far we have come. We are so grateful for our team who comes to work every day with a positive attitude motivated and committed to creating the best products for our loyal customers. It’s amazing how many loyal fans we have in such a short time. Thank you so much, we love you and appreciate each and every one of you.” – Derrick Hemming, Julia Bechtold, and Michael Davila from KGB Reserve

Morris Kelly, founder and CEO of SF Roots

“Being appreciative is an understatement when thinking about my ancestors. Thinking about the generations before me. I can’t help but be thankful but also empowered by my pure existence. I’m thankful for the ones that came before me that allow me as a black man to be a business owner In the most competitive cannabis market in the world.” – Morris Kelly, founder and CEO of SF Roots

From our table to yours, wishing you the very best Thanksgiving.

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