ADVOCACY, EQUITY & ALLYSHIP
Fenix Feathers is a proud member of…
THE FLORET COALITION
"As small businesses, we may not have endless financial resources, but we recognize that our impact can be bigger if we work together. Join us."
ABOUT THE FLORET COALITION
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.
The wisdom and expertise of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people are foundational to cannabis culture, yet they have been and continue to be disproportionately policed and punished for their participation in and contributions to it. Melanated communities bear the deepest scars of the misguided war on drugs.
WHY NOT JUST GIVE MONEY TO CANNABIS ORGANIZATIONS?
While the Floret Coalition is a collective of cannabis businesses, the organizations will not always be cannabis-related. Cannabis touches many parts of life, and they acknowledge that in order for the cannabis industry to be beneficial, they have to consider the holistic needs and interests of the people they are serving. It’s not all about weed. The harms of the war on drugs are pervasive in Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities; weed is too narrow a lens. To learn more about why they’ve adopted this approach, read “Health Equity” by Tiara Darnell in Broccoli Issue 07.
"“While cannabis legalization has included some steps toward the economic and criminal justice aspects of cannabis social equity—tax-funded workforce and business development programs, and criminal record expungement, for example—they’re not enough. Communities of color are also owed health equity—or justice for the mental, physical, and environmental health implications of drug war-related trauma. This looks like funding for access to healthy food; clean water to drink and for recreation; public transportation equal to that found in more affluent areas; increased parks and green spaces; and schools, community centers, and mental health clinics staffed with professionals that are fairly compensated and reflect the communities they serve.”
—Excerpt from "Health Equity" by Tiara Darnell