Black Lives Matter

To Our Community,

We are saddened and angered by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many more. We stand with all those who are protesting systemic racism and a broken system. We stand for peace, justice, and for the defense of black life.

We encourage our community to join us in the collective fight for racial justice and equity for black and brown people.

Any officer or official that ends a life or that stands by while it happens MUST be held accountable. Police brutality is a systemic issue and we must stand up to break that system down now.

We are all responsible, and we must take action:

  • Donate to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund on GoFundMe to cover funeral and burial costs; counseling services; legal fees; and continued care for his children.
  • Donate to ACLU, which provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints. ACLU nationwide.
  • Donate to The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education. NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Donate to Brooklyn Bail Fund, which helps pay bail for those who cannot afford it. Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
  • Donate to The Bail Project, a nonprofit that aims to mitigate incarceration rates through bail reform. The Bail Project
  • Donate to The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which pays criminal and immigration bail and bond for people who cannot afford it. Minnesota Freedom Fund
  • Donate to Color of Change They design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Color Of Change
  • Donate to Black Visions Collective, a black, trans, and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Black Visions

We are committed to working together, learning and growing as individuals and as a company to better serve our community. Please feel free to reach out to us whether it be with suggestions or feedback.

With care and hope,

Steven Phan, Waseem Ghattas and Team Come Back Daily

2 thoughts on “Black Lives Matter

  1. What is Come Back Daily doing to take action? Especially as (I’m sure you don’t need to be told this) there’s a big racial discrepancy between people operating businesses in the medical marijuana space (mostly white) and people jailed for marijuana and other drug related offenses (mostly black and brown). Is this something that your company works to address either in hiring practices or community/activist support?

    1. Dear Adrienne,

      Thank you for your comment. We appreciate you and the leadership of this moment. As a company founded, owned, and operated by people of color, Come Back Daily has worked to expand opportunities within the industry for individuals and organizations that have been historically excluded from the cannabis space. Through our events, our partnerships, and the brands we promote, we are committed to fighting white supremacy and repairing the damage of systemic racism that pervades our industry and our society.

      Internally, we seek to build an inclusive company, and our hiring practices reflect our values for racial justice. We partner closely with the Cannabis Cultural Association, and Come Back Daily Co-Founder Steven Phan advocates regularly for opportunities for Black and Latinx individuals in the cannabis market – one of his pieces is linked here. We also recognize the extreme privilege we hold in this space, and we are ready and committed to the deep learning, undoing, and action we need to support.

      We are committed to racial justice. In the days following George Floyd’s murder, we have joined with our community to peacefully protest and provided resources to our customers, family and friends for education and action. The Come Back Daily owners have donated to each of the Black-led organizations listed in the blog post, and we encourage our customers, family and friends to do the same. Please let us know if you have any further comments or suggestions. We know we can do more. We are grateful again for your post and hope to keep building information and our community to enact change together.

      With strength,

      Steven & Waseem

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