Utopia and Headstash stand with Black Lives Matter and those fighting against the senseless and prevalent racism, marginalization and oppression of our Black and Brown communities. We cannot ignore the injustices that continue to occur. It is unconscionable that Americans are still being murdered by those sworn to protect and serve.
We are outraged and renounce the terrorization of our fellow Black and Brown Americans. We cannot turn a blind eye to the police brutality that is a symptom of America’s culture of White supremacy. We cannot ignore the systemic racism that continues to add names to a list of victims including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and so many other children, siblings, parents and friends.
As a cannabis business, we recognize that our ability to legally operate has been earned off the arrests, bloodshed, protest and toil of our Black and Brown communities. We recognize that the system of White Privilege has allowed us to become a licensed cannabis cultivator, manufacturer and brand in California. We understand that it is our responsibility to stand against injustice and demand an end to these senseless killings, arrests and violent responses to protests by our police and government.
We know we can do more to amplify Black voices and we are committed to using our platform to promote diversity and equity. We are committed to continuing the ongoing work necessary to fight racism and oppression. We also recognize that we may make mistakes along the way and we are not afraid to be held accountable as we continue to learn, grow and educate ourselves and our communities.
We will continue to fight. We will continue to love. We will continue to vote. Black Lives Matter.
Jesse Bower, Emily Bercow & Kaiya Bercow