I’m not gonna lie, it was embarrassingly hard to cancel my Amazon Prime membership. It has been even embarrassingly harder to avoid hopping onto Amazon to order things I need, along some early Christmas gifts. Those that know me best know that I go through headphones, cell phone chargers, and water bottles at a ridiculously rapid pace as I lose them across the city and basically everywhere that I travel. I am doing the best that I can to shop local and I hope that everyone, including the cannabis community, can do their best to support small, local businesses this week and every week.
Here’s some great information about small businesses Steve Bulger, the acting Mid-Atlantic regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, in the The Weston Democrat:
In so many ways, small businesses are the glue that holds our communities together. In addition to providing jobs and contributing to the local tax base, small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to local nonprofits and community causes.
In fact, 75% of small businesses donate an average of 6% of their profits to charitable organizations annually. As of 2019, 81% of small businesses plan on giving back to their community in 2020.
Each small business typically has a list of different organizations and causes it donates to: 66% give to local charities, 48% support local youth organizations, 42% donate to local first responders … the list goes on.
If you are around the Pendleton area and are a part of the growing trend of sharing cannabis at holiday gatherings, I certainly encourage you to visit Kind Leaf which is a local cannabis boutique that is giving its employees Thanksgiving off, but providing some great deals this Friday and Saturday. You will be helping the local economy, supporting an Oregon small mom-and-pop, and enjoying the largest cannabis selection in the Beaver State. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
Some of Kind Leaf’s great deals this Friday and Saturday:
30% Off Flower: Sour Peach Cobbler, Rainmaker, 24K, PCG Cooks, Mimosa, Mac #8, DogWalker, Tiramisu Cooks, Lavender, Gorilla Confidential
20% Off: Empower Topicals, Portland Extracts, Flav, Karma Originals, Twax Joints, Legal Beverages, Wyld
30% Off: Smokies Taffy, Journeyman Edibles, Green Dragon Vape, Canna Fusion Topicals, Dab Society – Hash Fruit & MAC Dragon, Happy Cabbage -Mendo Burst & Purple Starburst
40% Off: That Taffy, Periodic Edible Caramels, Echo Vape, Co2 Company Batteries, Shadow Box Prerolls, Vitonic Drinks, Magic Beverages, Dark Matter RSO, Sexy Time by Apothecanna, Echo Extracts – Lemon Remedy, ACDC, & Ringo’s Gift