My boss decided to celebrate PRIDE month at work this year.
He announced this decision a couple of months beforehand, because he didn’t know that all of his employees would be cool with it. He laid it out for all of us, and said “this is what we will be doing every PRIDE from now on, and if you don’t like it, you can quit.” He told us that it wasn’t just about human rights, but also about making smart business decisions. He wants this place to be welcoming to every single person in this area, no matter who they are. That is why the cannabis dispensary has been redecorated in rainbow colors. To me it doesn’t really matter, because we have always been an inclusive cannabis dispensary, with a wide variety of wonderful human beings working here. That the boss wants to advertise our diversity could only help get more fresh faces through the door to buy our cannabis products. At our little cannabis cafe, which is honestly more of a kiosk, we have started selling rainbow-colored pastries and CBD infused gummies. When you are a locally owned and operated business, be it a cannabis dispensary or a coffee shop, you need to build a sense of community. This isn’t just people selling marijuana for money, we want to be a part of the fabric of this town, and that means standing up for what you believe in. Personally, I believe that all the barriers in this society can be broken down if we would just sit down and all smoke cannabis together.