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Meet Healing Resources
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Meet Healing Resources

If you’ve been feeling heavy recently, know that you are not alone. While everyone reacts differently to feeling down, we know that many of our patients are seeking out natural remedies that are proven to work. With that, we are excited to welcome Healing Resources, Arizona’s Premier CBD brand, to our shelves. To celebrate we chatted with Gavin Carpenter, the Founder and VP of Sales of Healing Resources, to learn more about CBD and what makes Healing Resources stand out in a saturated market. 

 

Sunday Goods: Hey Gavin! First of all, could you explain to our audience what CBD is?

Healing Resources: Sure thing! Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a promising cannabinoid found in agriculturally grown hemp; a plant that has been used for over 10,000 years and is revered as one of the most versatile plants in the history of the Earth. It has been recognized for its benefits on human and animal health and can affect nearly every biological process. CBD is one of many compounds found in the cannabis plant, but it is non-intoxicating, meaning it will not impair you. Who would have guessed that the part of the plant that doesn’t get people high would become such a major player in today’s Cannabis revolution?

 

SG: What is Healing Resources?

HR: Healing Resources, based in Scottsdale AZ,  is a vertically integrated hemp company that has been around since the beginning stage of the CBD/Hemp revolution which began shortly after the signing of the 2014 Agriculture Act, also known as the Farm Bill, which effectively lifted the almost 80 year ban on hemp cultivation, processing, and extraction in the United States. As a leader in the US hemp industry, Healing Resources manages their entire supply chain in house – cultivation, processing, extraction, formulation – from Seed to Shelf. I founded Healing Resources in 2015 under three main principles: Quality, Consistency, and Sustainability. Quality product, Consistent approach to their craft, and Sustainable business practices up and down its supply chain. With nearly 100 Full Spectrum & THC Free products in the marketplace nationwide, Healing Resources’ products cover all methods of delivering the highest quality cannabinoids into the body.

 

SG: What makes Healing Resources unique?

HR: Healing Resources is unique in a number of ways; first being that it was part of the initial pilot program enacted under the 2014 Farm Bill, with thousands of CBD and Hemp companies now saturating this industry – it speaks volumes that Healing Resources was one of the first to get involved. Secondly, Healing Resources prides itself on having a product assortment that covers all methods of delivery, each with the highest levels of bioavailability based on what customers are looking to achieve with CBD. Tinctures, capsules, topicals, inhalables and edibles, Healing Resources has something for everyone. Another unique part of its process is the way Healing Resources CBD products are formulated; using a specialized emulsification process that allows for faster absorption into the body which in turn allows for more accurate dosing. A majority of Healing Resources products have less than 5 ingredients, often less than three ingredients; and are made with all natural and organic ingredients whenever possible.

 

HR: What are the best uses for your CBD products?

SG: Without making any specific claims as to the potential benefits of CBD, we receive awesome feedback from customers that have achieved great benefit for a number of different conditions. CBD is miraculous in the fact that it is mild enough to be taken by perfectly healthy individuals just looking to feel good and live healthy and happy lives – and is strong enough to potentially help fight off some worse ailments that can affect the human body. There is a ton of information available about the benefits of CBD and we are happy to help answer any questions our new or existing customers have.

 

HR: What are your recommendations for dosing?

SG: Dosing is a very important part of the process when taking CBD; we recommend customers start with Healing Resources Full Spectrum Hemp Oil or THC Free tinctures that come with a metered-dose dropper to help customers find the dose that is right for them. We recommend starting with 0.5ml – 1ml held under the tongue for up to a minute before being swallowed with a beverage, continue this at least once a day for 10-14 days before changing your dosing. After that 10-14 day mark, we typically see that customers are starting to experience the effects of our CBD acting as “chemical messengers” throughout the body. If that is not a strong enough dose, we recommend slowly increasing that dosing over the course of a number of days to then understand the effects of it. Once a customer has found their dose, we have a wide variety of specifically dosed products ranging from 10mg CBD chewing gum and gummy bears all the way up to 50mg Full Spectrum and THC Free capsules. Healing Resources dedicated support staff is always here to help answer any specific questions about finding the right dose. An insider tip – enjoy your Healing Resources product with any type of good fats – dark chocolate, almonds, avocado, peanut butter, etc. to further boost the absorption and effect!

Interested in trying Healing Resources CBD for yourself? Then visit us in Phoenix! Customers do not need a medical card to purchase CBD, just order ahead and pick up in our lobby. One of our friendly cannabis concierge’s will be able to assist you upon arrival.

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Juneteenth and the History of Cannabis
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Juneteenth and the History of Cannabis

It was on this day, June 19th, in 1865 that federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people be freed, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Given the history of racism and inequality within cannabis, we wanted to take today to reflect on the history of cannabis in America, and how we can help pave a way forward. 

Pre-Prohibition: 1600s – 1800s

The Jamestown settlers brought hemp to North America in 1611, and throughout the colonial period, hemp fiber was an important export. During the 17th century, all American colonies were required to grow hemp as it was one of the most predominant industrious materials in the world, even George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were known to have grown hemp.

By 1850, cannabis made its way into the US Pharmacopeia, which listed the plant as a treatment for numerous ailments including tetanus, rabies, alcoholism and opiate addiction, just to name a few. The hemp industry was undoubtedly flourishing, although it’s important to remember it was built through slave labor.

Propaganda and Prohibition: 1900 – 1940s

In the early 1900s, the public perception of cannabis began to shift as politicians joined forces with the cotton, steel, pharmaceutical, and tobacco industries. Propaganda was rife and shaped American’s views on cannabis forevermore. By 1931, 29 states passed anti-cannabis prohibition laws. 

In 1936 the deceptive propaganda film Reefer Madness was released, depicting cannabis users as violent and deadly fiends. Other forms of media were quick to follow, selling falsehoods as truths and further heightening racial tensions. The word marijuana was used to make the plant sound “more Mexican”, supporting the anti-immigrant attitudes of the time. 

The Black community was also targeted, fueling damaging stereotypes and racism linked to cannabis use. Propaganda instigated research that linked the use of cannabis with violence and crime, primarily committed by “racially inferior” or underclass communities. 

The War on Drugs: 1960s – 1980s

President Nixon took office in 1969 and began withdrawing troops from Vietnam in his first term, which brought with it a new opioid crisis. This development led to Nixon reevaluating the drug policy in the United States, declaring drug abuse “public enemy number one”. Cannabis was quickly roped into categories with other drugs and was claimed to be more dangerous than cocaine, and on par with heroin.

After the Shafer commission filed a report in 1972 stating that cannabis should be decriminalized after determining that cannabis was far safer than other drugs. The report was rejected by Nixon. Strict prohibition laws continued to maintain power over disenfranchised communities. 

The War on Drugs continued beyond Nixon’s resignation. In 1986, Reagan signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act and in 1988 it was amended to be harsher and on a wider scale, including mandatory minimum sentencing for “a conspiracy to distribute drugs” and non-violent drug crimes. While vowing to protect children, the Reagan Administration was disproportionately throwing Black and Brown children into jail for cannabis-related crimes.

Cannabis propaganda continued, and the plant was now positioned as a gateway drug to crack and heroin, justifying harsh laws. There was a boom in the number of incarcerations. To this day, some are still serving life in prison without parole for a drug that is now legal in states throughout the US. 

The Turn of the Century: 1990s – Today

In the 1990s pop culture brought cannabis to mainstream media for the first time thanks to music and film. We began to understand the wonders of the plant, and the medicinal uses for cannabis were further studied. The HIV Aids crisis is the reason we have medicinally legal cannabis today, as treatment options were limited and cannabis could provide relief to those suffering. In 1992 the nation’s first public dispensary opened in San Francisco, making history. The momentum from California made its way across to Arizona next, becoming legal for medicinal uses on a state-by-state basis. 

The conversation around cannabis continued to grow and gain attention, with it becoming clear that the majority of Americans were eager for a path towards legalization. Currently, cannabis is legal in 11 states for recreational use and 33 states for medical use.

While the cannabis industry is seemingly making progress, we still have a long way to go. In 2018, 40% of drug arrests were for cannabis, most of which were only possession. That’s one cannabis arrest every 48 seconds. On average Black person is 3.73 times more likely than a white person to be arrested for cannabis, with some states being 6 times more likely, despite equal usage rates. A cannabis conviction doesn’t just mean jail time, it means creating serious ongoing psychological risks, breaking families apart, and losing the right to vote. Looking at the statistics, it’s clear that Black people are disproportionately targeted for cannabis-related charges. So, what can we do? 

Hold Brands Accountable.

Initiatives such as Cannaclusive’s Accountability List have gained traction as ways to check if the brands you are supporting with your wallet are actively practicing corporate social responsibility.

Diversify.

If you are in a position to, make a commitment to hire and train more members of the BIPOC community. If you are not in a hiring position, make it known that you believe companies should be actively promoting more inclusive work environments. 

Donate.

By backing your beliefs with cash, organizations can incite real change. No amount is too small to make a difference.  

Champion Change

Educate yourself and your community. Read books. Have difficult conversations with your family and friends. Most importantly, make sure your voice is heard by ensuring that you are registered to vote

Here at Sunday Goods, our core values are respectful inclusivity, leadership by example, and integrity, all of which are linked to demanding justice for the BIPOC community. This is why we’ve chosen to support the Last Prisoner Project and their missions to release and expunge the records of those convicted of cannabis-related crimes. This is not the last that you’ve heard from us on this matter. As we continue to do the work internally, we will be sure to update our community on the actionable steps that we are personally taking as a brand to make cannabis a more inclusive industry. 

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Celebrating Pride Month
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Celebrating Pride Month

June marks Pride month and amongst a global pandemic and ongoing protests, it didn’t feel right for us to post our usual #FeelGood content. Instead, we’ve chosen to use this opportunity and our platform to highlight the history behind the gay rights movement, as these events are as relevant now as ever. 

In 1969, bars and restaurants could still be closed for serving gay patrons as homosexual acts were illegal in every state except Illinois. The mafia operated most gays bars at the time, as they were able to pay off police officers to turn a blind eye. Even so, New York was known for its strict enforcement anti-homosexual laws, and police raids were common occurrence at these bars, such as the Stonewall Inn

On June 28th, 1969 eight undercover police officers stormed Stonewall Inn, arresting staff and drag queens, as “masquerading” was illegal at the time. But this time, the police encountered resistance. Crowds gathered outside Stonewall Inn and watched on as people resisted arrest. Two transgender women of color, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, are often credited with instigating the uprising. In the six days that followed word of the riots spread throughout the city, and thousands of people began to gather, chanting “gay power,” “we want freedom now” and “Christopher Street belongs to the queens.”

Harnessing the energy and momentum from Stonewall, several rights activist groups were born, such as the the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activist Alliance. These groups defied the stronghold the Mafia previously had on them and to forge their financial independence they held dances and fundraisers. Proceeds were used to fund an underground newspaper, a bail fund, and lunches for the poor. They began questioning mayoral candidates at forums about their views on homosexuality and took their voices to the voting polls.

On June 28, 1970, one year on from the Stonewall riots, thousands gathered in Greenwich Village for the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march. This went on to become an annual event known as the Pride parade, celebrated every year in cities across the globe.

This year several organizations, such as Reclaim Pride, have come together to stand in solidarity with the Black community by fighting for equal rights for all. As we look back at the events that unfolded during the Stonewall uprising, we’re reminded of the ongoing impact that can be made by the people. Continue to fight for what is right and hold brands and businesses accountable. Together we can make a change.