Let's be Blunt.
Cannabis is a healing medicine for many and tapping into the endocannabinoid system is the answer to a lot of our skin concerns. But we must recognize the complicated history of cannabis. We need to take systemic racism and inequality head-on. The Blunt community is a safe space: we’re here to talk, share our honest thoughts and learn from each other. Blunt skincare is a leading cannabis beauty company and we’re committed to telling you the whole story.
The Racist War on Drugs
The history of cannabis is rich and complicated. Humans had a centuries-long relationship with the plant, but let’s discuss the recent history of the racistwar on drugs. It started when cannabis was made illegal in the 1970s (it’s still federally illegal) and since then, law enforcement has been using weed as a tool of mass incarceration of American people. According to the ACLU, data shows that due to racial profiling and bias in cannabis enforcement, Black people are 3.6 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite similar usage rates. This disparity has not improved over the last decade, and in fact, it has actually worsened in most states. This is unjust and unequal and it is happening right now.
Path to Federal Legalization
The key to a complete wellness is through the endocannabinoid system and making cannabis accessible for more people is our ultimate goal. Any business that is directly profiting from cannabis of any kind (CBD and hemp, too) should agree: for this to be truly accessible, it must become legal. But if cannabis were to be legalized federally now, the communities that suffered the most would be left on their own, with criminal records, no access to business resources and an overwhelming flood of “wealthy” competition. That’s unequal. Legalization must have equity at its heart. That’s why we’re calling on Congress to support the MORE Act, which would make cannabis legal and (importantly!) expunge prior cannabis convictions.
Puff, Puff, Pass
Most of CBD, hemp and cannabis businesses are not allowed to do paid advertising. You most certainly will not see ads telling you how racist and unjust the war on drugs is. We think it’s important to know the impact of cannabis on our culture and the future. Sharing with your friends can make a huge difference. Continue to share information and be an advocate with us.
What we're doing as a company
We care deeply about issues such as inclusivity in cannabis, anti-racism and equality for all. There are many organizations fighting the good fight. We promise that a portion of our profits will be equally donated to the ACLU and Bail Out programs. As we grow, we hope to continue to do more in the future.
Here are the additional resources on the War on Drugs and places to donate: