Good Chemistry is proud to partner with organizations that are working to make life better for those in need. As part of our Community Spotlight program, this month we are featuring The Color of Cannabis, an organization that has worked tirelessly to support entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry who identify as People of Color. They specifically advocate for increased Black and Latinx business ownership and leadership in the cannabis industry.
The Denver-based nonprofit offers courses, lobbying, and criminal justice support to provide a path to success for social equity business owners who are working to enter the cannabis industry.
Their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Recently, the State of Colorado announced that it will dedicate “$4 million in new funding to advance industry involvement for communities negatively affected by the War on Drugs.”
Read more about the story behind The Color of Cannabis in this recent Forbes article and visit their website to learn how you can help.
There’s no bulletproof glass or teller window when you walk into Good Chemistry, LoHi’s newest cannabis dispensary. The landmark designated building built in the 1890s may have a classic stone facade outside, but the inside feels more like the entrance to a modern spa.
For owner Mathew Huron, the cause and the product is more important than the decor though. Huron began his career in cannabis in California after his father was diagnosed with HIV. In the early days of medicinal marijuana, Huron found a passion for helping those in pain find relief.
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Good Chemistry Nurseries cultivates cannabis flower to the highest standards in Colorado. Our master cultivators rigorously select and test genetics and phenotypes providing an exceptionally wide variety of cannabis strains. Not only do we provide the essential favorites like Durban Poison and Hindu Kush, we also develop unique genetics for sativa, indica and hybrid strains that can only be found on Good Chemistry’s shelves, like Ingrid, Dorothy and Mr. Good Chem. Cultivating unique one of a kind strains is at the heart of Good Chemistry’s passion for remarkable cannabis. Every cannabis strain developed is cultivated for multiple generations. Imperfections are eliminated and what’s offered to customers is always consistent and truly special.
Good Chemistry is CO’s most experienced and responsible cultivator of new cannabis strains. We excel at introducing cannabis consumers to new sativa and indica varieties and hybrid strains that are grown in limited quantities known as exotics. With retail locations that are a pleasure to shop in, Good Chemistry consistently offers 15-20 strains on our menu every day at our Denver and Aurora locations.
At Good Chemistry we believe Black Lives Matter.
Good Chemistry Nurseries Founder/CEO Matthew Huron grew up with his father and his father’s partner in San Francisco’s Castro District. There, he witnessed discrimination toward ethnic minorities, racial minorities, people of gender fluidity and toward his father and his father’s partner who were threatened and discriminated against for their sexual orientation. Because of this experience Matthew vowed that in his personal and professional life he would treat people of all backgrounds and orientations with respect.
Today, Good Chemistry Nurseries is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and dignified environment for everyone we serve, regardless of race, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
As a company, Good Chemistry employs an array of ethnic, racial, sexual and gender diversity across each of our departments. We do this not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we have found that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas creates a competitive advantage for us. We think this is critical for our company’s success, the success of the cannabis industry, and for the success of our nation as a whole.
The murders of members of minority communities across the country speaks to a much larger issue of endemic and institutionalized racism and discrimination in our country. We support responsible police reforms and initiatives to end the senseless suffering that has plagued our nation for centuries.
Good Chemistry is proud to have earned the Black Cannabis Equity Initiative’s 2020 Social Equity Champion award.
Colorado dispensary chain Good Chemistry has made a $50,000 donation to the state’s COVID Relief Fund, a charitable network set up by the state and United Way to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the monetary contribution, Good Chemistry will supply 600 N95 masks to Colorado medical workers and homeless shelters. According to both the company and Governor Jared Polis, the $50,000 donation is the largest made to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund by a cannabis industry member.
“We are grateful for Good Chemistry’s contribution, and we hope it inspires others in the cannabis industry and in other industries across the state to support our ongoing relief efforts,” Polis says in a statement acknowledging the donation.
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