Care By Design
by Stephanie Curtis
In life and in our own personal journeys, it’s safe to say everyone is confronted by going through something that presents challenges and it can be difficult to navigate at times. At the end of the day, most of us are just trying to make some sort of lemonade with the lemons thrown our way.
To our beloved community,
It’s hard to find the words to express the heartbreak we feel about the violence permeating our society. As a company, we have made it our mission to improve the health and happiness of our communities through our work. But we cannot simply treat the body without also treating social detriments that harm one’s health. A person cannot live a healthy life if their safety and freedom are threatened by racial and economic inequality.
Pride Month is always a cause for celebration. But for a medical cannabis company like ours, it's especially important to take a moment to honor the brave protestors and pioneers. Were it not for the AIDS activists of the 80s, medical cannabis would probably still be a crime. In honor of Pride Month, we want to highlight Dennis Peron, who is often referred to as “The Father of Medical Marijuana.”
We believe in the power of community because we’ve seen the impactful changes made by our passionate cannabis advocates, patients, researchers, and supporters.
When the Care By Design team came together in 2010, the CBD market did not exist and there was little consumer awareness of this lesser-known cannabinoid. It was challenging to find high-CBD strains in California! Most CBD-rich strains had been bred out of existence due to the demand for high potency THC. But the science was there, and we knew that CBD was a key component in the healing power of cannabis.
If you're planting a vegetable garden this year, you have something to look forward to! This is a summer favorite of ours… savory stuffed zucchini blossoms with a dash of CBD. Be sure to pick the blossoms early in the morning when they're open, they'll be easier to stuff.
Born in the heart of Northern California, we at Care By Design have been deeply concerned about the impact of California’s new cannabis regulations on our beautiful state. These regulations mandate that cannabis goods must be packaged in resealable, child-resistant packaging, which is typically made of plastic. Annually, CannaCraft brands (including Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts) produce about two million vape cartridges which means that we were looking at producing millions of plastic, child-resistant tubes that would end up in our landfills.