At SPARC, we believe cannabis can have several positive impacts. The cannabis plant is a medicine, with potent healing powers. Socially, the cannabis community can help lift up other communities. And through responsible cultivation practices, we can be good stewards of the land. It is for these reasons we started Carts for a Cause. Feel good and do good at that same time.

SPARC’S CARTS FOR A CAUSE

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LAUNCHED AUGUST 2020

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HARVEST APPLE

LAUNCHED OCTOBER 2019

Sativa dominant cartridge with a terpene profile of cinnamon, apples, and honey — just like warm apple pie in Autumn

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UNICORN OG

Launched JUNE 2019

Sativa dominant cartridge with a terpene profile that’s fruity, sweet, tropical, and citrusy — best enjoyed with pride

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LAST PRISONER PROJECT

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UNTIL THE LAST CANNABIS PRISONER IS SET FREE

ABOUT LAST PRISONER PROJECT

Last Prisoner Project (LPP) focuses on social justice by release incarcerated cannabis prisoners, given that those acts are now legal. The organization does this through three key criminal justice reform initiatives:

  1. RELEASE & RECORD CLEARING — working to release individuals still incarcerated for victimless cannabis offenses and clearing their records through expungement and clemency
  2. REENTRY PROGRAMS —helping those released from prison rebuild their lives through reentry programs such as vocational training programs and building pathways to employment
  3. LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY —working on a federal and state-by-state basis to advocate for social justice measures for cannabis offenders as well as conducting research and analysis on current legislative and regulatory policies

Collectively these programs help cannabis prisoners become “fully free”.

WHY WE SUPPORT LAST PRISONER PROJECT

From the beginning, SPARC has always been a strong believer of working with communities and local, state, and federal governments to correct unjust and unfair cannabis policies. SPARC also works to support those most affected by those policies.

At the local level, SPARC actively works with both city and county governments to pass responsible cannabis legislation. Since adult use legalization in 2018, SPARC has called on local DAs to expunge marijuana convictions — and holds them accountable until there are results that positively impact thousands of people.

At the federal level, SPARC was the first official member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the leading organization advocating for a responsible cannabis industry. SPARC founder Erich Pearson proudly served on the NCIA board from 2010 to 2020, much of that time alongside LPP founder Steve DeAngelo.

SPARC is also a proud supporter of several Social Equity programs that directly benefit those most impacted by the War on Drugs. SPARC’s Social Equity Resource Center is a resource for the cannabis community, and—by spotlighting the Social Equity Brands we proudly support—we encourage our customers to get to know these great brands and their owners.

With the LPP Carts for a Cause cartridge, we’re happy to our long fight to correct the wrongs of unjust and unfair cannabis policies.

LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER

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WISDOM, SUPPORT, TRUTH, & HOPE

ABOUT LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. Their mission is to provide trusted information and a community of support to those impacted by the disease. They do so by offering in-person experiences and on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in-treatment, post-treatment, and living with metastatic disease. They are committed to creating a culture of acceptance—where sharing the diversity of the lived experience of breast cancer fosters self-advocacy and hope.

WHY WE SUPPORT LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER

This charity was chosen by one of our team members who recently survived a rare form of breast cancer. We want to remind you that breast cancer is not gender-specific; while 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime, it can occur across the gender spectrum. If you have breast tissue, regular self exams are a must.

LGBTQ Connection

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ABOUT LGBTQ CONNECTION

LGBTQ Connection, an initiative drive by emerging leaders in the North San Francisco Bay Area, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse, and inclusive community. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages with more than 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families, and the community. They train 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility, and well being of LGBTQ residents. In Napa and Sonoma Counties the program operates local LGBTQ community centers, supporting underserved LGBTQ youth and elders. The Napa and Sonoma offices of LGBTQ Connection each provide a safe and trusted space to cultivate hubs of vibrant activities and caring community.

WHY WE SUPPORT LGBTQ CONNECTION

SPARC is proud to be a LGBTQ-owned organization. We have a long history in San Francisco and Sonoma, and we’re committed to giving back to our local communities that have given so much to us.

For years, cannabis and the LGBTQ community have had a close relationship, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. As NORML Director Dale Gieringer said, “It’s sort of the same issue, freedom of bodily choice.”

In the 1990s, medical cannabis proved to be one of the only solutions to the HIV/AIDS crisis that plagued the LGBTQ community. Local advocates like Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary led the charge for legal medical cannabis. Their passion for getting medicine to patients by any means necessary laid the foundation for the legal cannabis industry we have today.

Those who were once considered the outcasts of society are now at the center of the conversation. Cannabis was illegal, now it’s essential. Being gay was something to hide, and now it’s something full of pride. There is still a lot of work to be done to create an equitable society, and—alongside LGBTQ Connection—we are happy to be a change agent in that process.

We can be the light that radiates kindness, especially toward those who need it most. We can be the light that illuminates knowledge. That defuses falsehoods and stereotypes with veracity and truth. We can be the light that brightens a way forward. That reveals, not just for ourselves, but for all in our community who are earnest, the path to invention and innovation. To understanding and enlightenment. To the start of something even better. And always good.

Light what’s good.