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Weed company donates $64K to LGBT center from selling rainbow-colored gummies

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A drag performer sings in front of a rainbow backdrop at the 2019 San Francisco LGBT Center SoiréePhoto: 2019 San Francisco LGBT Center Facebook

A cannabis edibles company Plus Products Inc. has reportedly donated $60,937 to the San Francisco LGBT Center, all proceeds from the sales of its annual Rainbow Sorbet limited-edition gummies.

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The promotion pledged to donate a single dollar for each unit of gummies sold.

Jake Heimark, CEO and co-founder of Plus Products said:

“This limited edition and the accompanying donation is just a small way for PLUS to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Our company was honored to have the opportunity to work with the SF LGBT Center this year. We care deeply about being a truly engaged partner and look forward to finding more opportunities to work together in the future.”

The company said the 2019 Rainbow Sorbet limited-edition gummies sold more than any of its previous seasonal releases.

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Plus Products’ Rainbow Sorbet gummies

Dani Siragusa, the San Francisco LGBT Center’s Director of Development, said:

“We’re proud to partner with local businesses that are committed to supporting the SF LGBT Center and building a better Bay Area. This generous donation demonstrates PLUS’s investment in the LGBTQ+ community as well as the overwhelming enthusiasm of fellow Californians to work with us to create a more welcoming, equitable world.”

The donation will undoubtedly help the Center; not only for its numerous community programs, small business, youth, volunteering, housing and financial services.

San Francisco is currently in the process of also developing a National LGBTQ Center for the Arts, a transgender historical district and queer leather district, continuing its legacy as cradle for LGBTQ culture, even as its skyrocketing rents continue to push the poorest, most marginalized queers and queer artists out of the city limits.

Correction: A previous version of this article mentioned that the San Francisco LGBT Center was involved with the city’s newly unveiled plans to establish a National LGBTQ Center for the Arts. It is not. The arts center is being established by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.

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