Oregon Cannabis businesses and residents have been making headlines recently by jumping in on presidential politics. Foster Buds and its sister dispensary Glisan Buds made national headlines with their fundraiser “Burn One for Bernie.” Donating proceeds from pre-rolled joint sales directly to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Portland residents came in droves to support this push for president, pushing up dispensary sales, providing the ability for a sizeable donation to be made. Also notable, Ariel Zimman, a 29-year-old artist from Portland, is currently producing and selling ceramic pipes featuring Bernie Sanders’ logo in support of his presidential campaign; through her company, “Stonedwear” she has been making regular contributions as well.
Inspired by and wanting to assist Bernie on the trail to the white house, passionate Hemp and Cannabis advocate, Ben Christensen, founder of Oregon Hemp Works, a company that produces a variety of hemp soap bars has also stepped up. Recently Christensen launched the “Feel The Bern” 6 pack soap sampler. Listed on the website for $41.00, the six pack features flagship Oregon Hemp Works soap scents such as “Relax” and “CedarWood.” “Feel The Bern” purchases of this six pack to the Sanders campaign means you can count on 15% going to Sanders.
“I wanted to assist in the Sanders campaign because I finally see a chance to get someone great in office.” Says Christensen, “I was hesitant because it’s taking a strong political position as a business owner. I was once told by to not have public opinions on things.” He goes on, “I just feel it’s everyone’s duty to use their voice to speak up for what is right”
Oregon Hemp Works is an Oregon-local company producing hand-crafted products like soap and lotion. They also offer other hemp-items such as bags, wallets, seed/oil, even dog collars. Being dedicated to sustainability and organic living the ingredients in the products are natural and worry free. The soap craftsman produces natural and organic hemp soap using a method that is nearly 5000 years old.
“The purpose of Oregon Hemp Works is to produce amazing hemp products for people to be able to personally experience the versatility of the plan.” Ben says, “Hemp is one thing to read about, but it has so much more impact when you can actually use it. People need to know about hemp, especially when considering how much it had to do with our history.”
When asked what about Bernie appeals to him Ben didn’t hesitate, “Bernie appeals to me because he says normal human things. He wants equality; equality for all, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion and income level. He also wants to fix the corruption that uses our tax dollars so poorly.” He pauses and goes on with a grin, “This is what all the candidates should be saying, but they aren’t.- Not at all.”
If you are looking for a neat way to both support a local company that produces artisan products by hand and support such an endearing candidate for President of the United States, then visit www.oregonhempworks.com and make a purchase of the “Feel The Bern” 6 pack sampler. The great thing about supporting this endeavor is that you don’t necessarily have to smoke cannabis, nor live in Oregon.