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When it Comes to Cannabis Edibles, Sustainability Matters

Written By Jeff Siegel

Posted August 24, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of these pages, you know that I love my edibles.

And if you’re a regular reader of these pages, you know I’m very particular about my edibles.

Given the many options available to us today, I no longer feel the need to accept any edible that doesn’t meet my high standards for taste and experience. This is why I’m such a big fan of Défoncé and Glacé: Two of the most delicious infused chocolate bars I’ve ever had that offer the benefits of a very clean and enjoyable high.

Another chocolate I’m quite fond of comes from a small operation out of Portland called Grön Confections.

Much like Défoncé and Glacé, the company definitely delivers on taste and experience. But I also like how the company embraces social responsibility within its day-to-day operations.

I realize this isn’t a huge deal for a lot of folks, but it really should be.

The great thing about the cannabis industry is that it’s still very young, and this means we have an opportunity to do things responsibly from the start. We have the opportunity to ensure the industry isn’t just a club for rich white men. We have the opportunity to ensure that we produce and distribute our products in a manner that takes into account things like human capital, environmental sustainability, and social equity. And we have an opportunity to show the world that the cannabis industry is run not by those just seeking to make a quick buck, but instead by those who wish to build something of value for shareholders, customers, and society as a whole.

Although I don’t know the good folks over at Grön, I do get the sense that they “get it.”

While it would be very easy to just focus on producing commodity edibles with no thought to quality or corporate social responsibility, Grön has chosen to take the more honorable path. The company does this by sourcing only fair-trade cacao for its chocolate. It sources its other ingredients from local, organic producers, and it’s even gone the extra mile to utilize biodegradable packaging in an effort to minimize its waste streams.

Of course, while I certainly champion this kind of attention to social responsibility, it really wouldn’t be particularly relevant if the product wasn’t worth your hard-earned cash. But in the case of Grön, I can assure you that it is.

You can read more about this wonderful chocolate, and find out where to get it, here.

And here’s some video food porn, featuring Grön’s “Mint Medallions.”