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Copia x Red Cross Blood Drive at Oasis Cannabis

GIVE A LITTLE, GET A LITTLE!

4/20 is usually the busiest industry holiday for the medical marijuana market. Now with the new adult market in Arizona, we anticipate this years’ 4/20 to be the biggest one yet. Normally 420 is simply filled with discounts and giveaways, but this year Copia/Ogeez and Oasis Cannabis took a different approach in order to give back to the community in the form of a blood drive.

Currently, Copia/Ogeez is the only medical marijuana company in the nation that has an official partnership with the American Red Cross to support blood donations and host onsite drives. Not only are blood donations in extremely high demand right now, but donating blood is personally important to both of our companies. In 2017, the owner of Copia/OGeez – Peggy Noonan – was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. Since her diagnosis, Copia/OGeez has partnered with numerous companies to host blood drives and raise awareness for Peggy’s condition. #TeamPeggy

Oasis Cannabis AZ is honored to be partnering with the American Red Cross and Copia/OGeez to extend the opportunity to give back to all of its patients and customers. Together, we can save lives and fight against illnesses like COVID-19, leukemia and many others.

Date: 4/20/2021
Time: 9am – 3pm
Location: Oasis Cannabis | North Chandler
 

To sign up for our 4/20 blood drive:

Follow this link and search by code ‘oasiscopia’: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time

All participants over the age of 21 will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card, a free 100mg pack of OGeez gummies, and a 1g Oasis hybrid pre-roll for their generous donation.

FAQs

How long does it take?
Donating blood usually takes anywhere between 1-2 hours. However, everyone is different so this time will vary and also depends on what type of donation you are giving. For more information on types of blood donations, click here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/types-of-blood-donations.html

Can you donate blood if you use cannabis?
Yes, you can still donate blood even if you have THC in your system! All donated blood goes through a post-process filtration to ensure the recipient is getting healthy, pure platelets or cells.

Is it safe to give blood with Covid happening?
Yes. The American Red Cross, Copia/OGeez and Oasis Cannabis are all taking precautionary measures to ensure that all donations are safe. For more information on COVID-19 policies and procedures please visit this link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html

How do I know if I am eligible to give blood?
For more information on giving blood, what is required, and if you are eligible please visit the Red Cross of America’s website: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html

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Black History Month at Oasis Cananbis

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT OASIS CANNABIS

Since the early 1900’s, Black and Brown people of color (POC) have suffered disproportionately from Cannabis enforcement laws & policy in the US. This was only exacerbated by the War on Drugs implemented in the early 1970’s by the Nixon administration. Although overall marijuana arrests have decreased nationally since 2010, racially unjust enforcement of cannabis laws persists even in states where it’s legal or decriminalized.

The Facts:

“Marijuana arrests are still widespread nationwide, making up 43 percent of all drug arrests — more than any other drug. The vast majority of these arrests — nine out of 10 — are for possession.”

“Black people are 3.64 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession, notwithstanding comparable usage rates.”
(American Civil Liberties Union, 2020) 

“…between 2015 and 2019, there were 3,631 marijuana arrests in the District of Columbia. 89% percent of those arrested were Black, even as they make up only 45 percent of the city’s population.”
(Washington Post, 2020)– Mandatory social distancing for all customers

Arizona recently legalized recreational marijuana under Proposition 207. Since taking effect in November, the state has already begun to drop pending possession cases and lay out the guidelines for upcoming expungement applications.

An Associated Press survey of county attorneys received responses from 13 of 15 elected county attorneys, all of whom said they were either immediately dropping existing cases or in one case pausing prosecutions and planning to drop them when Proposition 207 goes into effect.”
(Fox 10 Phoenix, 2020)

“Until July 12, 2021, marijuana convictions and arrest records will only be able to be set aside. In order to expunge a marijuana conviction in Arizona, you will need to file a petition for expungement with the court on or after that date.”
(Lerner & Rowe Law Group)

 

Here 3 things you can do to show your support for the Black Community during Black History Month:

 

DONATE TO RELEVANT CAUSES

For the month of February, a portion of all Oasis proceeds will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project’s Roll It Up For Justice Program to help fight social injustice.

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF OR LOVED ONES

  • Between The World and I – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • The Cannabis Manifesto – Steve DeAngelo
  • 13th- Film by Ava Duvernay
  • Pot Brothers at Law

We also highly suggest you check out MITA’s free Social Equity Mentorship Program and how they’re helping the racial disparities in this industry.

SUPPORT LOCAL BLACK BUSINESS

  • Mr. Wonderful’s Chicken & Waffles (Chandler, Food Truck)
  • Founding Father’s Kitchen (Chandler)
  • West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse (Chandler)
  • Hot Pot Carribean Cuisine (Chandler)
  • Early Bird Vegan (Phoenix)

Mr. Wonderful’s Chicken & Waffles Food Truck will be onsite the following days and locations:

Friday, February 5th
North Chandler location from 2:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, February 19th
South Chandler location from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, February 26th
South Chandler location from 11:00am – 9:00pm

 

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The Oasis Holiday Food Drive is back!

OVER 7,500 lbs OF FOOD DONATED SO FAR

Since 2017, Oasis Cannabis dispensaries have raised over 7,500lbs of non-perishable food for our local food bank Matthew’s Crossing. We have always instilled value within our internal Oasis community to do what’s right, and we are very excited to begin another year’s work into serving the community that helps build and better us. This year in addition to partnering with Matthew’s Crossing, a non-profit organization proudly serving over 124,000 people in need each year, we have been fortunate enough to add St. Mary’s Food Bank to our donation family as well

More info about Matthew’s Crossing here: https://matthewscrossing.org/
More info about St. Mary’s here: https://www.firstfoodbank.org/

Donation period: November 1st – January 15th

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Something for Everyone

Each Food bank has put together a list of the most requested items. Items intended for Matthew’s Crossing and the greater Chandler community can be dropped off at our North or South Chandler locations. Items intended for Saint Mary’s can be donated to our Oasis Glendale Location.

2020 GOAL: 10,000 TOTAL LBS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATED

Help us reach our goal by donating at any of our participating Oasis Cannabis Dispensaries. Every 10 unexpired, non-perishable food items will receive a FREE Oasis 1g hybrid pre-roll! (No limit, w/medicated purchase)

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FOLLOW ALONG WITH US #OasisFoodDrive

Check our progress in-store and make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates and info. Use hashtag #OasisFoodDrive for a chance to be featured on our story!

Instagram: @oasisdispo
Facebook: @oasismmj
Twitter: @oasismmj

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