Recommendations from Women in Cannabis
Everywhere you turn there is another cannabis billboard, but most of the big cannabis delivery services are run by a bunch of dudes who see cannabis as a cash cow. At Sava, we’re a little different. Sava was built by a team of women who are passionate about changing the conversations around cannabis. We came into this industry with a love for the plant and a desire to keep the industry diverse – to hold a space for the legacy growers and makers who paved the way.
As a SF-based, women-, LGBTQ-, Latinx-owned delivery service, we want to see cannabis be less of a boy’s club and be more representative of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ folks who brought this industry to life. We always make sure that 50% of the brands we carry are women owned and that 20% are BIPOC-owned, plus we offer a large selection of LGBTQ-owned brands. You can sort by all of these categories in our shop and decide which brands you want to support with your dollars!
Here’s a few of our favorite for minority-owned cannabis brands to get you started:
Cosmic View: Founded by a mother-daughter duo, Cosmic View was born in 2017 after Nicole suffered a devastating cancer diagnosis and her mother, Dr. Christine Skibola, fell into a rabbit hole of holistic health research. Their cannabis is sourced from a small family farm in Trinity County, and they’re known for their balms, hard candies, and tinctures. Try their Emerald Cup award winning Deep Down Athletic Balm, a pain relief topical with whole plant cannabis and complementary herbs.
Maat Apothecary: A Black- and woman-owned brand, Maat offers an artisanal experience with a mission of neutralizing the effects of systemic racism and harm from the War on Drugs. Their Infused Spiced Honey is filled with natural turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon to relieve inflammation and pain. Plus, a portion of every sale goes toward supporting restorative justice, poverty alleviation, and experiential wellness!
With a dizzying number of cannabis options on the market — edibles, topicals, vapes, sublinguals (what’s a sublingual, anyway?) — choosing the right products for you can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help. At Sava, we’ve personally tested every item in our store, and we don’t carry anything we wouldn’t recommend to a friend. We believe the best cannabis should be the best cannabis for you, and that there’s no one-size-fits all approach.
Take this short quiz and we’ll match you with products curated for your cannabis enjoyment. And as always, if you’d like to chat further, our customer service team is just a call away at 415-993-9973.
Try Our Favorite Products:
Sava founder Andrea started using cannabis to deal with chronic pain from an injury. For her, cannabis is part of an everyday routine that keeps her body balanced and pain-free without taking pills. When she feels like ending her day with a treat, Andrea turns to Drew Martin’s botanically-blended, low-dose pre-rolls.
“Drew Martin pre-rolls blend smoking herbs with lower THC cannabis so you can actually smoke the whole joint. The complimentary herbs give these pre-rolls a smooth, delicious smoke that you will love! Each time I smoke one it feels like a special treat.”
Sava co-founder Amanda grew up in a cannabis-friendly household where her mother used cannabis instead of alcohol for relaxation. She also prefers it to drinking on weeknights and sees that as integral to supporting her health and wellness. Her go-to beverage is the Lime Basil Social Tonic, the brainchild of Sava and our friends at Cann.
“This is my favorite way to replace an evening cocktail. Cann leaves you feeling similarly relaxed to having a glass of wine, with a very mild euphoria, and absolutely no hangover. Lime Basil is my favorite flavor because it is crisp, refreshing, and not too sweet!”