SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2018—San Francisco AIDS Foundation announced today an official partnership with Eaze, a marketplace on a mission to enhance safe access for legal cannabis. As part of the partnership agreement, Eaze will become an official supporter of the upcoming San Francisco AIDS Foundation event Cannabis + HIV, an exploration into the relationship between cannabis and HIV.
“As medical and recreational cannabis ordinances come into effect across the country, more people may be considering cannabis as a part of their treatment plans,” said Joe Hollendoner, San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO. “We hope to provide information and create dialogue that the community can use to make decisions about their health and wellness.”
“Eaze has always aimed to be a trusted, credible source to educate consumers and provide safe and legal access to cannabis. We are proud to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation, its incredible clients, and the conversation around cannabis and HIV. Working together, we can ensure every patient who chooses to use cannabis can access it legally, safely, and consistently,” said Jennifer Lujan, Eaze’s director of social impact.
Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), a panelist for the event stated, “For years the LGBTQ community has relied on cannabis to treat medical conditions, including HIV/AIDS, and helped lead the way to legalized cannabis. I am excited to see San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Eaze teaming up to further inform communities of the positive impact of medical cannabis on people living with HIV. We must continue to ensure that people living with HIV have safe and legal access to the medicine they need.”
Cannabis + HIV is the fourth event in the 2018 First City Club salon program, an invitation-only series for First City Club members. The First City Club is a community of major donors whose support enables San Francisco AIDS Foundation to advance the ambitious goal of making San Francisco the first major city to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related stigma, and zero AIDS-related deaths.
To find out more about First City Club or to join, please visit sfaf.org/fcc.
Eaze, a cannabis marketplace, connects adult consumers with licensed dispensaries and products. We are on a mission to enhance safe access to legal cannabis, educate people about cannabis as a tool for wellness, and drive smart cannabis policies. Learn more at www.eaze.com.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to eliminate new HIV transmissions and extend the longevity of people living with HIV through a network of direct programs and supportive services. Each year, more than 25,000 people look to San Francisco AIDS Foundation for access to sexual health services, substance use & behavioral health services, health navigation services, and community engagement programs. Policy and public education initiatives are a critical part of supporting community health and wellness, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation advocates at all levels of government. Learn more at sfaf.org.