Community in Crisis: Canna-Businesses in Las Vegas Respond to Tragedy with Compassion – News

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As the nation reels from last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left 58 dead and 489 injured, the city’s newly legalized canna-business community has been working actively to help and heal among both its customers and the city-at-large.

“This really hit home for us because we all have someone who was impacted by the attacks,” said Mikel Alvarez, Director of Retail Operations for Terra Tech, the publicly traded company which owns and operates three Las Vegas locations of their Blüm retail brand. “I felt we couldn’t wait around to contribute. Helping immediately, in any way possible, was simply the right thing to do.”

Alvarez mobilized the Blüm staff to load up their company van and head down to the vigil site near the attacks, where for four nights in a row, team members distributed water and food to first responders, families of victims, and members of the community who had gathered to mourn. “We wanted to do anything at all possible to get involved and provide immediate support.”

Ben Sillitoe is the CEO of Oasis Cannabis and has lived in Las Vegas his whole life. “I’ve seen a lot of compassion coming from…

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