Allie Butler: The Hepburns
Nurse Heather and CannaKenny chat with Allie Butler, Founder of The Hepburns, about her inspiration and process for creating her wonderful product. With inspirations including Alice in Wonderland and other psychedelic topics, Allie was able to bring her own fantasy to life. Listen in as Allie tells about her background in cannabis, and information about her product Hepburns.
Hepburns is a small lady-run solventless collective operating out of the San Francisco Bay area; the company provides verified patient-members with artisanal ice water hash and cannabis pre-rolled by hand into The Hepburns. All products are hand-produced with love and carefully selected for quality. Hepburns wants to improve public health providing safe access to high quality medical cannabis to thier licensed, registered members. They aim to reduce harm by providing sustained and sustainable benefits through outreach and education.
“Founder Alexandra (Allie) Butler is a public health and cannabis professional, Berkeley native and UCLA alumnus. After completing her graduate thesis with the Harm Reduction Coalition, she earned her Masters in Public Health from NYU in 2011 with a focus on International and Community Health. Going on to work at Compassionate Health Options, she then worked for several years at leading SF dispensary Apothecarium as a patient consultant. Here she implemented a research initiative to learn about the needs of the community, helping to start a group targeted towards Veterans. She went on to work at San Francisco Patient Resource Center (aka SPARC) implementing farm-direct programs to improve affordability and product quality, and producing educational materials; and leading the direct implementation of their delivery partnership with Eaze Up. She writes for Cannabis Now Magazine in her (dwindling) free time and is starting the first Women’s Cannabis Cup with Taylor Blake of The Emerald Cup. She loves medical cannabis, solventless hash, and is an activist at heart and in practice; she hopes Hepburns can educate and reduce stigma for a new wave of cannabis consumers,” the Hepburn site explains.