Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, Purple Star MD is a medical cannabis dispensary collective (MCD) serving patients Under the banner “Healing is our Mission,” and directly benefiting four distinguished San Francisco nonprofit organizations who each have representatives on Purple Star MD’s board of directors.
Purple Star MD serves patients with current medical cannabis cards. The cooperative operates in partnership with the executive leadership of four nonprofit organizations with deep roots in the community – AGUILAS, the Shanti Project, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund – each of whom share in the proceeds of Purple Star MD.
“Purple Star MD is an important partnership for our diverse communities who are in need of a healing center that helps them manage the complications of their illnesses,” said Eduardo Morales, PhD, executive director of AGUILAS. “Purple Star MD will provide revenue sharing to our agency based on its proceeds. In these hard times for agencies as well as people managing their illnesses, we hope Purple Star MD will shine and present options that help our communities. They stand behind their statement that ‘Healing is our Mission’ and we share in that vision for our communities.”
“We are delighted to partner with Purple Star MD,” said Mike Smith, executive director of Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. “We are grateful to Purple Star MD patients whose contribution will help a local woman and her family during their battle with breast cancer.”
Kaushik Roy, executive director of the Shanti Project, said, “We are grateful for Purple Star MD and the help they will be providing many San Franciscans. As one of the City’s first care-giving agencies for people with HIV/AIDS and cancer, Shanti serves many clients who will benefit from Purple Star MD.”
Rebecca Rolfe, executive director of the LGBT Community Center, said “Purple Star MD is an important resource for many in the LGBT community, and we are excited to be a part of an innovative model that provides culturally competent medical resources for our community, and provides funds to support health and wellness services at the SF LGBT Center as well as for our partner organizations.”