Aide Castro Strives to Create Social Equity for Women in Growing Cannabis Industry with new company Candor Collections
LYNWOOD, CA– Aide Castro announces the formation of a new partnership that focuses on the inclusion of women entering the cannabis industry.
Castro currently serves as a councilwoman in the City of Lynwood and has been a supporter of Cannabidiol (CBD) after she was diagnosed with a benign tumor in 2016.
“October 4, 2016, was a scary day for me. I had a 7cm tumor removed from my throat and half of my thyroid removed.” said Castro. “My treatment included CBD oils that helped me endure treatment and slowed the growth of my tumor.”
As more California cities are creating social equity programs, to mirror the program started in the City of Oakland, Castro is happy that her and her partners were granted a social equity license in 2018.
“As a social equity partner, I look forward to the continued advocacy for the industry and our communities that have suffered the consequences of the prohibition of cannabis.” said Castro.
“Our goal is to work with other potential social equity license holders, specifically women, so that we may empower small business owners and shape the future of the industry collectively.” said Castro.
“I want to build a team of high achieving women with the different talents we need to make this happen. Our husbands, brothers and family members have been adversely affected by the war on cannabis and women are ready to step to the forefront to help families.” said Castro.
Castro has worked with cannabis policy since 2015, prior to the passage of Prop 64, and with policies related to cannabis constantly changing, Castro believes a balanced policy is needed to combat the illegal market that robs the state and local cities from much needed tax revenue.
Aide Castro was elected to the Lynwood City Council in 2007 and was selected by her colleagues to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem. In 2010 she was selected as Mayor. Castro has also served on the Lynwood Block Grant Advisory Board, advising the council on funding for local non-profit organizations; she also was a volunteer coach of the Lynwood Athletics Community Services, a youth sports organizer, a secretary and deputy woman’s director for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and was a member of the Lynwood Latino Chamber of Commerce.
Candor Collections was formed in 2018 and has a mission of redefining the image of the female cannabis user and strives to break stereotypes, while creating an array of social acceptance and awareness of cannabis benefits. You can get more information at www.candorcollections.com and follow on Instagram @candorcollections.