In late 2016, Riley, the artist and owner of Wandering Bud, began searching for a side project to fill her evenings after spending her days teaching elementary music. With a love of all forms or art and a drive to create a business with an impact, Riley set up a small studio space in her basement and began crafting her wares by hand. In May of 2018, she left teaching to create for Wandering Bud full-time.
At Wandering Bud, we strive to bring beauty and intention to your ritual through thoughtful design, sustainable practices, and education. While we legally operate a business in the cannabis-adjacent space, people (predominately Black) continue to be incarcerated for small weed-related crimes. The stigma and criminalization of cannabis is largely due to its racist roots, dating all the way back to the early 1900s. To obtain a better understanding, we recommend reading this article and watching the documentary Grass is Greener on Netflix to get a clearer view of the racially-motivated practices politicians employed in order to control and incarcerate BIPOC. These racist ideologies and actions of long-deceased politicians still shape our cultural mindset surrounding the cannabis plant today.Being in this industry, we feel it is necessary for all cannabis and cannabis-adjacent businesses to acknowledge and operate with social justice at the forefront. At Wandering Bud, we will continue to:
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