Who is CannaPride?

Tara and Kayla Caruso founded CannaPride in 2018 to serve people living with chronic illness or debilitating pain but also to bring a little bit more joy into people’s lives by helping comfort everyday aches and pains like irritating side-effects, hangovers and menstrual cramps.

Tara & Kayla Meet

They met in upstate New York at Schenectady Community College and although they were friends in school it wasn’t until they attended the Pride parade in Albany, New York that they started to fall in love. Married in July of 2018 they moved to San Diego in August 2018 to pursue their dream of sharing the CBD products they have learned to rely on with family, friends and their pets.

Tara’s Story

From an early age, Tara suffered from ADHD, anxiety disorder and severe menstrual cramps. The doctors would prescribe pills by trial and error to try
to help. She found CBD could help manage her symptoms and let her be less dependent on pills while avoiding some of their side-effects, long term impact and the possibility of developing unwanted dependencies.

Kayla has grown up trying to avoid taking pills for anything. With a change of diet and the use of CBD she manages anxiety, headaches, menstrual cramps and has even improved her focus during the day. She wants to provide access to hemp and CBD products to people who need them.

How we serve our community

Having both been employed in the service sector and being accustomed to spending long hours on their feet working at restaurants or in hospitality jobs they have a grass roots appreciation for hard work, but also how rewarding it is to serve others. Whether it is great food or through superior CBD products they are passionate about helping people. They are inspired by their friends and family and the amazing LGBTQ community they are blessed to be a

part of. You’ll see them at LGBTQ, women’s events and other community gatherings and they look forward to bringing more unique events to San Diego. They want CannaPride to be an example of pursuing what you love, making a living and giving back to the people around you.

See You Around

When they aren’t CannaPriding they enjoy continuing their study of hemp/CBD, being outdoors, hiking, reading, traveling (including exploring their new home here in San Diego), cooking (for sure) and volunteering at the local LGBTQ center. They are so excited to be on this journey together.

Origin Story

CannaPride was founded by Tara and Kayla Caruso to bring together their deep knowledge and joyful experience of CBD products. As a LGBTQ women-owned business, CannaPride is dedicated to giving back to their community. The products they curate are hemp-derived and under the legal limit for THC (the psychoactive element of cannabis) or have no THC whatsoever. Hemp is a versatile plant, it is the sister plant to cannabis. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid found inside the hemp plant and it is essentially a health supplement that has been proven to be safe, and legal to use for children, adults, people of all ages and even pets.

Work, Play, Sleep

Tara and Kayla have both worked in the service industry. They understand that the hard-working people that are waiting or dancing on tables, serving or having drinks, chasing kids, cooking, walking dogs or cats, even sitting in front of a computer have different needs. Whether you are having chronic health issues, stress or insomnia, they want to help you find your relief, so you can enjoy your work, play and sleep that much more!

Ancient Remedy Meets Modern Life

CannaPride is dedicated to helping more people find a useful CBD product for their needs. CBD can be used for headaches, epilepsy symptoms, chronic pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, arthritis, anxiety, ADHD, and so much more. But our CBD products are not just for reactive relief but also for preventative health and wellness, giving you a homeopathic alternative to modern medicine.

Curated Wellness

CannaPride offers a wide variety of products including tinctures, edibles, beverages, bath/beauty products, pain creams, and even pet products. We curate the best the industry has to offer and we know we haven’t even scratched the surface of what this amazing plant can do.

Independently Tested and Verified

The CannaPride team personally samples carefully curates and insists on impartial 3rd party testing and verification of any product they carry. All of the products that they stock and sell are safe and legal with the goal of encouraging and supporting overall health and wellness.