Floral arrangements made of bud bouquets? That is exactly what Leslie Monroy created when she launched Flowers on Flowers. Based out of San Diego, Flowers on Flowers is a collective of creatives who combines locally sourced flowers with high-quality cannabis. Flowers on Flowers specializes in creative and eye-catching cannabis-infused floral arrangements for any special occasion. Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries (and more!) – Flowers on Flowers deliver one of a kind arrangements. Teaming up with florists, Leslie has founded a collective with heart. Flowers on Flowers dedicate part of their proceeds to charities such as CDK (Canines for Kids – organization who helps young children get service dogs), Casa Alianza ( a charity helping homeless children in Mexico), and Sphinx Organization ( an organization who encourages classical music in underprivileged communities).
In the beginning, what inspired you to enter the cannabis industry?
Growing up in Southern California I have always been around Cannabis. I helped my friends parents pull a harvest when I was in 8th grade.
So it's always been a part of my life. The boom that recently has happened has brought out so many fun and creative ideas in this area that I had to join!
Tell us a little bit more about Flowers on Flowers
Flowers On Flowers is a group effort. We are an ever growing team of florists all over the state of CA. We believe that all plants are created equal and deserve to be shown off beautifully. We bring together the best of both plant worlds with local florists and growers.
What type of cannabis arrangements do you offer?
We offer all kinds of cannabis arrangements. We have different themes from birthday, anniversary, Mothers/Fathers day, Valentines, and our favorite line, the I'm Sorry Bouquet (our best seller).
Our arrangements can be completely customized! You pick the style, strain, and amount, and specify any other details you may want and we will create it for you. We happily do specialty orders upon request and we absolutely love doing weddings.
How has cannabis influenced your life?
Cannabis has been a big part of my life for years, in so many ways I really am a "flower" child in all respects. I'm lucky enough to have been able to be a part of the movement and watch and contribute to the progress of getting people the medicine they need without fear of legality.
It's a beautiful thing when you can watch someone who's been struggling with health problems finally get the relief they have been searching for. I wanted to find a way to make it more than just medicine and create something beautiful to remind people that there's always time to stop and smell the flowers...or smoke them ☺️️
We love that you are company who gives back! Can you tell us more about the charities Flowers on Flowers supports?
CDK (Canines For Disabled Kids) - This charity helps children under 12 get service dogs.
Casa Alianza - helping homeless and orphaned children in Mexico
Sphinx Organization - Sphinx seeks to encourage classical music in underprivileged communities and among minorities. They also strive to "promote the creation, performance, and preservation of works by Black & Latino composers.”
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
The creativity of all the different florists. Everyone has a different style and something to share. It's not about one person, its a team effort that we all pull together for a greater cause. That is the best part.
Name 3 ways cannabis companies can be conscious businesses
1.) Support your local communities.
2.) Give back all you can
3.) Get out there and make some noise
Any tips for maintaining a work/life balance?
I still haven't found that perfect balance yet.
What has been your biggest struggle working in the cannabis industry?
Being a woman. I'm always asked who actually started and who is really running the business.
If you could offer an aspiring cannabis entrepreneur one piece of advice, what would it be?
DONT WAIT! Someone will beat you to your awesome idea if you don't get on it yesterday. Don't daydream, just go for it.