Meet Aaron Tran, Co-Founder of Oakland Extracts

Diana Gonimah
May 24, 2021

Embodying the slogan ‘Terps from the Town’Oakland Extracts was founded for the community to increase access to quality cannabis to the people of Oakland. In our latest interview, we got to ask Oakland Extracts Co-founder Aaron Tran everything from his aspirations for 2021 to his go-to munchies snack.

1. What do you want to accomplish in cannabis?

I want to bring affordability and compassion to the industry. To be able to bring the highest quality of all forms of cannabis to people at a price they can afford. Legalization is great but we can not forget that for many this is a medicine. Wellness shouldn’t break your bank.

2. What was your first experience with cannabis like?

Smoked out of a can of Coke in the backyard of my friend Shannon’s house back in 1997.

3. How are you changing the conversation around cannabis in the Asian American community?

Representing and building the relationship between the black and yellow communities of Oakland.

4. What’s your favorite thing you did high this year?

Watched the Geminid Meteor shower

5. What Asian icon (historical or current) would you love to sesh with?

Historical: Bruce Lee

Current: Dalai Lama

6. What’s your go-to munchies snack? 

Whole mini watermelons cut in half and eaten with a spoon. Munchies and cotton mouth solved.

7. What’s your go-to karaoke song? 

Toss up between:

God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood (I’m a veteren) or

I’ve got friends in low places by Garth Brooks

8. What about cannabis 2021 gets you excited?

Full legalization. To be able to share what we make with the rest of the world.

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