Black owned cannabis businesses make up a reported one percent of the legal cannabis industry. Despite the lack of diversity, there are more Black business owners, organizations and professionals involved than you may think. Here are just a few:
The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first non-profit organization created to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs, workers, and patients. Board Chairman: Jesce Horton
99th Floor is an edibles company that produces a line of “curated cannabis cuisine” and hosts exclusive dinner parties. Co-founder: Chef Miguel Trinidad
Simply Pure strives to inspire the evolution of cannabis through education, safe products, cooking and food. Their focus is to provide the most positive experience with cannabis, from flower to concentrates to cooking, and beyond. Founders: Wanda James & Scott Durrah
Viola Extracts turns medicinal cannabis into shatter, wax or live resins. They work with quality dispensaries to provide patients with clean, effective concentrates. Owner: Dan Pettigrew
Jayn Green specializes in 100% all-natural, cannabis infused skincare products, for both men and women. Their products are compatible with most skin types and relieve common conditions like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, and much more. Founder: Tanganyika Daniel
Gastronome Media Photography is an imagery and visual content creation company that specializes in the food and beverage industry. Support the Kickstarter for owner, Keena Moffett’s cookbook, “Cannabis Creations: Sweet Treats by Keena Moffett”
District Growers is a registered medical cannabis cultivator based in Washington DC. Their grow team is highly experienced in an array of cultivation methods both indoors and outdoors. Owner: Corey Barnette
StashTwist is a woman-operated, non-profit collective dedicated to providing safe, convenient access to medical cannabis for member patients that are sick or in pain and have obtained a valid physician’s recommendation for medicinal cannabis. Owner: Andrea Unsworth.
Supernova Women is an organization formed with the goal of empowering people of color to become self sufficient shareholders in the evolving cannabis economy. Supernova is founded with the mission to foster community empowerment through holistic education, advocacy training and skills acquisition. Co-founders : Amber Senter, Nina Parks, and Sunshine Lencho
Marijuana Investment & Private Retreat™ (MIPR) offers professional consulting & investor relations services to small to mid-size private and public cannabis companies. CEO: Khadija Adams
Budding Solutions a boutique cannabis consulting firm provides services to startups and established organizations in the cannabis industry. Founder/CEO: Shanita Penny
Art 420 is “The World’s Premier Marketplace For Cannabis Inspired Art.” CEO: Erik Range
The Canna MDs are a family of physicians who have honed their skills in Cannabis Therapeutics through years of study and direct clinical experience. Collectively, these doctors have counseled several thousands of patients in using cannabis therapies to promote and restore health, wellbeing, and function. Co-Founders: Jessica Knox, MD, M.B.A. and Rachel Knox, MD, M.B.A.
Minorities for Medical Marijuana is a non Profit organization focused on providing marketing, education, and outreach to minority communities on the social, healthcare, political, and business aspects of the medical marijuana industry. Founder/Executive Director: Roz McCarthy
The Hollingsworth Cannabis Company is a family owned & operated Tier III producer and processor located in Western Washington. Co-owner: Raft Hollingsworth
Comfy Tree offers entry-level cannabis training, consulting and resources on how to enter and operate in the cannabis industry, regardless of your location’s current legal status. Co-Founder: Tiffany Bowden
Panacea Valley Gardens is a family owned cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, OR. Owner: Jesce Horton
LoudCloud is an app that offers the most convenient way for patients to visit dispensaries while keeping patient health information super secure. Co-Founder: Rob Gillett
EstroHaze is a digital platform that shares information on the business of #weed –from business opportunities, scientific breakthroughs and amazing discoveries in the bursting cannabis industry. Owners: Sirita Wright, Safon Floyd and Kali Wilder
CharloGreene.com is committed to destigmatizing cannabis and effecting social change by promoting awareness and knowledge of the cannabis community and burgeoning industry through high quality conscious content. Owner: Charlo Greene aka the “F*ck it, I quit” reporter.
The Apothecarry Case is a high end luxury case made to keep weed at its freshest and most optimum conditions, whether you medicate daily, socially, or only on special occasions. CEO: Whitney Beatty
-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson
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