Social Equity Org
In less than three years, Olivia grew the Kush Queen brand into a multi-million dollar, multifaceted brand carrying only the finest in both CBD-only, and THC-infused products including bath bombs, pain relief lotions, edibles and more.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t oozing with excitement for the first episode of Weed, Wine and Wheat Thins! Firstly, Toni, the show’s creator, is so sweet! I had only seen a teaser clip on the show’s Instagram account so I sent her an email at the last minute wanting to know more about the show–and she instantly sent back this beautiful email that has me like… I need to get ready for the first episode!! Toni’s inspiration behind the show is to be able to host open and honest conversations with the promise of receptivity and understanding. Every week, Toni will host a new guest, where they choose to partake in either weed, wine or wheat thins, and pick from a random mix of topics ranging from dating apps to privilege dynamics! Mark your calendars to chill out and enjoy each new episode! Find it on the website or on YouTube.
Blunt Blowin’ Mama is a community for real moms and ladies who proudly consume cannabis. I have stopped hiding my use of cannabis in hopes of bringing together other women and moms.
We are cannabis artisans and fanatics who set out to answer one simple question: “How do we provide the best cannabis experience possible?”
This obsession led us to develop a low-waste aeroponic cultivation system designed to provide maximum control over those attributes that contribute most to the user experience: aroma, smoothness, taste, and effect. In the development of our methodology, we’ve worked tirelessly to perfect our ability to not only provide a superior experience but to also deliver this experience consistently. Because it is our belief that the “whole plant” delivers the best experience, we utilize only solvent-free extract systems so as to preserve the entire cannabinoid profile in our infused products.
In May 2016, retired Catholic school principal and grandmother Sue Taylor was unanimously selected by the Berkeley, Cali. city council to receive a permit to open a dispensary. As the first black-owned dispensary owner in the Bay area, iCANN hoes to fuse the culture of cannabis use with healthy lifestyles.
According to Botaniq’s website, when television reporter and anchor Anqunette Sarfoh was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis in 2013, she decided to try cannabis therapy and went from taking nine pharmaceuticals a day to taking none. The company grows its own plants and partners with local farms to supply its Detroit, Mich. location.
The first black-owned retailer to open under Oakland’s social equity program, Blunts and Moore is a dispensary that bills itself as “the happy store.” The company was started by Alphonso Blunt and Brittany Moore so the name is not just a clever turn of phrase.
Mary and Main is a team of medical professionals in Capitol Heights, Md. who also operate a dispensary featuring some of the best cannabis that George Clinton hasn’t smoked up already. The collective also offers classes on marijuana but don’t worry, there are no pop quizzes (You know why).
Apothecarry Indo-Lifestyle designs and sells “high quality, high-end herb & tobacco accouterments for the discriminating connoisseur.” Basically, they offer products for people who want to keep their weed in something nicer than a Mason jar. The company was started by Whitney Beatty, a mother who quit her job and started a company so that your ganja could sleep in a luxurious case.
SimplyPure was the first black woman-owned dispensary in Denver. Wanda James and Scott Durrah, both military veterans, opened their dispensary in 2010 and serve vegan edibles, flowers and operate a small-batch farm that was voted the Best Flavor Champion at Colorado’s 2018 The Grow Off Competition. One of the owners, Scott Durrah, is currently running for city council in Denver.