“All my niggas in the whole wide world. Made this song to make it all y’all’s turn. For us, this shit is for us.”
Black and brown people are disproportionately criminalized for creating space in cannabis for themselves. For centuries and counting, people of color were withheld resources to build solid foundations in many industries. Cannabis is following that trend now that it’s open for business.
With heavy regulation and a lack of educational resources coupled with socioeconomic barriers to entry, it’s difficult to become owners, employees, or even patients and consumers in this industry.
Removing these barriers is the main objective of our collective mission to elevate the culture. Here’s a small list of minority-owned cannabis businesses to throw that 1.2-trillion-dollar “buying power” at, to seek employment or volunteer for, to share with friends, and to critic and engage.
Go get your wallet. Spread some coins.
Blunts + Moore is one of the first black-owned dispensaries to be opened through Oakland’s equity lottery program. Find your happy place within their huge selection of cannabis products and strains.
Founders: Alphonso Blunt & Brittany Moore
Location: Oakland, CA
Simply Pure is the first Black woman-owned dispensary in Denver that offers organically grown and cured cannabis (concentrates, medicinal CBD oils, and edibles such as jams and granola bars).
Founders: Wanda James & Scott Durrah
Location: Denver, CO
Mary & Main is a medical dispensary that provides a variety of cannabis products and prides themselves on being a passionate resource for people looking to heal and be healed.
Founder: Hope Wiseman
Founder: Corey Stevens
Location: Spanaway, Washington
BRANDS & PRODUCTS
Yoga With Minelli curates yoga and mindfulness events. You can take private and group yoga classes that are combined with “intentional cannabis consumption.”
Founder: Minelli Eustacio-Costa
Pleasure Peaks is a cannabis-infused women’s sexual health line created to encourage and help all women have an optimal sex life. According to their site, all products are made with %100 organic ingredients, pH-balanced for vaginal health, ethically sourced and made with lots of love.
Founder: Antuanette Gomez
Jane Parade is an apparel and accessories brand for women who consume cannabis. According to their website, each piece is subtle in concept, with a playful approach.
Sativah Sistahs is a dope apparel company amplifying the voices of black women in cannabis one piece merchandise at a time. Their mission is to center black women in every endeavors they make as a company by
The Apothecary Brands provides discreet, high-end luxury accessories to elevate your cannabis experience.
Founder: Whitney Beatty
Just The Tip Accessories created a Godsend that serves as a barrier. A barrier between you and someone else’s saliva in a smoke session. A barrier between your fingers and the blunt. It’s stylish and made to be worn around your neck.
Founder: Mary Hines
Dope Arrangements designs custom rolling trays, grinders, and ashtrays. You can choose a color, character, logo, slogan prepare for your smoke session. Visit the shop what’s currently available or for custom orders send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder: Mechelle Ellis
Marley Naturals has a beautiful line of wood-and-glass accessories that include one-hitters, bubblers, rolling trays — each made with sustainably sourced black walnut and hand-blown glass.
Kush & Cute is a skincare and lifestyle brand currently under construction until next month. They’re preparing for a new collection of handmade hemp and CBD skincare products.
Founder: Marijuana Iyana
Dew Drop Delights. Drop a little bit of their THC tinctures on your food, in your beverages, or on your bae. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and discreet enough to be ignored by your surroundings when you whip it out.
The Indica Militia is a new cannabis apparel brand. Be on the lookout for their upcoming winter and spring collections.
For Women Who Smoke is an upcoming media company made by and for women of color brought to you by a black-owned creative investment firm that prioritizes Queer People of Color. Cee Smith Media Group.
Founder: Cee Smith
Cash Color Cannabis focuses on creating conversations within the cannabis industry concerning topics important to minorities. With an event series podcast and a blog. Cash Color Cannabis is positioning itself to be the voice of minorities in the cannabis community. Check out the media production firm that curates their content: Urban Grow Media
Founder: Mehki King
Location: Atlanta, GA
Founders: Safon Floyd, Kali Wilder, and Sirita Wright
Elevation VIP Cooperative is a medicinal marijuana dispensary focusing on locally sourced organic and seasonal ingredients to create cannabis-infused meals for medical marijuana patients.
Founders: Andrea Drummer & Hamady Diallo
99th Floor serves curated cannabis cuisine and hosts exclusive cannabis dinner parties.
Co-Owner: Chef Miguel Trinidad
Location: New York City & California
Founder/Curator: Chef Nikki Steward
Founder: Ashley Athill
Location: Toronto, Canada
Premium Produce is a cultivator specializing in the production of cannabis-derived medicine. Premium Produce was created with the intention of providing patients safe access to effective, high-quality cannabis.
Founder: Priscilla Vilchis
The Hollingsworth Cannabis Co is a family owned and operated Tier III Producer & Processor located in Western Washington. From seed to sale, they ensure a smooth experience with attention to detail and quality.
Founder: Raft Hollingsworth
Location: Seattle, WA
District Growers is a local business providing the highest quality cannabis products on the market. The company is also a registered medical cannabis cultivator.
Founder: Corey Barnette
Location: Washington D.C.
Supernova Women is an organization that offers space for women of color in cannabis education, advocacy, and networking.
Founders: Andrea Unsworth, Amber Senter, Sunshine Lencho, and Nina Parks
Minorities for Medical Marijuana
Minorities for Medical Marijuana is an organization providing education, marketing, and more to minority communities
Founder: Roz McCarthy
Location: Orlando, FL
Minority Cannabis Business Association
Minority Cannabis Business Association is a not for profit business league created to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs, workers, and patients/ consumers through policy, education, and connection.
The Hood Incubator is an Oakland-based, community-centered nonprofit organization committed to increasing participation of black and brown communities in the legal cannabis industry.
Founders: Lanese Martin, Ebele Ifedigbo,
Location: Oakland, CA
EDUCATION, DEVELOPMENT, LAW
Club Kindness is a non-profit membership organization supporting patients, brands, and dispensaries with accurate and holistic cannabis education.
Founder: Mskindess B.
CannaBusiness Law is a California Professional Legal Corporation specializing in medical marijuana business law.
Founder: Kyndra Miller, ESQ
Location: Petaluma, CA
C. E. HUTTON is a business development and investment firm offering business support services to minority-owned businesses within the legal cannabis industry.
Owner: Khadijah Adams and Charles Hutton
Location: Denver, Colorado
Comfy Tree provides cannabis training, consulting, and resources on how to enter and operate within the cannabis industry.
Owners: Tiffany Bowden
Budding Solutions is a boutique cannabis consulting firm focused on providing consultation and management services to startups and established organizations in the legal cannabis industry.
Owner: Shanita Penny
Location: Baltimore, MD
Dr. Lakisha Jenkins is a registered herbalist and doctor of naturopathic medicine. She’s also one of the founding members and the first elected President of the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA). She offers herbal products, traditional medicine blends, endocannabinoid system consultations, lectures, and educational classes.
American Cannabinoid Clinics specializes in the use of Cannabis Therapeutics for patients. Their mission is to deliver integrative cannabinoid care to every patient looking for a personalized approach to addressing their health and healing.
Founders: Dr. Rachel & Dr. Jessica Knox
Aclara Research is a private research firm specializing in analyzing cannabis patient and consumer insights and trends. The purpose is to encourage a better understanding of the usage of cannabis and hemp in treating medical conditions.
Founder: Carmen Brace
CannaCtrl a point-of-sale application providing dispensaries with the ability to track every seed
Owner/CEO: Rob Gillett
Leaf Tyme is where you go to skip the line. You can search by dispensary or product, order whatever floats your
Founder: Jilea Hemmings
Location: Google Play & App Store
Always remember who hooked you up when you were three dollars short of a dime bag. Support your local dealer while keeping your head on a swivel – this type of support doesn’t translate well in a society with a fixed craze on making blackness illegal by any means necessary.
Spread the word.
If there are any minority-owned cannabis businesses that should be included, let us know by leaving a message. This list will be updated frequently.