Black Businesses Matter

Black-owned cannabis & CBD businesses to support

The recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have highlighted the pain in our Black communities that has been ongoing for hundreds of years in the United States. As a business in the cannabis space, it is important for us to  acknowledge that Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) have been disproportionately impacted due to the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

Let us stand together in support to amplify Black voices and businesses. Below are some Black-owned businesses to support.

Ardent

Founded by Shanel Lindsay after exploring pharmaceutical alternatives, Ardent allows you to make your own topicals, tinctures, and edibles in a small tech container. 

Art420

Co-Founders Erik and Tamieka Range challenge the stereotype of cannabis users as lazy and unproductive through this premier marketplace for cannabis-inspired art.

Apothecarry

Founded in 2015 by Whitney Beatty, Apothecarry is a lifestyle brand that produces luxury cannabis organization systems and accessories for the modern smoker.

Blue Forest Farms

Co-Founded by Zach Dorsett, Blue Forest Farms is a 150-acre hemp farm in Longmont, Colorado that offers high CBD hemp seeds, hemp seedlings and hemp clones. They recently launched a YouTube channel to provide educational materials on their seed programs and hemp farming. 

Blunt Blowin’ Mama

Podcast host Shonitria aims to create a community of moms and ladies that proudly consume cannabis and look like her (young and brown).

Brown Girl Jane

Founded by Malaika Jones Kebede and her sister Nia Jones Alugbin, this luxury wellness and beauty company specializes in plant-based CBD products for women.

Buena Botanicals

A cannabis lifestyle brand founded by Afro-Latina twin sisters, Coral and Rah, that sells CBD products to help manage symptoms for many different conditions including anxiety, depression, chronic pain and acne.

Comfy Tree

Co-Founded by Tiffany Bowden, this cannabis e-learning course platform 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.

Deuces 22

Father-and-daughter team John and Tyla Salley co-founded this cannabis lifestyle brand to not only distribute high-quality cannabis products, but also tackle social justice and cannabis education.

Dope Arrangements

Founded by Mechelle Ellis, this super cool brand designs custom rolling trays, grinders, and ashtrays.

EstroHaze

Owned by an all-Black women team –Safon Floyd, Kali Wilder, and Sirita Wright–EstroHaze is a multimedia platform that provides cannabis business, lifestyle, and career resources tailored to women of color.

For Women Who Smoke

Founded by Cee Smith, this media company is made by and for women of color brought to you by a Black-owned creative investment firm that prioritizes Queer People of Color.

Fronto King

This tobacco company, run by Edmund Tucker, is famous for its 100% all-natural tobacco leaf that is unlike other wraps and machine-made cigars which consist of synthetic/homogenized sheet papers.

Green Muse

Formerly known as Green Hop, this Black-owned dispensary based in Portland, Oregon prides itself on being the first hip-hop dispensary in the world. Its product menu features strains named after hip-hop legends.

Jane Parade

Founded by Janelle Benjamin-Grant, Jane Parade is a lifestyle brand and apparel shop based in Brooklyn NY.

Kush and Cute

Upon entering the industry in 2015, founder Iyana Edouard quickly learned that the cannabis space lacked two things: women and especially, black women. She created Kush and Cute as a brand to help de-stigmatize the plant and be part of increasing diversity and inclusivity in the ever-growing industry.

Let’s Be Blunt with Montel

A cannabis lifestyle and interview podcast show hosted by Montel Williams, “Let’s Be Blunt” explores the intersection of cannabis, activism, health, and wellness.

Marley Naturals

The official cannabis line of Bob Marley, Marley Naturals is a line of wood-and-glass smoking accessories that include one-hitters, bubblers, rolling trays — each made with sustainably sourced black walnut and hand-blown glass.

Minorities for Medical Marijuana

Roz McCarthy, Owner; Tammy Frazier, Florida Chapter President; Carla White, Membership Director; and Erik Range, Board Chair

(L-R): Roz McCarthy, Owner; Tammy Frazier, Florida Chapter President; Carla White, Membership Director; and Erik Range, Board Chair

A nonprofit organization owned by Roz McCarthy providing education, marketing, and more to minority communities on cannabis public policy, business, healthcare access, and social impact.

NDICA

The National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance was founded by Bonita Bo Money to create social equity, social justice, and diversity for those affected by the War on Drugs.

Pure Oasis 

Founded by Kevin Hart (no, not the comedian) and Kobie Evans, Pure Oasis is the first recreational dispensary open to the public in Boston, MA. Their product menu includes pre-rolled joints, concentrates, cannabis-infused edibles, along with vape pens and accessories.

Purple Heart

Founded by Keith Stephenson, Purple Heart is the first Black-owned medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, CA as well as the first Black-owned medical storefront in the country

Sativah Sistahs

An apparel company amplifying the voices of black women in cannabis one piece merchandise at a time, founded by Nicole Dillard. Their mission is to center black women in every endeavor they make as a company by using their platforms and voices.

Simply Pure

Run by Wanda James, Simply Pure is the first Black woman-owned cannabis dispensary in Denver, CO. 

The Farmacy

Sue Taylor co-founded Farmacy as an adult-use dispensary and consumption lounge which has grown massively in partnership with Glass House Group.

The Hood Incubator

Founded by Lanese Martin, Ebele Ifedigbo, and Biseat Horning, this Oakland-based community-centered nonprofit organization is committed to increasing participation of black and brown communities in the legal cannabis industry.

Total Peace & Wellness

Founders Ronda Broadway and Carlos Smith have curated a vast selection of CBD products that include tinctures, skincare, cookies, tea, oils for your pet, and more. 

Undefined Beauty

Undefined Beauty aims to change the narrative in the clean beauty industry by infusing social purpose into everything it does. Founder Dorian Morris worked with formerly incarcerated women to create its latest line of non-toxic, vegan, and sustainably-sourced CBD skincare products, called Indigo Rose.

UNOIA

Brande Elise and Danielle Gray are the founders of UNOIA, a CBD-infused honey and agave company. Their main products are honey and agave packets, but they also sell bottles and limited apparel. 

Vanguard Magazine

A platform founded by Tiffany Watkins to bridge the gender gap in the cannabis industry and shine a spotlight on the women in the cannabis community.

Viola 

Founded in 2011 by former NBA star Al Harrington, Viola is a premium cannabis operation that carries dank flowers, pre-rolls as well as extracts in the form of diamonds, moon rocks, sauces, and waxes, perfectly packaged in violet packaging.

Yoga with Minelli

California-based Minelli Eustàcio-Costa has created a series of “cannabis-infused” classes that focus on the benefits of cannabis-enhanced yoga. East-coasters, fear not! She also has free online classes.

Contact Cannabis Creative Group here to submit additional Black and POC-owned businesses to this list. 

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