If you want to put your buying dollars to good use, here are 25 black-owned cannabis businesses that you can support.
The movement to show support for Black Lives Matter has erupted a calling for systematic change across the country.
One way to help in a small way is to intentionally spend your two cents in Black America. Not every consumer knows where they spend precious dollars, or how to best contribute their money to causes and communities they want to support. As an effort to urge people to become more conscious consumers, Cannabis Synergy is highlighting small businesses and black-owned, equity, and people of color-owned businesses.
It is no secret that Black and Latinx communities are disproportionately punished by the irrational war on drugs AND continue to be wronged by our country's justice systems.
Here are 25 black-owned cannabis businesses that you can support:
The TeePot Store
The TeePot Store is an online lifestyle shop. Home of the Boycott Shitty Weed movement. Designed for those who love high-quality bud and dare to be different, their apparel and accessories are minimalist and stylish and geared towards the aesthetically inclined cannabis user. Black-Women-Veteran-LGBT-owned business.
Located in Ramona, CA, Jaxx is the ONLY black-owned MEDICAL CANNABIS dispensary in San Diego County.
Alive Wellness CBD
Located in San Diego, CA, Alive Wellness CBD is women-veteran-black owned and focuses on educating consumers about living a purpose driven lifestyle centered on mental and physical wellness.
Buena Botanicals is a cannabis lifestyle brand founded by Afro-Latina twin sisters with a passion for holistic healing and community.
Viola, founded by NBA legend Al Harrington, is a leader in the cannabis space. Not only are Viola Brands available in almost every single legal adult-use and medical cannabis market, in 15 states, but its core mission is to help empower other equity cannabis business owners.
The Peakz Company
Oakland, California, is home to a powerful voice in social equity and cannabis. The Peakz Company was founded by Jessie Grundy.
Pure Oasis in Boston, Massachusetts, is the state's first dispensary as well as the first black-owned dispensary in the state.
American Cannabinoid Clinics
Nationwide American Cannabinoid Clinics is owned operated by three black women doctors: Dr. Jessica Knox, Dr. Janice Knox, and Dr. Rachel Knox. If you’re looking for a more structured way to integrate cannabis into your lifestyle, American Cannabinoid Clinics exists to help people figure out the best ways to use this special plant.
Blunts + Moore
Based in Oakland, California, Blunts + Moore is "The Happy Store." Its team of Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr. and Bri Moore pulled off the feat of becoming the first-ever social equity license in Oakland's Cannabis Equity Program.
The San Francisco bay-area is home to Success Centers. Its goal is to offer education and tools to disenfranchised communities in order to enter the cannabis space.
The first black-owned and female-owned cannabis dispensary in the country, opened in Denver, Colorado, in 2014.
Owned by the legendary Sue Taylor, the Farmacy is a Berkeley cannabis mainstay. It is an adult-use dispensary and consumption lounge which has grown massively. Taylor is also the founder of Mama Sue Wellness, her newest brand that speaks to those new older consumers.
Tyson Ranch is a celebrity cannabis brand, but well worth noting, as it is owned by the boxing legend Mike Tyson.
Washington DC-based medical cannabis company District Growers offers 24 varieties of weed strains from all over the globe.
Operated by DC native Corey Barnette, he also owns the Metropolitan Wellness Center dispensary.
Mary and Main
A medical cannabis dispensary serving Capital Heights, Maryland, Mary and Main is another company of venerable cannabis industry giants.
Jane Parade is a lifestyle brand and shop out of Brooklyn. Designed for women who smoke, their apparel and accessories are minimalist and stylish, and geared towards the aesthetically inclined cannabis user. Or, like their website says, "for women who love Mary Jane."
Ilera Holistic Healthcare
Dr. Chanda Macias, MBA is the CEO of Ilera Holistic Healthcare, one of the premier medical marijuana cultivators and processors in Louisiana.
Based in the Corktown area of Detroit, Michigan, Botaniq is a black-owned dispensary that showcases the best of Michigan craft cannabis farmers have to offer.
American Cannabinoid Clinic
This medical clinic American Cannabinoid Clinic offers telehealth solutions as well as in-person consultations at their Portland, Oregon-based office, for patients who want their medical cannabis card.
Gas House Brands
Gas House is another legendary grower-turned-cannabis success story. Its founders Felix and Kingston worked their way up from the streets of Atlanta, to running a cannabis brand valued at $40 million.
The Denver-born cannabis brand DRO Flower has clout. Co-founder Jamar Brown has both a lifestyle and clothing company Dro Life, alongside the cannabis company Dro Flower.
The industry is abuzz about this new technology, likened to an Easy-Bake Oven for cannabis. Ardent allows you to make your own tinctures and edibles in a small tech container.
Who doesn’t love a pun? Just the Tip (JTT) sells a variety of hand-blown glass joint holders that can be worn as necklaces, but are also sturdy enough to be tucked into a pocket.
Kush and Cute
Kush and Cute is a cannabis brand owned by a woman named Iyana Edouard, who hopes to bring education and awareness to black women about the benefits of CBD and the marijuana industry.
Four-time NBA champion John Salley and his daughter Tyla Salley teamed up for their family cannabis brand Deuces 22, distributing loud flower while simultaneously fighting social injustice and stigmas through their educational arm, Deuces Academy.
After becoming dissatisfied with the available CBD options on the market, Cory Holmes founded Holmes organics with quality cannabinoid products in mind. His mission is to help people cope with stress and chronic pain without breaking the bank.
Entrepreneur Doug Cohen and chef Miguel Trinidad want to remove the stigma surrounding edibles and they’re doing just that with their New York-based 99th Floor super-exclusive cannabis dining experience.
Total Peace & Wellness is a black-owned CBD store in Pittsburgh, PA. 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.