Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses You Should Know

As the number of states legalizing marijuana steadily increases, African Americans are slowly but surely carving out their own space within the billion dollar industry. Since Blacks have been disproportionately criminalized for marijuana possession for decades, it’s refreshing to see more take hold of the industry and claim it. These Black entrepreneurs are at the forefront of that movement.

Apothecary Brands


Apothcary provides discreet, high end luxury accessories to elevate your cannabis experience.
Location: Online
Owner: Whitney Beatty

ART420


ART420 is a Cannabis Inspired Art Show celebrating the artistic expression of the Cannabis Culture.
Owner: Erik Range

Budding Solutions


Budding Solutions is a boutique cannabis consulting firm based in Baltimore, MD providing consulting and management services to startups and established organizations in the Cannabis Industry.
Owner: Shanita Penny

District Growers


District Growers is a close-knit, local business providing the highest quality cannabis products on the market. The company is also a registered medical cannabis cultivator..
Owner: Corey Barnette
Location: Washington D.C.

 

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EstroHaze


EstroHaze is a multi-media platform that provides cannabis business, lifestyle, and career resources tailored to women of color.
Owners: Safon Floyd, Kali Wilder and Sirita Wright
Location: Online

The Hollingsworth Cannabis Company


The Hollingsworth Cannabis Co is a family owned and operated Tier III producer and processor. At their Seattle company you can find quality cannabis hand-packed to order.
Location: Seattle, WA
Owner: Raft Hollingsworth

Minority Cannabis Business Association


The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first non-profit organization created to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity.
Co-Founders: Jesce Horton and Tiffany Bowden

Minorities For Medical Marijuana


Minorities for Medical Marijuana is an organization providing education, marketing and more to minority communities on cannabis public policy, business, healthcare access, and social impact.
Owner: Roz McCarthy
Headquarters: Orlando, FL

Panacea Valley Gardens


Panacea Valley Gardens is a family-owned cultivation facility dedicated to growing clean, consistent, high-quality cannabis in Oregon, from concentrates to edibles.
Location: Portland, OR
Owner: Jesce Horton

Simply Pure

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Simply Pure is the first Black woman-owned dispensary in Denver, CO that offers customers high quality, organically grown and cured cannabis (concentrates, medicinal CBD oils, and edibles from marijuana infused jams and granola bars). Co-owner Wanda James also left us with so many gems during our interview with her. Read that HERE.
Owners: Wanda James & Scott Durrah
Location: Denver, CO

StashTwist


StashTwist is a Black woman-operated,non-profit cannabis collective in the East Bay providing safe access to high-quality medical cannabis and cannabis products. They offer select edibles, oils, loose-leaf herb, tinctures, vape pens, topicals, and everything in between.
Owner: Andrea Unsworth

Supernova Women


(Photo: Roxanne Pasibe)
Supernova Women is an organization that offers networking for women of color interested in entering the cannabis industry.
Co-Owners: Andrea Unsworth, Amber Senter, Sunshine Lencho, Nina Parks
Location: Online

Viola Extracts


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Viola is a Denver-based cannabis extraction company dedicated to providing the purest concentrates for an elevated experience.
Owner: Dan Pettigrew
Location: Denver, CO

The Weed Show


The Weed Show is a daily series hosted by Charlo Greene. You may remember her as the Alaskan news anchor who quit while live on air with the now infamous words “Fuck It, I Quit.” share the most useful, interesting and entertaining information about weed that you can use to live your best life.
Owner: Charlo Greene
Location: Online

For more Black-owned businesses, check out our directory of over 2,500 Black-owned businesses HERE.

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Comments

  • Allison Akmajian SAYS:

    11/06/2020 at 4:35 pmEdit

    Now that AZ has legalized, I would like to invest in a black-owned dispensary in Tucson, AZ! allisonakmak@gmail.com

    Reply
  • Rob SAYS:

    06/11/2020 at 4:29 amEdit

    If anyone wants to get started in the cannabis industry as a cannapreneur or looking to invest email me at rgentry@emishai.com

    Reply
  • Sade SAYS:

    04/21/2020 at 1:37 amEdit

    I own A & S Soap Co, and im definitely going to check these out. I have a few cbd infused products online, and I’m looking to buy black, sooo aweome!!!

    Reply
  • Nina SAYS:

    01/05/2020 at 9:04 amEdit

    I have a black food truck owner and I would love to and yes and grow the market in Rhode Island with this if somebody could help me in the right direction that would be awesome. sarcasticsweets@gmail.com

    Reply
  • Anthony mcphail SAYS:

    12/31/2019 at 12:46 pmEdit

    Im seeking more info on start up for the cannibus industry

    Reply
  • Clair E Rudison SAYS:

    12/18/2019 at 12:13 pmEdit

    I would like to invest

    Reply
    • Anthony SAYS:

      01/01/2020 at 1:55 pmEdit

      Have you found any opportunities to buy stock or invest? If so I am looking to invest as well.

      Reply
  • Perry SAYS:

    12/13/2019 at 9:54 pmEdit

    What is the news on Wakanna For Life?

    Reply
  • Angela Mitchell SAYS:

    12/13/2019 at 2:09 pmEdit

    I am located in Tallahassee, Florida and my husband and I are interested in the business. If anyone can assist us, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    • Rob SAYS:

      06/11/2020 at 4:28 amEdit

      If anyone wants to get started in the cannabis industry as a cannapreneur or looking to invest email me at rgentry@emishai.com

      Reply
  • Tianna Smith SAYS:

    12/13/2019 at 1:18 pmEdit

    I am in awe of all the support black entrepreneurs in the cannabis space are getting via this article alone. My business partners and I are looking for investors for our start up here in Atlanta Georgia. The Hemp House is a coworking/entrepreneurship center with a built in incubator for those interested in starting their cannabis businesses. We are a cannabis friendly organization with hopes to push Georgia forward in the right direction. Best of luck to you all and keep fighting!

    Reply
  • Lainr SAYS:

    12/12/2019 at 12:59 pmEdit

    What reliable investors are out there and can you contribute to investing . Need more information

    Reply
  • Erick SAYS:

    12/12/2019 at 7:22 amEdit

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  • E.G. SAYS:

    12/11/2019 at 8:56 pmEdit

    I’m looking to start my own venture, but I don’t know how to get started. Are there any mentors in the Chicagoland area or can show me how to start up online??? Please let me know! I’m looking to get started ASAP!!!

    Reply
  • SHARON WATSON SAYS:

    12/11/2019 at 7:48 pmEdit

    God has blessed me with an investment property. I live on one side of a duplex, rent out the other. Whenever my tenant leaves, I would like to do something more short term or fluid with the space where I have full access. I feel there’s a niche in the industry for grow, store, cooking classes, ect space. Please email me how I may look into wealth opportunities in the mmj industry. TIA

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  • Tisha Huston SAYS:

    12/11/2019 at 1:03 pmEdit

    I’m looking to get started in the business in my city but I don’t know where to start . If I could be pointed in the right direction I would appreciate it. Y email address is Tisha827@ hotmail. Com

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  • Ronnie T SAYS:

    12/11/2019 at 11:07 amEdit

    I am a recent engineering grad / minority business owner where we teach children engineering through sports and smart technology in Flint, MI…. Our water is still bad and we need more black entrepreneurs like this in the community! Myself and a group of active community members are highly interested on what we can do to get involved in this rush and build wealth in the community including events… Flint, at the center, happens to be an hour from all major cities in Michigan (excluding grand Rapids) which is never capitalized on

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  • Gregory G SAYS:

    12/11/2019 at 1:34 amEdit

    I want to get involved in the Marijuana Business in Sacramento or Marysville, CA.

    Reply
  • Donnie Burton SAYS:

    12/10/2019 at 11:11 amEdit

    This is great to see. I currently hold 17 cannabis licenses around the country. And my partner and I are always looking to invest in other cannabis and hemp operations. DonnieBurton.com is my website, and @donnieburtonCEO on IG. Reach out, and let me know what youve accomplished, and lets talk strategy. Exit strategy or growth strategy. Kudos to you all.

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  • Tia SAYS:

    12/10/2019 at 11:04 amEdit

    My husband and I are located in Seattle, Wa and just started our cannabis business. We’re a small team currently looking for investors to help us continue to grow in this market. Black owned and proud. Tiahassell@outlook.com any help would be much appreciated.

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  • Salahuddin Muhammad SAYS:

    12/10/2019 at 8:31 amEdit

    Keep up the good work

    Reply
  • Charlemagne SAYS:

    12/09/2019 at 2:36 pmEdit

    You left out Mary & Main which is a black woman-owned dispensary in MD.

    Reply
  • Keisha MCIVER SAYS:

    12/09/2019 at 3:34 amEdit

    I’m in the North Carolina area is there any opportunities in this area? How can I get info to invest?

    Reply
  • Duane Maclin SAYS:

    12/08/2019 at 11:33 pmEdit

    We have a black owned establishment in Las Vegas, involved in Cannabis as a whole.

    Reply
  • Christie-Rose SAYS:

    12/08/2019 at 7:33 pmEdit

    I’m interested in knowing more but is there legalization in St.Louis, MO area?

    Reply
  • Toni Rowser SAYS:

    12/08/2019 at 7:03 pmEdit

    Toni Rowser
    Im intetested in starting canabis apparel. Oils…incense and accessories jelwery etc in apothcarary for medicinal marijuana and marketing a brand in Alabama…Need start up information and investment info.

    Reply
  • Shaquana Mcleod SAYS:

    12/08/2019 at 6:30 pmEdit

    Looking for investors and mentorship. Would love to network with like minded people also.

    Reply
  • Tab SAYS:

    12/08/2019 at 1:26 pmEdit

    There’s also str8fire farms in omak, WA

    Reply
  • Steven Lemon SAYS:

    12/08/2019 at 10:32 amEdit

    I am encouraged by all the comments regarding wishes to INVEST in this or any business, especially BLACK owned businesses.
    I have been trying for years to gather a group of people to have discussions on forming an organization that pools money to invest in businesses.

    I created a website ournewblackwallstreet.com that sits idle for lack of interest and would love to engage as many people as possible to carry on discussions like the ones going on here.
    We could generate investment funds and resources to answer these and many more questions and for those who are into empire building, this is a golden opportunity to not just get in on the ground floor of an industry but to CREATE it and then dominate it.

    PLEASE meet me here or there and lets at least toss some ideas around.
    The answers to our questions may be found among us if just a handful or us can just come together for a few minutes.

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  • Jessica SAYS:

    06/16/2019 at 9:42 pmEdit

    There is one in Ann Arbor owned by mother and daughter. “Huron View Provisioning”

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  • Key Smith SAYS:

    01/22/2019 at 3:45 pmEdit

    Looking for investors and directions on. How to start a dispensary medical cannabis amendment 2 was passed in MO on nov.6 implementation is being rolled out on this so i am seeking guidance i am a young black man trying to chase a dream and that dream is to help many veterans as possible to a different alternative to the opioids help ME HELP them obtain Medical Cannabis

    Reply
    • Steven Lemon SAYS:

      12/08/2019 at 10:20 amEdit

      Get incorporated and sell stock and I’m in.
      I would be interested in forming or joining a holding company that invests in many businesses

      Reply
  • Melissa SAYS:

    01/20/2019 at 1:28 pmEdit

    I would like information on how to start a business in my area and how to invest Im sure it will.be legalized soon just want to get in while its fresh please assist me
    Thank you in advance

    Reply
  • Keith SAYS:

    01/19/2019 at 9:54 pmEdit

    Where in Detroit

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  • Aleigh Shanturn SAYS:

    01/19/2019 at 7:39 pmEdit

    CWR SoCal, Inc. is the only FULL-SERVICE cannabis waste management company servicing California. It is owned by a black woman!!!

    Reply
  • Myrna Harris SAYS:

    01/19/2019 at 6:41 pmEdit

    There is one in Detroit. It is called BotaniQ. It is owned by a black lady, she used to be on our local news.

    Reply
  • Horace Moning SAYS:

    01/19/2019 at 1:27 amEdit

    Hi sirs I’m looking to make money be for it get to big can you help thank you.Do have opportunty

    Reply
  • Horace Moning SAYS:

    01/19/2019 at 1:26 amEdit

    Hi sirs I’m looking to make money be for it get to big can you help thank you.

    Reply
  • Nicole Dillard SAYS:

    01/18/2019 at 11:19 amEdit

    We have Sativah Sistahs – a dope apparel company that sells cannabis-inspired apparel and accessories and dedicated to amplifying the voices and presence of Black Women making moves in the cannabis space (see our Sativah Sistahs Sessions youtube interviews with Black women in cannabis).

    Reply
  • Aesha Goins SAYS:

    01/18/2019 at 10:32 amEdit

    In Nevada there’s Nevada Wellness Center, Greenbridge Consulting Group and G5 cultivations.

    Reply
  • Virgil Tyronne Mack SAYS:

    08/09/2018 at 9:39 pmEdit

    Hey, Im Virgil Mack, owner and founder of supreme stoners brand, which is a Cannabis Media Group. We aim to inform the public of the strand types, health benefits and laws on marijuana. I was inquiring to see what it took to be featured on your page.

    Reply
  • Mennlay SAYS:

    03/01/2018 at 2:05 pmEdit

    There’s also Whoopi & Maya, with Whoopi Goldberg who is not only black, but so am I and I’m junior creative director in the company 🙂

    Reply
  • Vernon Rakich SAYS:

    01/04/2018 at 2:13 pmEdit

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  • Taneka Jones SAYS:

    01/03/2018 at 3:16 pmEdit

    tanekajones340@yahoo.com

    Reply
  • Rodney Johnson SAYS:

    12/04/2017 at 9:14 pmEdit

    I love the article. Any info you can provide towards investing in this industry would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Reply
    • James SAYS:

      12/13/2017 at 11:42 amEdit

      Hey Rodney! My name is James Lowery and I’m a part owner of one of the only black owned dispensaries in the state of Oregon. We are currently conducting business in an oversaturated market yet continue to excel with our sales. The month of December is a rough month for most dispensaries in our area but it hasn’t stopped us from exceeding our sales goals as we work diligently with a small team. Would love to opportunity to speak to you more about potential investment if you are interested. You can email me at James@elev8cannabis.com. Wold love to hear from you soon!

      Happy Holidays!

      Reply
  • Toya Mars SAYS:

    12/04/2017 at 11:58 amEdit

    I’m looking to begin the process of getting cannabis decriminalized in the state of Alabama. Just don’t know where to begin. Any help or info will be beneficial for a better Alabama.

    Reply
  • Penny C Schuck SAYS:

    11/27/2017 at 2:00 amEdit

    I am Black small business owner interested in moving forward in this growth area. I am located in North Carolina. I want to invest with confidence.

    Reply
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  • Charles SAYS:

    04/27/2017 at 6:52 amEdit

    I would like information on how to start a business in my area and how to invest. Im sure it will.be legalized in my state soon.

    Reply
    • Dee Travvellur SAYS:

      11/09/2017 at 4:13 pmEdit

      Hello Charles:

      You could look at the licensing requirements in the states that have already legalized. Oregon has a comprehensive set of regulations, guides, and so on. Look also at medical dispensaries, because in most states medical comes first and existing dispensaries have an edge when recreational licensing opens up.

      Reply
  • JAMES HAYNES SAYS:

    04/26/2017 at 9:12 pmEdit

    Want to invest

    Reply
  • Bruce Carouthers II SAYS:

    04/26/2017 at 5:06 pmEdit

    I am interested in learning how to start up and own my own dispensary.

    Reply
  • Beverly Jones SAYS:

    04/26/2017 at 4:10 pmEdit

    Absolutely interested in investing!

    Reply
  • Christian McClendon SAYS:

    04/26/2017 at 6:29 amEdit

    I am from Pittsburgh and I’m very interested in starting my own business in marijuana can you help me out on how it’s done

    Reply
  • Aaron SAYS:

    04/26/2017 at 12:49 amEdit

    I’m interested in California my name is Aaron

    Reply
  • LaChaunce SAYS:

    04/25/2017 at 2:59 pmEdit

    I need investors.

    Reply
    • RAH SAYS:

      12/05/2017 at 10:05 amEdit

      We’re looking for investment and collaboration opportunities. Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

      Reply
    • Herbert Elliott SAYS:

      12/11/2019 at 10:59 pmEdit

      I’m interested in investing

      Reply
  • Danny SAYS:

    04/24/2017 at 10:00 pmEdit

    I’m interested in investing, dialog and marketing awareness

    Reply
    • James Ecobro Brady SAYS:

      04/25/2017 at 10:50 amEdit

      Are any of these businesses publically traded,, or penny stock investment opportunities?

      Reply
    • James Ecobro Brady SAYS:

      04/25/2017 at 10:51 amEdit

      Are any of these businesses publically traded

      Reply
      • Dee Travvellur SAYS:

        11/09/2017 at 4:14 pmEdit

        Hello Charles:

        You could look at the licensing requirements in the states that have already legalized. Oregon has a comprehensive set of regulations, guides, and so on. Look also at medical dispensaries, because in most states medical comes first and existing dispensaries have an edge when recreational licensing opens up.

        Reply
    • James Ecobro Brady SAYS:

      04/25/2017 at 10:52 amEdit

      Investment opportunities available?

      Reply
      • Derrick Long SAYS:

        01/19/2018 at 1:54 pmEdit

        My name Derrick i have a small group of investers and we are very interested in a partnership with you the governer is legalizing marijuana for recreational use inbox me at rocklong66@gmail.com

        Reply
  • Donald Jones SAYS:

    04/24/2017 at 8:52 pmEdit

    I would love to know how to start up a business in Florida

    Reply
  • Sheree Rouzan SAYS:

    04/24/2017 at 9:16 amEdit

    Official black Wall Street Very interested on investments as well as start ups

    Reply
  • Sheniece fountaine SAYS:

    04/23/2017 at 8:54 pmEdit

    I’m interested in starting up a business asap

    Reply
  • Colleen SAYS:

    04/23/2017 at 10:40 amEdit

    I am interested in learning more on how to get started.

    Reply
  • Countryboy SAYS:

    04/23/2017 at 9:45 amEdit

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    Reply
  • Kevin vann SAYS:

    04/23/2017 at 1:15 amEdit

    I would like to know how to get steated and invest with a black owned cannibis business

    Reply
  • Francine J King SAYS:

    04/22/2017 at 1:21 pmEdit

    I would like too know more on how to get started.

    Reply
  • Ephriam Whiten SAYS:

    04/21/2017 at 11:34 amEdit

    I would like to invest

    Reply
    • Lynn SAYS:

      04/27/2017 at 5:10 pmEdit

      I need more info regarding investing in the this industry asap.

      Reply
    • Derrick Long SAYS:

      01/19/2018 at 1:56 pmEdit

      I really need investers I have a small group of investers and we are very interested in a partnership with you I’m in New Jersey the government is in process of legalizing marijuana for recreational use inbox me at rocklong66@gmail.com

      Reply

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