12 Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses To Give Away This Holiday Season



Cannabis has been an important staple in black culture for generations. Its decriminalization has allowed many black entrepreneurs to legitimately sell the world’s most popular and once stigmatized recreational drug.

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift this year that puts your loved one on “Cloud 9,” here are 12 black-owned cannabis companies you should consider:

Founded by a retired NBA player Al Harrington, Viola is a brand for culture. He fuses cannabis with notable sports and entertainment figures to educate and promote his brand of flowers, vapes, edibles and more. Currently, Viola is available in stores in Colorado, California, Michigan, and Oregon.

Deuces 22 is another NBA-related brand: it was founded by Tyla Salleydaughter of the quadruple champion and co-founder John Salley. His brand offers both products and educational content to help customers and the curious understand the benefits and various applications of cannabis.

Supplier of “Terps from the Town”, founder of Oakland Extracts Terryn Niles Buxton creates high quality products in small batches for its California customers. The brand offers live resin and vapes, but it’s the signature cookie crumble concentrate that keeps customers coming back.

V Affect is the soon to be launched product line by Vetra Stevens, the first black woman to own and operate a dispensary in Wayne County, Michigan. Its Metro Detroit storefront features flowers, vapes, topicals and more through its 1st Quality Medz storefront, and sourced from its own growing and processing operation.

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Simply Pure was founded by military veterans Wanda James and Scott Durra, making the Denver storefront the first black, women-owned cannabis dispensary in the country. James is a former political adviser to the Obama administration and was also named one of the 35 Most Influential Women in Cannabis of 2020 by green entrepreneur. The company sells flowers, vapes, tinctures, edibles, extracts, and more, all from its own farm.

Ardent Founder and President Shanel A. Lindsay was named one of the 100 most influential people in cannabis by Highlights. She developed NOVA, a home device that delivers decarbed marijuana to patients looking for an alternative method of consumption. The brand also sells infusion kits, molds and other edible making accessories.

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Products sold by Atlanta-based Herbn Essence are classified as cannabis, but not marijuana. As Georgia continues to decide how it will approach its expanding legalization efforts, the Black woman-owned company offers hemp and CBD flowers and prerolls in a variety of strains to bring soothing relaxation to customers. .

American Cannabinoid Clinics is owned and operated by Dr. Jessica Knoxdr. Janice Knoxand dr. Rachel Knox, a family of experts in cannabinoid medicine and endocannabinology. ACC offers a more structured way to incorporate cannabis into everyday life. The three physicians, along with co-founder Dr. David Knox, have advised many thousands of patients in the use of cannabis therapies to promote restoration of health, well-being and function. Patients can schedule appointments through their online system for virtual meetings.

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For the foodie in your life, 99th Floor offers meals dosed and curated by a professional cannabis chef, Miguel Trinidad. Dinner dishes are meticulously dosed, advertised and sold on the company’s social media pages. The New York-based company plans to sell its own line of edibles through local dispensaries in the near future.

Owned and operated by two generations of the Hollingsworth family, Hollingsworth Cannabis Company considers the planet as it provides its customers with sustainably grown, processed and packaged products. The Washington state-based company sells infused soaps, topical treatments, and even hand sanitizer. The company is the only black-owned cannabis farm in Washington.

Founded as a cooperative for black hemp growers by Stuart McClean, Inertia’s Root sells flowers, tinctures and balms, while helping to educate farmers on best practices for producing cannabinoid-rich hemp for produce. Inertia Root is based in Nashville.

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