5 Black Business Owners in the Cannabis Industry You Should Know
Over the last few years, calls for social justice and equity have grown louder in the American marketplace. And there’s nowhere that call resonates stronger than in the cannabis industry. While black and brown people have disproportionately suffered from marijuana prohibition, the country has slowly begun to recalibrate its stance towards the plant and the lives that have been negatively affected by prohibition. Meanwhile, black business entrepreneurs have blazed a trail through the massive green rush.
In this post, we’ll introduce you to five of those companies’ trailblazing leaders. If you’re interested in getting to know more black-owned businesses in the cannabis industry, these entrepreneurs provide much inspiration.
5 Cannabis Companies and Black Business Owners You Should Know
We’re honored to bring you our list of five black businesses collectively bettering the cannabis industry.
Simply Pure / Wanda James and Scott Durrah
Simply Pure founders Wanda James and Scott Durrah are two of the first black cannabis business owners in the US. This dynamic husband and wife duo founded Simply Pure as an edible brand. However, their business aspirations quickly snowballed into opening their own premium dispensary, too (the first African American-owned dispensary in Colorado). And they’re not just blowing smoke. In 2018, they won the Best Flavor category in Colorado’s The Grow Off competition.
What’s more, James and Durrah are both military veterans. As a result, they’ve dedicated significant time and effort to assisting veterans through the power of cannabis.
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