Vote with your Wallet
Black and Hispanic people account for 75% of cannabis related offenses, yet they currently own less than 1% of the cannabis industry. That's got to change. And Black women are making it happen.
At Bird and Stone, we are all about voting with your wallet and using purchasing power to create the change you want to see in the world. That's why we've made this list of female founded Black-owned cannabusinesses to support on 4/20 (or any day of the year).
Use this list to support Black women entrepreneurs lighting it up in the cannabis industry and creating the change they want to see.
Simply Pure is the very first female owned and Black-owned cannabis shop in the country founded by Wanda James and her husband.
"As a leading advocate in the cannabis industry, Wanda’s political and entrepreneurial work on cannabis reform has led to her being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Cannabis by High Times magazine in 2018, one of the 2016 Cannabis Business Executive (CBE) 50 Most Important Women in the Cannabis Industry."
Sue Taylor founded Farmacy with her Son and Daughter-In-Law with the vision of opening a community dispensary focused on helping seniors.
“Farmacy Berkeley will be known for the most up-to-date cannabis education, high-quality products, caring staff and a safe place to consume medicine.”
Mary and Main
Mary and Main was founded by Dr. Octavia Wiseman, Hope Wiseman, and Dr. Larry Bryant on a mission "to provide safe and premium quality products with exemplary and compassionate service to all medical patients who are suffering from a number of chronic debilitating illnesses."
They "strive to be active agents within our community through social action, cannabis education, and philanthropy to further educate others on the benefits of this alternative medicinal approach to health."
Kush and Cute
A woman-owned & Black-owned cannabusiness selling CBD infused skincare, haircare, accessories, and more. Founder Iyana Edouard started Kush and Cute as "a handmade hemp skincare and canna-lifestyle accessory line inspired by women of color".