7 Black-Owned Cannabusinesses To Shop This 4/20

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Recommendations picked in collaboration with Weed For Black Women.
Weed and the Black community have a fraught history. What was once throwing us in jail (and is still keeping us there) is now fueling a legalized (in certain states), white-dominated industry. With that in mind, there's no better way to celebrate 4/20 than to uplift Black people in the cannabis industry. And, with the help of Weed For Black Women founders Gbemi Maiyegun and Jayde Powell, we scouted a lovely ensemble of Black-owned brands that fully cater to the puff puff pass lifestyle.
"My cannabis career journey and growing WFBW have allowed me to rid myself of any of the shame I had from wanting to consume cannabis loudly and proudly because I knew the benefits and the power of the plant," Maiyegun tells Refinery29. Powell's relationship to marijuana also developed as she worked with it professionally, explaining, "It wasn’t until I started working in the cannabis industry that I got more understanding of the science behind the plant and the different ways you can consume cannabis." Both reiterate the importance of supporting Black-owned shops, especially in a field that is white and male-dominated. "It is important to think about the impact of the dollars you are spending and play a role in helping Black people benefit from this industry that was built on our backs," they explain.

Black-owned cannabis businesses also make up some of the most exciting in this burgeoning industry. From luxury purple haze pipes and Scooby Doo-themed joint kits to odor-resistant stash boxes and the list goes on — the following businesses (three of which are WFBW-approved) are changing the marijuana game. And, hey, it's 4/20 and a holiday is a holiday. Scroll on and check out our prized shopping list of Black-owned cannabusinesses ahead.
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