Go Green but Buy Black: 10 Black-Owned Cannabis Companies For 4/20 – The Root

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It’s 4/20, so you know what that means! (Just in case my mother is reading this, April 20th is a day that we recreate the time God Facetimed Moses via a burning bush.)

And to celebrate this holy day, we have provided a list of 10 black-owned cannabis dispensaries where you can buy your supplies — only where it’s legal — for this sacred day of reverence and communion with the Most High — Snoop Dogg.


1. SimplyPure

SimplyPure was the first black woman-owned dispensary in Denver. Wanda James and Scott Durrah, both military veterans, opened their dispensary in 2010 and serve vegan edibles, flowers and operate a small-batch farm that was voted the Best Flavor Champion at Colorado’s 2018 The Grow Off Competition. One of the owners, Scott Durrah, is currently running for city council in Denver.


2. Apothecarry

Apothecarry Indo-Lifestyle designs and sells “high quality, high-end herb & tobacco accouterments for the discriminating connoisseur.” Basically, they offer products for people who want to keep their weed in something nicer than a Mason jar. The company was started by Whitney Beatty, a mother who quit her job and started a company so that your ganja could sleep in a luxurious case.


3. Mary and Main

Mary and Main is a team of medical professionals in Capitol Heights, Md. who also operate a dispensary featuring some of the best cannabis that George Clinton hasn’t smoked up already. The collective also offers classes on marijuana but don’t worry, there are no pop quizzes (You know why).


4. American Cannabanoid Clinics

A family of black physicians

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