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Black History month is here!

Learn about three trailblazers who are changing the cannabis community for the better.

Jerard Johnson

Kika Keith

Tucky Blunt

“We talk about the war on drugs, the policies, and delays, but no one ever addresses the humans and people”

“Now we’re trying to thrive in the industry and they’re trying to do everything they can to make us get us out, but we’re still thriving”

“The more restrictions they put on the legal market, the bigger the black market gets”

When California cannabis tax laws and regulations were set in place, it became more expensive and more difficult for medical patients to access it. Jerard Johnson was a cannabis patient himself before he became the CEO of Trees of Knowledge, one of the few Black-owned cannabis deliveries in Sacramento.

The California Social Equity program promised those adversely affected by cannabis criminalization an opportunity to take advantage of the booming cannabis industry. But this was not the case. Kika Keith, a former Social Equity applicant, experienced the hurdles of trying to attain a cannabis license.

The after effects of the war on drugs have been perpetuated to this day, but Tucky Blunt has shown us that there is hope in progress. Blunt, owner of Blunts + Moore, is the first ex-felon to own a cannabis dispensary.

The Black Box Project

buy BLACK in February

THE BLACK BOX PROJECT was founded by LA-based Black-owned social equity dispensaries and leading brands to highlight the importance of equity and inclusion in cannabis while creating unity and support amongst the black cannabis community. It also provides an opportunity to encourage Angelenos to buy black in February while introducing them to the quality and culture brought to the industry by Black-owned brands.

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We have partnered with the team behind InclusiveBase, who spent the last two years compiling a list of minority-owned businesses that conscious consumers can shop from. To help consumers who want to support Black-owned businesses, we are providing the retailers, deliveries, and brands that they have collated and are available on Weedmaps for you to shop from.

Below is information about the creators of the list, so you can support them too:

Cannaclusive was created to facilitate fair representation of minority cannabis consumers. At Cannaclusive, we celebrate the cultures of this thriving community through curated experiences and thoughtful content. We make it easier for brands to communicate with diverse audiences and ensure that minority consumers are not an afterthought, but a valued ally in the fight for legalization and destigmatization.

ALMOSTCONSULTING began as a cannabis marketing consultancy focused on harnessing digital communities and experiential activations to bring consumers and collaborators together. At ALMOSTCONSULTING, we work to break the stigma of woman-identifying cannabis consumers by bringing an unapologetic, fresh take on old marketing concepts. We believe in the power of transparency and accessibility for consumers of all levels to appreciate the cannabis plant and understand its potential benefits and applications.

If you would like to be added, please reach out to blackowned@weedmaps.com or Cannaclusive.

Here. Queer. High.

Pride is all about being the most authentic you…

Use your voice to speak up, come out, and make your own unique contribution to the world.

Organizations and Allies

Learn from the past.

Act in the present.

Impact the future.

Join Weedmaps in supporting two organizations that advance LGBTQ+ rights. From schoolhouses to statehouses, they are making a difference.

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits, and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ+ history, culture, and arts in all their diversity.

The Equality Federation is the strategic partner to state-based organizations advancing equity for LGBTQ people in the communities we call home. We believe in equality and justice for all.

Cannabis and compassion

Uprooted

From those who’ve been fighting from the start to those advocating for cannabis freedom today, we take a look back at lessons learned in California’s cannabis history and explore the path forward to safe, legal access for all patients and adults.

How cannabis can help America out of the opioid crisis

The Exit Drug documentary, created by Weedmaps, investigates how cannabis could play a major role in ending the opioid crisis, a public health emergency that kills an average of 115 U.S. citizens a day.

Defending Delivery

An estimated 15% of medical marijuana patients are mobility impaired. Weedmaps spent the day with Benny's Farm, Dr. Frank D'Ambrosio, and their medical cannabis patients to find out more about how delivery services are changing the lives of the people they serve.

Join the fight

Grow your impact

Why The Last Prisoner project is integral to the Black Lives Matter movement and how you can get involved.

Where you put your dollars matters

Black and brown people are still being targeted, harassed, and arrested in the age of weed weddings and normalization.

The cannabis industry lacks diversity

Awareness breeds empowerment and social equity.

Where to donate & get involved

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