- We do everything we can to dismantle systemic racism. So, we make it a point to consistently feature Black-owned businesses.
- Here’s a categorized resource guide for the coolest Black-owned cannabis companies.
- Scroll down for cannabis accessories, bath and body, beauty, beverages, cooking and edibles, services, supplements, and more!
Buy from Black-owned businesses
Sadly, the War on Drugs has always been a war on BIPOC communities. Even with social justice efforts, cannabis legalization still privileges whites. As of 2020, our friends at @itsnicepaper, reported that 81% of cannabis brands were still white-owned, and only 4.3% were Black-owned. Worse, only 1% of those Black-owned businesses were women-owned. Yikes! But, together, we can change that. We just refreshed our list for 2023, and it finally includes Black-owned gummies and dispensaries! We consistently add to this guide to Black-owned cannabis businesses. so we can all be more intentional about our cannabis spending. It’s an evergreen resource that’s perennially at the top of our most-read list. And this year, we’re thrilled to add 2 new Black-owned cannabis dispensaries located in the Northeast.
Black-owned cannabis accessories
024 is the Chicest Way to Control Cannabis Smell
Do you love cannabis but not the lingering scent? That’s why Gena Surphlis founded 024. Her son smokes cannabis to help alleviate the symptoms of sickle cell anemia. But Gena worries about the stigma surrounding cannabis use. She wants her son and others to enjoy the freedom to consume cannabis without judgment. Thus, 024 was born. This Black-owned brand makes candles that eliminate the telltale smell of cannabis by combining science and scent. Their NeuAir™ scent technology is what makes their candles unique. It specifically targets the chemical compounds that give cannabis its recognizable smell. Then, these candles replace it with some of the most elegant scents around. Shop at 024 and follow @discover024.
HOW TO KEEP AN OUNCE FRESH WITH BLACK-OWNED APOTHECARRY
Apothecarry is the perfect choice when it comes to luxurious cannabis storage. Their stash box humidors, modeled after classic cigar humidors, offer the style and sophistication you want without sacrificing practicality or smell-proofing. Whether you’re looking for a travel case or even a solution designed for concentrates, Apothecarry has something to meet all of your needs. The company’s founder, Whitney Beatty, first discovered medical marijuana as a stylish adult. So, she decided that no cannabis connoisseur should have to settle for makeshift solutions. In keeping with that, all their products are made with vegan leather linings and locking capabilities for added security. With Apothecarry on your side, there’s no need to worry about storing your kush in style! Buy at Apothecarry and follow @theapothecarry.
ONE OF A KIND GLASS PIPES FROM BLACK SWAN CREATIONS
While you’re gussying up your cannabis accessories, check out Rashan Jones’ captivating and functional art glass. Cannabis connoisseurs will likely be most interested in his hand blown glass pipes. They come in a variety of colors and styles inspired by the the fire and spirit of the high desert surrounding him in Albuquerque, NM. That’s where Jones has been a glassblower for 20 years. He explains, “I love working with glass, it’s such a humbling medium. Most days it’s not about who you are, where you’re from, or what color your skin is. It’s about who works hardest and what comes out of the oven at the end of the day.” Shop & follow @blackswancreations.
GET YOUR PIECE OF ETERNITY WITH A HAND-BLOWN GLASS PIPE FROM EDGAR VALENTINE
Glass-making is also Edgar Valentine’s calling. He’s especially drawn to it because it’s an art form that’s challenging and that stands the test of time. Glass can literally exist in geologic time. Now, there’s a deep thought to ponder the next time you’re pulling on a one-of-a-kind glass pipe…. Edgar has been fascinated with glass art since he was 12, and showcased his ornate, imaginative pieces on Netflix show “Blown Away”. Edgar told us, “Although I always had an interest for arts, when I found glass, I was instantly hooked.” From tribal masks and fantastical glass animals to ornate spoon pipes, you’ll want to snag an Edgar original for yourself. Shop at Valentine Glass and follow @valentine.glass
Black-owned cannabis Bath and body
BROWN SUGAR BOTANICALS MAKES SELF CARE EASY
With our newfound dedication to thorough hand washing, our skin now needs moisturizing relief more than ever. Enter Brown Sugar Botanicals’ healing products. Your hands will thank you. Their topical herb salves and bring all the love and healing vibes raw hands need. Brown Sugar was founded by Chris Wakefield and KaliMa Amilak, two Black, non-binary pals, this business sources its cannabis from farmers who are also part of marginalized communities. In addition to topicals, they also offer pre-rolls, tinctures, and looseleaf blends. Shop at Brown Sugar Botanicals and follow @brownsugarbotanicals.
BLACK-OWNED HOLLINGSWORTH HEMP COMPANY HEMP SEED OIL
Hollingsworth Hemp Company, produces a full line of CBD oils, moisturizers, hemp seed lotions, soaps, and hand sanitizer. A family-owned and operated farm in the Pacific Northwest, they pride themselves on quality and sustainability. In our post-pandemic world, we especially adore their hand sanitizer. Combining hemp seed oil and notes of lavender, grapefruit, lime, and mandarin, it’s truly an everyday pleasure. Shop at Hollingsworth Hemp Company and follow @hollingsworthhemp.
Black-owned cannabis beauty
BROWN GIRL JANE CBD BEAUTY
Brown Girl Jane is a wellness and beauty company rooted in full-spectrum CBD, has “created a space and product line that supports approachable and realistic wellness centering women of color.” This black-owned business was founded by 2 sisters, Malaik and Nia Jones, in collaboration with beauty/wellness expert, Tai Beauchamp. Brown Girl Jane’s skincare is sure to make your complexion glow while it lowers your stress levels. We’re obsessed with their GLOW Luminous Facial Serum. Plus, all of their products are non-toxic and formulated without any binders or fillers. Shop at Brown Girl Jane and follow @itsbrowngirljane
FRIGG CBD BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Kimberly Dillion founded Frigg as a response to the stress and exhaustion she experienced as an entrepreneur. She understood the importance of hair and scalp care in our everyday lives, especially for women of color. To meet this need, Frigg offers a simple routine that includes just 3 products: a hair potion, a face potion and Beauty Rest Tea. Their ingredients are clean, responsibly sourced, and earth friendly. For a pared-down, yet holistic approach to beauty, look no further than this Black-owned business! Shop at Frigg and follow @getfrigg.
BLACK-OWNED KAYAIRE FOR PROBLEM SKIN
Combat your skin issues with Kayaire. This is a full-spectrum CBD skincare line formulated specifically for sensitive or irritated skin. The brand’s founder, Ebony Clay, is a psoriasis sufferer. So, she designed the luxe packaging and holistic ingredients to nip problem skin in the bud. According to Clay, “CBD has great benefits for melanin skin, so I didn’t want men and women of color to miss out.” Shop at Kayaire and follow @kayaire_cbd.
HEMP SKINCARE AND CANNABIS GIFTS AT KUSH AND CUTE
Iyana Edouard was the only Black woman in the room when she started out in 2016. But she didn’t let that stop her. Instead, she founded Kush and Cute right after college. With a decidedly friendly vibe, the brand welcomes newbies and aficionados alike to all natural, organic products like High Healthy Skin Beauty Oil and Wake N Bake body scrub. Do you have sensitive skin? No problem! Everything is formulated to be effective for all skin types. Plus, in addition to their hemp skincare, shop Kush & Cute for everything from whimsical cannabis keychains to color changing pipes. Shop at Kush and Cute and follow @kushandcute.
DETOXIFY YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE WITH BLACK-OWNED UNDEFINED BEAUTY
Dorian Morris is out to democratize beauty. She describes Undefined Beauty with the cheeky tagline, “I like my skincare how I like my people: non-toxic.” And that’s exactly what she delivers. Packed with powerful botanicals, this CBD-infused brand is cruelty free, vegan, sustainably sourced, and eco-friendly. From full-spectrum CBD to fruit stem cells, Undefined Beauty doesn’t skimp on the good stuff. Plus, products are free from all the bad stuff like sulfates, parabens, and petroleum products. Their Glow Elixir is a bestseller because it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories (including CBD) that brighten, detoxify, and hydrate skin in one fast-absorbing oil. Shop at Undefined Beauty and follow @undefinedbeauty_co.
Black-owned cannabis Beverages
SHOKi: Cannabis-Infused Drinks Inspired by the Caribbean
If cocktails are more your style, check out SHOKi. Inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean and West Africa, they’re unlike any other cannabis-infused drink out there. SHOKi’s got something for everyone. That starts with their line of non-alcoholic, un-infused mixers that come in the same mouthwatering flavors as their cannabis products. This unique take on cannabis beverages was founded by Tiffany Yarde and George Yehouessi in 2018. The duo met back in 2017 while Tiffany was on vacation with friends in Ghana. George, a sales tech professional, had ideas for making alcoholic mixers with West African flavors. Together, they got to tasting and brainstorming to bring their vision to life. Shop at SHOKi and follow @feel.shoki.
Black-owned cannabis Cooking and edibles
GOURMET CANNABIS RECIPES WITH 99TH FLOOR
Are your 2 passions cannabis and food? Then, look no further than 99th Floor! Founded by Doug Cohen and Miguel Trinidad, it’s the first ever cannabis-infused restaurant that strives to get itself a coveted Michelin star. One look at the food porn on their Insta feed is enough to have you ‘gasming for their delectable cannabis-infused creations. But, word to the wise, to score a coveted spot, you’ll need a referral from an alum. Or at least someone who’s on their guest list. Follow them @99thfl.
MAKE EDIBLES IN A SNAP WITH BLACK-OWNED ARDENT
Want to up your homemade edibles game? Pop your cannabis into an Ardent decarboxylator. Then, just push 1 button, wait about 2 hours, and you’ve got perfectly activated weed. Decarboxylation is a fancy word for what you do every time you light up. It’s the process of heating cannabis to release the healing properties of cannabinoids. But, without temperature control, you’re either not fully activating the plant or you’re burning some up. Ardent was developed by medical marijuana patient, Shanel Lindsay. With a sleek design, Ardent optimally activates your THC, CBD, and CBG by heating it at precision temps. And they do it all in eye-catching purple-and-black designs that’ll look gorgeous on your countertop. Shop at Ardent and follow @ardentllc.
Elevate Your Edibles With Aroma Culinary’s Infused Seasonings
Looking for a way to elevate your cannabis infused cooking? Meet Aroma Culinary. It’s the perfect way to jazz up your favorite edible recipes the easy way. They feature seasonings and condiments like hot sauce, olive oil, and honey. Headed by passionate chef and cannabis enthusiast, Leighton Murdock, the company provides users with delicious recipes for any skill level. So, if you’re looking for an innovative way to bring more life into your cannabis cooking, shop Aroma Culinary and follow @aromaculinary @chefleighton.
GO GOURMET WITH THE CANNABIS CUISINE COOKBOOK
Ready to graduate to serious gourmet edibles? Meet Chef Andrea Drummer, the culinary force behind Elevation VIP Cooperative in Los Angeles. This Cordon Bleu chef started out at the Ritz Carlton and earned kudos cooking for Chelsea Handler on her Netflix series “Chelsea Does…Drugs.” But, if you’re not in LA to experience her food, you can take your own infused cooking skills up a notch with her cookbook, Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of A Born Again Chef. Her cookbook details how to best pair cannabis strains with other ingredients, and will also teach you how to properly dose your infused dishes. In it, Chef Andrea will take you from seeing food only as a vehicle for cannabis consumption to understanding marijuana as one of the most powerful flavors in your culinary arsenal. Check her out at Elevation VIP Cooperative and follow her @food_elevated.
Pop a Gummy from NJ’s Black Owned cannpowerment
Who doesn’t love a THC gummy? Those of us on the East Coast love them just as much as our West Coast friends. With increased legalization, us East Coasters can finally find them in our local dispensaries. And we’ve been looking for a great Black-owned edibles manufacturer to add to our list since we started it. So, we’re thrilled that Matha Figaro, is filling that void. She started with her legacy brand, ButACake. But now she’s taken it to the next level with Jersey City-based CannPowerment. They just won a coveted conditional license. So, along with gummies, she’ll soon be bringing us beverages and more! If you’re looking for Black-owned products for your dispensary, connect with her through their website. Or, to be one of the first to try their goods, follow them via the ButACake account. Shop at Cannpowerment and follow her @butacake.
MAKE YOUR CBD EDIBLES WITH SATAN’S BREATH CBD HOT SAUCE
Hey, heat seekers, listen up! Satan’s Breath CBD Hot Sauce comes from the kitchen of Executive Chef, Paul Booker. He hails from upstate New York—where the competition for hot wings is scorching. But, now he’s based in Charlotte, NC, where the barbecue is just as serious. Booker’s CBD edibles earned their chops by taking first place in Yelp’s 2018 Wing Fling. Happily, Satan’s Breath CBD Hot Sauce comes in 3 flavors: original, Sweet Heat, and Jamaican Mango. It’s great for meat. But you could also use it to turn up the heat on your favorite vegan edibles. Each flavor sells for $15 a bottle. Or you can treat yourself to all 3 for a more budget-friendly $30. Shop Satan’s Breath CBD Hot Sauce and follow @satans_breath_cbd.
STOCK YOUR PANTRY WITH VEGAN CANNABIS EDIBLES FROM SIMPLY HIGH EXTRACTS
On the other hand, if you’re vegan, get ready to take your cannabis consumption to a whole new level of healthiness with Simply High Extracts! Their vegan edibles are a great addition to your pantry. You can buy their CBD online. Or, if you’re in Cali, you can have them deliver their Vegan Cannabutter and Extra Light Olive Oil right to your door. Their cannabutter is made from an assortment of pressed oils. So, you can substitute it for butter in all your favorite recipes. It’s specifically formulated for high-heat recipes, and light enough to drizzle on top of a salad without losing its potency. The brainchild of Nigerian-American, Daniel Olujide George, Simply High Extracts was conceived to bring you the cooking basics you need to create your own edibles. Also, check out their website for quick and easy cannabis-infused recipes. Shop at Simply High Extracts and follow @simplyhighextracts.
Black-owned cannabis DISPENSARIES
HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS—THE FIRST NJ DISPENSARY OWNED BY A BLACK WOMAN
If you’re in South Jersey, there’s a new medical dispensary in town. It just opened in February, 2023. But, even if you’re not, it might be worth the trip to visit the first dispensary in NJ that’s owned by a Black woman. That woman is Suzan Nickelson, and she’s a force! Regardless that she was personally harmed by the War on Drugs, she stands by the plant medicine that was passed down to her through generations of women herbalists in her family in West Africa and Jamaica. She also runs Ital Daughters LLC, a cannabis consulting company that specializes in working with women, minorities, and veterans. Shop at Holistic Solutions and follow @myholisticsolutions.
SMACKED VILLAGE—THE FIRST BLACK-OWNED CANNABIS DISPENSARY IN NYC
The owner of Smacked Village, Roland Conner, is a poster child for the reparations that a conscious cannabis industry can create. His new Greenwich Village dispensary was the second to open in the state. More importantly, Roland is the first person who was personally harmed by the War on Drugs to become a New York dispensary owner. As an NYC teenager in the 90s, Roland faced cannabis-related charges. But, now, he, his wife, and their son are at the vanguard of bringing legal cannabis to his hometown where they, hopefully, can create generational wealth for their family and community. Support this historic Black-owned dispensary by shopping at Smacked Village and follow @smackedvillage.
Black-owned cannabis for pets
Happy hounds CBD treats and tinctures
When you’re shopping for cannabis products, don’t forget your pets! Happy Hounds CBD makes their Mobility CBD Dog Chews in a smoky bacon flavor your pup will love! Rianna Young, the founder of this pet wellness brand, explains why their products are more than just CBD supplements. “Our CBD products are not just CBD dog chews and tinctures. They’re packed with superfoods to help dogs be healthier and live longer.” Each treat has 2.5mg of CBD, which is a small enough dose for a pooch of any size. So, they’re made for dogs of all breeds and ages. Plus, their tinctures can be added to your pet’s normal feed, too. Happy Hounds’ treats were created to increase mobility, lower anxiety, and calm joint pain. With all that goodness, they’ll make your Fido feel fantastic. Shop at Happy Hounds and follow @happyhoundscb
Black-owned cannabis supplements
BUENA BOTANICALS FULL-SPECTRUM CBD OILS
In 2019, these twin sisters turned their passion for holistic healing, community, and plant medicine into a CBD company—Buena Botanicals. With them, you can find your own “plant-powered zen” via their hand-harvested hemp. That’s because it’s USDA-certified organic and environmentally conscious. Plus, their Organic CBD Elixir is a full-spectrum oil meant that’s meant for beginners. Its child-resistant dropper makes dosing safe and easy. And you can use this CBD by mouth or by dropping it in your favorite beverage. Of course, how you dose is up to you. But their CBD is sure to be your new best friend. Shop at Buena Botanicals and follow @buenabotanicals.
WANT CBD FOR ANXIETY? Black-owned HOLMES ORGANICS HAS YOUR BACK
Cory Holmes discovered CBD on a journey to reduce his own anxiety. But he was frustrated by how much product quality varied. So, he made it his mission to help people cope with stress and chronic pain through “the most bioavailable broad spectrum cannabinoid products on the market.” If you’re wondering how to use CBD or concerned about dosing, Holmes Organics sets themselves apart with exact cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your child, or your pet, Holmes has a CBD product for you. And, if that doesn’t have you pulling out your credit card, here’s another reason. Cory’s so serious about giving back that he founded the CBD Startup Academy. Through it, he teaches other minority business owners how to earn a living in this multi-billion-dollar industry. Shop at Holmes Organics and follow @holmesorganics.
K’DARA CBD PAIN RELIEF AND SLEEP AIDS
Or, if you have a sweet tooth, try K’dara CBD. It was founded by Katrina Thompkins, a Dallas-based cardiovascular ICU nurse with a passion for helping others. After witnessing the debilitating effects of chronic pain and sleeplessness in her job, she determined to find a solution. K’dara sources the finest ingredients to create their line of CBD products, which ranges from full-spectrum CBD oils to gummies and pet products. We were especially thrilled to discover K’dara CBD’s delicious CBD Watermelon Delights. Each delectable gummy is infused with 25mg of CBD isolate and is the perfect way to discreetly and precisely dose throughout the day. Of course, if sweets aren’t your thing, K’dara also makes lemon, mint, and natural flavored CBD oils that are more subtle. Shop at K’Dara and follow @kdarahaus.us.
DISCOVER AN EDEN OF HEMP WELLNESS WITH LIFE GARDENING TOOLS
Take your wellness routine to a whole new level with the herbal formulations you’ll find only at Life Gardening Tools. We’re talking turmeric CBD tincture, raw creamed lavender honey with full spectrum CBD, and Roll On Relief CBD oil. This is stuff you didn’t even know you had to have. Based in NYC, these herbalists handcraft high potency honey, tonics, and herbal blends. Their hemp products are organic and sustainably sourced from farms upstate. In keeping with their overall commitment to nature, all Life Gardening Tools CBD products are whole-plant extracts. Plus, their extraction process doesn’t rely on heat or solvents. So, you get the benefit of the entire spectrum of cannabinoids. Bring on that entourage effect! Shop at Life Gardening Tools and follow @lifegardeningtools.
CBD WITH NO ADDED CALORIES FROM THE OUNCE
Want CBD without any excess calories or flavor? Then, The Ounce is for you. Discreetly take their full-spectrum CBD Oil Gel Capsules anytime you need pain relief. The Ounce’s CBD Isolate powder is even more versatile. That’s because you can take it like a pill or add it to oils, drinks, or edibles. Also, The Ounce’s founder, Ray Dixon, actively gives back to his community. He’s working to stop the adverse effects of the War on Drugs as an organizer of National Expungement Week. Additionally, he serves on the board of Black Women Benefit, a grassroots non-profit that empowers and invests in Black women. Shop at The Ounce and follow @theouncebrand.
VEGAN CBD gummies FROM Black-owned PLANT-BASED MARY JANE
Looking for a vegan-friendly way to get your daily dose of CBD? Then, look no further than Plant Based Mary Jane’s CBD gummies. All their full-spectrum or broad-spectrum formulas are 100% vegan, including their popular strawberry-flavored CBD oil. Founder, Tracy Wright, is a vegan herself as well as a registered ER-trauma nurse. After improving her own health with CBD and a plant-based lifestyle, she set about giving the rest of us easier ways to improve ours. All of Plant Based Mary Jane’s CBD products are vegan, including their strawberry flavored CBD oil. They’re also broad spectrum, treating your endocannabinoid system to the full healing power cannabis has to offer. Shop at Plant Based Mary Jane and follow @plantbasedmaryjane.
FEEL BETTER IN YOUR OWN SKIN WITH XULA CANNABIS EDIBLES
Loosely translated, Xula means to “feel good in your own skin”. And just the names of their products, like Whew!, Ah!, and Mhm!, do just that. They fuse ancestral herbal remedies with science and their proprietary CBD to help you feel your best as you live your best life. Plus, you can take their drops straight or add them to smoothies and cocktails. Xula cultivates its hemp on an Oregon farm that’s free from pesticides and plastic. Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey, who co-founded Xula with Karina Primelles, is also the author of The Art of Weed and both founders support the larger BIPOC community by contributing to Broccoli Mag’s anti-racist Floret Coalition. Shop at Xula and follow @xulaherbs.
Black-owned Cannabis services
TAP CANNACLUSIVE FOR MORE BLACK-OWNED AND DIVERSE CANNABIS BUSINESSES
Cannaclusive supports diversity in the cannabis space by offering a range of services. First, use their InclusiveBase to find more BIPOC-owned cannabis companies or mine their free database of inclusive photos for your blog/business—like we did! Also, take advantage of their educational programs. Finally, their Accountability List is a thoughtful response to the heightened push for social justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. It tracks the concrete actions taken by cannabis industry members. Use it to spend your dollars with companies who are working to better our world. Check out their resources at Cannaclusive.com and follow them @cannaclusive.
LEARN HOW TO MICRODOSE AT MENOPAUSE MADE MODERN
Kamili Wilson started microdosing cannabis for relief from menopause symptoms. When she first entered menopause, she realized there wasn’t a good resource to help her navigate this phase of life as a woman of color. While Kamili was looking for symptom relief, she discovered the medical benefits of cannabis. With her newfound appreciation for the plant, she founded Menopause Made Modern. This online community connects women of color who are going through menopause to others for support and advice. Visit Menomademodern.com.
HOW TO GET A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD ONLINE WITH BLACK-OWNED PRESTO DOCTOR
Taking the plunge and getting a medical marijuana card doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. Just visit Presto Doctor, an easy and private solution that can help you get your medical marijuana card quickly. All you have to do is create an account, fill out your profile, and set up a video appointment with a doctor. Then, presto, you’ll get your recommendation or card in the mail. This Black-owned business is live in California, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. If you live in one of these states, what are you waiting for? Visit Presto Doctor and follow @prestodoctor_official.
Roll Up Life: More Than Just a Delivery Service
Roll Up Life is a New Jersey-based cannabis delivery service with a purpose. Founded by Precious Osagie-Erese and Tiyahnn Bryant, 2 childhood friends, this Black-owned business is dedicated to social equity and education. Roll Up Life helps raise funds for minority businesses and opens up new doors for them in the cannabis industry. They also strive to educate their community about the cannabis space through resources, webinars, and workshops. Roll Up Life is about more than just delivering cannabis—it’s about embracing change and making a positive impact on their community. Shop at rolluplife.com.
ELEVATE YOUR SMOKE SESH WITH BLACK-OWNED SMK BRK
Whether you’re a newbie or more of a cannabis connoisseur, Laura OG of SMK BRK is your girl. She’s got all the tips for making the most of your smoke sesh. To start, she suggests setting the mood with a playlist and turning your smoke sesh into a ritual. Make it a form of self care—craft flower, classy cannabis accessories—dare we suggest some from House of Puff? 😉 Or learn more precise measurement hacks to find the dosing that works best for you. Take her advice on a lot or a little. Either way, Laura will help you get closer to your ideal high. Visit smkbrk.com and follow @smkbrkco.