9 Black Entrepreneurs Leading the Cannabis Industry

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With the cannabis industry growing considerably in the past few years, many African-Americans have been helping lead the industry. Across the United States, there have been a few notable entrepreneurs in the market that have been making quite a significant name for themselves.

Miguel Trinidad

With an invite-only restaurant named Welcome To The 99th Floor, Miguel Trinidad has become increasingly well-known among certain New York circles. This has primarily been because of his five-course, cannabis-infused meals that have received a considerable amount of attention. Despite being a niche business owner, Trinidad has become increasingly more known for his range of different edible products.

Hope Wiseman

While perhaps being best known for her role in WAGS Atlanta, Hope Wiseman's reputation has been growing in the cannabis industry. One of the more impressive reasons behind this has been that, at 25 years old, she's the youngest person to set up a cannabis dispensary in the United States with her Mary & Main store.

Amber Senter

Amber Senter is known for two different things in the marijuana industry, with the first being as the COO of the Oakland-based Magnolia Wellness. Secondly, she's the co-founder of Supernova Women, and has been working in the cannabis industry for close to a decade.

Corey Barnette

Corey Barnette is the head of District Growers in Washington, D.C, and has been working to help a variety of people break into the cannabis industry. The company not only offers edibles and other products, but also a junior gardener training program.

Oren Lomena

Oren Lomena is best known for presenting The Graux, a show that focuses on cooking, sports and cannabis. Through this, he's become known for helping to improve and begin conversations around a variety of marijuana-related issues.

CJ Wallace

Initially known as the son of rapper Biggie Smalls, CJ Wallace has become increasingly well-known for his work with Think BIG, a cannabis company focused on creativity, curiosity, and collaboration.

Brittany Moore

Brittany Moore is perhaps best known for co-founding Blunts+Moore, the first ever equity cannabis dispensary in Oakland. The company is known for producing a variety of products, including flower, pre-rolls, edibles and more.

Dasheeda Dawson

Dasheeda Dawson has been seen as a leading cannabis advocate for several years. This is something that she helped nurture with a variety of different endeavors; chief among these is her book How to Succeed in the Green Rush. The book helps educate entrepreneurs who are looking to utilize their skills in the cannabis industry while offering a considerable amount of helpful tips and advice.

Mary Pryor

Mary Pryor is best known for being one of the co-founders of Cannaclusive, a cannabis-focused photography business that also offers a few other notable services. Chief among these is education for brands and media companies who are also looking for cannabis-focused photography.

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