Black-Owned Cannabis Companies: Start Summer Right!

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Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than to try some different strains and products! If these Black-owned cannabis companies are new to you and in your area, we highly recommend you give them a try! With COVID-19 and social distancing precautions still ongoing, make sure you visit each company site below to see what their coronavirus policies are. Let’s get to business and see why we’re excited to share these Black-owned businesses with you!


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Shanel Lindsay is the Founder and President of Ardent, an incredible invention that only a cannabis lover could have dreamed of being able to do in the comfort of their own home. Ardent produced the first-ever home decarboxylation machine which converts cannabis into its active form. You can use cannabis flower, kief, or concentrate and insert it into an Ardent device to decarb the cannabis. What is incredible is how far the cannabis community has come in terms of innovation. Prior to this invention, many of us have spent hours making cannabis butter and know the cumbersome process it requires. Now you can throw your marijuana into the machine and in under two hours, you can be on your way to making gourmet infused treats! 

Aroma & Loud Dispensaries

The #1 recreational dispensary in Commerce City, Colorado is Aroma Dispensary. Gabe Lindsay and Neelein Shead also own Loud Dispensary and both locations are popular cannabis destinations in Colorado state. The two cannabis dispensaries are highly sought after due to locally-farmed marijuana strains in constant rotation that keep customers coming back for more. Out of all of the marijuana dispensaries to visit in Colorado, these two have very high reviews online and sweet daily deals!

TEE & Nutty Bee

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TEE is a Portland-based small business that curates different products like infused balms and whipped butter. There are also mixologists available for party requests and CBD-infused drinks on the menu! Nutty Bee handcrafted products are affordable and made with the best and freshest locally sourced products. Try some soaking salts followed up by the relief roll-on for a true self-care Sunday!

Royal Canna

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D'Auunhdre Raindle created Royal Canna after educating himself on the benefits cannabis can have in a person’s daily life. He went into the CBD industry after exploring ways to help his community with anxiety, sleep, and other disorders that CBD alleviates. Royal Canna is praised for its hemp pre-rolls and other products that promote natural alternatives to healing your body. They also have an influencer program where you can get up to 20% commission for every successful referral!

Levels Beverage Company

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Based in Oregon, Levels Beverage Company is the first minority-owned CBD beverage company. Ran by a brother and sister duo, each beverage is created with fresh-pressed juice infused with high-quality CBD. People rave about these tonics and we can understand why! This is the perfect beverage to ring in summer with and I bet you’ll enjoy it more than your average cocktail!

Gentleman Quinns

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Co-owned by Jarell Wall and Austin Pflumm, Gentleman Quinns is your one-stop-shop for high class and top quality blunts. Based in Colorado, they took a classic spin on blunts but rolled in hemp. Every blunt comes in a cigar-packed box and really elevates your purchase experience. We have a feeling you won’t be disappointed and will be going back for more. 

This series of highlighting Black-owned cannabis companies have really shined a positive light on the constant innovation and creativity the Black community should be recognized for. There are many obstacles and hardships in becoming a legal businessperson in the cannabis industry and even more complex as a man or woman of color. Let us know what other Black-owned businesses you love!

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