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OURS, A Black Women-Led Cannabis Company, Launched An Infused Chocolate Bar With Profits Benefitting Black And Brown Farmers

If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. That was the case for these Black women, who teamed up with friends to launch a cannabis company. Chicago Reader reports Grow Greater Englewood Executive Director Anton Seals Jr. was joined by Harvard Law School grad and entrepreneur J.T. Stinnette, the group’s wellness officer Jamaal Kendrick, restaurant owner Chris “Dough” Fryison, and additional silent partners to launch Organic Urban Revitalization Solutions (OURS) in 2019. Their collective aim is to introduce a “culture-driven urban brand” in Illinois, with the overarching goal of enhancing Black and brown communities by setting a higher standard for equity within the cannabis sector, their company website mentions.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 11, 2024

Allen Iverson Brings His 'Iverson '01' Cannabis Strain To Pennsylvania In Partnership With Black-Owned Viola Brands

Former NBA player Allen Iverson plans to disrupt the cannabis industry in Pennsylvania.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 28, 2023

Snoop Dogg Grants Rights To Atlas Global To Use His Name, Likeness To Sell Cannabis Products Internationally

Snoop Dogg has sealed an international exclusive licensing deal for branded cannabis products.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 3, 2023

Al Harrington's Viola Now Offers Edibles, And His Grandma Is The Reason Behind It

The emergence of the holiday season usually means an array of parties, an abundance of shopping, and a lot of seasonal foods and drinks. And when it comes to food, some venture out and try new recipes. However, many people stick to their parents’ and grandparents’ tried-and-true culinary dishes. While the consistency of grandma’s sweet potato pie and deeply brewed sweet tea never misses, former NBA star Al Harrington is putting quite the unique spin on some of his favorites from his grandma that he believes will not disappoint. Harrington enjoyed a long and successful career in the NBA, spending 18 seasons with seven teams. During his time, he averaged 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. As he approached the final years of his basketball career, Harrington entered an industry many may not have thought of for him. However, inspiration from a loved one sparked his entrepreneurial pursuits. Harrington had a close relationship with his grandmother Viola. She had long suffered from...

Josh Rodgers

Dec 8, 2022

Diddy Enters $185M Deal That's Set To Create The Nation's Largest Black-Owned Cannabis Company

Sean “Diddy” Combs plans to break down barriers as he makes his debut into the cannabis space.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LOVE (@diddy)

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 4, 2022

Star Buds Becomes First Predominantly Black-Owned Licensed Cannabis Company To Open Shop In Illinois

Illinois has welcomed its first licensed predominantly Black-owned cannabis business thanks to the helping hand of a disrupter in the space. Star Buds, a weed company based in Colorado, partnered with SB IL Grow LLC to help them get their feet wet in Illinois.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 6, 2022

How Using Cannabis To Fill The Shoes Of His 'P. Valley' Character Led J. Alphonse Nicholson To Take On The Industry With Ball Family Farms

J. Alphonse Nicholson is gaining momentum in the limelight thanks to his breakout role as “Lil Murda” on Starz hit series “P-Valley.” Now, he is taking advantage of his growing popularity by shining a light on the growing sector of cannabis through the launch of his own cannabis strain in partnership with Black-owned Ball Family Farms.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 13, 2022

Mike Tyson's Tyson 2.0 Cannabis Company Announces The Launch Of The Ric Flair Drip Cannabis Line

In more cannabis news, Mike Tyson will be dropping a new line in partnership with Verano Holdings Corp. The multi-state cannabis company joins Tyson 2.0 to launch the cannabis offering Ric Flair Drip. “WOOOOO! I’m so thrilled to bring Ric Flair Drip Cannabis products to TYSON 2.0 fans. Now, more people can get into the Ric Flair state of mind– limousine riding, jet-flying, good vibes only,” said Flair, according to a press release. “I discovered the benefits of cannabis later in life and was overwhelmed by how much it has helped elevate the mind and heal the body. Alongside TYSON 2.0, I am committed to sharing these amazing benefits with as many consumers as possible.”

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 22, 2022

Green Thumb Industries Welcomes Nonprofit Organizations That Are Fighting The War On Drugs To Apply For The Good Green Grant

The Good Green Grant Program plans to provide financial relief for organizations making progress against the War on Drugs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Green (@begoodgreen)

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 16, 2022

Players Only: Chris Webber Announces The Launch Of His Cannabis Brand With Strains Coming From Quavo, Raekwon, And More

Chris Webber is accelerating his efforts in the cannabis industry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PLAYERS ONLY (@playersonlylifestyle)

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 12, 2022

Black-Owned Ball Family Farms Collaborates With 'P-Valley' Star J. Alphonse Nicholson To Create Cannabis Strain To Alleviate Anxiety

“P-Valley” star J. Alphonse Nicholson credits cannabis for helping him focus on his acting career. Now, he can use a tailored strain in a collaborative effort with Ball Family Farms (BFF). View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐁𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐅𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐋𝐘 𝐅𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐒 (@ballfamilyfarms)

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 9, 2022

SAINt JHN Returns With New Limited Edition Edible Following The Sold-Out Success Of His First Drop

SAINt JHN is back with another unique flavor for cannabis lovers. Courtesy Photo

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 31, 2022