Simply High Extracts was created in 2016 with the goal of bring a gourmet vegan infused Canna Butter and Extra Light Olive Oil to the legal cannabis market. We have been collaborating with top chefs all over building our brand, while also providing easy 15 min recipes on our website to go along with our products. We sold out catered events and provided cooking demo’s to new cannabis user of all ages and backgrounds.
For the last 6 months we have been striving to acquire licensing to bring our products to legal shops like Euphorium (a black owned dispensary) & Med Men. We are proud to say we have accomplish that goal and will be in legal dispensaries coming September!
This is a big accomplishment for myself and also the black community of LA. I’ve personally seen the effects of harsh scrutiny in LA neighborhoods for cannabis. To see the liberation of this medicinal herb, and see the people oppressed by prohibition capitalized is something that strove me to that goal of becoming licensed and entering the market the first black owned gourmet cannabis cooking extracts brand!
From the owner:
My name is Daniel Olujide George owner of Simply High Extracts. I’m Nigerian/American, born and raised in south central Los Angeles. I started this business when my father passed away from leukemia in 2016. Like most parents he was reluctant to share with me he used to be a cannabis user, in order to show me what is was like to live a life free of influence. I love and appreciate him for doing so. However, it inspired me to create a way to introduce the benefits of cannabis to people like my father and also people suffering from sickness and other ailments, while bringing a creative “do it yourself” approach to the edible industry.
Host and curator ChaVon Butler lightbulb for her video series during a time( losing her mother to pancreatic cancer in 2016) that she needed exactly what she represents, a woman of color and believer of the most high God, Christ, well informed on the medical benefits of cannabis, and an informative resource or community.
The series of conversations amongst women of color opens a healthy and comfortable space for others to share experiences, education, and create representation in the cannabis industry.
“When I started doing research on cannabis and the medicinal benefits, I was so mind blown. I knew that many people of color suffered from the stigma, I knew that it was a thing that we didn’t talk about on this level , I knew that it was shunned upon. I knew that a lot of black men are STILL institutionalized for it. I knew that I needed to be a part of the change.”
Green Light Project is a cannabis-infused company specializing in the creation of cookbooks, infused catering, and events. The title of our first cookbook is “Smoke from the Pot: A Simple Guide to Cooking with Cannabis & 40 Recipes to Create at Home.” Some of our fan favorites have consisted of the Ganja Guacamole, Smoky Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Fire Buffalo Wings, Medicated Mac & Cheese, and Super Sweet Potato Pie.
I was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease in 2018. I lived in pain everyday. There were days when I couldn’t even get out of bed. As time went on, my physical abilities decreased and so did my health.
I decided that there has to be a better way to life than to constantly popping pills from my doctor and go to my never ending physical therapy appointments. So I started infusing my food with cannabis. This is when when my life started!
“Have you Buttered Up today?”with my Natural Handmade Shea Butter based Lip Balm and Body Butter in one and my handmade Black Top Cannabis Body Butter for Pain and Muscle Relaxation. “I made Cannabis smell good!”
My name is Antonio, creator of Natural Elevation a vegan friendly, 100% organic line of healthy cannabis options. All of our ingredients are organic and locally sourced.
Our main goal is to ensure that we ELEVATE each consumer both mentally and physically through our various products.
All of our products are comprised and designed to be consumed at ANY point during the day. No couch lock, no sugary spikes. Infused with organically grown sativa, paired with all natural ingredients, creates the perfect blend of a delicious, and nutritious snack that delivers a consistent ELEVATING high.
Hiyathan is a premier Black Women Owned and Operated Luxury Bodycare Company. Our products are specifically formulated with your whole wellness in mind. Every product made is infused with lab tested CBD oil.
Our goal is to change your relationship with pain.
Be prepared to experience sensual aromas and pain relief when you massage our oils and butters anywhere on your body. Relax as our lab tested CBD wellness products transport your body and mind somewhere else.
Our Founding team consist of three sisters Kelsey Williams, CEO and Creator, Khadiyjah Dawkins, Chief Operating Officer, Farangis Iapichino, Chief Financial Officer. We have been up and running since July 2018. We are based in Essex county New Jersey.
Aja Fonseca- Arnold, has recently launched Liv Collectiv Delivery Service, a cannabis-based business. The Liv Collectiv brand has its very own brand “Liv”, hemp-derived CBD topicals, tinctures, and medicinal remedies. Liv Collectiv has previously crafted top-notch products via white labeling services for other brands in the cannabis industry. Under her direction, the Liv brand has sourced organic ingredients of the best quality to benefit their customers by promoting awareness, natural alternatives, and providing consistency in the quality of service and products.
Aja Fonseca-Arnold is a mother, an entrepreneur, an advocate for change, and a vessel for healing. Aja states, “I never sought out cannabis or the cannabis industry. Cannabis found, healed me, and the community enveloped me. Liv’s #1 best seller is the problem salver used primarily for pain management.
The Unforbidden Plant Project, also known as TUPProject, is a medical cannabis education & lifestyle movement.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between generations while providing the education of alternative health care with an “unforbidden plant” online and within the community.
TUPProject was founded by Bria Vaughn, an African-American young woman born & raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She’s currently a student at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, where she’s studying business administration.
As a MMJ patient herself, Vaughn wants to use TUPProject as a platform to not only share her journey as a MMJ patient but to also help & connect with other fellow MMJ patients.
Official IG: @tupproject