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First Black-Owned Cannabis Brand In Missouri Comes To Dispensaries

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Courtesy of Franklin's Stash House
Franklin's Stash House partnered with Greenlight Dispensaries, a company with dispensaries across Missouri

After Missouri legalized medical marijuana in 2018 the industry has remained majority white, but one cannabis brand is changing that.

Many dispensaries in Missouri will soon carry the first Black-owned cannabis brand in the state. Franklin's Stash House, started by Michael Wilson and Ronald Rice, is confronting the issue of diversity in the marijuana industry.

"It's a conversation that's being put in front of us that needs to be addressed," Michael Wilson says.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Reginald David is an assistant producer with Up To Date.
Trevor Grandin is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.