Selling weed was my first hustle – Vic Mensa opens first Black-owned marijuana company in Chicago

Selling weed was my first hustle - Vic Mensa opens first Black-owned marijuana company in Chicago
Vic Mensa

Ghanaian-American rapper Vic Mensa has entered the cannabis industry with his new business ’93 Boyz’. 93 Boyz has become the first Blac-owned marijuana company in Illinois, Chicago.

“Selling weed was my first hustle. It taught me work ethic, entrepreneurship and funded all my first music projects. As someone with a lifelong experience of anxiety and depression, it’s amazing to be able to help people facing those and other issues while working with something I love.

“The war on drugs has had a devastating impact on my community. Yet our representation in the cannabis industry is less than 2%. 93 Boyz is changing that narrative while combining high quality, tastemaker weed with socially conscious initiatives,” Vic Mensa shared.

93 Boyz partners with aerīz, the largest aeroponic cannabis cultivator in the world, to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly products. The line includes premium flower eighths, pre-roll, and strain-specific vape cartridges from sativa to indica or custom hybrid blends.

93 Boyz aims to reinvest in communities and individuals historically disproportionately affected by outdated laws, prejudices, and assumptions concerning cannabis consumption.
He also has an initiative called Books Before Bars dedicated to providing books to underserved Illinois prison libraries.

Vic Mensa is also preparing to host The Black Star Line Festival in Ghana, West Africa, at the historic Black Star Square on January 6, 2023, with Chance The Rapper and Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey.

Source: BET

By: Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana

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