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New York's First Black-Owned Cannabis Brand Debuts at CWCB 2023

Uncle Budd NYC is a brand that symbolizes resilience, determination and a pivotal shift in the cannabis industry.

Uncle Budd

Founded by visionary entrepreneur Craig Sweat, also known as "Uncle Budd," Uncle Budd NYC is a brand that symbolizes resilience, determination and a pivotal shift in the cannabis industry. The first black-owned cannabis brand in New York State is now set to make a historic debut today at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCB Expo) at the Javits Center.

"Our mission is to change the narrative about cannabis while promoting social equity, justice, and economic empowerment within this rapidly evolving industry," says Sweat "We're not just offering premium cannabis products; we're fostering a movement rooted in education, awareness, and community upliftment."

Uncle Budd NYC recently launched its mobile cannabis dispensary concept, an innovative approach that brought cannabis to consumers across New York City. After a brief disruption, the company showcased its resilience by launching an UberEats-style Cannabis Delivery Service, solidifying its commitment to convenient and responsible access to cannabis products. Last September, Uncle Budd's was among a number of trucks seized in the NYC area.

The company's commitment to inclusivity and social equity in the cannabis space culminated in a partnership with Omnium Canna, the first minority-owned cannabis processor and extractor in the U.S.

"Partnering with Uncle Budd NYC is more than just a business venture; it's a unification of shared visions and goals. It's about making a meaningful difference in an industry that has, for too long, marginalized minority players," says Howard Hoffman, head of Omnium Canna.

Uncle Budd NYC's vision is for a future where everyone can access the healing properties of cannabis and those most affected by the war on drugs can find opportunities for success within the industry.


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