Black Magic, the only Black-owned marijuana dispensary in Oklahoma, is pushing to become the most innovative one in the marketplace and an educational resource for Black people who want to know how the weed industry works.
There are more than 200 marijuana dispensaries in Tulsa County, once home to Black Wall Street, did not have much of a Black counterpart to rival the predominately White competition Tulsa ABC affiliate KTUL reported.
With Black Oklahoma residents being 4.2 more likely to face legal problems for the possession of marijuana than White people, Black Magic is doing something about the injustice.
“Just like in general, we need to go from being consumers to owners,” Black Magic dispensary spokesperson Charity Marcus said. “So just like in the marijuana industry, we want to go from being convicted and consumers to also being owners and providers.”
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“Black magic is for the culture, for the people. A lot of the businesses that we have worked with are Black-owned,” general manager Georgina Osorio said. “So I definitely think it shows that we can all come together and actually be successful and make this succeed and all have a vision.”
Black Magic, according to Marcus, has an innovative kiosk system that involves a door opening for customers and trying the product before checking out.
However, those interested in knowing how to make a career in the marijuana trade are welcome to stick around and ask questions.
“It’s just not going to be a dispensary where you just walk in and you just kind of pick this or that,” said Osorio. “No, if anything, we want to acknowledge the weed and what the uses are medical.”
Black Magic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday