Dope Grannies: Building the Cannabiz
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because entrepreneurs never have it easy, but the particular challenges of the cannabusiness can knock even the strong off their game.
By Charlotte Buchen
Episode 5 of Dope Grannies, a video series on senior citizens and marijuana.
Pot may be rapidly legalizing, but opening a cannabis business is still a thorny and slow process — just ask cannabis entrepreneur Sue Taylor. Her goal of opening a cannabis dispensary for senior citizens in Berkeley, California, continues to elude her after six years. The latest blow hit close to home, when many fellow African-Americans spoke out against her proposal at a community meeting.
In this episode, Taylor visits her mentor, Steve DeAngelo, owner of one of the country’s oldest and largest dispensaries, for a pep talk.
- Charlotte Buchen, Charlotte Buchen is a filmmaker who recently returned from living in Qatar to join OZY's video department. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Current TV, Newsweek.com and PBS FRONTLINE/World. She loves the ocean, a good story and live music. Follow Charlotte Buchen on TwitterContact Charlotte Buchen