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Todd Harris's Jambalaya + Plift


July 2023 |


Where are the Black business owners in the Cannabis industry? Todd Plift shares his story with guests at July's BIPOC Foodways Table, and with Mecca Bos in MPR's NorthStar Journey:


“You’re going to see scarcity of Black founders,” [Todd Harris] said. “You’re going to see the literal gentrification of cannabis.”


Currently, Black ownership makes up less than two percent in the cannabis industry, according to a 2021 jobs report in Leafly, one of the leading sources on cannabis use and education. Plift is one of just a handful of Black-owned cannabis companies in the state of Minnesota. It is currently producing about one thousand cases of product per week, but say it is growing quickly.





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