Holmes Organics is proud to be a black-owned CBD company! Still a young and emerging industry, we are excited to see the direction things go over the next few decades. We are always stronger together which is why we are excited to share 5 of our fellow CBD entrepreneurs with you.
Why Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses Matters?
There is so much injustice in the world that it can leave us feeling helpless, but one of the most effective ways (in addition to voting) is how we spend our money. If you are looking to be the change you want to see in the world, you must actively seek out and support business owners from communities that have yet to achieve equality and equity. This includes communities of color and women of all ethnicities, as neither group has achieved employment or wage equality. In addition to driving equality, supporting minority-owned businesses:
- Brings a diverse perspective that ensures all communities are being served.
- Supports the local communities the small business is based in.
- Helps the business grow, and in turn creates new jobs.
- Empowers minorities to pursue their entrepreneurial passions.
- Holds all companies accountable to inclusion and eliminating the racial wealth gap.
When deciding between non-minority-owned businesses, check to see how inclusive their team is or if everyone is from the same walk of life.
Now, let’s take a look at 5 black-owned CBD companies you should know!
#1 Holmes Organics
Let’s first begin with me, Cory Holmes of Holmes Organics. As with many entrepreneurial endeavors, launching my CBD brand was personal. Growing up I had a loving and supportive family with my mom Tracy and brother Jason being my daily motivation. However, we lived in poor neighborhoods where hearing gunshots outside was not uncommon. I’d grab my brother and hide for cover. Not fun, especially when you’re trying to beat a hard level on a video game!
The trauma did not end in my youth. In 2017 I was the target of a random shooting while driving on I-70 in St. Louis. The trauma of the shooting was delayed and didn’t set in until about a year later. Now I’m on edge every time I drive on a highway, especially in St. Louis.
I began searching for natural remedies for the stress and anxiety of my flashbacks, and I found CBD. CBD delivers the same benefits of marijuana without the high so that I can take it anytime and anywhere.
I quickly learned that the young CBD industry is highly unregulated and that most products don’t work. In fact, only one of the many brands I tried worked. The rest were low quality or watered down with ingredients I didn’t want or need. So, I saw a gap in the market and dove all-in!
The Holmes Organics brand is USDA-Certified organic and our oil is extracted from US-grown hemp flowers. To ensure quality and full transparency, we provide third-party lab testing and provide the lab results for every batch on our website.
My mission is to help other people cope with the stressors of everyday life and find relief for aching joints and muscles through CBD products made with organic ingredients. Also, to provide the quality you deserve at a price you can afford!
It’s been a whirlwind since we launched in 2018. Since then, we have developed a Private Label Program so that you can launch your own CBD company without the hassle or expense of sourcing your own CBD farm, processor, or lab. Just put your label on our products!
Our Affiliate Program empowers you to sell our products online with affiliate links for a 20% commission.
As a black-owned Wholesale Company, we empower you to access our premium products to sell in your retail location, or to craft your CBD skincare, beauty, and food products.
Reach out today to learn about our Wholesale, Private Label, or Affiliate Programs—or to enjoy our amazing CBD products!
#2 Jane Parade
Jane Parade is a lifestyle brand that sells a variety of cannabis-inspired clothing and accessories for women. Founded in 2018 in Brooklyn, NY, Jane’s mission is to take a playful approach that changes the image of women who toke.
New York is one of many states where recreational marijuana is legalized, so you can enjoy either CBD or THC—or a combination of the two. With the stigma of marijuana use still high within communities of color, Jane Parade provides light and levity to empower women to celebrate turning to cannabis for self-care.
Choose from Cute Tees to Caps, Sweatsuits, Water Bottles, Note Cards, Art Prints, and Fun and Feminine Smoke Essentials.
#3 Buena Botanicals
Buena Botanicals was founded in 2019 by fraternal twin sisters Coral and Rah. They are a cannabis lifestyle brand that are passionate about plant medicine, holistic healing, and a love for Mama Earth.
Their products are formulated to help you reclaim your power by returning to nature. Nature delivers much of what we need to live a healthy and balanced life, and nature connects us all.
Their products are infused with USDA-Organic Certified Broad-Spectrum CBD and are designed to take both a proactive and reactive approach to the suffering so many of us deal with every day. We are not meant to suffer, and we never have to go it alone. Their products are here to help soothe and calm your symptoms.
Buena Organics products include a CBD Elixir, Face And Body Cream, Bath Bomb, Bath Bar, and Coconut Oil for cooking or topical application.
#4 Undefined Beauty
Undefined Beauty is a clean, conscious, and inclusive wellness brand that believes in plant magic! Their mission is to undefine and democratize beauty, while destigmatizing plant-based skincare and wellness solutions.
Too often wellness is exclusive and elusive, but not with Undefined Beauty. Their products promote beauty from within and optimizing your natural beauty with non-toxic skincare products. Unlike most skincare lines, they don’t add unnecessary additives.
Undefined Beauty offers a unique and diverse range of products. From their CBD and plant-based Glow Drops that promote balance and beauty from the inside out to their CBD Glow Elixir Serum, CBD Firming Facial Gelée, CBD Epsom Bath Salt, and even a delicious Raw Vegan Chocolate Bar.
#5 Satan's Breath CBD Hot Sauce
Satan’s Breath is a black-owned CBD edibles company founded by Executive Chef and former Division 1 collegiate athlete Paul Booker. While CBD topicals, oils, and tinctures are highly effective—edibles are effective and fun!
If you like to add a bit of spice to your daily dishes, you can get both the heat you crave and part of your daily CBD serving with Satan’s Breath hot sauce. This line of sauce fuses Paul’s passion for both food and cannabis. Particularly, utilizing cannabis as an alternative method of soothing the lifelong physical pain of competitive athletics.
But is it any good? Yes, Satan’s Breath is an award-winning hot sauce! They took home first place in YELP’s 2018 Wing Fling and were voted the Best Hot Wing Sauce in the Charlotte area. They have 5 different spicy CBD sauces to choose from and each bottle contains 50 mg of CBD. Wholesale options are available.
How To Find A Black-Owned CBD Company Near Me?
If reading about the inspirational companies above has you motivated to identify a black-owned CBD company in your local area—it’s important to know that most CBD companies operate primarily online. For example, the companies above offer a diverse selection of products, but have an overall small product range to sell, making online-only sales a more profitable solution. By all means, seek out a company based in your local area, as they may sell their products in local health and wellness stores. Or purchase from any black-owned CBD company directly from their website.
Selling online also empowers business owners to easily market and sell nationwide. In other words, the timing of CBD being legalized couldn’t have been better—as it’s never been easier to market and sell products digitally.
What To Look For In A CBD Brand?
We didn’t select the brands above just because they are black-owned, but because they prioritize excellence. They aren’t just interested in turning a profit, but in building a community of like-minded CBD enthusiasts. To build a community, your product must deliver!
Each of these suggested brands ensures the quality of their physical apparel, topicals, edibles, and supplements. They know that if they don’t deliver, you’ll move on to another brand. They want to partner with you to support your long-term lifestyle goals, personalized wellness routine, or skincare and beauty routine—so quality, trust, and transparency come first.
For Holmes Organics, this means USDA-certified CBD made from US-grown hemp flowers, third-party lab testing, and no unnecessary additives, fillers, or ingredients.
You’ll easily find several other black-owned CBD companies with a range of products to address a variety of your needs. Test each product to find what works for you, but remain open as many CBD-enthusiasts alternate between a variety of products. For example, topicals when they are flaring and supplements and edibles for everyday use. There is no right or wrong as your wellness routine must be all about you.