5 products activist and dispensary owner Whitney Beatty can't live without

5 products activist and dispensary owner Whitney Beatty can't live without
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Whitney Beatty has always been a boss. Before she got into the cannabis industry, she had a 15-year career in entertainment that culminated with her serving as the Senior Vice President of Development at Warner Brothers. Now, as the founder and CEO of Apothecarry Brands and the gorgeous LA-based dispensary Josephine & Billie’s, it’s clear Whitney Beatty has found her calling in cannabis. What’s more, she’s making room at the table by uplifting voices and stories in the Black community.  “One thing we don’t talk about enough is one of the results of the war on drugs: the PTSD that exists within communities of color about cannabis,” Beatty shared. “When you’ve seen doors get kicked in in your community and people get hurt, people get torn away from their families, opportunities get stolen, and access to resources get taken away … it makes people really reluctant to try the plant, even in an era of legalization. Women of color are the most stressed cohort out there. That’s what data shows us. We are the least likely to have access to healthcare and even fill prescriptions, which means that having the opportunity and access to legal cannabis for medicinal use is critical.” Find Josephine & Billie’s Beatty’s advocacy and diligence for representation — especially in cannabis — led to a passion for education. This shows in the care taken to help customers at Josephine & Billie’s. “It is designed by and for women of color,” Beatty said. “We know that women want to know: How is this plant going to affect me? How is it going to make me feel? And how is it going to make my life better?”  Named after Josephine Baker and Billie Holiday — two Black women who were persecuted for their cannabis consumption — the dispensary…

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