Missouri’s medical cannabis industry is up and running and what has been the most noticeable, is the absence of People of Color. This is now changing.
After participating in the extremely competitive application process and not only being awarded a license but also completing and passing her Commencement Inspection from the state, successful business owner, Adrienne Scales-Williams is excited to launch her medical cannabis dispensary, Luxury Leaf in January of 2022.
“I have been committed to the process and just stuck with it as closely as I could,” answers Adrienne when asked about the amount of time invested in such a venture. She has been a long-term entrepreneur and understands the ups and downs of highly regulated industries. Her commitment to the cannabis industry comes easily when you understand that she has been in a male-dominated business world for most of her life.
“Business is commonly filled with men, and even with my understanding of this, I didn’t focus on that as a negative. I kept my focus and pushed full force throughout all of my endeavors.” Adrienne has been recognized as one of the top 25 minority businesses in St. Louis, Mo.
When questioned about the lack