KushKart Massachusetts Marijuana Delivery
KushKart Massachusetts Marijuana Delivery

KushKart Starts Massachusetts Marijuana Deliveries after Raising $3.6 Million

KushKart is a new social equity startup in Massachusetts delivering marijuana to the Bay State

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Nanci Chi-Town on Tuesday Apr 13, 2021

KushKart Delivery Service Makes Massachusetts Debut after Raising $3.5 million

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Aside from being a highly medicinal and advantageous plant to our health, cannabis is also rapidly becoming a fantastic way of ensuring social justice in our communities. 


Since American states started to legalize weed, more people are taking advantage of the legalization process to contribute to their community positively. If you want to give back to the cannabis community in your state, you might want to continue reading because that is what KushKart is all about. 


So what is Kushkart's delivery service? Why is Massachusetts in the news, and how is it possible that they raised $3.5 million? Read on to find answers!


Before going further, we should first learn the meaning of cannabis social equity programs. 


Cannabis social equity program

A cannabis social equity program is a platform designed to enable equal access in the cannabis industry. The cannabis sector has been plagued by inequalities for a long time, with minority communities being at the mercy of the industry for years. Many of such vulnerable communities and individuals have also been victims of the flawed criminal justice system that targeted and incarcerated those who used weed when it wasn't legal. 


But since the benefits of cannabis started to come to light and more states are legalizing weed, there has been an increase in the number of social equity programs. These programs spearheaded by passionate cannabis enthusiasts seek to solve such issues by educating those in affected communities on maximizing the cannabis trend, and Tamika Samson is doing that with KushKart. 


Tamika Samson and the cannabis social equity program

Tamika Samson considered the cannabis industry in 2019 after her sister encouraged her to think about what cannabis can be after Massachusetts legalized weed. Well, that encouragement and push to look into the weed industry landed Tamika on the news; how? Read on to find out. 


In 2019, Tamika started to learn everything she needed to know about cannabis from the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) to seek opportunities within the recreational weed space. When she first started out, she was too busy hence the reason she didn't take the investigative process seriously. However, when she learned about the social equity programs involved, she knew she wanted to be a part of this industry. 


The social equity program made residents and communities affected by previous and current marijuana laws a priority. This caught Samson's attention. Although where she lived qualified for the program, her zip code wasn't included, it seemed like she wasn't making any progress. 


Samson didn't give up! Her perseverance led to a CCC associate informing her that another channel into the industry could help the children and spouses of incarcerated people. By "Incarcerated people," here we refer to those who go arrested when cannabis wasn't legalized. 


So from her efforts in 2019, Samson was officially welcomed to Massachusetts in 2020! 


Massachusetts was ready with a big welcome 

Succeeding in the cannabis social justice sector requires you to work with a team of other people passionate about such programs. This realization with getting a team spurred Samson to work with 30 other budding delivery owners. 


Together, they all took Zoom classes, created and sustained support groups for other social equity participants, and the group grew to about 80 students in total. 

Samson says that they communicate daily with the students via Zoom meetings and take classes through the CCC. The classes entail lessons on cultivating cannabis, learning about the plant, its retail system, and everything else the student needs to know. 

There is also a part of the program that connects business owners to pro bono counsel and helps vendors interested in supporting other social equity ventures. 

As soon as a person gets accepted into the program, he/she can start fundraising, scouting for investors, and putting a team together. Tamika has raised the bar high for cannabis social equity, and together with her business partner Taylor Weaver, they are ready to solve serious cannabis challenges. 


How Kushkart works?

Although Kushkart is just starting, success is imminent because of Samson's vast knowledge of health and wellness. Samson has helped lots of clients bounce back from substance abuse and believes that cannabis can also help individuals overcome the challenge of substance abuse. 


Cannabis has the natural capacity to help people dealing with depression, anxiety, opioid addiction, and mental health issues such as schizophrenia. Cannabis helps those recovering addicts with their withdrawals, limits their cravings for substances, and helps them sleep. Cannabis also helps women with a wide range of issues relating to their bodies. 


Samson is a health professional who understands how people process the ideas of needing cannabis in their minds. Most people want to try it for the first time, and some are already using it but don't want to go to the dispensaries to get it. 


For those who go to the dispensaries, the queue is always too long, making them feel uncomfortable standing outside as everyone else in their neighborhood sees them getting "cannabis". For some people, standing outside waiting for cannabis is unacceptable. 


Now, this is where Kushkart comes in. Kushkart helps with cannabis delivery to these people's homes, and it is done discreetly. There are no publicity displays with Kushkart delivering cannabis to them. Even the delivery vans are unmarked, so no one knows that someone else in the neighborhood is getting cannabis. 


Kushkart and raising $3.5 million

Leveraging on their passion for the cannabis industry, Samson and Taylor raised $3.5 million to set up Kushkart across Massachusetts while having a majority stake in the business. They have ambitious plans to expand their operations as they have a long-term vision for Kushkart.


Bottom line 


While the number of states that have legalized cannabis is increasing, there is still a lot of stigma around the use of cannabis. Such stigma makes it difficult for people to get out there and get the cannabis they need to improve their health or live a better, fun-filled life.


However, social equities like Kushkart delivery bridges the gap by ensuring that people get their cannabis discreetly. The $3.5 million raised will go a long way, and the company's success will inspire other individuals to take cannabis social equity seriously. 









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