First black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Long Island City – LIC Post

Photo courtesy of Trends

Apr. 11, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann

Trends Dispensary, the first black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary in Long Island City, opened its doors for a soft opening on Apr. 4 at 27-25 44th Dr. The grand opening is planned for later this month.

Founded by brothers Rodney Carter Jr., a fitness expert and co-founder of Harlem-based Hurricane Fitness, and Brandon Carter, a visionary software developer, the dispensary features a large variety of cannabis products, ranging from flowers, edibles, pre-rolls and concentrates to topicals. Trends even carry CBD for dogs and cats from the maker Happy Hounds.

Brandon and Rodney Carter, owners of Trends, the first black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary in Long Island City. Photo courtesy of Brandon Carter

The Queens natives learned about the licensing program in August 2022 and had to overcome a few hurdles in the process. Investors pulled out at the last minute because lawyers in charge of the application process raised their

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