Pleasanttrees to Buy Local Roots Making it the First 100% Black-owned, Sole Owner Dispensary – goskagit.com

Owner Kenny Pleasant to host grand opening party featuring recording artist Jacquees, July 30

EVERETT, Wash., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Pleasanttrees, a new dispensary owned by a local entrepreneur Kenny Pleasant becomes the first 100% Black-owned adult-use cannabis company in Washington state when its purchase from the Local Roots/Kush21 dispensary chain is finalized next week. The Local Roots dispensary will be rebranded, Pleasanttrees, and the new owner will take over all business operations at its location in Everett at 3224 Highway 99. A grand opening party featuring recording artist Jacquees is planned from 2-4 pm, July 30. “This is truly exciting,’ said Kenny Pleasant, CEO of Pleasanttrees, regarding the new acquisition. “Not only this, but it is inspiring to see my vision come to fruition.”

Opportunities in Cannabis

Pleasant created the concept for Pleasanttrees from a desire to expand opportunities in the cannabis industry for himself and other marginalized people in the community. Too often in the cannabis industry, there’s much discussion about inclusion and diversity, especially among Black men and women who’ve been arrested and incarcerated for possessing or selling marijuana, but few to find those opportunities.

Kush21 and Counting

Kenny Pleasant chose to open Pleasanttrees after four years of collaborating with

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