Detroit Free Press: Marijuana attracts some minority ownership

Despite the barriers of the cannabis industry, some minority business owners have broken through. Anqunette and Richard Sarfoh are the owners of the BotaniQ dispensary in Detroit’s Corktown and have hopes to soon open a grow and processing facility in Warren.

Anqunette Sarfoh, a former television news anchor at Fox 2 News, started using marijuana when she was stricken with multiple sclerosis and has gone from having to take nine prescription medications a day to none.

The couple retired from their jobs and, along with some investors, were able to cobble together the necessary capital to get approved for a license, opening on Nov. 6, Election Day in 2018.

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