The Speakeasy-Style Dispensary Aims to Curate an Experience Around the Product and Community-Based Needs of Women of Color
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cannabis brand and retail concept Josephine & Billie’s today announced the official opening of its inaugural Los Angeles location. The first of its kind in the United States and officially opening to the public on Friday, October 29th, Josephine and Billie’s will offer a unique speakeasy-style cannabis retail concept inspired by ‘tea pads’ that existed in Black communities in the 20s and 30s.
Founded and led by CEO Whitney Beatty and Business Partner and COO Ebony Andersen, Josephine & Billie’s was developed to create a welcoming and educational retail experience for Women of Color and to fill a void for this demographic within the L.A. marketplace. “Most stores are designed and built by white people, with one perspective. And women of color rarely get the opportunity to feel comfortable in those spaces. But Josephine & Billie’s was designed and built by, and for, women of color with that in mind,” commented Andersen.