Adrienne Scales-Williams launching Luxury Leaf

Adrienne Scales-Williams will become Missouri’s first Black owner of a medical cannabis dispensary when Luxury Leaf opens in January 2022 at 1463 S. Vandeventer Ave., in the city’s Grove neighborhood.

Missouri voters approved medical marijuana use in 2018, and the first dispensary opened in October 2020. 

The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association reports there are 192 dispensaries in the state, and none are owned by a Black entrepreneur.

That will change in January 2022, when Adrienne Scales-Williams launches Luxury Leaf at 1463 S. Vandeventer Avenue in The Grove neighborhood.

“Business is commonly filled with men, and even with my understanding of this, I didn’t focus on that as a negative,” she said. “I kept my focus and pushed full force throughout all of my endeavors.”

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