Reese Benton overcame a lot to open Posh Green, San Francisco’s first and only dispensary owned by a Black woman. Some of the hurdles owed to race and gender inequality. But it was an awkward boyfriend break-up that animated Benton’s business instincts.
- A novice smoker, the entrepreneur began looking into setting up shop and connected with former SF commissioner Nicole Elliott, who began guiding Benton.
- In November, Posh Green was hit with a petition that led to an injunction. Benton was forced to lay off employees. On April 3, the injunction was lifted.