Up through the aughts, Berkeley’s Sue Taylor was so prohibition-minded that when her son enrolled at Oaksterdam University she packed a pair of suitcases and got from Atlanta to the Bay Area to “save” her boy.

Now Taylor, 72, runs Farmacy Berkeley and will always be the first black woman to be granted a dispensary license in her town. 
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  • Farmacy targets elderly consumers. According to a JAMA Internal Medicine study, between 2015 and 2018 Americans over 65 increased their usage 75%. 
  • Ten years into selling cannabis, Taylor obtained her REC license without the benefit of a social equity program.