Why You Should Visit Market 96 on Juneteenth

June 14, 2024

Juneteenth is a powerful celebration of freedom, resilience, and the ongoing fight for justice and equality. At Market 96, a Black-owned and operated social equity dispensary under Blounts & Moore, we honor this significant day by reflecting on our shared history and taking meaningful actions to support our community. Here’s why you should visit us on Juneteenth and how your support can make a difference.


Celebrating Freedom and Resilience

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and represents a pivotal moment in American history. It is a day to acknowledge the struggles and achievements of those who came before us, and to celebrate the progress we’ve made while recognizing the work that still needs to be done. At Market 96, we are deeply connected to this history and committed to continuing the fight for justice and equity.


Supporting Black-Owned Brands

One of the best ways to celebrate Juneteenth is by supporting Market 96, a Black-owned dispensary. By visiting us, you are contributing to our mission of economic empowerment within our community. We take pride in offering a curated selection of high-quality products that reflect our commitment to excellence and social equity. Your support helps us continue to build a sustainable and inclusive cannabis industry.

Special Juneteenth Menu

To make Juneteenth even more special, we will have an exclusive menu available only on this day. Come in-store to check out these unique offerings and join us in celebrating this important day. Your purchase directly supports our business and the broader community.

Enhanced Holiday Pay for Our Staff

At Market 96, we believe in fair and equitable treatment for all. This Juneteenth, we are providing enhanced holiday pay for our dedicated staff members. Our team is the heart of our business, and we are proud to recognize their hard work and commitment. By visiting us, you’re also supporting a business that values and uplifts its employees.


Promoting Social Equity in Cannabis

As a social equity dispensary, Market 96 is dedicated to addressing the injustices caused by the War on Drugs, which disproportionately affected Black and marginalized communities. By supporting our dispensary, you are contributing to the broader movement for social equity in the cannabis industry. Your patronage helps us continue to advocate for fair policies and provide opportunities for those most impacted by cannabis prohibition.


Market 96 and Blounts & Moore Story

Market 96 is proud to be part of Blounts & Moore, a venture that began on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, in April 2019. A group of accomplished Black women, including the Blount and Moore sisters, gathered to discuss economic empowerment, health and wellness, and giving back to the community. Inspired by these discussions and driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, they ventured into the cannabis industry.


Attorney Sherri Blount, a co-founder of a medical cannabis dispensary in Washington, DC, shared her experiences and industry insights, which intrigued the group. After months of research and planning, nine women emerged ready to pursue cannabis-related business ventures. They immersed themselves in best practices for cultivation, manufacturing, and retail, and explored various investment opportunities.


By December 2019, with a solid business strategy, Blounts & Moore committed to pursuing vertically integrated opportunities in states with limited licenses. They successfully filed applications and won licenses in Illinois, Virginia, and Arizona, becoming a significant player in the cannabis industry.


Market 96 pays homage to the 1996 medical legalization movement in California, a pivotal year that underscored the therapeutic potential of cannabis. This advocacy not only helped countless patients but also laid the groundwork for broader acceptance and legalization of medical cannabis. Our commitment to social equity and community empowerment stems from this rich history and drives our mission to create a just and inclusive cannabis industry.


Building Community and Connection

Juneteenth is not just a day of remembrance; it’s a day of community and connection. At Market 96, we strive to create a welcoming space where everyone feels valued and included. By visiting us on Juneteenth, you can be part of a community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and works together towards a more equitable future.



Visiting Market 96 on Juneteenth is more than just a shopping experience; it’s an opportunity to support a Black-owned business, promote social equity, and celebrate a day of profound significance. Your presence and support make a difference in our ongoing mission to create a just and inclusive cannabis industry.


Join us this Juneteenth to honor the past, celebrate the present, and work towards a brighter future. We look forward to welcoming you and showing our appreciation for your support.


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