The Estate of Nipsey Hussle Officially Opens The Marathon Collective Dispensary In Los Angeles
On Saturday, June 18th – Nipsey’s estate held a grand opening event for The Marathon Collective with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its official launch.
The store features an upscale vibe with Nipsey’s original Marathon OG strain and other cannabis products on display.
(Pictured on the left, Samiel Asgedom aka Blacc Sam and on the right Mike Fox, founder of The Fox Magazine)
Released last month, The Marathon Cultivation documentary chronicles the struggle of the brothers attempting to get their cannabis strain in local dispensaries. The doc also highlights the racial disparities in the burgeoning marijuana business. The documentary was released one month before the grand opening that was led by his older brother, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom. Nipsey’s brother Blacc Sam shared that opening a dispensary in L.A. was a significant component of the late rapper’s entrepreneurial vision.
“We’ve been in the marijuana business for a minute, illegally.” Blacc Sam said. “We always had our eyes on a legit license and we wanted to put together something that explains the journey.”
The process of legitimacy has paid off with The Marathon Collective opening and the community of LA showing up to support it. Check out The Marathon Cultivation documentary below.
The Marathon Collective is located at 7011 Canoga Ave in Los Angeles and is open daily from 6AM – 10PM Pacific Standard Time.