Ex-NBA Participant Shawn Kemp To Open Seattle’s First Black-Owned Hashish Dispensary
The legendary Seattle Supersonics Power Forward and six-time NBA All-Star Shawn “Reign Man” Kemp has announced that he got into the cannabis business.
Shawn Kemp’s cannabis opens in Seattle later this month.
The company is located at 3035 1st Ave. in the heart of the city near the Climate Pledge Arena and the famous Space Needle. When it opens its doors on Friday October 30th, it will be Seattle’s first black-owned pharmacy. Kemp’s former teammate, NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton, will attend the celebration with a green ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. Fifteen minutes later the store opens to the public.
“I look forward to seeing Sonics fans regularly, starting with opening day,” said Kemp in a statement.
At the opening, a work of art by well-known local wall painter Jeff Jacobson, who also bears the nickname, will be revealed on the outside of the building Strange. The 30 by 80 foot mural is colorful and shows Kemp playing basketball in his Sonics uniform.
Getting into the fast-growing cannabis industry for the first time, Kemp partners with industry veterans Matt Schoenlein and Ramsey Hamide. Schönlein and Hamide are two of the co-founders of Main Street Marijuana, Washington State’s premier cannabis retailer since the company was founded in 2014. The brand’s three stores have sales of over $ 150 million and more than 55 Contributed million US dollars in excise taxes.
“My name is with this company and I’ve worked hard to bring Shawn Kemp’s cannabis to fruition,” said Kemp. “I want to offer the best selection, customer experience, and prices in Seattle. I have incredible partners in Matt Schoenlein and Ramsey Hamide to ensure we keep this promise to our customers who are our top priority.
“I hope Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis will inspire people to get into the legal cannabis industry, especially people with color.”
Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. and offers express order kiosks, online ordering and roadside pickup. Health and safety measures include social distancing protocols and mask requirements as per government mandates. For more information, please call (206) 345-0009 at www.KempsCannabis.com and at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Seattle SuperSonics legend Shawn Kemp officially opens his cannabis store next week. It will be Seattle’s first black-owned pharmacy.
The Reign Man will be accompanied by former teammate Gary Payton for the opening on October 30th at 12:45 p.m.
The shop is located at 3035 1st Ave pic.twitter.com/4l64lQxi0P
– Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) October 22, 2020