Editors Note: this story is part of a month-long series celebrating Black History Month and the Black-owned cannabis companies.
The ongoing global warming issue caused the large carbon footprint that we generate through our daily activities has been detrimental to our planet. With the heavy use of greenhouse gases, it’s crucial to find ways to protect the environment. Fortunately, one company is doing its part in the cannabis industry to sustain the environment while also helping those dealing with social injustices.
MD Numbers, Inc. was created in 2015 by black co-founders and siblings Marie Montmarquet and Allen Hackett. MD Numbers, Inc houses multiple brands focused on various cannabis services. With a combined 31 years of experience, the brother-sister duo Montmarquet and Hackett are well versed in the cannabis industry.
About the Co-Founders, Marie & Allen
Marie graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology. Within the last decade, Marie has created several cannabis businesses alongside her brother Allen. Allen has worked in just about every sector in the cannabis industry, including sales, cultivation, distribution, inventory management, and production processing. Allen’s initial dream was to use his expertise in cannabis to partner with other businesses to create a powerful team of successful entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. His partnership with his sister, Marie, has allowed Allen to accomplish this goal with the hard work and dedication they have put in over the last ten years.
What does sustainability mean to MD Numbers, Inc.?
The goal of MD Numbers, Inc is to build multiple sustainable companies that will give back to communities. For the company, the word “sustainability” has many different meanings. The first one is equity for everyone involved, and the second is taking care of the environment by finding ways to sustain it. Last is to maintain the cannabis plant to give the highest quality plants to their clients.
MD Farms is a 50,000 square feet greenhouse cultivation facility where high-quality cannabis plant is grown. The facility was founded in 2016 by Marie and Allen to allow others who’ve suffered from discrimination and social injustices to see that they can still be successful if they put the work in despite the inequities they may face. People can come and tour the facility through MD Farms Equity For Industry Farm Tours.
This year, MD Farms plans to launch its products, as they currently only sell products for licensed distribution companies and retailers.
Marie’s Deliverables is a delivery service located in California’s Bay Area that provides patients and customers with high-quality cannabis products. Aside from cannabis products, Marie’s Deliverables has CBD specialists that offer comprehensive consultations to ensure the patients and customers have the best shopping experience possible. Users can schedule a medical marijuana consultation, apply for a medical marijuana card, and order cannabis products on the website.
Another business under MD Numbers Inc brand, Legacy Coterie, is a cannabis company that delivers consultations, distribution, and sales services that fixate equity for firms in the cannabis industry. Marie partnered with Jess Nelsen and Claire Lussier to create a dynamic trio of cannabis connoisseurs. Legacy Coterie provides operational management, retail/delivery startup consulting, and brand creation to help cannabis businesses excel. Forbes recently recognized Legacy Coterie as one of the top five cannabis consultants to be aware of.
MD Numbers, Inc has an expectational team behind it that is passionate about sustainability and equity. Marie’s and Allen’s dedication to helping the environment and those who have suffered from social injustices has allowed them to create numerous successful businesses that have garnered them a large clientele and well-deserved accolades from the cannabis industry.