2022 Juror

Alphonso T. Blunt Jr.

Owner

Blunts & Moore

Alphonso T. Blunt Jr.

OAKLAND, USA // A child of Yahweh, Husband, Father, Hard Worker, Hustla, Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr., is a true testament to walking your path. The owner of Proud Papas Clothing/Auto Detail and Blunts + Moore dispensary, is a 5th generation Oakland native, that has opened the 1st retail shop under Oakland’s Cannabis Social Equity Program.

While growing up in Oakland, California during the war on drugs era, he managed to stay out of trouble and maintain a 4.0 gpa and a full time job while in high school. He was also using and selling cannabis. Cannabis sales to him was another form of employment. In 1999 while on an errand with his grandmother, she had him go to a dispensary, from that day forward his mission was to own one for himself, so he could sell cannabis legally. He worked at and was a vendor for multiple bay area dispensaries from 1999-2004. In 2003 he attempted to become an owner of a dispensary, and was told blacks would never own in this business. In 2005 he was arrested for possession with the intent to sell, and given 10 years of felony probation with a 4 way search clause. Still determined to learn more on the legal side, he attended and graduated from Oaksterdam University in 2008. In true path formation, had he not been arrested, he would not have qualified for the Equity program…

Now as the 1st person to open a retail shop under Oakland’s Social Equity program, he is finally continuing on that path of ownership. His goals and values are still spiritual and family driven. He is looking to change the face of the cannabis industry, one location at a time. Blunts + Moore opened its doors on November 24th, 2018 to a huge crowd, great food, and lifted spirits. A native born son, selling cannabis legally in OAKLAND!!!

Featured On/In:
New York Times, High Times, No Jumper, 85 South Show, Forbes, Ghetto Boys Podcast, USA Today, BBC News, Sway Calloway (Shade 45), Karen Hunter (XM Urban View), Comedy Central’s “Klepper Show”, Weedmaps, Cannabis Business Times, SF Chronicle, Leafly, Black Enterprise, Cannaclusive, Black Bay Area, Swedish Public TV, Hall of Flowers, Respect my Region, Lets be Blunt with Montel Williams, Voyage LA, Diversity Report, Black in Cannabis, 4/20/2021 released the Smoking Vultures shoes with SIA Collective.

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