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Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr.

Moderator, Panelist

A child of Yahweh, Husband, Father, Hard Worker, Hustla, Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr., is a true testament to walking your path. The owner of both Proud Papas clothing and Blunts + Moore dispensary, is a 5th generation Oakland native, that has opened the 1st dispensary 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 sale 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 sale, 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 dispensary 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 No Jumper, 85 South Show, Forbes, USA Today, BBC News, Sway Calloway (Shade 45), Karen Hunter (XM Urban View), Comedy Central’s “Klepper Show”, Weedmaps, 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, Dispensary hosted a roundtable discussion with Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. 4/20/2021 released the Smoking Vultures shoes with SIA Collective. Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr. Tucky@bluntsandmoore.com 510-459-7139 @tuckyblunt Bluntsandmoore.com

All Sessions by Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr.

12:45 pm - 1:25 pm
Stage 1

Making your Mark in Cannabis & the Pathway to Success

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Stage 2

Building an Equitable Empire