On day two of the highly successful Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago, High Times VP of content Jon Cappetta moderated a fireside chat with Vic Mensa, the Chicago rapper, actor and activist who founded 93 BOYZ, Illinois' first Black-owned cannabis brand. 

Building Community

Victor Kwesi Mensah, known professionally as Vic Mensa, told Capetta that selling weed was his first hustle. “It taught me to work ethic and entrepreneurship and funded all of my first music projects. As someone with a lifelong experience of anxiety and depression, it's amazing to be able to help people facing those and other issues while working with something I love.” 

Mensa's goal is to use art and entertainment to foster sustainable change by funding programs in Chicago. His vision includes “lifting up the neighborhoods around him while lifting spirits across the state. That vision- paired with the heaviest, headiest gas available anywhere- is what fuels 93 BOYZ today.” 

"Teamwork Makes A Dream Work Right"

Mensa's brand is the first “to pair top-shelf genetics with a core mission focused on giving back to the community.”

Mensa wants to bring “a different angle to creativity in Chicago.” 
Recently, he gave away $10K in free gas as he promotes his new weed brand. "To celebrate the launch of 93 BOYZ, we went to the …

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