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Hope Wiseman


Hope Wiseman, the CEO of WISECO, is a distinguished entrepreneur and visionary in the cannabis industry. At the age of 25, she made history as the youngest Black female cannabis dispensary owner in the United States by establishing Mary & Main, WISECO’s flagship retail brand.

A graduate of Spelman College with a degree in Economics, Hope initially pursued a career in investment banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. However, she found her true calling in entrepreneurship, aspiring to uplift her community.

In 2021, WISECO expanded its footprint with a conditional manufacturing license in New Jersey, preparing for the launch of WISE Brands. Hope's dedication to fostering inclusivity and addressing historical disparities remains at the core of WISECO's mission.

Today, WISECO is preparing to launch new product brands in Maryland and New Jersey while growing its footprint with partnerships throughout the country.

This journey led by Hope Wiseman transcends mere business pursuits—it encapsulates a commitment to empowerment, social change, and the transformation of the cannabis industry for the better.

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Events featuring Hope Wiseman
Events featuring Hope Wiseman