Store Hours: Mon-Wed 10 AM to 9 PM / Thu-Sun 10 AM to 10 PM - 510-FIRE-420 (510-347-3420) | 701 66th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621

ABOUT

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr. Principal

A child of Yahweh, husband, father, hard worker, hustla, Alphonso (Tucky) Blunt Jr., is a true testament to walking your path. The Co-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 Equity Program.

While growing up in Oakland 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 2004 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 Equity program, he is finally continuing on that path of ownership. His goals and values are still spiritual and family driven. With the help of his partner Bri Moore, they look to change the face of the cannabis industry, one location at a time. Blunts + Moore opened its doors on November 29th, 2018 to a huge crowd, great food, and lifted spirits. A native born son, selling cannabis legally in OAKLAND!!!

Brittany (BRI) Moore, Principal

Bri Moore is a business development and operations expert in the cannabis industry. She has a proven track record in implementing new systems and procedures and improving day-to-day operations of multiple cannabis dispensaries. Her strengths include: increasing profitability by ensuring efficient store operations; analyzing data for sales trends and implementing effective solutions to increase sales; discovering and developing talented individuals; creating strategies to maintain retention of high-level employees; purchasing product that meets the needs and demand of the community; and connecting with key stakeholders including local businesses to give back to the community.

Bri began her career in the cannabis industry as a General Manager (GM) of two cannabis dispensaries in the heavily regulated market in Denver, Colorado. Her team re branded, re-marketed, and remodeled the dispensary to take advantage of a major shift in industry trends. Within two months of becoming the GM, she increased daily revenue by an average of 188%. After learning about the Social Equity Program being drafted in Oakland, California, Bri worked with Oakland officials to craft the program and make it a reality. This is the first program in the world that focuses on creating opportunities for minorities to become business owners in the cannabis industry; an attempt at beginning to repair the decades of social and economic damage inflicted on the minority community as a result of the war on drugs.

Once the Cannabis Equity Program legislation passed, Bri moved to Oakland, CA and became the GM of a Prop 215 Dispensary with four locations. When California passed Proposition 64 allowing adults to legally purchase cannabis for recreational purposes, she successfully navigated the California dispensary into a newly regulated market and tripled sales within 3 months.

Bri is now the owner and operator of Blunts & Moore, the first social equity cannabis dispensary in the world. Due to her experience managing multiple cannabis retail stores, she successfully brought an equity applicant through the licensing process, giving him an opportunity to have ownership in this industry. Bri built a culturally diverse team of local residents inclusive of people who had been arrested for cannabis.

Bri is also the Vice President of Operations of the Alliance for Cannabis Equity (ACE), a cannabis consulting firm for governmental and non-governmental entities.

Before gaining expertise in the cannabis industry, Bri was in operations at Morgan Stanley and the Atlanta Federal Reserve in Atlanta, GA. For over 12 years, her team was responsible for ensuring that firm business functions were managed in an efficient, controlled, risk-free and timely manner.