About Hashstoria

New Jersey's Leading Cannabis Dispensary | Cultivated in Oregon

Our Mission

Rooted in the free-spirited cannabis culture of Oregon, Hashstoria brings an independent energy to the East Coast at our premium Newark dispensary. What started as a passion project among friends has blossomed into an atmosphere celebrating diversity, creativity, and open-mindedness.

 

Unlike large multi-state corporate chains, we’re driven by the bold visions of our founders – Raekwon “The Chef” of Wu-Tang Clan, media personality Charlamagne Tha God, and former state legislator Bakari Sellers. Their unique perspectives fuse innovative, artistic, and socially-conscious threads into Hashstoria’s fabric.

 

From our West Coast origins to Newark’s bustling streets, we cultivate an inviting space reflecting the communities we represent. Our curated menu encourages you to “Live Life Above the Clouds” by embracing cannabis’ transformative power.

 

Hashstoria is a cultural mosaic where music, activism, legal expertise, and passionate enthusiasm converge. We are your gateway to this industry’s cutting-edge, uplifting minds and enlightening spirits as we blaze trails from coast-to-coast. 

 

With innovative offerings and passionate independent ownership, we elevate the cannabis experience for all. Whether you’re canna-curious or a seasoned enthusiast, Hashstoria welcomes you with open arms, free of stigma. Join our community pioneering the future of cannabis culture and redefining societal perceptions along the way.

Our Ownership Team

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Raekwon

Co-Owner

Multi Platinum artist and founding member of the legendary Wu Tang Clan, prolific wordsmith Raekwon "The Chef" continues to evolve as an artist and solidify his place as hip hop royalty.

The continued expansion of his brand has led to the creation of his wine, Licataa, his clothing and lifestyle boutique, The Purple Factory , a book deal with Simon and Schuster , and of course his thriving cannabis dispensary Hashstoria.

With nearly 30 years in the entertainment industry Raekwons brand has become synonymous with luxury and quality. Both his business ventures and collaborations expound these attributes.

One of the most iconic voices of our generation Raekwons star power is recognized across the globe with a loyal fan base in both national and international markets.

Charlamagne

Co-Owner

From the streets of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, to the airwaves of "The Breakfast Club," Charlamagne tha God, also known as Lenard McKelvey, has never shied away from speaking his mind. His incisive commentary and media savvy have made him a household name. Known for his advocacy on mental health issues, Charlamagne has been open about using cannabis to manage anxiety and depression. He believes in destigmatizing mental health conversations and promoting cannabis as a potential therapeutic option. Charlamagne enriches our community-focused brand at Hashstoria with this passion, bringing a deep understanding of how the plant can aid overall well-being. At our Newark dispensary, he leverages his influence to amplify underrepresented voices, fostering cultural dialogue, and positive change in the cannabis industry's approach to holistic health.

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Bakari

Co-Owner

Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014 he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina. Bakari has worked for United States Congressman James Clyburn and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. He served on President Barack Obama’s South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election and is widely considered to be a rising star within the Democratic Party and a leading voice for his generation. He was named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2010 as well as 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.

Bakari has served as a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, and the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Convention. He is the author of New York Times Bestseller “My Vanishing Country” and a CNN political commentator.