Honeysuckle is proud to present "Black Gold: A Celebration of Black Cannabis Community Movers and Shakers" in partnership with the Equity Trade Network! Next up in this series of Black History Month profiles, Terryn Buxton, founder of Oakland Extracts and host of The Color in Cannabis podcast.

Black Gold: Honeysuckle Magazine And Equity Trade Network Celebrate Black History Month

Drop the needle on Nina Simone's iconic anthem, "Young, Gifted, and Black," because Honeysuckle Magazine is joining forces with Equity Trade Network to unleash a whirlwind of stories, values, and pure personality from the cream of the crop in Black-owned craft brands. This is a celebration with swagger: We’re shining a spotlight on the trailblazers who walk the walk - the community leaders are carving out paths of impact with every puff, pour and product.

Who And What Are The Equity Trade Network?

Who is the Equity Trade Network? They’re the fearless leaders behind the groundbreaking Equity Trade Certification Mark. It's not just a stamp; it's a badge of honor that shouts, "We're here to shake things up!" It’s earned by those dedicated to building equitable ecosystems, where every dollar spent packs a punch of purpose. So get ready to groove to the rhythm of empowerment and progress. Because when Honeysuckle Magazine and Equity Trade Network join forces, history doesn’t repeat itself - it roars into the future.

Who is Podcaster and Entrepreneur, Terryn Buxton?

In the bustling streets of Oakland, California, where the beat of the city pulses with rhythm and resilience, one entrepreneur stands at the forefront of the cannabis revolution: Terryn Buxton. With a passion for excellence and a commitment to community, Terryn is not just a business owner; he's a visionary—a pioneer shaping the future of cannabis culture in the heart of The Town.

With Terryn’s brand Oakland Extracts, Terps from The Town come alive, delivering an unparalleled sensory experience with every dab. From their signature Cookie Crumble concentrates to their uncut live resin 510 carts, Oakland Extracts is synonymous with quality, purity, and flavor. And with The Color in Cannabis Podcast, Terryn brings his passion for multiculturalism to the forefront, celebrating the diverse voices and experiences within the cannabis community.

Cultural Connection: 

For Terryn, cannabis is a cultural cornerstone, a thread woven into the fabric of Oakland's rich tapestry. Growing up in The Town, cannabis was a symbol of community, resilience, and belonging—a connection that continues to inspire the entrepreneur’s journey today.

Soundtrack for Success: 

With Goapele's "Purple," Sade's "Cherish the Day," and Nipsey Hussle's "Double Up" setting the rhythm, Terryn's smoking playlist is a melodic ode to empowerment, resilience, and the soulful beats of Oakland's streets.

Listen to Goapele's "Purple":

Listen to Sade's "Cherish the Day":

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Listen to Nipsey Hussle's "Double Up":

Favorite “Go To” Munchie: 

When the munchies hit, Terryn turns to the timeless delight of ice cream—a sweet indulgence that soothes the soul and ignites the senses.

Favorite Cannabis-Fueled Activity: 

For Terryn, cannabis is a catalyst for creativity and connection. Whether he's working on The Color in Cannabis Podcast or crafting new blends for Oakland Extracts, the plant fuels his passion for storytelling and community building.

Terryn Buxton, Host of The Color in Cannabis Podcast (C) The Color in Cannabis Podcast

Challenges and Opportunities: 

As a Black entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, Terryn understands the obstacles that stand in his way. From corporate competition to regulatory challenges, he's faced his fair share of hurdles. Yet, through it all, he remains steadfast in his commitment to quality, community, and resilience.

Looking to the Future:

Looking ahead, Terryn envisions a future where the Black community takes center stage in the cannabis industry. By building their own table and supporting small businesses, he believes that the community can thrive, innovate, and create a more equitable and inclusive cannabis culture for all.

Making a Difference: 

From supporting local farms to partnering with veteran organizations like Operation E.V.A.C. and Weed for Warriors, Oakland Extracts is more than a business; it's a force for good in the community. By keeping prices low and quality high, Terryn ensures that everyone can enjoy the benefits of cannabis, regardless of background or budget.

As Black History Month unfolds, we celebrate trailblazers like Terryn Buxton, whose entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence are reshaping the cannabis landscape. Through his passion, his innovation, and his unwavering dedication to community, he's not just redefining cannabis culture; he's reimagining what's possible for The Town and beyond.

For more about Terryn and Oakland Extracts, visit oaklandextracts.com. To listen to THE COLOR IN CANNABIS PODCAST, click here.

To learn more about Equity Trade Network, visit equitytradenetwork.org. You can also read about Equity Trade Network in Honeysuckle's 17th print edition, featuring Havoc of Mobb Deep. Get your copy now at dispensaries nationwide or click here to order!


Written By:

Jake Wall is the Chief Innovation Officer and one of the trio of co-founders of MAISON BLOOM, the cannabis industry’s first strain-specific, whole-plant, single-barrel beverage brand. A veteran brand builder and growth marketing leader, Wall has a depth of experience across consumer brands, luxury fashion, digital and e-commerce, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and food and beverage/hospitality industries. Wall has played an integral role in shepherding numerous brands to their high-growth and adoption phases including eHOW, LIVESTRONG, JAKE Clothing, Haute Couture French Bubbles, Ayesha Curry’s International Smoke, and Chef Michael Mina’s empire of restaurants (MINA).

During his time with MINA, Wall oversaw branding and market adoption for 45+ different worldwide locations across 10 brands delivering $220M+ in annual revenues. Prior to MINA, he served as Creative Director at JAKE, where he managed a lifecycle of four seasonal product lines, as well as developing a unique custom operation that could operate at scale to deliver $10M+ in annual revenues and secure a successful exit for stakeholders. He has been profiled in publications including BizBash, Inc.com, SF Chronicle, WWD, Marie Claire, and Huffington Post.

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Jaime Lubin is Honeysuckle's Editor-At-Large. Her writing has appeared in HuffPost, Observer, Billboard and more. Also an actress and singer, she can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

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