At 25, Hope Wiseman Is Set To Become The Youngest Black Female Owner Of A Marijuana Dispensary In The U.S.
You may have seen trailers for E‘s upcoming spin-off, Wags Atlanta. It’s a show centered around the “wives and girlfriends” of prominent sports persons, hence the acronym. But as these types of shows go, there are always some exceptions to that rule.
Hope Wiseman is one of them. She is one of the single women in the Wags Atlanta crew, but that’s not what makes her a true exception. At 25, Wiseman is set to become the youngest Black female owner of a marijuana dispensary in this country.
The Washington Informer reported that Wiseman will open a store in Prince George’s County, Maryland, a suburb of the nation’s capital. As a native of the county, it makes sense that she would want to start there. Explaining why she chose this business to invest in, she stated:
“I saw how the war on drugs impacted my community and I knew I wanted to be involved in cannabis to correct that. I started doing research in my home state, and I knew that at that time there would be a bill legalized soon.”
While many reality stars go into new business ventures with limited knowledge, Wiseman is an exception here as well. The upcoming star has an investment banking background, which enabled her to get the ball rolling a little faster:
“…I knew what I had to do and began to raise money,” she stated. “I also knew I needed to get investors to go in on this with me and I partnered with my mother, who’s a dentist and another investor. From there I left my job as an Equity Institutional Sales Analyst at SunTrust in Atlanta and came back home.”
Can you imagine going into the weed business with your mother? Sounds quite awesome to me.
Wiseman and her mother are set to open a store in Winter 2018 under the name Mary and Main. But as Wiseman told Estrohaze, she will have a soft opening around Christmas.
So why is Wiseman even on this show anyway? Don’t forget that it is called Wags Atlanta. Yes, she is single, but she used to date a football player. I don’t think his name is important because she seems to be the one making bigger headlines these days.
Check out the trailer for Wags Atlanta below.