How Berner Built A Half-A-Billion Dollar Cannabis Empire

“I’ve been working non-stop since I was 13”

When one of Berner’s famed Cookies cannabis dispensaries was looted last year, the world-known rapper turned marijuana mogul responded in the most humane way possible.

He was not enraged, or worried about the financial losses. Instead, he empathized with the protesters, who were reacting to decades of racially driven police violence and abuse.

“It’s extremely unfortunate what happened to our store tonight on Melrose. But as a human living in the world we’re living in today, I cannot expect anything less until justice is served,” Berner said in a video on Instagram, only moments after the looting took place. “We can rebuild our store, but you cannot bring someone back to life.

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