A Black community and business leader, Marvina Thomas defies the odds and helps others do the same.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (February 28, 2023) — Black entrepreneurs account for less than 2 percent of the nation’s cannabis businesses—a narrative being changed by Marvina Thomas and her company Fourtwenty Collections, a 100 percent Black, female-owned business. With headquarters in Arizona and Las Cruces, New Mexico, Thomas is a community-forward entrepreneur who uses her success to give back and provide opportunities to underrepresented communities in both states.
In the cannabis industry, women only maintain 22 percent of executive roles, and minorities, 13 percent, according to recent statistics. Thomas doesn’t allow these statistics to deter her. Her company, Fourtwenty Collections, consists of CBD skincare, THC-infused medibles, and a fashion line for men and women. Fourtwenty Collections has been serving the cannabis industry in Arizona since 2016 and expanded into the emerging New Mexico market in late 2022. Both locations place an emphasis on providing job opportunities to underrepresented members of the BIPOC community and women.
In addition to setting an example in the cannabis sector, Thomas self-funds the nonprofit, Start Living Inc. With multiple recovery home facilities in Arizona, the addiction recovery organization will now have locations in New Mexico, helping people in both states impacted from alcohol and substance use successfully reenter society. Fourtwenty Collections offers in-house job opportunities to Start Living Inc. program graduates after successful course completion.
“It’s all about community and helping others. Through my businesses and nonprofit, my mission is to educate people on the benefits of medical cannabis and transition away from opioids,” Thomas said. “This has been one of my greatest joys and key to success. We are thrilled to find success in Arizona and, most recently, New Mexico. Fourtwenty Collections prides itself in giving back to its local communities while delivering original and trusted products to consumers.”
To learn more, visit fourtwenty-collections.com and follow @fourtwenty_collections on social media.
Founded by Marvina Thomas, Fourtwenty Collections is an authorized, woman and minority owned cannabis company with headquarters in Arizona and New Mexico. The company has been serving the industry since 2016 after Thomas launched Fourtwenty Skincare with a handmade single bar of CBD-infused soap. With all-natural based ingredients, and materials, Fourtwenty Collections provides herbal products for the “modern god and goddess.” The Fourtwenty Collections company portfolio includes Fourtwenty Skincare, Fourtwenty Medibles, and Fourtwenty Fashion. The Fourtwenty Collections fashion line consisting of apparel and jewelry for men and women, has received many accolades for its innovation in the space, and was featured on the runway in Arizona at Phoenix Fashion Week in 2022.
Fourtwenty Collections gives back to underrepresented communities by donating and partnering with the 501(c)3 nonprofit, Start Living Inc., which helps people suffering from mental health issues, and substance addiction, to get the proper treatments and care to recover and successfully reenter society. To learn more, visit fourtwenty-collections.com and follow @fourtwenty_collections on social media.