At Mavuno, we are in the business of improving lives through the goodness of medical cannabis.
We bring our mission to life by creating unrivaled experiences for our patients and customers in the communities we serve. We are dedicated to shaping the future of cannabis by giving people real control over their health and wellness through access to quality products, education, resources, and support. As a team that connects, enlightens, and empowers, Mavuno of OH (Mavuno of Ohio [dispensaries], Mavuno Grows, Mavuno Processing) takes pride in breaking glass ceilings by creating wealth and ownership opportunities within the equity community. Our team not only believes in diversity and inclusion, but lives it, having a female, minority, majority owner of Mavuno of OH.
Ariane Kirkpatrick is the founder and majority owner of the vertically integrated cannabis companies, Mavuno of Ohio, Mavuno Grows and Mavuno Processing, LLC; all provisionally licensed in 2018. In 2021 operations began in Ironton, Columbus, Athens and Beavercreek, Ohio. In 2014, Ariane started researching partnership opportunities to add to her already successful business portfolio in the construction industry. In 2017, she met Steve White, an Arizona-based lawyer and CEO of Harvest Health and Recreation, Inc., a then, medical-only cannabis company. Her business savvy prompted her to partner with a burgeoning leader in the constantly evolving cannabis industry; one that also had the capital to invest.
Women in cannabis, especially women of color, often lack access and find it difficult to secure funding from institutions that provide resources in the highly regulated cannabis space. One in five cannabis businesses nationwide are minority-owned, according to a 2017 Marijuana Business Daily report, and the numbers have not shifted much since. People of color continue to face barriers in joining the legal cannabis industry, despite bearing the brunt of marijuana arrests and convictions, as a direct result of laws and policies associated with the United States’ War on Drugs.
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“The Mavuno Way” is defined by our vision and our people. We strive to live by our core values of Accountability, Dedication, Genuineness, and Impact. We use these values as our guide for the key business decisions we make and the relationships we build with other businesses, local communities, and the charities we support. Everything from our cultivation efforts to our retail stores, to the brands we create and carry, are crafted, and curated to produce the best for our customers, while remembering to have fun along the way.