Originally from Oakland, California, Jason was led to the University of Montana on a full athletic scholarship. While in college, Jason bought and managed five income-producing properties under the umbrella of Rose Property Management. Shortly after, he founded and operated 406 Motoring; a chain of three shops specializing in car customization and accessories.
Post graduation in 2009, Jason added five dispensaries and two cultivation facilities to his list of businesses in Montana. Not only was Jason the sole black provider in the state, he was also the largest provider. In 2011, he was targeted and raided by the Drug Enforcement Administration. He went to trial and fought the government in a jury trial setting. The judge, sensing the grey area between city, state, and federal laws surrounding the case, sentenced Jason to two years in federal prison, in lieu of the mandatory ten. In 2012, Jason’s only son, Jaxon, was born in Missoula, Montana.
Post-release, Jason finished his second degree at the University of Montana. He moved back to California and re-entered the cannabis market to work alongside long time friend and business associate Matthew Morgan as the director of operations in the formation of the Ignite Cannabis Company. Understanding legacy operators were the missing components to the now available institutional capital, Jason set out to found Kulture, Inc. as a link between legacy operators and corporate cannabis.
The Kulture family is comprised of notable legacy operators. Legacy operators are cannabis veterans who have actively operated a minimum of ten years in the industry.
Since 2019, Kulture has established and maintained operations in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Arizona, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Bogota, Columbia.