We had the good fortune of connecting with Reece Speight and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Reece, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The thought process behind building my business was to create a cool and innovative cannabis brand where consuming wasn’t about being a “stoner” but being an overall connoisseur. I also wanted a company that stood to fight social stigmas in a unique and new age way, one that people of all ages could enjoy and connect to.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Before diving into cannabis I dabbled in the music industry but my first true love was football. I played football from 8 years old all the way to a Div-1 scholarship in college. Once my playing days were over I was in limbo about where to take my life so I took a leap of faith and moved to Texas in 2016 from my home state of North Carolina. Arriving in Houston I immediately found work and began to carve out my path. The first step I took was enrolling and later graduating from Texas Southern University. This experience was pivotal in setting foundation for my brand because it equipped me with skills to create social media and brand based content. In 2020 I was accepted into The Masters of Cannabis & Therapeutics program at The University Of Maryland Baltimore. My acceptance into this program along with experience from TSU really catapulted me into creating Uncle Milt Cannabis. I also began my journey into the cannabis world because representation and equity among local communities are needed. Many culture groups have suffered from cannabis laws that now people are getting rich from. I’ve only been in business for 2 months but I have learned so much along the way and most important of what I’ve learned are about relationships and determination. In order to be successful you must have genuine and authentic relationships with your consumers. Authenticity is a major key to unlock success. Lastly is being determined. No one will see your vision as you do so its up to you as a business owner to create it. All it takes is for one person to believe and that should be you! One thing I would love for people to know about my brand is that its cool to do things your way. Do things that help you to celebrate yourself and others in positive light. What set’s Uncle Milt apart from the rest is the family feel I would love to employ. Everyone has that one cool uncle or Aunt who has done every cool thing you can think of, that is who I want Uncle Milt to be for the entire cannabis community and world.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take them to the following places anytime they would like… lol Breakfast Klub Eat At Jazz’s Kitchen Mikki’s Cafe This Is It Soul Food Esthers Cafe Cool Runnings Phil and Dereks Whataburger Grooves Bar The Flat Bar The Burger Joint Discovery Green Galveston Beach Perico’s Mexican

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yes, I would love to shoutout my Mother and loved ones for always pushing me to be the greatest version of “Me”.

Website: unclemiltcannabis.com

Instagram: unclemiltcannabis

Linkedin: reece7speight

Image Credits
Anthony Montello @antbear_

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