Charlotte Hanna has worked on both U.S. coasts and in several industries throughout her career—from the health nonprofit world in San Francisco to spending 11 years on Wall Street and then investing in and flipping real estate in Brooklyn and the Hamptons.
However, she hopes the woman- and minority-owned, vertically integrated business she’s building in the cannabis industry—Community Growth Partners—and its newly launched Great Barrington, Mass., dispensary Rebelle will be the work she’s known for. “I see this business as my legacy project,” she says. “I wanted to make sure people who had been hurt by criminalization had an opportunity to be part of the market and come to work with us and grow with us.”
Community Growth Partners is owned by Hanna as well as the company’s vice president Marcus Williams. The company’s cultivation, manufacturing and dispensary provisional licenses were awarded in November 2019 as part of Massachusetts’ social equity licensing rule structure.
Hanna was inspired by hygge, a Danish design style, to create a warm and inviting aesthetic for the dispensary. A Destination Dispensary
Rebelle is situated on Main Street, and a short drive from both New York City and Connecticut (from which tourists to the Berkshires often hail). The dispensary softly opened in September and hosted its grand opening Oct. 8. It boasts a newly rehabbed 3,000-square-foot modern-colonial exterior surrounded by half an acre of greenery and gardens. The renovation of the building—once a bird feed store—was important so that it would blend in with the high-end spa and wellness atmosphere of nearby businesses and feel part of the community. Inspired by the Danish design style of hygge, the building brings in natural light which reflects off the warm, off-white walls. Décor is minimal—with just a few pops of wood features as well as potted greenery.