The Ounce is a Washington, DC-based, Black owned & operated cannabis wellness brand. We offer an array of hemp-derived products through our online store & support our surrounding communities through local service efforts & authentic celebration of culture.


The Ounce’s CBD hemp flower is grown on organic farmland. We prioritize sourcing flower from small, local and minority-owned farmers who use safe and natural growing procedures.

The CBD used in our Bath Bombs, Lip Balm, and Isolate Capsules is extracted using the Supercritical CO2 method (best) at FDA compliant facilities, is non-GMO, and free of pesticides.

Our CBD OilGel Capsules, Pet Oil, Body Butter and Muscle and Pain Balm (coming soon) are made with full spectrum/whole plant extract. The oil goes through the cannabinoid extraction process and filtration, however, none of the cannabinoids or other compounds are removed. While full spectrum CBD does have THC, it does not contain enough THC to get you high. Studies support the notion that the entire cannabis plant works best for our health, not just a single compound.

Our full spectrum Gummies (coming soon) and broad spectrum Nano Drops (coming soon) are nano emulsified, which increases CBD bioavailability, absorption, retention, onset and overall effectiveness.

ALL products are 3rd party lab tested for purity, potency and safety.

Wholesale pricing IS available. See our Education tab for general information about CBD and cannabis wellness.


National Expungement Week

The Ounce was the largest monetary donor for DC / Maryland / Virginia Expungement Week’s 2019 efforts. You can read more about this year’s (2020) local Expungement Week of Action via our blog.

Black Women Benefit

The Ounce is collaborating with Black Women Benefit for the month of December (2020). Black Women Benefit is a grassroots, non-profit organization working to embrace, empower, and invest into Black women. We will be donating a percentage of proceeds from bath bomb sales with the use of Black Women Benefit’s promo code. We encourage you to follow Black Women Benefit on Instagram for additional information and updates.

Creative Programming

We take joy in developing & facilitating creative programming. Stay in touch via our monthly newsletter & Instagram for Ounce-related events.


Ray DixonWith a background in psychology, fitness, and spiritual care, Ray Dixon has become an advocate for his local community. When Ray is not listening to music or taking photos, he can more than likely be found sharing laughs with close friends and family or stuffing his face with cuisine from local kitchens and eateries.

Ray recently served as a Local Organizer for this year’s (2020) DC / Maryland / Virginia National Expungement Week of Action. Taking on a more hands-on role, Ray provided artistic and organizational support, recruitment, and written coverage of this year’s local Week of Action activities via The Outlaw Report and The Ounce’s blog. National Expungement Week is a non-cannabis specific awareness movement that facilitates expungement relief & wrap-around services to the community.