About Us

Welcome to Trends, where culture meets cannabis in the heart of Long Island City, Queens!

At Trends, we believe in the power of cannabis to connect people and transcend cultural boundaries. Our journey began with a vision to create a space where cannabis enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds could come together, share experiences, and discover the beauty of this incredible plant.


In the heart of Queens, a new beacon of hope and wellness is set to shine with the upcoming launch of Trends Dispensaries. Founded by siblings coined “The Trends Twins” Rodney and Brandon Carter, Trends Dispensaries is not just a cannabis store; it’s a family business built on a foundation of resilience, dedication, and a commitment to community.

We understand that cannabis has played a unique role in various cultures throughout history, from spiritual rituals to social gatherings. Our aim is to celebrate this diversity, fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of their background.

Trends Dispensaries is more than just a retail space; it’s a hub for education, engagement, and cultural celebration. Through workshops, educational panels, and the “Trends and Friends” podcast, Rodney and Brandon Carter aim to foster meaningful conversations and empower the community with knowledge about the benefits of cannabis. Additionally, the store will host a variety of events that highlight the historical and cultural significance of cannabis, showcasing its role in different cultures throughout the ages. Our Goal is to “Shatter the Stigma”.

At the core of Trends Dispensaries is a deep-rooted commitment to family and community. Rodney and Brandon are joined by their wives, father, and sisters in running the business, reflecting a collaborative effort to make a positive impact in Queens. Their vision extends beyond just providing cannabis products; it’s about creating a welcoming space where everyone feels valued and supported on their wellness journey.

Additionally, Trends Dispensaries is proud to announce its partnership with Housing Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and resources to individuals who are recently released from incarceration, have AIDS, or are part of the LGBTQ community. As a thrift store and nonprofit, Housing Works aligns perfectly with Trends Dispensaries’ mission to give back to the community. A portion of the store’s profits will be contributed to Housing Works, furthering their noble causes and supporting those in need.

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