Are people of color claiming their place in the cannabis industry?

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Posted on 8/6/2019 4:59:10 PM

Fairly extensive article. Some highlights: 

- Black people are nearly four times as likely as white people to be charged with marijuana possession, despite similar usage rates, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

- A 2016 BuzzFeed analysis estimated that just 1% of 3,200 to 3,600 U.S. storefront marijuana dispensaries had black owners. 

- The most pressing issue facing minority entrepreneurs, Hawkins said, is obtaining the capital necessary to run a cannabis business (WW Note: Hard enough for any early stage company or start-up - imagine extra challenge of modern day "redlining").

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/people-of-color-are-claiming-their-place-in-a-cannabis-industry-built-on-the-backs-of-people-from-marginalized-communities-2019-08-05 

What can the industry be doing to help advance equity in our industry? Feel free to comment on the site below.  

8/6/2019 5:51:52 PM,
Hieu Tran wrote:

Th folks at MJBizDaily seem to be dedicated to unearthing truth as they recently published their second report on "Women & Minorities in the Cannabis Industry"  https://mjbizdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/women-and-minorities_FINAL.pdf  #e...@...com