Legal Cannabis Doesn't Care About Black People. 96% of 35,000 cannabis licenses across 33 autonomous states cavalierly awarded to an All-White cast is not an accusation, it’s a data point. Raced crime statistics informed a brand of legalization licensure that supports the myths of inherent Black criminality, the perception of Black lives being less invested in our families' and communities' well-being, as well as being undeserving of the opportunity of ownership.
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- Historically, when Black people were shut out of an industry we created parallel economies. Licensing was then weaponized to erect barriers to entry.
- Based on five universally applicable signs, cannabis licensing is ripe for disruption.
- A Visionary Activist, a Politician and two Multi-State Operators have come together to disrupt the racial injury of the Legal Licensing process.
- Paul Rosen, CEO, 1933 Industries
- Toi Hutchinson, Senior Advisor to the Governor on Cannabis Control, State of Illinois
- Khadijah Tribble, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Curaleaf
- Melek Dexter, Founder CEO, Lets ReUP and Do Better Project
Melek Dexter, Founder CEO, Let's ReUP Venture Partners
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