Equity

Equity

Barriers Prevent The Cannabis Industry From Being Inclusive

Minority business leaders say there are significant barriers in critical institutions that keep many from becoming significant players in the space. 

Accountability List Calls For Racial Corporate Responsibility In Cannabis And Hemp

Cannaclusive's Accountability List offers consumers and entrepreneurs a comprehensive look at racial justice initiatives from companies posting on social media, behavior, and action.

Method Man Launches Cannabis Firm To Support Black Entrepreneurs

Rapper and actor Method Man said he's launching a new marijuana business specifically aimed at boosting other Black-owned cannabis companies.

The Role Marijuana Legalization Can Play In Fighting Racial Injustice

Though NORML said marijuana legalization will not solve racial injustice in America, the organization believes it can be "an important part of this emerging discussion."

21 Black Documentaries, Podcasts, And Books To Expand Anti-Racist Education

Weedmaps News compiled a list of books, documentaries, and podcasts that speak to the racial injustice, police brutality, and long-lasting pain felt by Black people in the United States.

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