It’s Past Time for Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry
While the expansion of legal cannabis throughout the U.S. has been a positive movement for most, states are still far behind in several areas, including social equity. This, according to a piece on Forbes. The article states that governments and authorities in legal states must acknowledge the harm caused by the war on drugs.
The post, written by Janet Burns, says, “In short, social and racial equity must become foundations rather than buzzwords in cannabis — and be treated as a complex process, requiring patience and investment — if this entire industry is going to succeed.” She goes on to say that because most cannabis companies are not being led by the people who have worked and suffered in the weed arena through prohibition, there is a serious lack of equity in the industry.