Black Money Business Jobs : Why Blacks aren't getting into the Lucrative Cannabis Business

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BLACKS LOCKED OUT OF LEGAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY IN MARYLAND & MANY OTHER STATES



Maryland is expected to rake in some serious dough through legal marijuana starting in 2017. It has been estimated that the cannabis industry in the state could reach $60 million by 2020. And considering that the African-American/Black community makes up 30.5 percent of the population, one would assume local Black entrepreneurs will be cashing in as well. Unfortunately not.

“Maryland set up its legal medical marijuana industry with hopes of racial diversity and equity in spreading profits, but none of the 15 companies cleared this week for potentially lucrative growing licenses are led by African Americans,” reported the Washington Post ...


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For African-American families hit hard by the war on drugs, pot comes out of the shadows, but slowly

... For Horton, who grew up mostly in Virginia and South Carolina, this warning was more than just a hypothetical. His father had spent time in prison for a marijuana-related charge, and the consequences of that experience weighed heavily on his family ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/african-...drugs-pot-comes-shadows-slowly-092711075.html

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Jesce Horton is the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens, a cultivation center and boutique edibles line serving cannabis patients in Portland, Ore. (Photo: Robbie McClaran/Redux for Yahoo News)




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Melissa Etheridge: ‘I’d Much Rather Have a Smoke With My Grown Kids Than a Drink’

Melissa Etheridge is best known as a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but lately she’s been making a name for herself as a fierce cannabis advocate. The mother of four has been smoking marijuana recreationally since she was 21 but didn’t learn of its medicinal benefits until years later when she was battling cancer; she’s been a proponent of the herb ever since ...

https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/can...ds-drink-091952114.html?camp=WATAF&chan=email

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Melissa Etheridge performs “Piece of My Heart” at the 2005 Grammys. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty Images)






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Why 4/20 became a pot smoker’s holiday

The calendar may take no notice of April 20, but for marijuana users around the world, it’s an annual day of pot celebration closer to, say, Stoner’s Christmas.
According to High Times magazine, the idea to honor marijuana on April 20 started in 1990, when a group of Deadheads in Oakland, Calif., sent out flyers inviting people to meet and smoke “420” at 4:20 p.m. on 4/20 — the earliest known record of celebrating pot on that day ...

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A man smokes marijuana during a 4/20 celebration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 2010. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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