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

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Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry

... Now Oakland and other cities and states with legal pot are trying to make up for the toll marijuana enforcement took on minorities by giving them a better shot at joining the growing marijuana industry. African-Americans made up 83 percent of cannabis arrests in Oakland in the year Shavers was arrested ...

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In this photo taken Thursday, May 11, 2017, Andre Shavers, who runs a marijuana delivery business, walks up a street in Oakland, Calif. The City of Oakland is prodding cannabis businesses to pair with minority applicants if they want a license to sell, manufacture, cultivate or distribute weed in 2018 as part of California's massive expansion of legal cannabis. Eric Risberg AP Photo



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Rev. Al Sharpton Calls For More Diversity In White-Dominated Weed Industry
“Just because I don’t use marijuana as a Minister, does not mean I have the right to impose my moral values on others.”


Rev. Al Sharpton says he does not personally consume marijuana, but that’s not stopping him from calling for more black representation in the white-dominated weed industry.

Sharpton, a prominent civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, will be the keynote speaker at the Cannabis World Congress Business Exposition in New York on Friday; the event will mark the first time Sharpton will speak publicly about the decriminalization of marijuana use and call for an increase in diversity and better inclusion of people of color within the industry ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...ted-weed-industry_us_5940213ee4b02402687d271e

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